trainman


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

train·man

 (trān′mən)
n.
A member of the operating crew on a railroad train, especially the brakeman.

trainman

(ˈtreɪnmən)
n, pl trainmen
(Railways) railways US a member of the team of people operating a train

train•man

(ˈtreɪn mən)

n., pl. -men.
a member of the crew that operates a railroad train, usu. an assistant to the conductor, such as a brakeman or flagman.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trainman - an employee of a railroadtrainman - 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
Translations

trainman

[ˈtreɪnmæn] N (trainmen (pl)) (US) (Rail) → ferroviario m
References in classic literature ?
The needle of the speed-indicator flicked and wagged to and fro; the cinders rattled on the roof, and a whirl of dust sucked after the whirling wheels, The crew of the combination sat on their bunks, panting in their shirt- sleeves, and Cheyne found himself among them shouting old, old stories of the railroad that every trainman knows, above the roar of the car.
When I saw the conductor examining the feet of the man in question, I said to myself, "That will settle it;" and so it did, for the trainman promptly decided that the passenger was a Negro, and let him remain where he was.
Earlier, Jackson has worked for MTA Long Island Rail Road as a conductor and trainman, and later in management positions; the Chicago Transit Authority as a general manager; Connex of Canada (now Veolia) as general manager and chief operating officer; the Macon Transportation Authority in Georgia as general manager and chief executive officer; and the city of Greenville, S.
I remember numerous incidents from my days as a trainman on the London Underground during the Seventies and early Eighties.
TO your correspondent who asked if the same punishment applied to a Metro trainman as it does to a car driver who crosses the crossing against the red flashing lights, the answer is that his/her question is a nonsense because, unlike a motor vehicle, the Metro train cannot move independently through the crossing.
67) Despite setbacks such as a jury ruling in favour of Seaboard against the Train Porters' Association in a case brought on behalf of trainman O.
Larry Krupa, head-end trainman, uncoupled the front of the train from the derailed cars--by hand.
Reading through the Federal Railroad Administration's yearly accident report one time, I saw that no matter how much experience a trainman had, it was easy to fall off or get hit by moving equipment unawares.
Duffy is 55, a former trainman of Wolverhimpton Labour Party, and the election is a straight contest between him sell and Mr.
The lead plaintiff, Jackie Fitzgerald of La Grande, is an Air Force and gulf war veteran who has worked as a Union Pacific trainman since 1998.
Most of those workers were unskilled laborers, but African Americans were also well represented in semiskilled positions, such as fireman and trainman, particularly in the South.
Earlier, we briefly revisited the mysterious Frenchman (Lambert Wilson) and his bosomy sidekick Persephone (Monica Bellucci), and made the acquaintance of the gungy Trainman (Bruce Spence).