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Engineer ran good railroad (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

dragoon

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Here is my best explanation:

'railroad' is the definition.
('dragoon' can be a synonym of 'railroad')

'engineer ran good' is the wordplay.
'engineer' indicates anagramming the letters.
'ran'+'good'='rangood'
'rangood' with letters rearranged gives 'DRAGOON'.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for dragoon that I've seen before include "Soldier", "Browbeat", "Old heavy cavalryman", "[CARIBINEER]?", "Constrain", "Cavalier", "bully", "Cavalryman; coerce (into doing something)", "Cavalry officer" and "Harass".)

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