from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who works for a railroad company.
- n. One who railroads people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person engaged in the management or operation of a railroad or railroads; one employed in or about the running of railroad-trains or the general business of a railroad.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an employee of a railroad
Pop was also a railroader which may have had something to do with the TO's decision, I'll never know!
Ironically, his father doesn't want him to be a railroader.
Fortunately, as a model railroader, I had an answer.
It was a logical present given that I have always been a model railroader myself, though with smaller scale trains (HO and now N) and a different approach (for example, I fabricated my own track rather than buying it).
I never expected him to be a model railroader, especially modeling US prototypes.
As a fellow model railroader I am into O guage and when my father passed away I inherited his collection.
"How the heck did you find my little boy on this big beach?" asked Alex's grandpa, a retired Illinois railroader.
He had been a soldier, a railroader, a state archivist, a union organizer, founder of a homeless shelter and homeless himself.
Eric was a friend via my father, who was also a railroader.
Explained to me by a person in the know, to belong to a railroader.