Collective Nouns

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Woodie, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    A question popped up in another forum I participate in. "What is the collective noun for trains?"

    You know, a gaggle of geese, a parliament of owls etc.

    Is it a toot of trains???? What is it?
  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member


    Well, seriously, I think it would be "fleet." You can have a fleet of cars, a fleet of trucks, a fleet of ships, and a fleet for trains. I think I've actually seen that term used for trains, too.

    But I think a "chooch" of trains sounds better.

  3. billk

    billk Active Member

    Club layout
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Fleet of trains, a rake of coaches,and a load of rubbish under the layout.
  5. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

    CABOOSE is the bigger question.....


  6. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    All right.If cabooses is cabeese.Then PRR cabin cars would be? A village?? :eek: ;)
  7. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    Would that be a gaggle of cabeese?

  8. billk

    billk Active Member

    In the direction this is heading -- it would be a giggle!

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