Translation of railroad in Spanish:


ferrocarril, n.

Pronunciation /ˈreɪlˌroʊd//ˈreɪlrəʊd/



  • 1

    ferrocarril masculine
    (line/station) (before noun) de ferrocarril
    (line/station) (before noun) ferroviario
    (timetable) de trenes
    what a way to run a railroad! ¡vaya manera de llevar las cosas!
    • railroad bridge puente de ferrocarril
    • railroad network red ferroviaria
    • railroad yard cochera
    • Some believe that it was originally only a two-decker, perhaps matching the two-decker ‘club cars’ running on US railroads from 1895.
    • Immigrant Irish and Chinese men worked as day laborers building the transcontinental railroads.
    • The rolling stock was purchased second hand, often as scrap from the mainline railroads.
    • The Erie built it to connect its mainline with other railroads.
    • In many countries railways were owned by the federal government, in the United States uniquely there were only private railroads.
    • James J. Hill built a transcontinental railroad, the Great Northern, without any government aid, while opposing government assistance to his competitors.
    • Construction of the first U.S. passenger railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, began on 4 July 1828.
    • 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.
    • The nation's passenger railroad is supposed to be a for-profit corporation, but Amtrak's never made money.
    • 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.
    • Certainly the Confederate government displayed no outstanding understanding of how to run a railroad.
    • 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.
    • The golden age of American railroads overlapped the early age of commercial sound recordings.
    • The railroad's arrival in May of 1869 dramatically transformed the consumer marketplace in Utah.
    • The promoters of both railroads had employed construction companies they themselves owned, although they had tried to hide the fact.
    • In 1845, the United States helped build the first transcontinental railroad that crossed Panama.
    • Her seventh son became an engineer, building bridges for railroads throughout Africa and South America.
    • It is a reminder, too, that the story of the C&O is about more than railroads and railroading.
    • A century and a half ago, it might as well have been Mars, so inaccessible was it before the railroads.
  • 2

    (track) vía férrea feminine
    (route) línea de ferrocarril feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (push, force)
    (measures/bill) (sin la debida discusión) tramitar rápidamente
    to railroad sb into sth
    • they were railroaded into accepting the offer los apremiaron / presionaron para que aceptaran la oferta
    • But neither she nor her three sisters, who are 12, 19 and 23, were railroaded into sport.
    • Club coaches said they had been railroaded into taking late night slots and wanted the Friday night session to be an hour earlier.
    • The operators were railroaded into agreeing to the move, and no one bothered to ask the people who actually pay to use the deckchairs: The tourists who go to the beach to relax.
    • ‘I sometimes feel I'm getting railroaded into a poor deal,’ he explains.
    • Customers often allow themselves to be railroaded into making bad decisions by a salesperson's use of false dilemma.
    • From early on, therefore, the developing countries worried they would be railroaded into a last-minute deal.
    • They took no notice of the opposition and just railroaded people into this.
    • Jason didn't like being railroaded into anything, but he did feel sorry for Janice.
    • I was railroaded into a way of making music I wouldn't have gone for.
    • They feel the plans were railroaded through the district council and they have addressed their concerns to the Local Government Ombudsman.
    • The government wants to railroad Agenda for Change through.
    • They planned to railroad it through with less than ten weeks from announcement to agreement.
    • Instead of taking the lead in tackling the problem, once again they are being railroaded into joining a ‘global coalition’.
    • What he has failed to grasp is that because he stole all the past elections, he has invalidated any laws that he has railroaded through his parliament.
    • Speaking after the London meeting, he denied he was trying to railroad families into accepting compensation rather than taking the lawsuit option.
    • Instead of giving the player real choices, the game gives players the appearance of choice, but really just railroads them down the same path as everyone else.
    • We felt railroaded into it, and we're seething.
    • We have a young parliament, and we hardly need to be railroaded into a supposedly ‘voluntary’ scheme.
    • He is a member of the major opposition Nationalist Party, which railroaded the nuclear power project while still Taiwan's ruling party.
    • Her success seems to have railroaded her husband into a supporting role.
    • Zack was reluctant and frowning, but I exercised fatherly priviledge and basically railroaded him into the trip.
    • There is never any harm in debating such issues, but this is not about debate, it is about railroading things through,’ he said.
    • For that reason, they're too important to be railroaded through Congress.
    • Another chilling measure was railroaded through federal parliament this week without any noticeable media coverage.
    • He claimed the developer was railroading the development of the site and the manager's enforcement order was being ignored.
    • She had been railroaded into the job, under the supervision of a widely reviled manager, because no one inside the company would take it.
    • ‘It was the best decision,’ Amien later replied when asked by journalist about the compromise he railroaded through.
    • Much of this legislation, cynically titled the USA Patriot Act, was railroaded through Congress within six weeks of the terrorist attacks of that fateful September morning.
    • We won't be railroaded into a decision, you know.
    • My mother railroaded me into netball and hockey but I didn't know the rules, and I tripped over a lot.
    • This whole process has been railroaded through and we are seeking a fair and reasonable industrial solution in the interests of the public and firefighters.
    • In this kind of climate, political decisions that should be the subject of public debate, such as extra powers for the police, can be railroaded through because dissent is not allowed.
    • The Conservatives railroaded through their market-led reforms, imposing the number-crunchers on hospitals to find out, for the first time, what healthcare really cost.
    • At the same time, the new voting system will be instrumental in preventing the speaker from railroading contentious bills in a unilateral manner.
    • This was railroaded through so fast most local governments didn't even know about it.
    • What are the contentious issues in those suggestions and are you worried the regulations may be railroaded through?
    • The fact is that the decision was railroaded through after normal business and residents were given minimal notice of the street closure.
    • The Stennis compromise - no compromise in his mind - was being railroaded through.
    • He said: ‘Ten people who don't know the town will decide the future of that site. The way things get railroaded through district is unbelievable.’
    • Their policies are attempting to railroad people into urban settlements by objecting to planning applications in rural areas.
  • 2US

