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Railroad man   /rˈeɪlrˌoʊd mæn/   Listen
Railroad man

noun
1.
An employee of a railroad.  Synonyms: railroader, railway man, railwayman, trainman.






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"Railroad man" Quotes from Famous Books



... "'T'wan't no railroad man; that I know," he affirmed, positively. "'Sides, the boss was holdin' of a bottle in his hand, an' seemed to set a heap of store ...
— The Saddle Boys in the Grand Canyon - or The Hermit of the Cave • James Carson

... Tennessee, where I had been born; and I had come with my younger brother to join my parents, who had finally decided that Denver was to be their permanent home. The conductors on the trains had taken care of us, because my father was a railroad man, at the head of the telegraph system; and we had been entertained on the way by the stories of an old forty-niner with a gray moustache, who told us how he had shot buffalo on those prairies where we now saw only ...
— Stories of Achievement, Volume III (of 6) - Orators and Reformers • Various

... the future, dreaming the large Western dream of easy money, of a fortune kicked up somewhere in the hills,—an oil well, a gold mine, a ledge of copper. He always told himself, when he accepted a cigar from a newly married railroad man, that he knew enough not to marry until he had found his ideal, and could keep her like a queen. He believed that in the yellow head over there in the sand he had found his ideal, and that by the time ...
— Song of the Lark • Willa Cather

... smooth-tongued railroad man Comes to my house and talks to me: 'I've got,' says he, 'a little plan That suits this ...
— The Poems of Sidney Lanier • Sidney Lanier

... Rambaud, pioneer railroad man, to whom Addison, smiling jocosely, observed: "Mr. Cowperwood is on from Philadelphia, Mr. Rambaud, trying to find out whether he wants to lose any money out here. Can't you sell him some of that bad land you have up ...
— The Titan • Theodore Dreiser

... a railroad man. I tried to keep up with him but he went too fast; I couldn't keep up. He got so bad they finally black-balled him from ...
— Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - Arkansas Narratives Part 3 • Works Projects Administration

... stake it was the best always that won. His engineers had reported that our plans were the best and that Scott and Thomson would see that he had only one rule—the interests of his company. Although he very well knew that I was a Pennsylvania Railroad man, yet he felt it his duty ...
— Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie • Andrew Carnegie



Words linked to "Railroad man" :   trainmaster, yardmaster, employee, signalman, brakeman, yardman, train dispatcher, railwayman



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