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(line/station) de ferrocarril(line/station) ferroviario(timetable) de treneswhat 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.
2feminine vía férreafeminine línea de ferrocarril
1(push, force)(measures/bill) tramitar rápidamenteto 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.
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