Railroad Terms Used in Common Speech

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

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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

    scubadude Member

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

    scubadude Member

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

    scubadude Member

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

    MCL_RDG Member

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

    scubadude Member

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

    McGilliCutty New Member

    Give'm the 'ol runaround.
  8. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    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

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

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    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

    Kanawha Member

    "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

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

  13. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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

    MadModeler Member

    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

    What about Standard Time?
  16. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Or Time Zones which were established by the railtoads.

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