Definition of Railway spine. Meaning of Railway spine. Synonyms of Railway spine
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Definition of Railway spine
Railway spineRailroad Rail"road`, Railway Rail"way`, n.
1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of
iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks
for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a
bed or substructure.
Note: The modern railroad is a development and adaptation of
the older tramway.
2. The road, track, etc., with al the lands, buildings,
rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and
constituting one property; as, certain railroad has been
put into the hands of a receiver.
Note: Railway is the commoner word in England; railroad the
commoner word in the United States.
Note: In the following and similar phrases railroad and
railway are used interchangeably:
Atmospheric railway, Elevated railway, etc. See under
Atmospheric, Elevated, etc.
Cable railway. See Cable road, under Cable.
Perry railway, a submerged track on which an elevated
platform runs, fro carrying a train of cars across a water
Gravity railway, a railway, in a hilly country, on which
the cars run by gravity down gentle slopes for long
distances after having been hauled up steep inclines to an
elevated point by stationary engines.
Railway brake, a brake used in stopping railway cars or
Railway car, a large, heavy vehicle with flanged wheels
fitted for running on a railway. [U.S.]
Railway carriage, a railway passenger car. [Eng.]
Railway scale, a platform scale bearing a track which forms
part of the line of a railway, for weighing loaded cars.
Railway slide. See Transfer table, under Transfer.
Railway spine (Med.), an abnormal condition due to severe
concussion of the spinal cord, such as occurs in railroad
accidents. It is characterized by ataxia and other
disturbances of muscular function, sensory disorders, pain
in the back, impairment of general health, and cerebral
disturbance, -- the symptoms often not developing till
some months after the injury.
Underground railroad or railway.
(a) A railroad or railway running through a tunnel, as
beneath the streets of a city.
(b) Formerly, a system of co["o]peration among certain
active antislavery people in the United States, by
which fugitive slaves were secretly helped to reach
Note: [In the latter sense railroad, and not railway, was
used.] ``Their house was a principal entrep[^o]t of the
underground railroad.' --W. D. Howells.
Meaning of Railway spine from wikipedia
- railway spine
was a nineteenth-century diagnosis
for the post-traumatic symptoms
of p****engers involved
in railroad accidents
- the 'electric spine' is an £800-million railway electrification project
new 25 kv ac railway electrification
will be installed
- he was a recognized authority
of the spine
, and was often called
to give evidence
on apparent cases
- p****engers with railway spine
) were recognised
in the 1800s. the russians
in the russo-****anese war (1904–1905) were the first
- previous diagnoses
now considered historical equivalents
of ptsd include railway spine
, stress syndrome
, soldier's heart,
- charnwood forest
and the only double tracked preserved
line in britain, the great central railway forms
a spine through
are 8 routes
('linie' in german) centred
on a spine between
the railway station
(bahnhof) and hauptplatz. as with many bus services
- the cyprus station
of the docklands light railway
is directly connected
to the pedestrian spine
of the campus, and offers links
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, 1881 , president
of the united states
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- (uic ) is a piece
(us) or railway
(non-us) rolling stock
on flat car, or piggy