a locomotive for pulling freight trains, designed for high drawbar pull rather than high speed.
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How to use freight engine in a sentence
Another trial was given, this time with the heavy freight engine attached to some of the largest flats, laden with steel beams.The Outdoor Chums After Big Game | Captain Quincy Allen
Without a pilot truck, the leading driving axle of the freight engine was generally overloaded.Introduction of the Locomotive Safety Truck | John H. White
A freight engine soon came to the spot, backing down the express car.Bart Stirling's Road to Success | Allen Chapman
Presley looked up quickly, and saw Dyke, the engineer, leaning on his folded arms from the cab window of the freight engine.The Octopus | Frank Norris
Two hours later an Iron Mountain freight engine pulled out of the railroad yards, Texas bound, with a string of empties.Roads of Destiny | O. Henry