express train

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express train (plural express trains)

  1. A train (either the service or the train itself) making limited stops.
    • 1906, Edith Nesbit, The Railway Children, Chapter 4: The engine-burglar,
      All sorts of dreadful thoughts came to her all together in one horrible flash. There were such things as express trains that went on, she supposed, for hundreds of miles without stopping. Suppose this should be one of them? How would she get home again? She had no money to pay for the return journey.

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