Railroads Sentence Examples
There were no railroads at that time, and Exeter was nearly fifty miles away.
Durango, Colorado, once one of the wildest cities in the old west, was now the home of 12,000 citizens and one of the country's last narrow-gage railroads.
Only less important and only less early to be established in Vermont was the quarrying of granite, which began in 1812, but which has been developed chiefly since 1880, largely by means of the building of "granite railroads" which connect each quarry with a main railway line - a means of transportation as important as the logging railways of the Western states and of Canada.
Kerosene is transported in bulk by various means; specially constructed steel tank barges are used on the waterways of the United States, tank-cars on the railroads, and tank-wagons on the roads.
Atlanta owes its origin to the development of pioneer railroads of Georgia.Advertisement
Macneill, working chiefly on surveys, harbours and railroads, and was appointed in 1855 to the chair of civil engineering in Glasgow, vacant by the resignation of Lewis Gordon, whose work he had undertaken during the previous session.
By the state constitution of 1898 and by amendments of 1902 and 1904 tax exemptions for ten years were granted to newly-built railroads completed before 1909.
The subjects of legislative power are very similar to those of the United States congress; but control of railroads, canals and public roads is explicitly given to the federal government.
With the vast sum raised front guano and nitrate deposits President Balta commenced the execution of public works, principally railroads on a gigantic scale.
In 1887 he was appointed by President Cleveland U.S. commissioner of railroads.Advertisement
He was one of the most conspicuous advocates of the Pacific railroads, and of many other internal improvements.
He strengthened the interstate commission for the regulation of railroads, inaugurated successful suits against monopolies - notably the Standard Oil Company and the so-called Sugar Trust, - and achieved distinct practical results in favour of a system of "industrial democracy" where all men shall have equal rights under the law and where there shall be no privileged interests exempt from the operation of the law.
On the 12th of December 1859 the M`Lean-Juarez treaty was concluded, which gave the United States a sort of disguised protectorate over Mexico, with certain rights of way for railroads over the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and between the Rio Grande and Pacific. The American Senate, however, did not ratify the treaty, and a motion for its reconsideration late in 1860 came to nothing, owing to the approach of the War of Secession.
As a member of the committee on railroads he became interested in the project, greatly aided by the government, to build a trans-continental railway, connecting the eastern states with California.
The situation of Illinois between the Great Lakes and the Appalachian Mountains has made it a natural gateway for railroads connecting the North Atlantic and the far Western states.Advertisement
It exercises a general supervision over all other taxing officers and is itself the assessor of the property of railroads, express companies and certain car companies.
On his pages, close beside the Parthenon, the Sphinx, St Paul's, Etna and Vesuvius, you will find the White Mountains, Monadnock, Agiocochook, Katandin, the pickerelweed in bloom, the wild geese honking through the sky, the chick-a-dee braving the snow, Wall Street and State Street, cotton-mills, railroads and Quincy granite.
Until the British government stepped in with its police and canals and railroads, between the people and what they were accustomed to consider the dealings of Providence, scarcely a year passed without some terrible manifestation of the power and the wrath of God.
The trade of the city has been unfavourably affected by the political events which have converted former provinces of the Turkish empire into autonomous states, by the development of business at other ports of the empire, owing to the opening up of the interior country through the construction of railroads, and by the difficulties which the government, with the view of preventing political agitation, has put in the way of easy intercourse by natives between the capital and the provinces.
These great wheat farms were established upon new lands sold directly to capitalists by the railroads.Advertisement
The lands became the property of the railroads largely through government grants, and they attracted capitalists, who bought them in large bodies and at low prices.
They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York.
If we do not get out sleepers, and forge rails, and devote days and nights to the work, but go to tinkering upon our lives to improve them, who will build railroads?
And if railroads are not built, how shall we get to heaven in season?
But if we stay at home and mind our business, who will want railroads?Advertisement
The first public efforts in the United States to improve employee safety were made in the early 1900's starting with the railroads and mines.
Since many railroads and streetcars began reaching the island in the 1860s, various hotels and amusement parks began to spring up in the area.
Instead of railroads, you now own airports like JFK and LAX.
Railroad Tycoon takes you further than a single location, charging you with the task of running a complicated network of railroads and trains.
Buy and sell stocks, trains, railroads, schedule train routes and company takeovers.
Build up your personal fortune by buying real estate, railroads and utility facilities.
The agency is focused on providing protection for the protecting the safety of the various modes of transportation within the United States, including air, waterways, railroads, highways.
When he developed Monopoly in 1933, Darrow decided to name the streets after Atlantic City streets and the railroads after the three railroads that carried wealthy travelers to Atlantic City.
There are no more railroads either as they have been replaced by airports.
These railroad-grade pocket watches, as they became colloquially known, had to meet the General Railroad Timepiece Standards adopted in 1893 by almost all railroads.
In 1883, railroads used time zones to organize their schedules.
Mechanicals are run on hydraulics, railroads control the land and steamships the sea.
There are Dickensian slums and crime gangs, gaslit streets, a police inspector that recalls Doyle's Inspector Lestrade, and railroads.