Origin of goods train
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for goods train
A goods-train had come in ten minutes before, for which he had had to turn the points, and he never turned them back again.Johnny Ludlow. First Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
The Rob Roy was therefore sent by itself in a goods-train, the very first separation between us for three months.
But this they could not do, for neither could the stove go by a passenger train nor they themselves go in a goods-train.
As they crossed the railway-bridge a goods-train ran underneath and puffed smoke into the mare's eyes.Tales of the Five Towns