In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(system)ferrocarril masculine(station/line) de ferrocarril(station/line) ferroviario(timetable) de treneswhat a way to run a railroad! — ¡vaya manera de llevar las cosas!
- railroad bridge — puente de ferrocarril
- railroad network — red ferrocarrilera
- railroad yard — cochera
- The rolling stock was purchased second hand, often as scrap from the mainline railroads.
- Construction of the first U.S. passenger railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, began on 4 July 1828.
- One of his major research interests is the history of U.S. railroads and their financing.
- Taking advantage of the growing electrical network, urban electric railroads and underground railroads emerged.
- In many countries railways were owned by the federal government, in the United States uniquely there were only private railroads.
- Her seventh son became an engineer, building bridges for railroads throughout Africa and South America.
- Some believe that it was originally only a two-decker, perhaps matching the two-decker ‘club cars’ running on US railroads from 1895.
- James J. Hill built a transcontinental railroad, the Great Northern, without any government aid, while opposing government assistance to his competitors.
- However, it was only after the establishment of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1871 that the railroads were to become the true backbone of Canada.
- In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson formally selected the route for a new railroad between the sheltered harbours of Alaska's coastal inlets and the gold and coal fields of the interior.
- Immigrant Irish and Chinese men worked as day laborers building the transcontinental railroads.
- The golden age of American railroads overlapped the early age of commercial sound recordings.
- A century and a half ago, it might as well have been Mars, so inaccessible was it before the railroads.
- The Erie built it to connect its mainline with other railroads.
- Certainly the Confederate government displayed no outstanding understanding of how to run a railroad.
- The promoters of both railroads had employed construction companies they themselves owned, although they had tried to hide the fact.
- The nation's passenger railroad is supposed to be a for-profit corporation, but Amtrak's never made money.
- The railroad's arrival in May of 1869 dramatically transformed the consumer marketplace in Utah.
- In 1845, the United States helped build the first transcontinental railroad that crossed Panama.
- It is a reminder, too, that the story of the C&O is about more than railroads and railroading.
2feminine vía férreafeminine línea de ferrocarril
1(push, force)(bill/measures) tramitar rápidamenteto railroad sb into sth
- they were railroaded into accepting the offer — los apremiaron / presionaron para que aceptaran la oferta
sin la debida discusión
2US(convict unfairly)condenar injustamente
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