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ride the rail(s)

To travel on a vehicle mounted on rails (especially a train or streetcar). I know it takes a lot longer than flying, but I love riding the rail from Portland to Vancouver. People often romanticize riding the rails across the country as hobos did during the Great Depression, but I doubt many would actually find much pleasure in it.
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Candy Ride is by Ride The Rails, a stakes-winning son of Cryptoclearance standing in California.
Ride The Rails came from the first crop by Cryptoclearance, along with Strategic Maneuver, the filly who put him on the map as a sire with her brace of Grade 1 victories as a two-year-old.
The series follows the adventures of three young trainees - Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko - as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination.
Later this year two handcarts will be added, allowing astronauts to ride the rails without having to walk in zero gravity.
Metrolink commuters may soon have to pay more to ride the rails to work.
Technology provided by GeoFocus provides a customer friendly experience as over one million spectators, athletes and media are expected to ride the rails during the Olympics.
The Best Friend replica did ride the rails for many years following its construction celebrating the 100[sup.
We could ride the rails from just about all points of the Southern California compass to observe some of the best players in the world practice their craft.
and Amtrak, guests can ride the Web as they ride the rails on the Country's first Internet trains.
Join your favorite "trainees" -Brewster, Wilson, and Koko- as they ride the rails pulling Chuggington[sup.
Thousands of commuters who ride the rails from the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys were rained out Monday as a fierce winter storm flooded a Metrolink tunnel, suspending train service all day.
Now gamers can hit the waves, surf the sky and ride the rails from the safety of their Game Boy Color," said Laddie Ervin, director of marketing for sports and racing titles at Infogrames.
The drive will pick up steam Sunday when the biggest toy train to ever ride the rails of Southern California stops in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo and Oxnard to pick up toys.
The intention of this book is to explore and share with the readers the best roller coasters and parks around the country - to find out what makes these rides so breathtaking and to help thrill riders make their choices on where to sit and when the best time is to ride the rails.
They've pushed people onto the rail lines, cut their bus service and now are charging them more to ride the rails.