from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A protection for a platform, or for several platforms, at which passenger-trains stop, consisting of a roof supported by posts; an open structure in which trains stop, or from which they start, as distinguished from the more completely inclosed station or depot.


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  • When the train stopped at an important station, the four men walked up and down the cement platform, under the vast smoky train-shed roof, like a stormy sky, under the elevated footways, beside crates of ducks and sides of beef, in the mystery of an unknown city.


  • As he saw it grow small beyond the train-shed he longed to hurry to Tanis.


  • There was a rattle of nervous laughter under the low train-shed.

    The Beautiful and Damned

  • He walked out to the train-shed; a porter came after him with his trunk.

    Shallow Soil

  • They stood in the train-shed beneath the glass vault.

    Shallow Soil

  • In New York Cornelius Vanderbilt was erecting a very grand new Grand Central Depot, the train-shed roof of which, an immense vault of glass and iron, would contain the largest interior space in the country.

    The Great Bridge

  • In the train-shed she chanced, seemingly by the veriest accident, upon Snodgrass.

    The Cab of the Sleeping Horse

  • The hated early call; the hasty breakfast with coffee-cup in one hand and time-table in the other; the dismal drive through dull, sleeping streets; the cheerless station; the gloomy train-shed with its lines of coaches wrapped in acrid engine smoke.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • It was very early in the morning and the big train-shed seemed all but deserted.

    A Little Miss Nobody Or, With the Girls of Pinewood Hall

  • There was an hour's wait at Chicago, and when Janice and her acquaintance left the train together it was to enter a dense throng in the train-shed.

    The Mission of Janice Day


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