locomotive engineer


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n locomotive engineer the operator of a railway locomotive
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In literature:

In the adaptation of steam to locomotives, the principles on which stationary engines operated were somewhat modified.
"Lectures on Language" by William S. Balch
Will an engine equipped with superheat units move as quickly as a saturated steam locomotive when throttle valve is first opened?
"The Traveling Engineers' Association" by Anonymous
The most fruitful source of fires is spark-emitting locomotives and logging engines.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
Perhaps the outstanding incident of industrial employment among women was that of several women in France as locomotive engineers.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The plowing-engine came to a standstill, the boy got down from the water-cart and uncoupled the locomotive from the living-van.
"Golden Stories" by Various
Russ thought that he might become a "candy butcher" when he grew up, although at first he had decided to be a locomotive engineer.
"Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's" by Laura Lee Hope
The term "cab" is also applied to the driver's or stoker's shelter on a locomotive-engine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Locomotive engineers in the United States rank very high in intelligence and respectability of character.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
The brakeman and the locomotive engineer and the mechanical engineer and the sailor all have the same spirit.
"The Voice of the Machines" by Gerald Stanley Lee
He built the first railway-locomotive in America, and was its engineer until he taught others how.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard

In news:

HERE'S this little railroad on the Brooklyn waterfront with 1.5 miles of track, one locomotive and a three-man crew -- the engineer, the conductor and the brakeman.
Amtrak Engineers Test Electric Locomotive Mock-Up At Siemens Plant in Sacramento.
Photo submitted – Daniel Florio , 36, is shown working aboard a Tioga Central Railroad locomotive where he is an engineer, conductor and brakeman.
The engineer of the C-S-X locomotive called police after he hit the girl.
Engine 844, the last steam locomotive ordered by the Union Pacific Railroad, will make an appearance this weekend in Old Sacramento.
Rice is a retired locomotive engineer from CSX Railroad.
Engineering students at the University of Birmingham in the UK have successfully built and demonstrated a hydrogen -fuel-cell-powered locomotive.
Over the following 20 years, he chased trains around New England and Canada, documenting the fall of steam engines and the rise of diesel locomotives — all in gorgeous black and white.
St Marys native Don Wolfe, shown here in Colorado, enjoys his job working as a lead systems engineer designing locomotives for General Electric.
In addition to steam engine No 844, a variety of other locomotives and equipment will be on special display from 10 am to 5 pm next Saturday and Sunday in Old Sacramento.
Engineering students at the University of Birmingham in the UK have successfully built and demonstrated a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered locomotive .
The last in a line of locomotives used in connection with the 100-year-old Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge, Engine 202 arrives Friday in Auburn from Clarksburg.
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman said the engine of one of three locomotives pulling the train caught fire at about 10 on Monday morning.
The company was in the midst of replacing its aging 40-ton locomotives with more powerful engines.
The Whippany Railway Museum received a steam engine locomotive as a donation to its museum, dedicated to the preservation of railroad history in New Jersey.

In science:

This is advantageous because we can therefore concentrate on developing the ‘scientific’ aspects for autonomous discovery of features in computer imagery, as opposed to the more ‘engineering’ aspects of using computer vision to guide the locomotion of a robot through treacherous terrain.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System