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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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  • At four in the morning he took a goods train down to Dundalk, where he found Mr. Townsend.

    Animal Intelligence George J. Romanes
  • Upon these a goods train may be run to every farm, and loaded at the gate of the field.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • As the two adventurers drew nearer the nature of the goods train became apparent.

    The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
  • 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
  • My object was to get to Empoli before the Sienna goods train, for I knew nothing of what might be behind me.

  • Thus he intended to travel by express, leaving his things to follow by goods train!

    True Tales of Mountain Adventures Mrs. Aubrey Le Blond
  • On I dashed, right in front of the goods train; the yellow light of the engine shone full upon me; death was at hand.

  • 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

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