Definitions

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  • noun The substructure of a railroad, underlying the tracks.

Etymologies

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From rail + bed.

Examples

  • Finally, the modern French railbed is constructed of welded rails, each 2,400 feet long and laid on hard rubber shock absorbers.

    The Present Day Spirit in France

  • The railbed was built up because the fields on the one side and the bottomland on the other are really the same piece of geography, flood plain.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Investing in our freight-rail infrastructure is obviously also key to developing a world-class passenger-rail system, since in most of the country outside of the Boston-Washington corridor freight and passenger trains would share the same railbed.

    Carl Pope: What Should We Do Instead?

  • The railbed was built up because the fields on the one side and the bottomland on the other are really the same piece of geography, flood plain.

    One for the birds

  • The Greenbush Line is the second biggest public project in Massachusetts after the well-publicized Big Dig, and represents a $500 million project to build 18 miles of single-track train line over a railbed mostly unused since 1959.

    Project Management

  • Approaching the train from behind, he grabbed ahold of it, then set down on the railbed.

    The Adventures of Supercon, part 2

  • Approaching the train from behind, he grabbed ahold of it, then set down on the railbed.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The Greenbush Line is the second biggest public project in Massachusetts after the well-publicized Big Dig, and represents a $500 million project to build 18 miles of single-track train line over a railbed mostly unused since 1959.

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  • The Greenbush Line is the second biggest public project in Massachusetts after the well-publicized Big Dig, and represents a $500 million project to build 18 miles of single-track train line over a railbed mostly unused since 1959.

    Real-World PM Lessons

  • Alternatively, a temporary railbed was placed on top of the snow and material was lowered from the surface by steam hoist, sometimes as much as forty feet.

    Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

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