Origin of way car
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for way car
The instant the way-car passed it was lifted from the track.
I saw the way-car emerge from the trees and approach the station.
This man, who was in front end of way-car, was thrown to the ground.Railroad Accidents
R. C. Richards
Panting, the Englishman threw himself into a way-car that was already making ten miles an hour.The Last Spike
We begged piteously from everyone we met to tell us where the way-car was that went out on the stock train.Cowboy Life on the Sidetrack