freight car


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freight car

n.
A railroad car designed for carrying freight.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.freight car - a railway car that carries freightfreight car - a railway car that carries freight  
boxcar - a freight car with roof and sliding doors in the sides
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
cattle car - a freight car for transporting cattle
coal car - freight car with fixed sides and no roof; for transporting coal
flatbed, flatcar, flat - freight car without permanent sides or roof
freight train, rattler - a railroad train consisting of freight cars
gondola, gondola car - a low flat-bottomed freight car with fixed sides but no roof
refrigerator car - a freight car that is equipped with refrigeration system
tank car, tank - a freight car that transports liquids or gases in bulk
Translations

freight car

n (US Rail) → Güterwagen m

freight car

n (Am) → carro m merci inv
References in classic literature ?
Then it is put into a strait-jacket of lead pipe, sealed at both ends, and trundled into a waiting freight car.
Me for the freight cars an' the shade under the trees.
Here and there would be a bridge crossing a filthy creek, with hard-baked mud shores and dingy sheds and docks along it; here and there would be a railroad crossing, with a tangle of switches, and locomotives puffing, and rattling freight cars filing by; here and there would be a great factory, a dingy building with innumerable windows in it, and immense volumes of smoke pouring from the chimneys, darkening the air above and making filthy the earth beneath.
One never saw the fields, nor any green thing whatever, in Packingtown; but one could go out on the road and "hobo it," as the men phrased it, and see the country, and have a long rest, and an easy time riding on the freight cars.
From his book, entitled "The Battles of Labor," is quoted the declaration that "in some of the great historic strikes the employers themselves have instigated acts of violence;" that manufacturers have deliberately provoked strikes in order to get rid of surplus stock; and that freight cars have been burned by employers' agents during railroad strikes in order to increase disorder.
We brought sixty scarcely perceptible donkeys in the freight cars, for we had much ground to go over.
Using the existing freight car fleet (including stored cars) to effectively load more loads per year should increase both volume and revenue -- yielding better cash flow.
Transco Railway Products provides railroad tank car and freight car repair and maintenance, auto-rack certification, and hopper car cleaning at seven repair shops located in the Great Lakes region, Iowa and Montana.
On the positive note, logistic service and freight car rental revenue, together accounting for 20.8% of total, were up 32.4% y/y to US$ 29.4mn and 13.5% y/y to US$ 6.7mn, respectively.
However, application of this freight car has diversified to transportation of commodities related to the food and beverages industry.
AFS Corporate Member Amsted Rail (Chicago) a provider of fully integrated freight car systems for the heavy haul rail market, has added a new, complete AFC-Holcroft UBH line to meet a growing need for additional heat treatment capacity.
runaway freight car. If you do nothing the freight car will run straight into

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