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Mail train   /meɪl treɪn/   Listen
Mail train

A train that carries mail.

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"Mail train" Quotes from Famous Books

... ladies are now staying at the same hotel. I have thus far been detained in London by family affairs. But, unless I hear of a change for the better before evening, I follow Lady Loring to Paris by the mail train." ...
— The Black Robe • Wilkie Collins

... suddenly lit on a black case close to his feet, with the three letters MAY, and the next moment a huge chest appeared out of the darkness, bearing the same letters, and lifted on a truck by the joint strength of a green porter, and a pair of broad blue shoulders. Too ill to come on—telegraph, mail train—rushed through the poor Doctor's brain as he stepped forward as if to interrogate the chest. The blue shoulders turned, a ruddy sun-burnt face lighted up, and the inarticulate exclamation on either side was of the most intense ...
— The Trial - or, More Links of the Daisy Chain • Charlotte M. Yonge

... "Paddington, 10.20 a.m.—Mail train just started. It contains three thieves, named Sparrow, Burrell, and Spurgeon, in the first compartment ...
— Railway Adventures and Anecdotes - extending over more than fifty years • Various

... answered. "I am going to the Foreign Office about my passport—I have some interest there: they can give me letters; they can advise and assist me. I leave to-night by the mail train ...
— The Law and the Lady • Wilkie Collins

Words linked to "Mail train" :   mail car, railroad train, train

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