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    good train

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    A woman was waiting for someone at the railway station. The train came but her friend didn't arrive.
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    I was thinking what a fix she d be in if she had missed
    the good train and had to take the slow.

    Does "good train" mean "fast train"?

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    #2

    Re: good train

    Probably a local train versus an express. More stops on the local makes for a longer journey.

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    #3

    Re: good train

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    A woman was waiting for someone at the railway station. The train came but her friend didn't arrive.
    She said later:

    I was thinking what a fix she d be in if she had missed
    the good train and had to take the slow.

    Does "good train" mean "fast train"?
    Not as far as I'm aware. Are you sure it's not "goods train"? That would be a train which carries mostly cargo (not people) but sometimes it's possible to be a passenger on a goods train. Usually they go directly from A to B so might be faster than the "slow" train.

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    #4

    Re: good train

    In my text it says "good train".
    But probably you're right. This one goes directly and the slow one goes around. I guess.

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    #5

    Re: good train

    I'm still wondering, though, if anyone on here has ever heard of the fast or the direct train being referred to as the "good train".

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    #6

    Re: good train

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm still wondering, though, if anyone on here has ever heard of the fast or the direct train being referred to as the "good train".
    Not specifically "the fast train" but I've heard it used to mean the "right train" or "the best train" (of those available).

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    #7

    Re: good train

    That's possible; but I typically hear 'fast train'/'express' versus 'slow train'/'stopper'. In the UK, some express trains are designated as 'Inter-City' trains, but I suspect this is just the result of some marketing syllable-generation scheme.

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