Plate layer

a workman who lays down the rails of a railway and fixes them to the sleepers or ties.

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A widow, whose husband William, a plate layer for the Coal Board, died 36 years ago, she has a son Len, 70, who visited yesterday, and 35-year-old grandson Scott whom she helped bring up after the death of his mother.
A widow, whose husband William, a plate layer for the Coal Board, died 36 years ago, she has a son Len, 71 this year, who visited yesterday, and 35-year-old grandson Scott whom she helped bring up after the death of his mother.
Andrew White, defending, said Knox worked hard for decades as a railway plate layer and never wanted to be on benefits.
Each individual plate layer bolts to the one below it for precision assembly.
The issue then became one of choice of nickel and copper plate layer thicknesses to achieve sufficient separation of the EMS of genuine coins from each other and from slugs.
Mr James worked as a railway plate layer and was a keen football player for Caerau, Ely.
He was a railway plate layer from Middlesbrough and was staying in a shared room with acolleague.
15pm a foreman plate layer travelling on a slow train in the opposite direction spotted the headless body of a man lying by the side of the metals close to the bridge over the London and North-Western Railway.
The 29-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was staying at the hotel while working as a railway plate layer.
After leaving school, he became a plate layer at Dorman Long, then moved to British Steel in Stockton.
They are a blacksmith with a small anvil, a plate layer with a fish-bellied rail, a miner with Stephenson's safety lamp and an engineer with a locomotive.
The former navy man and plate layer at British Steel was born and bred in Middlesbrough along with the rest of the family.