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In "Dr. Thorndyke's Case-Book" by Austin Freeman", ِDr. Gervis was talking to his friend, saying:

"I think I had better run up to town and confer with Thorndyke," said I. "How do the trains run?"

"There is a good train in about three-quarters of an hour," replied Foxton.

I think that he meant to ask him "how fast trains are?"

And the other meant to say "there is a fast train".

Is that right?

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The question "How do the trains run?", in context, means "What are the train schedules?" or "When will there be trains available?", with the same meaning: "When can I get one?".

The statement "There is a good train in about three-quarters of an hour." means that that will be a suitable train for getting to the questioner's destination.

What would make a train "good"? Maybe it would be a good choice because there would be less stops along the way, or maybe it would go the full distance without any transfers.

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