Railway vs. Railroad

Railway vs. Railroad — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Railway and Railroad

Railwaynoun

A railroad, especially one operated over a limited area

a commuter railway.

Railroadnoun

A road composed of parallel steel rails supported by ties and providing a track for locomotive-drawn trains or other wheeled vehicles.

Railwaynoun

A track providing a runway for wheeled equipment.

Railroadnoun

A system of railroad track, together with the land, stations, rolling stock, and other related property under one management.

Railwaynoun

A transport system using rails used to move passengers or goods.

Railroadverb

To transport by railroad.

Railwaynoun

A track, consisting of parallel rails, over which wheeled vehicles such as trains may travel.

Railroadverb

To supply (an area) with railroads.

Railwaynoun

line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system

Railroadverb

To rush or push (something) through quickly in order to prevent careful consideration and possible criticism or obstruction

railroad a special-interest bill through Congress.

Railwaynoun

a line of track providing a runway for wheels;

he walked along the railroad track

Railroadverb

To convict (an accused person) without a fair trial or on trumped-up charges.

Railroadverb

To work for a railroad company.

Railroadnoun

A permanent road consisting of fixed metal rails to drive trains or similar motorized vehicles on.

Many railroads roughly follow the trace of older land - and/or water roads

Railroadnoun

The transportation system comprising such roads and vehicles fitted to travel on the rails, usually with several vehicles connected together in a train.

Railroadnoun

A single, privately or publicly owned property comprising one or more such roads and usually associated assets

Railroads can only compete fully if their tracks are technically compatible with and linked to each-other

Railroadnoun

(figuratively) A procedure conducted in haste without due consideration.

The lawyers made the procedure a railroad to get the signatures they needed.

Railroadverb

(transitive) To transport via railroad.

Railroadverb

(intransitive) To operate a railroad.

The Thatcherite experiment proved the private sector can railroad as inefficiently as a state monopoly

Railroadverb

(intransitive) To work for a railroad.

Railroadverb

(intransitive) To travel by railroad.

Railroadverb

(intransitive) To engage in a hobby pertaining to railroads.

Railroadverb

(transitive) To manipulate and hasten a procedure, as of formal approval of a law or resolution.

The majority railroaded the bill through parliament, without the customary expert studies which would delay it till after the elections.

Railroadverb

(transitive) To convict of a crime by circumventing due process.

They could only convict him by railroading him on suspect drug-possession charges.

Railroadverb

(transitive) To procedurally bully someone into an unfair agreement.

He was railroaded into signing a non-disclosure agreement at his exit interview.

Railroadverb

(role-playing games) To force characters to complete a task before allowing the plot to continue.

Railroadverb

(upholstery) To run fabric horizontally instead of the usual vertically.

Railroadnoun

line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a railway system

Railroadnoun

a line of track providing a runway for wheels;

he walked along the railroad track

Railroadverb

compel by coercion, threats, or crude means;

They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone

Railroadverb

supply with railroad lines;

railroad the West

Railroadverb

transport by railroad