railroad man


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Noun1.railroad man - an employee of a railroadrailroad 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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I'm a railroad man and I've been in the tropics a lot.
Huntington, the great railroad man, he gave me two dollars for our school.
He was an Air Force veteran and a career railroad man whose passions included trains, covered bridges, painting and the love of his hometown Pittsburgh, PA.
A railroad man never forgets that the next run may be his turn," Cather writes.
So in 1856, Burnham moved to Chicago, where he met a railroad man, who, after looking over Halladay's invention, saw its possibilities for keeping the railroad's track-side water tanks filled.
So General Pershing asked to be sent the best railroad man that could be found, in the hope he could thereby have some control over how the boys got to the front.
Civil engineer and railroad man John Elfreth Watkins Jr forecast TVs and mobile phones in 1900.
The prolific Vincenzoni started his screenwriting career in 1954 with Aldo Fabrizi comedy "They Stole a Tram," followed by Pietro Germi's "The Railroad Man" in 1956.
Kolko's evidence here seems to be the railroad man's rejection of competition that results in the "survival of the fittest." But capitalism involves only the right to compete--that is, the absence of legal monopolies.
Cottrell was a former railroad man. He realized that societies whose citizens burned lots of energy behaved totally differently than low-energy cultures.
In 2006, a Japanese film directed by Eiji Okuda, "Nagai Sampo" (A Long Walk), won the Grand Prix, while Takakura received an actor's award in 1999 for his portrayal of an old railroad station master in "Poppoya" (Railroad Man).