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a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes

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On Saturday, Canada's coaches pulled brakemen Jesse Lumsden, Cody Sorensen and Ben Coakwell from Canada-1 with driver Chris Spring and put them with Kripps, who had better training times.
That at a time when the Association was trying to get guards 33 shillings a week instead of 26 after six years' service, brakemen hoping for 25 shillings instead of a pound after five years.
Supplement 12 described in detail the duties to be assigned to brakemen and flagmen, including technical operations such as connecting hose and chain attachments, inspecting cars, testing signals and brakes, and opening and closing switches.
Brakemen and conductors tend to strut when they walk.
At Wellington, the air was thick with the colonial past, as indicated by sprawling bungalows and an unmistakable military presence; at Aruvankadu, the station was crowded with a bunch of children, for whom the train is a regular means of transport; and in Ketti, the halfway mark between Coonoor and Ooty, the brakemen took a coffee break, while I wandered around the station and admired the gleaming brass plaque which commemorates the NMR as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A woman trainman--"one of the ladiest of the lady brakemen," Knowles observed--and a strong opponent of union membership, fell from a PRR passenger train and was paralyzed.
It was marshalled by shunting men and brakemen running around shouting or carrying out instructions.
There was an official inquest, a criminal trial in which the brakemen were cleared of responsibility, and a Report by the Board of Trade.
He's one of dozens of volunteers who do virtually everything to make the trains go--from selling tickets to serving as engineers, conductors, brakemen and firemen.
After the Civil War, African Americans comprised a sizable proportion of the work force of firemen and brakemen on southern railroads, and they fully occupied service positions on dining and sleeping cars as well as in baggage handling.
O'Brien traces every element of the railroad: the daring brakemen, who braved icy roofs car by car to stop the train; the engineers; and a clear but thorough explanation of each locomotive and how it worked.
Correspondingly, all of them were among the brakemen and later challenged the Commission's opinion that enlargement could be funded on the basis of the current budget limit.
The team's 25 members include train engineers, brakemen and documentation specialists.
In the North and West, firemen and brakemen were initially overwhelmingly white.
The people are the workers - the car-builders in the wheel pit, switchmen, brakemen, carknockers, coach cleaners, mostly members of trade unions or brotherhoods - along with, of course, the bad guys - the union officials, foremen, yard dicks, fat-cat lodge chairmen.