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a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes

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Sometimes we were fortunate enough to get an empty car; sometimes we had to ride the bumpers; and often, when travelling through a hostile country, we rode on the roof of a car, so as not to give the brakesman an opportunity of striking us off the bumpers unawares.
It once served as a waiting room and brakesman's cottage, conveniently close to the station.
On March 13 1873, William, a brakesman for the Taff Vale Railway, lost his footing while jumping from one part of the train to another.
The structure was made in 1964 by North East sculptor Charles Sansbury as a tribute to the pioneering civil engineer who lived and worked for a time in Killingworth, Newcastle, as a pit brakesman.
Contacts: Felix Jambrina, Gary Martin, Gretchen Brakesman.
The deceased was formerly employed as a brakesman by the company.
Dial Cottage, Great Lime Road, Killingworth, September 12 and 13, 11am to 3pm A small exhibition at the house where George Stephenson lived from 1804 while working as a brakesman at the Old Killingworth Colliery.
1803: Robert Stephenson born in Willington Quay to father George, an engine brakesman, and his wife Frances.
Welcoming the re-instatement, North Tyneside Mayor Norma Redfearn said: "In North Tyneside we are immensely proud of George Stephenson; the lad from a poor background who worked as a brakesman at Killingworth Pit and went on to become a railway pioneer and industrialist renowned as the Father of Railways'.
On North Tyneside Backworth Hall, dating from 1780, opens its doors; there will also be a small exhibition in Dial Cottage, the house where George Stephenson lived from 1804 while working as a brakesman at Old Killingworth Colliery, and on St Mary's Lighthouse Shipwreck Walk, people can find out details and the history of the numerous shipwrecks in the area.
A LIFETIME OF ACHIEVEMENTS 1803: Robert Stephenson born in Willington Quay, now North Tyneside, to father George, an engine brakesman, and his wife Frances.
His father worked as a brakesman at the Pontop Pike colliery.