Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of railhead.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Obviously this was one of the "railheads" about which I had a lecture that morning from a distinguished officer, who thinks in railheads and refilling stations and other details of transport upon which the armies in the field depend for their food and ammunition.

    The Soul of the War

  • Want to save money quit payin for free cable, 3 hot meals and put em out on the road gangs cleaning up the roads and freeing up the DOT to fix our crumbling and neglected bridges, tunnels, railheads, levies etc.

    Living in the USA

  • Lowboy listened to the sound of the wheels, to the squealing of the housings at the railheads and the bends, to the train’s manifold and particulate elements functioning effortlessly in concert.

    Excerpt: Lowboy by John Wray

  • Long story short: trucks are better for short runs (from railheads to destination, eg, or in-state transport, perhaps), and trains work best at longer distances and with bigger loads (think thousand-mile journeys with 100-200 semi-sized trailer/containers – trains work much better).

    Matthew Yglesias » Rail in the Stimulus

  • Want to save money quit payin for free cable, 3 hot meals and put em out on the road gangs cleaning up the roads and freeing up the DOT to fix our crumbling and neglected bridges, tunnels, railheads, levies etc.

    Living in the USA

  • The big northerly drives started in earnest in 1866, taking Texas cattle north to the railheads in Kansas, and grew geometrically with the surrender of the Comanches and Kiowas.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • On the map, the Mississippi meandered gracefully through the city of Saint Paul, from the leafy gorge on its western edge, to the railheads and stockyards of the east.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • One basic reason for the slow tempo of Soviet offensives was the need to build up matériel in support, and the lack of trucks to move supplies from railheads to the troops poised for the attack.

    Deathride

  • On the map, the Mississippi meandered gracefully through the city of Saint Paul, from the leafy gorge on its western edge, to the railheads and stockyards of the east.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • With the rails came cattle, herded northward in epic drives to railheads by Texans who could make fast fortunes getting them to Chicago markets.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

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