Adobe Flash Shutdown Halts Chinese Railroad for Over 16 Hours Before Pirated Copy Restores Ops thedrive.com/news/38897/a…
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My grandpa was a railroad historian. He was never too fun at parties.
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The railroads of the world! [OC]
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Busted water line next to a railroad drenches person after person as the train stops. vimeo.com/503380221
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When Adobe Stopped Flash Content From Running It Also Stopped A Chinese Railroad jalopnik.com/when-adobe-s…
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TIL Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a dirt poor Scottish kid who immigrated to the U.S. where he became the richest man in the world. He gave away $350 million, nearly 90 percent of the fortune he accumulated through the railroad and steel industries. history.com/news/andrew-c…
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Are we not gonna talk about how Mikasa carried a STACK of railroad tracks BY HERSELF??????
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Abandoned railroad tracks in forest.
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Reading how people sneakily held large gatherings for Christmas, and all the responses saying, good, or fuck the government. Also, the one response comparing it to the underground railroad SMH.
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Railroad companies hate him
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Union soldiers under General William T. Sherman destroys railroads in Atlanta, Georgia to deprive the Confederate Army of supplies and communications during Sherman's March to the Sea, c. November 1864 reddit.com/gallery/l7xxky
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Something big is fixing to go down in the tent city on the railroad tracks. The entire SLPD is there. v.redd.it/917ggho0mhf61
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Cursed railroads
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Remember Bama center Landon Dickerson's makeshift front bumper made of a railroad tie? He and some teammates autographed it and are auctioning it for a hood cause. al.com/alabamafootball/20…
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A good wool blanket will outlast you. This one is pre-1927. It was used for years in railroad sleeper cars. They still sell Wool blankets I have bought them online.
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Railroad track anvil I made for my portable smithing setup.
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Model railroad runs on pants v.redd.it/ovu6jbsc34i61
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People who use "railroad" to mean "any kind of guidance" rather than "forcing something unfairly", why?

This is an entirely honest question, if the title sounded sarcastic please just read through before you judge.

To start, I'm not at all saying that other meanings aren't valid, more than enough people use it in other ways than "forcing unfairly", I'm more just curious as to why that meaning exists at all for you.

For some additional context, I see a ton of posts that seem to just be people talking past each other due to not realizing that various buzzwords and phrases have a huge range of meanings and can be very context-dependent, which is often entirely lost in the world of memes and vent posts. One person has heard "railroad" to mean "any kind of guidance", then sees a meme that "railroading sucks" and assumes that "any kind of guidance sucks" since that's their understanding, resulting in the often "I'm worried I'm railroading because I have a somewhat linear storyline" posts where the person is definitely not doing anything wrong but believes they may be due to that mismatch of understandings.

As such, I feel that at least investigating this mismatch would help people to better communicate by, at least hopefully, getting people to be more conscious of which they are using and be more clear to others when they notice that there may just be a miscommunication happening.

From what I've seen, railroading is used to mean anything from "gentle guidance" to "completely forcing something", but I was curious why it seems that the first definition only exists in TTRPG discussion, at least from what I've seen. "Railroading" isn't only used when describing DM stuff, it's a pretty common phrase, Cambridge defines it as

> to force something to happen or force someone to do something, especially quickly or unfairly

I was curious if there was a reason why "railroading" somehow caught a positive meaning in the TTRPG community when, again as far as I know, it's essentially universally negative otherwise. For example, if your SO came home and said "they railroaded me into signing that contract", would you assume that it was just a gentle guidance and your SO was actually talking about a positive experience where they were nicely guided to the contract, or does that definition only cover TTRPG stuff to the people who use it that way?

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A railroad crossing is surrounded by flooding near Frankfurt, Germany (Michael Probst) [2000x1401]
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American infantrymen advances beneath a railroad underpass east of VΕ“llerdingen as fighting continues in France, December 1944
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I just beat the game again and was running back to Vegas from Cottonwood Cove and I found the railroad tracks from the last shot of the ending
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NYC neighborhood fights to save Underground Railroad site from wrecking ball nypost.com/2021/01/23/nyc…
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TIL that there is an Australian pine growing out of an old railroad bridge in the Florida Keys named Fred the Tree. Fred survives with salt spray, lots of sunshine, and no apparent soil. Fred even withstood Hurricane Irma! fla-keys.com/keysvoices/f…
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Map with railroad bed in yellow and the bodies are marked with a red X. Note how close the cemetery is. The police used it as a command post that day
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Biden promised a 'railroad revolution' that could see faster trains and a return to Amtrak's nostalgic past β€” here's what Americans might see businessinsider.com/what-…
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Chinese Americans built the Transcontinental Railroad, and were removed from the Golden Spike photograph commemorating its completion

