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  • n. Plural form of engineman.


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  • NSW railway enginemen on long trips were often away two or three days longer than the journeys required as they stayed in barracks until rostered to drive a return train.


  • The door is thrown open, and the enginemen are about to draw out their machine.

    Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants

  • When it was necessary to put the locomotive on the turntable, enginemen who were skilled in the handling of the engines first put the valves out of gear by turning the handle down, and then worked the levers by hand, thus moving the valves to the proper position and stopping the engine at the exact point desired.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891

  • Panting, wild-eyed, hair in riotous disorder, this beautiful young woman climbed up into the cab with the agility of an overpowering excitement, pouring out upon the astonished enginemen a wonderful stream of incoherent "explanations."

    Every Man for Himself

  • Of these about one-fourth are switchmen and flagmen, one-fourth enginemen, one-fifth brakemen, one-sixth conductors, and one-eighth firemen.

    Wage Earning and Education

  • Before many minutes, however, the remainder of the regular enginemen appeared, and took their places, and presently Jack also was ousted.

    The Young Railroaders Tales of Adventure and Ingenuity

  • Presently the enginemen, working hard at their engines, found that their efforts were entirely vain.

    Grace Darling Heroine of the Farne Islands

  • The invention, says _Engineering_, seems to possess considerable merit, and it should prove of practical utility in collieries where enginemen are usually kept winding for many hours at a stretch, and where the slightest mistake on the part of the driver may lead to an accident.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 520, December 19, 1885

  • Henceforth there must come up a race of enginemen and smoke-blackened cannoneers, who will hammer away at their enemies under the direction of a single pair of eyes; and even heroism -- so deadly a gripe is Science laying on our noble possibilities -- will become a quality of very minor importance, when its possessor cannot break through the iron crust of his own armament and give the world a glimpse of it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 57, July, 1862

  • The force on the derricks consisted of two enginemen, four tagmen and the fireman.

    Concrete Construction Methods and Costs


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