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People who work on trains and railways

conductor

noun

someone on a train, bus, etc. who checks passengers’ tickets and collects money

engineer

noun

someone whose job is to drive a train.

guard

noun

a train conductor

inspector

noun

someone whose job is to check people’s tickets on buses and trains

lineman

noun

someone whose job is to check or repair railroad lines

linesman

noun

a railroad lineman

porter

noun

someone on a train whose job is bringing things that passengers ask for

railroad

noun

a train company

signalman

noun

someone whose job is to control railroad signals

stationmaster

noun

someone whose job is to manage a train station

ticket collector

noun

someone at a station who takes the tickets from passengers as they get off the train

SOLE

… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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bankster

a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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