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freight train

a train of freight cars.
Origin of freight train
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Here a freight-train was just starting out, and the men hopped aboard and were soon out of sight.

    Dave Porter in the Far North Edward Stratemeyer
  • Is there often a freight-train waiting here when you come along?

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
  • He might have been riding on some freight-train which had stopped at Banbridge, and stolen across and entered the vacant house.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He promised he would let me know if he sent a freight-train to the Rocky Mountains.

    Pictures of Canadian Life J. Ewing Ritchie
  • What has become of that girl you took away from Baker's freight-train yesterday morning?

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Just then Mr. Harvey offered him a good salary to take charge of his freight-train.

    Foes in Ambush Charles King
  • The trainman that I interviewed was a freight-train conductor who had been in the employ of the company over twenty-five years.

  • In front lay only the open prairie and flying snow, while the black shape of the freight-train grew indistinct behind.

    Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss
  • How did Jack know that the time-table had been changed that day, and a freight-train had taken the place of his master's train?

  • Meanwhile little Tobe mounted a freight-train one day to steal a ride, and Brickville has not seen or heard of him since.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens

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