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" A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. "
" A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately. "
Eleanor Robson Belmont
" As a child I found railroad stations exciting, mysterious, and even beautiful, as indeed they often were. "
" Every new development, highway, railroad, steamship line, building operation, whether it be a drainage project in old Greece or a new water system in Peru, means an added use of the automobile. "
" For 50 years my father worked for the railroad. "
" Great men are usually the products of their times and one of the men developed by these times takes rank with the greatest railroad leaders in history. "
" I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator. "
Mary Harris Jones
" I bought a railroad during this period of time. "
" I come from a line of railroad men. My great-grandfather was a surveyor for the Burlington Railroad. "
" I could go back to the railroad. I liked that job. "
" I didn't grow up with Broadway music. My mother played Perry Como, while I listened to Andy Williams records. Later on it was Cream, Grand Funk Railroad and lots of R&B like the Isley Bros. and Parliament. "
" I don't think of myself as a movie star. I'm a movie worker. I come from a railroad family. I come from the corn. "
" If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space? "
" If you look at what happened with Underground Railroad, there is so much action. There is so much intrigue; there is so much of historical importance. "
" I had a great job with the railroad, a good salary. "
" I have always loved to sit in ferry and railroad stations and watch the people, to walk on crowded streets, just walk along among the people, and see their faces, to be among people on street cars and trains and boats. "
Ella R. Bloor
" I know Mother named me after a railroad man, but it's too late now, I'm afraid. Much, much too late. "
" In America, when you hear about the Underground Railroad, it's so evocative. You think it's a literal subway for a few minutes before your teacher goes on and describes where it actually was. "
" Incidentally, our railroad facilities are under video surveillance by the federal police. However, the federal and state governments will have to determine whether video surveillance shouldn't be significantly expanded to a certain degree. "
" I never lived in an abandoned railroad station. "
" I started composting in 1970 by taking my food scraps out behind where I lived and burying them in a hole next to the railroad tracks - and green things started to grow there! "
Ed Begley, Jr.
" It's hard to make something as large as a government change. It's a little bit like building the transcontinental railroad. "
" It's like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad. "
David R. Brower
" I was one man and I tackled a big railroad. I did the best I could. "
O. Winston Link
" I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger. "
" I went West and took part in the strike of the machinists - the Southern Pacific Railroad, the corporation that swung California by its golden tail, that controlled its legislature, its farmers, its preachers, its workers. "
Mary Harris Jones
" John W. Snow was paid more than $50 million in salary, bonus and stock in his nearly 12 years as chairman of the CSX Corporation, the railroad company. During that period, the company's profits fell, and its stock rose a bit more than half as much as that of the average big company. "
" Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand. "
" Monopolists always defend their monopolies by arguing that competition is wasteful. When the railroad barons completed their monopoly, they argued it would be wasteful to have competing rail lines, AT&T said the same thing. But today, the size and scope of these monopolies is different. "
" My dad was a telegraph operator for the Cotton Belt Railroad. He worked seven nights a week from 4 until midnight, no vacation. "
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