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[treyn-mas-ter, -mah-ster]
  1. a person who has charge of operations over one portion of a railroad.
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Origin of trainmaster

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; train + master
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for trainmaster

Historical Examples

  • 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."

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

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

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

    Held for Orders

    Frank H. Spearman