One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A number of people or a quantity of a commodity transported by train.
- ‘That included the SS, who held trainloads of loot stolen from churches, banks, stately homes, museums and castles from around Europe.’
- ‘This gentleman sent Jack with trainloads of Yankees to the valley down around Brownsville to sell them the Promised Land.’
- ‘When, under international pressure, the Hungarian regime stopped the deportations he circumvented its orders and dispatched a last trainload to the gas chambers.’
- ‘These unfortunate people were forced to leave their homes and dumped in the remotest parts of Poland by trainloads promising home, help and amenities.’
- ‘Others include the trainload of silent American GIs who sat in their jeeps with the engines running for warmth as they were transported as freight during the Second World War.’
- ‘And remember, they're talking about hauling 100,000 truckloads, and over 20,000 trainloads of this stuff.’
- ‘Even if this growth turns flat, many of the 12 towns will be ahead of plenty of other places that are losing jobs by the trainload.’
- ‘The townspeople served 6 million troops, and there were often up to 32 trainloads of soldiers a day.’
- ‘By contrast, there is nothing a trainload of deportees arriving at a Polish camp might have known.’
- ‘She said the site was next door to residential property and although the present plans were for one train a day, there was the potential for three trainloads a day.’
- ‘In one 19-day artillery bombardment they used 321 trainloads of shells-one year's production for 55,000 workers.’
- ‘So three trainloads of people had to catch one which was half its normal capacity.’
- ‘A second engine had to be brought to the scene to take the trainload of passengers on to their final destination.’
- ‘That night the cabinet rounded up the strike leaders and flooded Glasgow with tanks and trainloads of troops to break the strike.’
- ‘Several told the story of a trainload of people that was hit and destroyed by Israeli shells in July 1967.’
- ‘But it was another 50 years before the exodus of eight trainloads of Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia through Hitler's Germany to Britain was discovered.’
- ‘We took in trainloads of children, but their parents had to convince British officials in Vienna that they had a job waiting for them.’
- ‘Adjustments were made quickly, and within a month, the first trainload of 400 patients arrived.’
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