train dispatcher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n train dispatcher a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Train dispatcher An official who gives the orders on a railroad as to the running of trains and their right of way.
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Usage

In literature:

Rawson will go over with a copy of these papers and a dispatch from His Majesty by the nine o'clock train.
"Havoc" by E. Philips Oppenheim
He set to work, packed up models, and dispatched them by train; clothes ditto, and wrote a long letter to his mother.
"Put Yourself in His Place" by Charles Reade
The trains arrived with regularity and dispatch, and brought us ample supplies.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
The trains arrived with regularity and dispatch, and brought us ample supplies.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
The trains arrived with regularity and dispatch, and brought us ample supplies.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. II., Part 3" by William T. Sherman
Three sets of couriers, dispatched at different times to find these trains and report, have so far made no report.
"The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War" by Annie Heloise Abel
A couple of hours before the train started she dispatched Turner to Septimus's hotel to remind him of the journey.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
With these exceptions the whole battalion marched down to the station soon after 11 p.m., and was dispatched in two trains.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
A courier was at once dispatched to the train, and it sought refuge in the fort.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
He might be a head salesman in a department store, or a hotel clerk, or a train dispatcher, or a broker, or a treasurer of something.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
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In poetry:

A train of guileless shepherds God dispatch'd,
Who in the field that night their flocks had watch'd,
To worship him before the break of day,
As in the manger the sweet infant lay.
"The Life And Death Of Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Area's 9-1-1 dispatchers trained to provide mutual aid .
The St Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that Western Illinois University in Macomb is one of four sites the St Louis Rams are considering for their NFL summer training camp.
It can cost as much as $1,500 for a 40-hour program and as much as $3,000 to train a new dispatcher, Nebus said.
The National Transportation Safety Board says the train that derailed in Paulsboro on Friday was traveling at a safe speed and was given clearance to cross the bridge by a dispatcher before collapsing into Mantua Creek.
It wasn't a secret, but it's likely Farmington opponents to a combined dispatch service were unaware that costly training requirements were just around the corner for the city.
Within the next year, Fortna-Hanson will undergo a three-week post training for dispatchers .
Mulcunry will continue to work in dispatch until Oct 4, when he begins training in the municipal police academy.
Gov John Kasich told the Columbus Dispatch he wants Ohio workers trained for jobs that businesses are looking to fill.
In response to Jerry Crafton's Sept 13 letter, "Too busy writing tickets": I think the delay in response is also the fault of poorly trained or just uncaring 911 dispatchers.
The Hancock County 911 Dispatch Center needs an overhaul, starting with the hiring and training procedures for part-time dispatchers, county commissioners learned on Thursday.
The Washington Redskins summer training camp will be held at a vacant land behind the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Dispatch From Spring Training .
On Saturday, visitors can see the jail, dispatch area and indoor shooting range and try out the department's firearms training simulator.
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