rail·​road·​ing | \ ˈrāl-ˌrō-diŋ How to pronounce railroading (audio) \

Definition of railroading

: construction or operation of a railroad

Examples of railroading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Background The Gulf Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society established the Texas Railroading Heritage Museum nonprofit, or TRHM, in 2011 with the intention of creating a railroading museum, according to the museum website. Paul Wedding, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball’s potential Texas Railroading Heritage Museum asking for $3M grant from TEDC," 7 May 2020 There’s also the interesting debate taking place around BNSF, Berkshire’s railroad, which has been slow to adopt precision railroading, a strategy that’s helping its competitors become more efficient. Washington Post, "Warren Buffett Distracts From ‘Mind-Numbing’ Earnings," 5 Aug. 2019 The Texas Railroading Heritage Museum is entering a serious fundraising phase in the quest to develop a new railroading museum in Tomball, according to the museum board president, Bill Capdevielle. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball EDC to aid railroading museum, business," 26 June 2019 There will also be experts on hand to give advice on model railroading. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Hitting the wine trail in southern Illinois, seeing the light in Indiana and more Midwest events," 22 Oct. 2019 But according to the article, written by the renowned political-investigative reporter Jane Mayer, his resignation was a railroading. Monica Hesse, Washington Post, "We can’t let go of the Al Franken question. There’s good reason for that.," 24 July 2019 The issue that has allowed trains as long as 3.2 miles is something known as precision scheduled railroading. Washington Post, "House committee leader says railroads have fallen to ‘jackals on Wall Street’," 20 June 2019 The 1912 Union train station is full of railroading artifacts, while the stationmaster’s office even contains a working telegraph. David Lyon, BostonGlobe.com, "Simpler, gentler: A journey through the eastern N.H. hinterlands," 13 Aug. 2019 Steam Railroading Institute 405 South Washington Street, Owosso Located in the former Ann Arbor Railway Backshop, the Steam Railroading Institute teaches the public the history of steam-era railroading in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "All aboard: Experience fall colors on these historic trains in Michigan," 11 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of railroading

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Railroading.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/railroading. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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