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Vestibule train


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vestibule train (Railroads) a train of passenger cars having the space between the end doors of adjacent cars inclosed, so as to admit of leaving the doors open to provide for intercommunication between all the cars.
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In literature:

The train was vestibuled.
"The Mucker" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Each and every word a seventeen-jointed vestibuled railroad train.
"Mark Twain's Speeches" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The train slid to a halt, a brakeman opened a vestibule door, and Bill Peck stepped wearily aboard.
"The Go-Getter" by Peter B. Kyne
Next morning, as the train slowed down for the desert town, Winthrop was in the vestibule, peering out anxiously.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Mr. Bunker and Russ went out into the vestibule so as to jump off the train the moment it stopped in the cut.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
But when he caught a glimpse of Mrs. Graybill in the vestibule of the train his apprehensions vanished.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
The conductor from the open vestibule waved to him as the train slowed and ran forward with the message.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
Then the great engine snorted, and he sprang down from the vestibule footboard as the train rolled out.
"Thurston of Orchard Valley" by Harold Bindloss
Meanwhile Prim was standing on the platform of the vestibule train tying his cravat.
"The Co-Citizens" by Corra Harris
In planning the royal train King Charles of Portugal went so far in his Americanism as to demand vestibuled platforms.
"Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895" by Various
Nothing can surpass the comfort and luxury of the Pullman cars, unless it be the perfected Pullman that is called the Vestibule Train.
"Jonathan and His Continent" by Max O'Rell
They passed out into the vestibule where a man stood waiting to assist the millionaire to the train.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
The fast vestibuled train, forty minutes late, swung northward at a speed that kept the car in a quiver.
"A Speckled Bird" by Augusta J. Evans Wilson
Fortunately it was not a vestibule train or she would have been shut out.
"Molly Brown's College Friends" by Nell Speed
When the next train pulled out, Lamb was in the vestibule, half a car-length away from him.
"Hooded Detective, Volume III No. 2, January, 1942" by Various
In each case the train bore a wide-vestibuled day coach as its last car.
"The Railroad Problem" by Edward Hungerford