Definition of railhead in English:

railhead

Line breaks: rail|head
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪlhɛd
 
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noun

1A point on a railway from which roads and other transport routes begin: it was a long haul across the highland roads to the nearest airport and railhead at Inverness
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  • Lawful targets also include dual-use objects like bridges, railheads, road networks, and similar transportation infrastructure used both by civilians and by enemy armed forces.
  • He had to endure a 27-mile ride in a springless wagon over rough roads to a railhead at Guiney Station.
  • The little hill station of Kohima, north of Imphal and on the road to the important railhead of Dimapur, was encircled, but held out in an epic siege.
1.1The furthest point reached in constructing a railway.
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  • It remained the railhead and a construction centre until 1933 when the link to the Main Trunk was opened.
  • As railroads pushed westward following the Civil War and the demand for beef increased in the East, Texas cowboys began to drive cattle herds north to railheads in Kansas and later Nebraska.
  • It had not seen regular use since the days when the Erie Railroad had its railhead above us in the area now occupied by the Newport development.

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