railroad man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n railroad man an employee of a railroad
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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”


In literature:

That railroad man said he consented to let me use the lot.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
We hold that no man can occupy a position on one of our great railroads for ten years if he is crooked.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Mr. Robinson was a wealthy railroad man, associated with large metropolitan interests.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
On arriving at the railroad man's station, he had sent her on by the supply train.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
About the best book to follow her through on is that railroad man, Wheeler.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Suppose there was a black man who had business for the railroads to the amount of ten thousand dollars a year.
"The Future of the American Negro" by Booker T. Washington
He broke with Governor Larrabee when that excellent man had turned against the great men who had developed Iowa by building the railroads.
"The Brown Mouse" by Herbert Quick
She walk ev'y day down de railroad track To de place whar her steel-drivin' man fell dead.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
If a man works on a railroad long enough he gets killed.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The railroad man was tired and drawn.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine

In poetry:

"'Twas thus: a smooth-tongued railroad man
Comes to my house and talks to me:
`I've got,' says he, `a little plan
That suits this nineteenth century.
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

ROSELLE PARK — A Roselle man was charged with trespassing on railroad property after the smoke from his campfire attracted the notice of Roselle Park firefighters and police officers on Aug 1.
A train struck a man lying on railroad tracks in a northeastern Indiana city, severing his arm.
View full size Google Maps A street view of the intersection of Willow Grove Street and the railroad tracks where officials said a man stepped in front of a westbound train and died late Friday night.
The man jumped onto railroad tracks around 2:45 am and died at the scene, said Whittier police Lt Steve Dean.
Railroad man comes full circle.
Moving Pictures Willy Moon Releases ' Railroad Track ' Via Third Man Records, See the Video.
Boardman man has railroading in his blood.
The man who sparked a 90-minute standoff with police on the Sixth Street railroad bridge this month was denied bond Friday.
Police release name of man found dead on railroad tracks.
(WEAU)-We now know the name of the man whose body was found on railroad tracks in Ladysmith.
The Ladysmith Police Department is asking for help identifying the body of man found on the railroad tracks Wednesday afternoon.
An Aberdeen man escaped injury Tuesday night after his car was hit by a freight train while crossing railroad tracks at South and Sycamore streets, authorities said.
A man who was seriously injured when he fell on railroad tracks and was struck by a train while trying to help the victim of a traffic accident has died.
A Tucumcari man, who tried to outrun a freight train at a railroad crossing on Friday, is in intensive care in a Amarillo, Texas hospital, according to police reports and the man's family.
Negley Fire Chief Gary Banicki said the man was either sleeping or passed out on the railroad when he was hit by a Youngstown & Southern train.