trainmaster


trainmaster

trainmaster [treyn-mas-ter, -mah-ster] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a person who has charge of operations over one portion of a railroad.

Origin of trainmaster An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; train + master Examples from the Web for trainmaster Historical Examples of trainmaster

  • Every trainmaster should be a traveling engineer and every traveling engineer should be a trainmaster.

    Letters from an Old Railway Official

    Charles DeLano Hine

  • The trainmaster says, “This is my department, you have interfered with my man.”

    Letters from an Old Railway Official

    Charles DeLano Hine

  • When this got down to the superintendent or the trainmaster the conductor was called in.

    Letters from an Old Railway Official

    Charles DeLano Hine

  • The superintendent, and later the trainmaster, said: “This is my man.”

    Letters from an Old Railway Official

    Charles DeLano Hine

  • Sunday morning he and Norman met in the trainmaster’s office.

    Held for Orders

    Frank H. Spearman

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