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People who work on trains and railways - synonyms or related words

conductor

noun

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

engineer

noun

American

someone whose job is to drive a train.

guard

noun

British

a train conductor

inspector

noun

British

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

lineman

noun

American

someone whose job is to check or repair railroad lines

linesman

noun

British

a railroad lineman

porter

noun

American

old-fashioned

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

railroad

noun

American

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

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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