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goods train

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noun British.
  1. freight train.
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Origin of goods train

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • 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.