Orange Express, noun phrase

Origin:
See quotation 1979.
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The former name of the Trans-Oranje Express, a luxury express train which travels through the Orange Free State from Cape Town to Durban and back, twice a week.
1952 F.B. Young In S. Afr. 127The Orange Express, which connects Cape Town with Durban, is of the same character [as the Blue Train], although not air-conditioned.
1964 J. Bennett Mr Fisherman (1967) 10He worked on the railways, too, as a bedding boy, although he was old for the job, and did a spell on the Blue Train and on the Orange Express.
1968 A. Fulton Dark Side of Mercy 210She would go with him to the station in Pine Street, and see him off on the Orange Express at seven-thirty.
1977 S. Afr. Panorama Dec. 18South Africa’s special trains are the Blue Train, which travels between Pretoria and Cape Town;..the Orange Express [etc.].
1979 Handbk (S.A.R. & H.) 95Orange Express...This train derives its name from the Orange Free State — the central point of the train’s journey between Durban and Cape Town.
1990 Weekend Post 20 Oct. 6Could Spoornet please give us back our old South African Railways,..Not to mention the old Union and Orange Expresses.
The former name of the Trans-Oranje Express, a luxury express train which travels through the Orange Free State from Cape Town to Durban and back, twice a week.
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