unit train

noun

Definition of unit train 

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

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One section of the biography says the unit trains five times annually with U.S. Navy SEALs, but the Department of Defense could not be reached by Fox News to verify the claim. Greg Norman, Fox News, "Thailand's versatile, crime-fighting Navy SEAL unit tasked with mission to save soccer team trapped in cave," 6 July 2018 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, "Federal grant will fuel Port of Indiana $19.8M expansion," 3 Nov. 2017

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1962, in the meaning defined above

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