Excursion train

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Excursion train a special train, usually with reduced fares, for persons making an excursion
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. excursioex, out, currĕre, cursum, to run.

Usage

In literature:

The principal excursion from Yokohama is to Kamakura, about one hour's ride by train.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
Then with a rather heavy heart, he shouldered Jane's parcel and his big baby, and took the Easter excursion train into Suffolk.
"The Girls of St. Olave's" by Mabel Mackintosh
An excursion train had just arrived, and the people were pouring into the place.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
I'm taking a little excursion into Pete's country in search of the train robbers.
"Boy Scouts on the Great Divide" by Archibald Lee Fletcher
The news of the impending battle was telegraphed far and wide, and excursion trains were run from Paris and other points to Cherbourg.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The pace of the excursion train may be neglected in the solution of the problem.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 June 7, 1890" by Various
Before the excursion train had doubled the final curve of the Loop he was ready to purchase her continued presence at a price.
"A Romance in Transit" by Francis Lynde
Excursion trains were already pouring their crowds into the place and the streets were fairly alive with humanity.
"The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship" by Margaret Burnham
If you hurry we can take the late train, and I will be able to use the excursion ticket I bought.
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
The first excursion train from Yarmouth to London was run on June 29th.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
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In news:

UP Operation Lifesaver Excursion Train .
The Telegraph reports that one idea for Engine 509 in Central City Park is to rebuild it and use it as an excursion train taking passengers to other parts of Georgia.
At the Elkins Depot Welcome Center, train excursions are always a part of the conversation with visitors.
Train Excursion Fundraiser Fights Lupus.
Officials say the Roanoke train excursion also has encountered some competition from larger train excursions like steam locomotive trips by Norfolk Southern from Roanoke to Bristol, Va. And then out of Williamson as well.
Following three years of successful trips, a popular Amtrak train excursion from Roanoke, Va.
UP Operation Lifesaver Excursion Train.
Transportation museum eyes excursion trains to downtown Indy.
Train Excursion Fundraiser Fights Lupus .
A rail excursion through the mountains of Western Canada aboard the Rocky Mountaineer has long been on my list of to-do train rides.
A view from the Fall Foliage Train Excursion in Shortsville.
And even the train's owners, who temptingly promote their luxury private rail excursions to Chicago, Washington DC and beyond.
As I traveled this great country of the United States, I decided to take a three-day excursion on a train.
OWOSSO — For those who love the nostalgia of train travel, a three-day Labor Day Weekend excursion to northern Michigan may be just the ticket.
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