Definition of Trackage

1. n. The act of tracking, or towing, as a boat; towage.

2. n. Lines of track, collectively; as, an extensive trackage.

Definition of Trackage

1. Noun. railway tracks collectively ¹

2. Noun. The right of a railway company to use the tracks belonging to another; the charge levied for this right ¹

3. Noun. The act of tracking, or towing, as a boat; towage. ¹

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Definition of Trackage

1. the track system of a railroad [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trackage

track cyclist
track cyclists
track down
track event
track lighting
track marks
track meet
track pants
track record
track spike
track stand
track stands
track star
track with
trackage (current term)
tracked down
tracked vehicle

Literary usage of Trackage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Law of Intercorporate Relations by Walter Chadwick Noyes (1909)
"Nature of a trackage Contract. § 256. Express Authority not necessary for ... A trackage contract is an agreement by which one railway company lets another ..."

2. The Rise of the New South by Philip Alexander Bruce (1905)
"At the opening of the War the entire railway trackage in these States did not ... In the course of the next six years the total new trackage constructed ..."

3. Annual Report by New Hampshire Railroad Commissioners (1908)
"16 18 New Hampshire trackage .... 1891 1858 Outside trackage . ... 2973 3687 Outside trackage ..... 8637 10,61S In addition to messengers the company ..."

4. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"... Line operated under contract or agreement, or where the rent is contingent on earnings or other consideration; (E) Line operated under trackage rights. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"An adequate opportunity to defend will not sustain, as affording due process of law, an order of a state railroad commission requiring trackage connections ..."

6. Railway Statistics of the United States of America for the Years by Bureau of Railway News and Statistics (1906)
"It is this trackage and not the single track mileage which is the true measure of the efforts of the carriers to meet the ever increasing demand of American ..."

7. The Manual of Statistics: Stock Exchange Hand-book . by Financial News Association (New York (1908)
"Hudson Ray Ry 69 trackage Leased 33 The company controlled the Northern Steamship Co., running between Buffalo and Duluth, but sold its freight steamers and ..."

8. The Law of Interstate Commerce and Its Federal Regulation by Frederick Newton Judson (1905)
"Contract rights of trackage.— In the absence of statute the rights of a railroad company under a lawful agreement for the specified use of the tracks of ..."

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