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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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Yardmaster Connie Hooper (Rosario Dawson) clears the entire line to prevent a head-on collision.
Yardmaster Connie Hooper (Rosario Dawson) engineer Frank Barnes (Denzel Washington, pictured) and conductor Will Colson (Chris Pine) must stop it before it derails at a notorious curve.
How the yardmaster who cursed constantly was quiet today, and swore only when he was mad.
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He worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for 29 1/2 years, first as a switchman and then as yardmaster.
Rosario Dawson as the yardmaster adds light relief.
Yardmaster Connie Hooper (Rosario Dawson) clears the line to prevent a collision while her boss Michael Galvin (Kevin Dunn) concocts a plan of action to minimise the loss of life.
But the throttle jars forward and the carriages speed down the line without a driver - and carrying drums of flammable liquid, the equivalent of "a missile the length of the Chrysler Building" according to yardmaster Connie (Rosario Dawson).
This kind of thing happens," yardmaster Connie Hooper (Rosario Dawson) cool-headedly explains, restoring exactly no one's confidence in railroad safety, especially as Scott gooses the over-the-top scenario with explosions and various obstacles on the track.
He was a Yardmaster for Conrail and several other railroads for 38 years until his retirement in 1977.
Onboard accidents accounted for more than half of conductor and yardmaster fatalities, but only a third of the occupation's fatal accidents involved being struck by a railway vehicle.