freight train


: a train that carries goods : a train that carries freight

Examples of freight train in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2001, a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in a tunnel in downtown Baltimore and caught fire, spewing black smoke into surrounding neighborhoods, and forcing officials to temporarily close all major roads into the city. Lea Skene, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Mar. 2024 Portions of a Norfolk and Southern freight train that derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. CBS News, 7 Mar. 2024 On February 3, 2023 a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, a small town near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, sending more than a million pounds of hazardous chemicals into the soil, water and air. Chris Isidore, CNN, 6 Mar. 2024 President Joe Biden’s visit today to East Palestine, Ohio, site of the derailment last February of a Norfolk Southern freight train, provides an important lesson for corporate executives about whether, when and how to visit the site of crisis. Edward Segal, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 The derailment, which received national attention, occurred the night of Feb. 3, 2023, when multiple rail cars of an eastbound Norfolk Southern freight train came off the tracks near the town of less than 5,000 residents. Max Filby, USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2024 The train is believed to be a freight train, the commission said. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 6 Feb. 2024 Washington — President Biden is set to visit East Palestine, Ohio on Friday, just over a year after a freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in the small village near the Pennsylvania state line. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 16 Feb. 2024 Few of us will ever fight an assailant on top of a moving freight train, or leap a motorcycle over an explosion. Johnny Loftus,, 14 Nov. 2023

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“Freight train.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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