Apple Express, noun phrase

A narrow-gauge steam train, originally serving the Langkloof fruit-growing area of the Cape province, and later a tourist attraction. Also attributive.
1963 M.G. McCoy Informant, Port ElizabethThe boys went off with the cub pack for the day on the ‘apple express’ as far as Loerie.
1974 The 1820 May 17Exactly 70 years after the first tiny trains started running on Port Elizabeth’s ‘Apple Express’ railway, powerful diesel locomotives have been introduced to modernise what is probably the busiest and most useful narrow-gauge line in the world.
1979 Family Radio & TV 28 May 54The trio of veteran engines of the ‘Apple Express’ continue to pull their loads of fruit along the 120 km of track between Assegaaibos, Joubertina and Avontuur.
1982 E. Prov. Herald 20 Sept. 1It’s ‘Apple 2, Runners 1’ after the Apple Express walked Saturday’s third..Great Train Race...When it reached the first station, the Apple was lagging behind and the back of the last runner could just be seen in the distance...But the Apple Express won.
1988 A. Erasmus in E. Prov. Herald 25 Aug. 3It will be full steam ahead for the Apple Express on Saturday, September 17, when the ninth..Great Train Race is run.
1990 Weekend Post 20 Oct. 6The Apple Express and all those other special trains can keep their green or brown-and-cream paintwork.
A narrow-gauge steam train, originally serving the Langkloof fruit-growing area of the Cape province, and later a tourist attraction. Also attributive.
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