There are 2 translations of rail in Spanish:

rail1

Pronunciation: /reɪl/

n

  • 2 2.1 countable/numerable (for trains, trams) riel (m), raíl (m) (especially Spain/especialmente España) the train came off the rails el tren descarriló to go off the rails (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] (morally) descarriarse*, apartarse del buen camino (mentally) enloquecerse* it was my mother who kept him on the rails fue mi madre quien impidió que se descarriara 2.2 uncountable/no numerable (railroad) ferrocarril (masculine) by rail en or por ferrocarril (before noun/delante del nombre) [service/link] ferroviario, de ferrocarril rail accident accidente (m) ferroviario, trenazo (m) (Mexico/México) rail journey viaje (masculine) en tren rail strike huelga (feminine) de trenes or de ferroviarios or (in Chile, Mexico also/en Chile, México también) de ferrocarrileros rail traffic tráfico (masculine) ferroviario or (in Chile, Mexico also/en Chile, México también) ferrocarrilero rail travel los viajes en tren rail worker (British English/inglés británico) ferroviario, (m,f), ferrocarrilero, (m,f) (Chile, Mexico/Chile, México)
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    • The floods of 1999 and 2000 wreaked havoc and seriously affected rail transport in this desperately poor country.
    • Most ports are well linked to local and intercity rail transportation.
    • The golden age of rail travel in the Southwest lives again at a dusty town in eastern Arizona.
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    • In recent years, most steel rails from abandoned lines have been sold to China, he said.
    • He compelled some fettlers to remove rails from the rail track, because they were expecting a train with a number of police.
    • At St. Croix, we leave the joint line for the rails of Canadian Pacific.

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There are 2 translations of rail in Spanish:

rail2

vi

  • 1.1 [formal] to rail against sth clamar contra algo [formal] to rail at sb about sth recriminar(le) algo a algn
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    • Had those railing against the charges staged a dignified and lawful protest, the likelihood is they would continue to enjoy the support of the general populace.
    • He complained in Parliament that the MP had railed at him on the phone and had called him a ‘scoundrel’.
    • I could get worked up about this, but I'm not so much railing against networks ignoring their civic duty as I am railing against human nature.
    1.2 (separate) cercar*, separar con una valla or cerca

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Cultural fact of the day

Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.