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milk train

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noun Informal.
  1. a local train running through the early hours of the morning.
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Origin of milk train

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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  • "There's the morning milk-train, you know," suggested the doctor.

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    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • The milk-train was about an hour overdue, which would make it about due in the South.

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    Robert W. Chambers

  • It was very clear that no milk-train nor any other train would be on time the next morning.

  • At this moment the milk-train roared in and the teamsters began passing up their cans.