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footplate

(ˈfʊtˌpleɪt)
n
(Railways) chiefly
a. a platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the crew stand to operate the controls
b. (as modifier): a footplate worker.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footplate - the platform in the cab of a locomotive on which the engineer stands to operate the controls
locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, engine - a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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Translations

footplate

[ˈfʊtpleɪt] N (esp Brit) → plataforma f del maquinista
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

footplate

[ˈfʊtpleɪt] n (mainly British)plateforme m (d'une locomotive à vapeur)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

footplate

[ˈfʊtˌpleɪt] n (Rail) → piattaforma del macchinista
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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They include Captain Baxter from the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, which will become the first standard gauge locomotive to operate on the Talyllyn Railway, offering footplate rides at Tywyn Wharf station.
Every member of the footplate staff knew who to come to, usually to complain about their rostered turn of duty.
I spent three weeks going up and down the sidings learning how to fire then I was on the footplate with a shovel.
When the train arrived at Paddington station, the train driver leaned out of his footplate to accept the many "thanks" from happy passengers, some of whom handed him cigarettes as a gratuity for the safe and speedy journey, which had delivered them to London in three minutesw short of three hours.
A molegrip type implement was used to break a lock footplate from a lock surround.
But while the passengers can enjoy an at-seat buffet service creature comforts on the footplate are zero.
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