footplateman

footplateman

(ˈfʊtˌpleɪtmən)
n, pl footplatemen
(Railways) Brit a member of a locomotive crew who stands on the footplate to operate the controls
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Gerald also sent me his father's reminiscences as a footplateman, going right back to 1925 when he joined the LMS as an engine cleaner and "knocker-up" through to driving on the notorious Settle-Carlisle line and taking a Merchant Navy Pacific on a special from Birmingham New Street to York.
DENNIS Herbert is the author of a smashing new book called Birmingham Footplateman.
He also gained railway experience as an LMS footplateman.