Going off the rails on a gravy train

Donald Trump tweeted that line about the gravy train again. How Rob-Ford-esque can he get! I decided to do a little digging to find the origin of the phrase. It’s my latest article for The Week:

Was there ever an actual train that carried gravy?

One response to “Going off the rails on a gravy train

  1. i may have seen a gravy train. the home of Lord Mountbatten is today a museum. the dining room has an extremely long table and on the table is a train which was apparently used for carrying condiments around the table.

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