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Railroad car   /rˈeɪlrˌoʊd kɑr/   Listen
Railroad car

A wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad.  Synonyms: car, railcar, railway car.

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"Railroad car" Quotes from Famous Books

... am only a benighted diplomat from Sennaar, but when I reflect upon all I see around me in your country; when I take my place with terror in a railroad car, because the certainty of frightful accidents fills all minds with the same vague apprehensions as if a war were raging in the land; when I see the universal rush and fury—young men who never smile, and who fall victims to paralysis; old men who are tired of life and dread death; ...
— The Potiphar Papers • George William Curtis

... inside his vest, and stood regarding the girl, with mingled feelings of pride in "Erle Palma's ward," and an increasing interest in the reticent calm-eyed child, which had first dawned when he watched her asleep in the railroad car. It was no easy matter to stir his leaden sympathies, save in some selfish ramification, but once warmed and set in motion they proved a current difficult ...
— Infelice • Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

... his experiences on the frontier, and his two days' journey shut up in the railroad car, greatly enjoyed these evenings with his old friends, the Joneses; and found pleasure in meeting some of Mrs. Jones's young friends, who were delighted when they heard ...
— L. P. M. - The End of the Great War • J. Stewart Barney

... of the finest steel with about one-fourth its weight, and is besides perfectly non-oxydisable and never tarnishes. Without the production of a metal with all these combined qualities, we might still in our journeys, be dawdling along at sixty miles an hour in a cumbrous railroad car ...
— The Dominion in 1983 • Ralph Centennius

... William B. Reed "gets the fidgets." He throws business, as Macbeth did physic,—to the dogs; he can hardly delay for the introduction of a supply of clean linen into his carpet-bag; but, jumping into the next steamboat or railroad car, he travels post-haste till he has reached the residence of the author, whom he never leaves till he has fully satisfied himself that the projected work is to contain nothing that can detract from the spurious ...
— Nuts for Future Historians to Crack • Various

... discriminated against, and wonders why such discrimination is tolerated in a country whose institutions are founded upon the very principle of equal rights to all. A good anecdote is related which well illustrates this feeling. A farmer and a lawyer occupied the same seat in a railroad car. When the conductor came the farmer presented his ticket, and the lawyer a pass. The farmer's features did not conceal his disgust when he discovered that his seat-mate was a deadhead. The lawyer, trying to assuage the indignation of the observing granger, said to him: "My friend, you ...
— The Railroad Question - A historical and practical treatise on railroads, and - remedies for their abuses • William Larrabee

Words linked to "Railroad car" :   coach, baggage car, wheeled vehicle, carriage, caboose, railcar, guard's van, mail car, tender, passenger car, handcar, railroad train, train, club car, slip coach, freight car, railway car, lounge car, suspension system, luggage van, van, cabin car, suspension, car, slip carriage

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