side of the tracks

side of the tracks

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Sometimes we slopped along in a narrow path on the left-hand side of the track, but by and by when the fog blew as aside a little and we saw that we were treading the rampart of a precipice and that our left elbows were projecting over a perfectly boundless and bottomless vacancy, we gasped, and jumped for the ties again.
Fully forty or fifty feet was on each side of the track, and though the weight which it dragged had thinned it, it was as thick round as a man's body.
On either side of the track, if it deserve the name, was the thick 'bush;' and everywhere was stagnant, slimy, rotten, filthy water.
The ape-man followed the trail to the railway where it ended abruptly on the west side of the track, showing that the girl had boarded the train, just as he thought.
It seems, however, that there must have been some short cut for those who knew it, for before I had reached the road I was astounded to see Miss Stapleton sitting upon a rock by the side of the track.
By the side of the track the old dame was standing, fastening her red whimple once more round her head.
One station is sited on the east side of the tracks on North Colony Road near Holy Trinity on the location of a former car dealership, the other is being built on a vacant lot at North Cherry and Parker streets west of the tracks.
In my own small way I have been something of a role model for kids from the wrong side of the tracks.
PC Nick Cannon, the investigating officer, said: "The freight train was approaching Green Lane Bridge when the driver saw three pedal cycles lying at the side of the tracks.
Small Town Boys and girls abound in this wallowing collection of maudlin melodies from the wrong side of the tracks.
A DISABLED nurse has to make a daily 20-mile detour because her train stops on the wrong side of the tracks.
The first part of the set was taken up with Cornwell playing his brilliant new album Hooverdam in its entirety which included the openers Wrong Side Of The Tracks and Going To The City, before going into some truly memorable songs.
Actually, I've got a really big bum, I'm not all that confident, and my husband comes from the wrong side of the tracks.
I have worked on the west side of Saskatoon, the wrong side of the tracks, for 50 years.
Reed not only presents this view with unarguable clarity, but he also points out how framing the situation as a racial issue actually reinforces the oppressive political and economic policies that push more and more of us onto the other side of the tracks.