a member of the crew that operates a railroad train, usually an assistant to the conductor, such as a brakeman or flagman.
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How to use trainman in a sentence
"Then you'll git out the next time it stops, young Missie," the trainman announced harshly.The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge | Margaret Vandercook
The trainman climbed up on a box and sat whittling a stick and watching Olive out of a pair of shrewd Irish blue eyes.The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge | Margaret Vandercook
The train was still motionless, although, further back, a trainman was holding his hand aloft.Left Half Harmon | Ralph Henry Barbour
These things the rivermen saw from their stream exactly as a trainman would see them from his right-of-way.The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
Up to that time it had been no sinecure, being a conductor or a trainman on the old Rome road.The Story of the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg RailRoad | Edward Hungerford