brakesman


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brakesman

(ˈbreɪksmən)
n, pl -men
(Mining & Quarrying) a pithead winch operator
Translations

brakesman

[ˈbreɪksmən] N (brakesmen (pl)) → encargado m del montacargas de la mina
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IT was 200 years ago on Saturday that a colliery brakesman demonstrated his newly-invented miners' safety lamp to a gathering on Tyneside.
IT was 200 years ago tomorrow a colliery brakesman demonstrated his newly-invented miners' safety lamp on Tyneside.
Brakesman Tasker, from Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, was part of the Great Britain crew that posted a time of 55.
As a brakesman in 1811 when the pumping engine kept breaking down at High Pit, Killingwoth, Stephenson offered to have a go at fixing it, resulting in him being given responsibility for the maintenance of all colliery engines in the region, soon he became an expert in steam driven machines and as they say the rest is history.
When all was in order head brakesman Ian Wilkinson waved his flag and the brakes were released.
Sometimes we were fortunate enough to get an empty car; sometimes we had to ride the bumpers; and often, when travelling through a hostile country, we rode on the roof of a car, so as not to give the brakesman an opportunity of striking us off the bumpers unawares.
On March 13 1873, William, a brakesman for the Taff Vale Railway, lost his footing while jumping from one part of the train to another.