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- n. A superintendent or supervisor of an American U.S. freight railroad. The trainmaster is responsible for enforcing policies of the rail company, for train movements, locomotive assignments, crew assignments, personnel management, discipline, derailments and more. In the past, trainmasters were promoted brakemen or conductors who retained their union seniority.
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- n. a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard
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There were six locomotive engineers, six locomotive firemen, one master of transportation, forty-five conductors, a superintendent of tolls, nineteen collectors, one trainmaster, four train dispatchers, four yardmen, and five switchmen.
Men to run the trains were hard to get, and Tom Porter, trainmaster, was putting in every man he could pick up without reference to age or color.
True to form, he had cussed out the office boy, spoken in fatherly fashion to the trainmaster over the telephone about the lateness of No. 210, remarked to the stenographer that her last letter had looked like the exquisite tracks of a cow's hoof -- and then he had read two telegrams.
One passenger train south was tied up just beyond the wreck, and in about an hour and a half the wrecker appeared in charge of the trainmaster.
Speech left me entirely then, and I am afraid I would have been most beautifully thumped, had not Sanders, the trainmaster, come over and stopped him.
In this connection also I mention the names of Jim Donohue, traveling engineer; W.H. Smith, trainmaster, and P. Randoff Morris and
He could run without the trainmaster giving him any hints, and I began to get scared, for I knew it was all down hill from
The business was very dull and the company did not need any engineers and Mr. Kishhammer, the trainmaster, gave me a job as brakeman,
We got on our engine and the head brakeman took us over to the stock pens and picked up four cars of sheep and took us back in the yard to No. 7 track and coupled us up to forty-seven more cars of sheep and cattle, and Smyers, trainmaster for the A.,
Jim Donohue, traveling engineer; W.H. Smith, trainmaster, and P. Randoff Morris and Jos.
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