> Joining of the rails at Promontory Point, photograph by Andrew J. Russell, May 10, 1869 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)This iconic photograph records the celebration marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad lines at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869, when Leland Stanford, co-founder of the Central Pacific Railroad, connected the eastern and western sections of the railroad with a golden spike. This β€œjoining of the rails” was the culmination of work commenced in 1863 when the Central Pacific began laying track eastward from Sacramento, California, and the Union Pacific started laying track westward from Omaha, Nebraska, in July of 1865. To meet its manpower needs, the Central Pacific hired 15,000 laborers, of whom more than 13,000 were Chinese immigrants. These immigrants were paid less than white workers, and, unlike whites, had to provide their own lodging. The crew had the formidable task of laying the track across California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, blasting fifteen tunnels to cover 1,776 miles with 4,814 feet of new track.

> A close study of the photograph reveals that the Chinese workers who were present that day have been excluded. This absence encourages students to consider that all photographs reflect choices made by the artistβ€”and to question accepting photographs as complete or comprehensive records of historical events.

http://ap.gilderlehrman.org/resources/official-photograph-from-Ò€œgolden-spikeÒ€%C2%9D-ceremony-1869

Asian male erasure in America is World Historic.

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Let me cross the railroad crossing while it is closed, what could go wrong? v.redd.it/b4znsgp8sme61
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These steam engines were parked on a railroad in Siberia by Russians during the Cold War., the idea was to use them as a backup railroad if the war ever got too hot or something happened to the electrical grid. They are now rusted in to place
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Grand Funk Railroad paved the way for Jefferson airplane, which cleared the way for Jefferson starship. The stage was now set for the Alan Parsons project, which I believe was some sort of hovercraft. imgur.com/NCVkrgX
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Case of a 53-year-old African American ex railroad worker with a 4.5 year history of multiple sclerosis implications. The patient presented with complaints of back pain and weakness in the right arm and bilateral lower extremity and spasticity. journal.medizzy.com/4-5-y…
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The British: 'Those damn savages better be grateful for all those railroads we built in their primitive nations!' The railroads:
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I have killed the whole railroad faction and I feel sick

I know this is just a game but man, I decided to join with the Brotherhood and they made me raid the railroad headquarters. I had to kill them all and I feel bad for these people, they were nice to me after all

Damn...

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CMV: Sandboxes > Railroads
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'Cause I've been working on the railroad...
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went and made myself a little room in the Railroad HQ reddit.com/gallery/lhmsew
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A Pennsylvania Railroad B1 electric, #3913, switches a railway post office car at Sunnyside Yard.
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Adobe Flash Shutdown Halts Chinese Railroad for Over 16 Hours Before Pirated Copy Restores Ops thedrive.com/news/38897/a…
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Finished the railroad track anvil stand. White oak inlaid in an I beam. Completely deadened the anvil. Next is painting the metal and staining the wood.
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If the quarry is for tree tapping, it follows that the railroad is for tree chopping, obviously! And why not spruce up the area while we're at it?
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Japanese railroad workers build special tunnels to save turtles from death.
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The newly restored b&o 51 at the b&o railroad museum reddit.com/gallery/lkkihn
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Cinnabar, Montana - the last stop on the railroad before Yellowstone (circa 1900)
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My dad made an anvil from an old railroad track for my younger brother.
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Korea One Step Closer to 1,000 kmh Train. Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) announced on Nov. 11 that it has achieved a speed of at least 1,000 kilometers per hour in a 1/17 hyper-tube train aerodynamic test model businesskorea.co.kr/news/…
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This Chi-Ha tonk in this movie called Railroad Tigers
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My 14-years-in-the-making fictional world MS Paint Map (with accompanying map of languages). No Legend, but there are: factories, farms, armies, hospitals, schools, police/fire/ems stations, airports, railroads, etc. Road colors are political control. Black shades are commercial/residential. reddit.com/gallery/ktfyja
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1966: New York Central Railroad's jet-powered train car during a test run between Butler, Indiana and Stryker, Ohio. The tests have seen the M-497 flashing by at 183.85 miles per hour, a U.S. rail-speed record that stands to this day.
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Busted water line next to a railroad drenches person after person as the train stops. vimeo.com/503380221
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Reading 2101 (american freedom train) at the B&O railroad museum
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