from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun On a railroad, a small drill-engine, or a yard-engine used at stations for moving cars and making up trains.


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  • Lord bless your soul, I've put a self-binder together after a pony-engine had butted it half-way through a brick deepoe!

    The Man from Home

  • There was to be some press-work done that forenoon, and the pony-engine had steam up when the foreman and the two type-setters reached the office.

    Crowded Out o' Crofield or, The Boy who made his Way

  • The pony-engine was in a sort of woodshed, the press was in the "kitchen," as Mary called it, and the front room of the little old dwelling-house was the business office.

    Crowded Out o' Crofield or, The Boy who made his Way

  • You see, she knew how ambitious the little Pony Engine was, and how it wasn't contented a bit just to grow up in the pony-engine business, and be tied down to the depot all its days.

    Christmas Every Day and Other Stories

  • Number Four track! "the short exhaust of the obedient pony-engine, and the succeeding crash of the cars as they bump against their fellows.

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