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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. 2017.
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  • A freight train was puffing into the siding at the Payson station.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • It was a freight train, there was but one passenger car, and that was full.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • While he was eating, two Pawnee warriors arrived at the station on a freight train, from the east.

    Collection of Nebraska Pioneer Reminiscences Nebraska Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • At the end of the second freight train was another red flag.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins
  • Once we had to ride on a special engine; and frequently the caboose of a freight train served our desperate purpose.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
  • They sprang into the cab of the locomotive that was attached to the freight train.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • I had not been paying railroad fares, so I came into Pittsburgh on a freight train.

  • We went out and the freight train pulled in and there was Willie Wallace.

    Mitch Miller Edgar Lee Masters
  • The minutes passed slowly; it seemed as if that second freight train would never come.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins

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