unit train


: a railway train that transports a single commodity directly from producer to consumer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The logistics center will have direct rail focus, multi-commodity, carload of unit train, BNSF controlling interest, and BNSF capital drives development of business park. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, 8 Mar. 2020 The People’s Armed Police is a crack unit trained to put down terrorist attacks, rebellions and riots. Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2019 Two new rail yards will create rail storage for 165 rail cars, accommodate a 90-car unit train and provide rail car switching within the port, according to the Ports of Indiana. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, 3 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unit train was in 1962

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“Unit train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unit%20train. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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