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Glossary Results for Word "Boat Train"

Boat Train On the LNWR this usually meant a train between Euston and Holyhead, Liverpool or Fleetwood (under the LMS also Heysham and Stranraer) timed to coincide with the departure or arrival of a ship. For cross-channel ferries to a daily or weekday schedule (e.g. Holyhead-Kingstown and Fleetwood-Belfast) the departure of the ship would be delayed if the boat train were running late; as would the departure of the boat train if the ship were late. Boat trains for ocean liners (e.g. Liverpool-New York) were run specifically to connect with the liners’ sailings and were available only to their passengers.