Plate layer

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

See also: Plate

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Tenders are invited for Spanner Steel Plate Layer Double Ended 24 Long Size:42 X 41.
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.
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.
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.
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.