railway man


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Noun1.railway man - an employee of a railroadrailway man - an employee of a railroad    
brakeman - a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
signalman - a railroad employee in charge of signals and point in a railroad yard
yardman - worker in a railway yard
train dispatcher, trainmaster, yardmaster - a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard
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On Friday 14 there is a screening of the film The Railway Man in the Ferguson Hall at 7.
Tenders are invited for Engagement of Man Power Agency for Supply of Retired Railway Man Power for the work of Rake Movement,--etc.
Train enthusiast Ray, 78, from Earlsdon, who was known as Coventry's Railway Man, passed away after suf-suf fering a heart attack at Reading Station.
More recent films include Rabbit Hole, The Paperboy, The Railway Man and Grace of Monaco.
Last week's winner Graham Pogson of Mountain Graham Pogson of Mountain Ash who recognised The Railway Man
THE RAILWAY MAN (15) ARDENT train enthusiast Eric (Colin Firth) is safely ensconced in a first-class carriage, casting nervous glances at the lady sitting opposite.
Based on the bestselling autobiography of Eric Lomax, The Railway Man is a respectful and polished drama, which uses a patchwork of flashbacks to recount the writer's treatment at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army after the fall of Singapore.
John Green 5 Stoner: A Novel, John Williams 6 The Railway Man, Eric Lomax 7 Twelve Years A Slave, Solomon Northup 8 The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort 9 And the Mountains Echoed, Khaled Hosseini 10 Wreck This Journal: To Create is to Destroy, Now with Even More Ways to, Keri Smith (Compiled by Waterstones) 1 Life After Life, Kate Atkinson 2 The Shock of the Fall, Nathan Filer 3 The Examined Life: How We Lose and Find Ourselves, Stephen Grosz 4 The Fault In Our Stars.
1 (-) The Wolf of Wall Street 2 (1) 12 Years A Slave 3 (2) American Hustle 4 (4) Frozen 5 (-) Devil's Due 6 (3) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (pictured) 7 (5) Last Vegas 8 (6) The Railway Man 9 (7) Delivery Man 10 (-) Gravity Chart courtesy of Cineworld Cinemas: www.
THE RAILWAY MAN (15) COLIN Firth's new film adds up to far more than being a measured reflection of the horrors of the Thai-Burma railway and how British prisoners of war were treated by the Japanese - by effectively reaching out to the silent survivors of all conflicts it becomes profoundly moving on behalf of millions.
THE RAILWAY MAN (15) NOT since Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker (2009) has there been a war film as powerful as The Railway Man.
Their new partnership onscreen in the drama The Railway Man went so well that Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman have made two further films together.

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