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    Quote Originally Posted by TimFox View Post
    then "freight train" is standard and "goods train" is dialect.
    On the subject of trains - When I was a child, everyone referred to those places trains stop at to let people on and off as railway stations. Now they call them train stations which doesn't sound right. I think it's another Americanised thing over here.

    Oh yes, you call them railroads don't you?!!


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    American usage permits either railway or railroad.
    Different corporations use either term in their name.
    For example, the Union Pacific Railroad purchased the Chicago and North Western Railway (which had been renamed Chicago and North Western Transportation Company) a few years ago.
    It's not pretty being easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    ...everyone referred to those places trains stop at to let people on and off as railway stations.
    "Sittin' in a railway station,
    Got a ticket for my destination.
    On a tour of one-night stands,
    My suitcase and guitar in hand."

    Would make a good song.

    But it would not work at all with 'train station'.

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
    "Sittin' in a railway station,
    Got a ticket for my destination.
    On a tour of one-night stands,
    My suitcase and guitar in hand."

    Would make a good song.

    But it would not work at all with 'train station'.
    It's lucky he wasn't a travelling harpsichord player too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
    "Sittin' in a railway station,
    Got a ticket for my destination.
    On a tour of one-night stands,
    My suitcase and guitar in hand."

    Would make a good song.

    But it would not work at all with 'train station'.

    - Leigh
    Similarly,
    "I lay my head on the railroad tracks
    And wait for the double E
    But the railroad don't run no more,
    Poor poor pitiful me"

    could work either way, railroad or railway, but railroad works better.

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    Train
    Train Track
    Train Station
    They are kept at the railyard


    If one said, "How are you getting up north?" The reply would be, "I'm taking the northern line." or maybe, "I'm taking the northern train line."
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    In the verb form,
    "Railroadin' on the Great Divide
    Nothin' around me but Rockies and sky"
    would be horrible with "way".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    On the subject of trains - When I was a child, everyone referred to those places trains stop at to let people on and off as railway stations. Now they call them train stations which doesn't sound right. I think it's another Americanised thing over here.

    Oh yes, you call them railroads don't you?!!


    Steve.
    Yes but don't forget in "merica" they also call a mass transit "people hauler" (rapid transit) a train even if a downtown above ground subway (WHAT???).

    Some people also differentiate a railway car and a train car by if it's a people or freight hauler.

    Also some people call those things trains travel on as railway tracks.

    BUT all these words for the same things make it possible for people who write lyrics to songs to have synonyms to help with the whole rhyming thing.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    The above-ground (and subway) CTA "El" systems in Chicago are, in fact, "heavy rail", with the same technical standards as mainline railroads.
    Steetcar systems (such as San Diego, Portland, and Boston) are "light rail".
    Many people confuse subway and surface lines in Chicago and New York with "light rail".
    A "train" is legally "that which is between the markers", or informally, a set of cars coupled together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
    "Sittin' in a railway station,
    Got a ticket for my destination.
    On a tour of one-night stands,
    My suitcase and guitar in hand."

    Would make a good song.

    But it would not work at all with 'train station'.

    - Leigh
    Paul Simon actually wrote that song "Homeward Bound" while sitting in a railway station in Widnes Lancashire in the U.K
    Ben



 

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