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freight train

a train of freight cars.
Origin of freight train
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They were not robbing the consignees in this raid upon the freight train.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • Never had a freight train looked so good to his eyes as it did at that moment.

    The Mountain Divide Frank H. Spearman
  • It was a freight train, there was but one passenger car, and that was full.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • By that time I could see a freight train backing in toward us.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • At the end of the second freight train was another red flag.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
  • They sprang into the cab of the locomotive that was attached to the freight train.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • We went out and the freight train pulled in and there was Willie Wallace.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • They steamed out of the roundhouse and were soon at the head of their freight train.

    Ralph on the Engine Allen Chapman
  • There had been a freight train on a side track at this station, waiting for us to get by.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders

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