brakeman

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a railroad employee responsible for a train's brakes

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Two brakesmen controlled the speed by the application of brakes."
Now the railway's gravity train has seven brakesmen and carries only small loads of slate.
At other times the brakesmen were friendly, and even offered assistance in the way of food, drink or tobacco.
Compare that with the pound a week Beasley's brakesmen got after five years' service.
An investigation found the goods train had two brakesmen but both men had dismounted to take part in the shunting operations.