In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1maquinista masculineconductor masculine
- She would look at the cases of motormen, conductors, station cleaners and track workers and ask me, ‘Why do you only live a couple of years after you leave this place?’
- We stood for a short while on the platform to allow the motorman to change ends.
- They had a conductor and a motorman: a motorman to drive it, and a conductor to collect fares and announce the stops.
- Simon Gray, a motorman, said: ‘We are underpaid.’
- Travelling on the tram was a sociable activity as the same conductors and motormen were on the same timetable most days.
- Our train sat in Hoboken just long enough for the motorman and conductor to change ends, and then we were off once more.
- Craighead predicted serious problems in systematic enforcement of the ordinance because conductors and motormen were allowed to use their own discretion in seating passengers.
- And how do you think the public should treat the motormen and conductors, some of whom they're very angry with after three days off?
- At the inquiry the motorman stated that as he approached the station, the signalman waved him in with the green flag.
- It's the 134-year tradition of flaunting one rule - ‘Passengers should not talk to the motorman/gripman while the car is in motion’.
- Fifty-year-old Harry Kelly is one of these 380 motormen.
- At first he had been employed as a motorman, but from the summer of 1992 he had been engaged as 3rd engineer.
- A childhood buddy of mine, who is a motorman, told me of these problems when I asked him why the trip to Manhattan appeared to take longer than when I used to take the trains to Manhattan in my adolescence.
- Instead of a motorman and conductor there will only be motormen.
- The motorman tries to contact his command center, but his radio has hit one of the system's ‘dead spots’, so he gets no signal.
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