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A railroad employee in charge of a yard.


1. (Professions) railways US a person in charge of a railway yard
2. (Railways) railways US a person in charge of a railway yard


(ˈyɑrdˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

a person who superintends all or part of a railroad yard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yardmaster - a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yardyardmaster - a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard
dispatcher - employee of a transportation company who controls the departures of vehicles according to weather conditions and in the interest of efficient service
railroad man, railroader, railway man, railwayman, trainman - an employee of a railroad
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Bourque Logistics' YardMaster software provides industrial shippers with in-plant railcar receiving and shipment management functionality.
1993- 1993-97 1998-2002 2002 Occupation Number Fatality Number Fatality Fatality of rate of rate rate fatalities fatalities Rail transporta- tion occupa- tions 139 25 83 15 20 Locomotive operators 41 17 20 8 12 Conductors and yardmasters 49 24 33 14 19 Brake, signal, and switch operators 43 50 28 68 56
Beirne would soon be promoted to yardmaster of the Pennsylvania's Undercliff yards, which ran perpendicular to Hutton Street and which could be crossed by an Escher-like footbridge to Eastern Avenue, where the trolley line ran.
However, the yardmaster discovered that Yarbrough had spent some time in a nearby tavern and was drunk, and dismissed him from the service.
Frank Loulan AGE: 48 HOME: Phoenix JOB: Yardmaster, Union Pacific Railroad ANNUAL INCOME: About $60,000
Similarly, transferring this switchman to a nonunion position, such as yardmaster, if he was otherwise qualified and this job became open after his disability, would not adversely impact the collectively bargained for rights of other workers.
Each center employs dispatchers who maintain communications with trains, maintenance crews and yardmaster via two-way radio using more 200 microwave links.
The products that they have recently added up are The AEON “edge-free” fixed-frame screen, AcousticPro UHD, CineGrey 3D Ambient Light Rejecting material, Yardmaster 2 enhanced feature outdoor projection screen, to name a few.
Verhoff received training as a Class I locomotive engineer, yardmaster, and freight conductor when he was employed with Norfolk Southern Railroad from 1994 to 2000.
He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad from 1956 until 1998, when he retired as a general yardmaster.
Willie stabs and kills a yardmaster and Leo beats up a cop.
Since then he has served in the positions of yard clerk, yardmaster, trainmaster, terminal trainmaster and assistant general manager.