- a person who assists in inspecting, installing, or maintaining railroad tracks.
- a trackwalker.
Origin of trackman
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Examples from the Web for trackman
The trackman was a person accustomed to the reality and not the theory of things.
Went from trackman to machinist's helper and boilermaker's helper.Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives
Work Projects Administration
Why should the locomotive engineer receive more than the trackman?Distributive Justice
John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
We were an excited group around the train's crew, when the trackman came up with his torch.
For nearly 30 years he had been identified with the railroad service filling positions from trackman to general superintendent.The Pullman Boycott
W. F. Burns
- US and Canadian a workman who lays and maintains railway trackAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): platelayer
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