He had the advantage of being a railwayman.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
It means about sixteen hours hard graft a-day to make not half what a railwayman makes in eight hours.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
The Highwaymen have been succeeded by the Railwayman.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
The railwayman raised a question.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
Every white man in India has his employment; for he is a soldier, a civil servant, a judge, a lawyer, a railwayman or a merchant.
"Life in an Indian Outpost" by Gordon Casserly