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

Definition of railroading

: construction or operation of a railroad

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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 But as railroading declined and interstates relegated Route 66 to a back road, Needles’ fortunes declined. Washington Post, "California town wants to be a sanctuary — for gun owners," 3 July 2019 Meyer and his father had a room in their basement for model railroading, but Meyer wasn’t interested in watching a miniature train go around a track. Laurel Deppen, The Courier-Journal, "'I saw every single person I ever knew die': Louisville artist honors early AIDS victims," 18 June 2019 And Republicans in the Senate have little on their agenda except railroading through Trump’s judges and blocking more than 150 bills the Democratic House has sent their way. E.j. Dionne Jr., The Mercury News, "Dionne: Give Trump an ultimatum: Respond or be impeached," 10 June 2019 Access to future rail capacity could be a bigger issue for J.B. Hunt, Mr. Wetherbee wrote, as more freight railroads streamline their networks under a strategy known as precision railroading. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "BNSF Railway, Trucker J.B. Hunt Locked in Freight Revenue Dispute," 6 Nov. 2018 Through the viewfinder of his cameras, Wallace W. Abbey watched American railroading closely in the mid-20th century years of conversion from steam to diesel. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wallace W. Abbey's train photographs, showing at MSOE museum, capture a lost time," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of railroading

1835, in the meaning defined above

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