freight train

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n freight train a railroad train consisting of freight cars
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Freight train a railroad train made up of freight cars; -- called in England goods train.
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Usage

In literature:

They halted long enough to stop a freight train, send some telegrams, and ask for news.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
Bucks reported the Indians and asked if there were any freight trains coming that he could make his escape on.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
Freight trains especially they took delight in beating, seeing how it nettled the train crews.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
He had come at twenty-two, beating his way on freight trains.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
Such trains finally arrive in Paris freighted with death and madness, with gangrene and lockjaw.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Then there was a handsome profit on the donation of eggs and butter and maple-sugar which came in the freight train before I started.
"Phemie Frost's Experiences" by Ann S. Stephens
He hoped the man might go away and try a freight train, but as the conductor turned back the unfortunate traveller joined him.
"Snow on the Headlight" by Cy Warman
A freight train was backing down past the station on the third track.
"The Corner House Girls Growing Up" by Grace Brooks Hill
But he had just gone over the tracks in front of a freight train.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
A freight train had been thrown from the track, and the passenger train had run into it while going at full speed.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 7" by Various
I rode freight trains and passenger trains.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
The Government freight train seized, numbered nineteen cars, laden with forage for the cavalry at Nashville.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
That German wasn't in a good mood when he dropped off the freight train at Laguna.
"Through Our Unknown Southwest" by Agnes C. Laut
The division followed by freight trains in sections.
"A Historic Sketch Lest We Forget Company E 26th Ohio Infantry" by Walden Kelly
Out on the desert we waited for a long freight train to pass as it stood blocking the roadway.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
Fortunately for Carlos, the train which he had chosen for Olive's escape was not one of passenger coaches, but a freight train.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
There was something about the Kid that got the train crew of the way freight right from the start.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
We start them at braking on freights; usually they work for years at that before they get a train.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
A freight train was between the day express and the flood on an adjoining track, and this served to in a measure protect his train.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
When he got back to work he tried the freight trains.
"Held for Orders" by Frank H. Spearman
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In poetry:

Than our good train, when once she starts,
With freight of priceless souls,
Speeds to the pit where, deep and dark,
Perdition's Ocean rolls.
"Invitation To The Clergy" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
As the train passed the forest's tortured icons,
ths floes clanging like freight yards, then the spires
of frozen tears, the stations screeching steam,
he drew them in a single winters' breath
whose freezing consonants turned into stone.
"Forest Of Europe" by Derek Walcott

In news:

Ohio freight train carrying chemicals derails, spewing flames.
Union Pacific freight train derails, bridge collapses north of Chicago.
Police investigate the scen of a train derailment in Northbrook, Ill. A Union Pacific spokesman says a freight train derailed and a bridge over a stretch of road has collapsed in the northern Chicago suburbs.
A North Valley man died Tuesday when he was thrown from his truck after colliding with a speeding freight train .
Indian Passenger Train Rams Freight Train .
Everyone hit the floor and we all heard that freight train sound go over us.
Two people have been struck by a CSX freight train in Ewing.
Man Struck, Killed By Freight Train In Ventura County.
Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was struck, and killed by a freight train in Ventura early Wednesday morning (10/19).
Railroad officials say a freight train struck and killed a pedestrian on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near Marysville late Saturday night.
Freight train derails in New Haven.
Freight train derailment at Grand Ave and East St in New Haven.
Freight train smashes utility truck.
Freight train derails near Long's Park.
Man struck, killed by freight train.
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