track·​age | \ ˈtra-kij How to pronounce trackage (audio) \

Definition of trackage

1 : lines of railway track
2a : a right to use the tracks of another railroad line
b : the charge for such right

Examples of trackage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rail lines have different owners but railroad companies frequently share trackage rights, said Tom Crosson, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern. Andy Peters, ajc, 23 Nov. 2021 The trip covers most of the current operating trackage of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 6 Oct. 2020 China’s government was using manual labor to maintain its railway system’s trackage. WSJ, 7 Aug. 2020 Caltrain already has benefited from this approach to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars for electrification on the premise that, at some point in the future, high-speed trains would use the same trackage. John Horgan, The Mercury News, 11 Sep. 2019 The commission said then there were signs that lack of competition in interconnection and trackage rights, which is allowing use of tracks by other operators, had restricted access to lines and pushed up freight costs. Anthony Harrup, WSJ, 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of trackage

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trackage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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