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goods train

noun, British.
Origin of goods train
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A goods train which should have departed half an hour before us was sent on ahead of us.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • And here the engine-driver of the goods train rose to depart.

    Cleg Kelly, Arab of the City

    S. R. (Samuel Rutherford) Crockett
  • Upon these a goods train may be run to every farm, and loaded at the gate of the field.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • It was a goods train, and the trucks were full of sacks, soft sacks covered with coal dust.

    London to Ladysmith via Pretoria Winston Spencer Churchill
  • Thus he intended to travel by express, leaving his things to follow by goods train!

    True Tales of Mountain Adventures Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
  • My object was to get to Empoli before the Sienna goods train, for I knew nothing of what might be behind me.

  • He answered quite coolly, "Guess the express ran into the goods train!"

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World The Son of Samuel Smiles
  • Instead of one goods train there were three, and, of course, he had no means of finding out which of them was bound for Stettin.

    Commander Lawless V.C. Rolf Bennett
  • He went on and crashed into a goods train and into the thick of the smash a down express mowed its way.

    Max Carrados Ernest Bramah
  • After I had walked about sixty miles I came upon a water station known as Merton, with a goods train standing by.

    The Arm-Chair at the Inn F. Hopkinson Smith

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