(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. railway; main or trunk line, spur; model railroad; tramline, tramway, trolley or streetcar line, street railway, subway. See transportation. —v., informal, rush or push through, expedite; slang, frame, jail. See injustice.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. track, line, railway, trains, rails, elevated, underground, subway, métro (French), tube (British), commuter line, cable railway, monorail, cog railway, sidetrack, siding, passing track, loading track, feeder line, main line, double track, single track, trunk line, transcontinental railroad, system, el*, iron horse*; see also train 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
rail line, tracks, railway, subway, monorail, *el. ''Only a device for making the world smaller.''—John Ruskin.
barrier or stop at end of track: bumper
bed in a sleeping car: berth
brake operator: brakeman
bridge: trestle
cars owned by one company: rolling stock
crew’s tail car: caboose, *doghouse, *shanty, *buggy, *van, *penthouse, *doodlebug
driver: engineman, engineer
driving compartment of locomotive: cab
elevated: *el
engine employed to clear cars in yard: trimmer, *yard goat
engine: locomotive
fast train: bullet train, express train
freight car: boxcar, flatcar, gondola, hopper, livestock car, platform car, refrigerator car (*reefer), tank car, *wagon
hitching clamp: coupler
holding area for train, cars: yard
locomotive’s front bumper: cowcatcher
lover of railroads: ferrophiliac
magnetically levitated train: Maglev
meal car: dining car mountain track employing cogs to increase
traction: cog railway
passenger car: coach, dining car, Pullman sleeper, lounge car, observation car, smoking car
porter at station: redcap
rail layers: *steel gang, *spikers
rotating platform used to turn locomotives: turntable
second engine used in steep areas: booster, *rammer
shunting mechanism: switch
sidetrack dead-end: spur
signaling apparatus: semaphore
signaling framework over tracks: gantry
single rail track: monorail
sleeper, luxury: palace car
slip off tracks: derail
sorting cars in freight yard: marshaling
steam whistle’s peep: crow
supervisor, fare collector: conductor
supervisor of yard: yardmaster
switching tracks: shunting
tie: sleeper, crosstie
turntable facility for switching locomotives: roundhouse
wheeled trucks that support cars: bogies
width of track: gauge
worker’s hand-pumped transport: handcar
X-like railroad crossing sign: crossbuck
push through, force through, rush through, expedite.

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