Railroad Terms Used in Common Speech

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RobertInOntario, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Alright, the secret woid is "run"....stooges8
  2. scubadude

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    "Picking up the slack"
    "Bells and whistles"
    "Chugging along"
  3. scubadude

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    I forgot...."backtrack"
  4. scubadude

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    This is no way to run a railroad!announce1
  5. MCL_RDG

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    Has anyone used, "He's come off the rails"?
  6. scubadude

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    How about "tunnel vision".....
  7. McGilliCutty

    McGilliCutty New Member

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    Give'm the 'ol runaround.
  8. Pitchwife

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    Here's one that you fine upstanding moral folks haven't come up with, "The Red Light District." Named from the conductor's red lantern hanging outside while he was "otherwise occupied :oops: :oops:" inside. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  9. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Bingo :thumb: :thumb: I told you that one word would give it away.....:mrgreen:
  10. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    What a great thread funny thing is i posted something about this about 5 seconds ago lol.

    Except i was looking for modeling sayings.
  11. Kanawha

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    "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train."
    Thats always been a favorite. So optimistic. lol
  12. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    How about, to "blow off steam" or "letting off steam".

    Rob
  13. Pitchwife

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    Would that be something like "size doesn't matter"? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  14. MadModeler

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    Unless I missed it in the thread:

    "End of the line" as in, "My car is at the end of the line".
  15. MemphisBuster

    MemphisBuster New Member

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    What about Standard Time?
  16. Pitchwife

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    Or Time Zones which were established by the railtoads.