The most direct mail route was not the one best suited for human travel in a time when railroading was still in its infancy.
By railroading the McDonnells and Joneses of the world out of public life, we're left with colorless numbskulls.
We love to run past the signals, in our railroading and in our thinking.
At any rate we'll have to call off railroading for to-night, for if you are not sleepy, I am.
"And spent it on railroading," said his father, with a laugh.
That was real railroading, the top-notch of railroading, too.
Today it is perhaps the most stringently observed of all the manifold commandments in American railroading.
At one time, from 1849 to 1855, I was engaged in railroading.
Any detail of railroading that is not troublesome cannot honorably be described as continental.
But there seems to be no stopping of the hand of ultimate destiny in railroading.
"to convict quickly and perhaps unjustly," 1873, American English, from railroad (n.).
A person knowing more than might be desirable of the affairs, or perhaps the previous life of some powerful individual, high in authority, might some day ventilate his knowledge, possibly before a court of justice; but if his wisdom is railroaded to State's prison, his evidence becomes harmless. ["Wanderings of a Vagabond," New York, 1873]Related: Railroaded; railroading. An earlier verb sense was "to have a mania for building railroads" (1847).