One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A train for carrying goods rather than people.‘a goods train carrying iron ore derailed near the town’
- ‘For most of its life this railway thrived, with goods trains carrying coal, stock and wool and passenger railcars travelling both ways every day.’
- ‘The rail company chairman suggested metal fatigue in the tracks could have led to the derailment of the goods train.’
- ‘The locomotive ploughed head-on into the stationary goods train.’
- ‘More than 300 trains - including passenger shuttles, goods trains and Eurostar trains - use the Channel Tunnel every day.’
- ‘To actually try and jump on a moving goods train is very reckless and i wouldn't recommend it.’
- ‘A goods train rumbled slowly by on the opposite track.’
- ‘He promptly strolled over to the depot and hitched a ride home on the goods train.’
- ‘As of mid 2011, it was decided to stop all goods train haulage due to severe shortage of locomotives and fuel.’
- ‘A long goods train chugged past - 60 bogeys pulled slowly along by an unwilling engine.’
- ‘Goods trains move at night because during daytime the Swiss rail system is used to full capacity by passenger traffic.’
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