    (convict unfairly)
    condenar injustamente
    • In the end, while one can reasonably argue that Arnold got what he deserved, the indications are that Jesse was railroaded and ended up serving time for a crime he did not commit.
    • Prosecutors and court judges routinely promoted and rewarded police misconduct, as hundreds of innocent persons were railroaded and tossed into prison.
    • He was railroaded into a Mexican prison.
    • Criminal cops ride roughshod over prosecutors and juries and railroad people into prison or worse.
    • They set about to swiftly close the case and make an example of the alleged perpetrators, who were quickly railroaded to prison.
    • I knew he was innocent, and I had a unique perspective, where I saw the way in which he had gotten railroaded and convicted.
    • This might have been a convenient time for Specter to mention his real concern that the only person arrested in this grandest of grand larcenies was an innocent man being railroaded because of his race.
    • It's also clear to me that he's been railroaded.
    • The kinds of things endured by the characters in this film would have been minor irritants to the man, who was railroaded and falsely convicted of a murder because of his race.
    • If somebody tries to railroad me, I'm going at them.
    • The country had plenty of experience with its rulers using puppet prosecutors and judges to railroad so-called enemies of the state into prison or worse.
    • Thomas, who did not testify, contended that he fled because he feared he would be railroaded - or shot - by police after he was identified as a suspect.
    • When good men were railroaded without a shred of due process, who was speaking up?
    • I have since viewed the two documentaries and am convinced these poor kids were railroaded.
    • It is a testament to the jury that they refused to be part of the attempt to railroad innocent men to jail.
    • It details conditions where suspects - who are overwhelmingly poor and minority - lack adequate access to counsel and are frequently railroaded to death row with little or no substantiating evidence.
    • Editors may be more skeptical of authority today, but they do not all believe the Harlem boys were railroaded by a frenzied press and a zealous prosecution.
    • The novel is about an innocent white man on death row, railroaded because officials needed to prove that the death penalty isn't racially biased.
    • He presided over a criminal courtroom where, as in most such courtrooms in Los Angeles, defendants were railroaded by false testimony by cops.
    • The former member of the Black Panther Party and a radio journalist was railroaded to prison 18 years ago on charges that he murdered a Philadelphia policeman.