yardmaster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yardmaster a railroad employer who is in charge of a railway yard
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Usage

In literature:

Her suitor, the yardmaster, took the switchmen out on a strike until she was reinstated.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
The yardmaster passed with a bulldog at his heels, and touching his hat to the contractor, turned the corner of the coal-shed.
"Tom Grogan" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Now I reckon Miss Constance makes Mr. Thomas Osby, Esquire, yardmaster at the new deepot.
"Heart's Desire" by Emerson Hough
But what limit is set to a switchman's courage I have never known, because I've never known one to balk at a yardmaster's order.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
The men about the yardmaster were less kindly.
"The Mountain Divide" by Frank H. Spearman
I tried to get the yardmaster not to send her down.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
The men including the yardmaster refused to deliver the cars, and were sent home.
"The Pullman Boycott" by W. F. Burns
In order to load we had to remove all the brakes, and this the yardmaster refused to do.
"Sawdust & Spangles" by W. C. Coup
Ralph ran up to the yardmaster and held out his watch to him.
"Ralph, the Train Dispatcher" by Allen Chapman
The yardmaster explained it to me.
"Our Railroads To-Morrow" by Edward Hungerford
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In news:

United Transportation Union ( UTU )-represented yardmasters employed by CN's Illinois Central Railroad recently ratified their first collective bargaining agreement, the union announced.
The Railroad Yardmasters of America organized on Dec 2, 1918, in response to managerial abuses, and affiliated with UTU in 1985.
UTU-represented yardmasters employed by Canadian National Railway's Illinois Central Railroad have reached a new tentative agreement following mediation assistance from the National Mediation Board.
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