flag station



a railroad station where trains stop only when a flag or other signal is displayed or when passengers are to be discharged.

Origin of flag station

An Americanism dating back to 1845–50
Also called flag stop.
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Examples from the Web for flag station

Historical Examples of flag station

  • "It's a flag-station not far from Buffalo," announced48 Roger.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • I often thought that if I could choose my own station in life, my choice would be a flag-station on the railroad.

    Phaeton Rogers

    Rossiter Johnson

  • The city was twenty miles inland from the little flag-station, and the flag-station was ten miles away from Jemmy Three.

    Judith Lynn

    Annie Hamilton Donnell

  • A flag-station on the railway brings the links within easy walking distance.

    The Sunny Side of Ireland

    John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger

  • Over fifty years ago when I was a small child, I stood at a flag-station waiting for the train.