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15th Jul '17 9:58:19 AM nombretomado
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* Two famous drivers in Britain are Benjamin Gimbert, who was severely injured in WorldWarII when a wagonload of depth charges caught fire on a freight train as it approached Soham. He uncoupled the wagon (directly behind the engine) from the rest of the train and drove the engine into a cutting. Amazingly, he survived. The other is John Axon, who, on realising his freight train was running away towards a station, [[HeroicSacrifice stayed on the footplate, trying to stop his train and sounding the whistle in order to clear the station]].

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* Two famous drivers in Britain are Benjamin Gimbert, who was severely injured in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII when a wagonload of depth charges caught fire on a freight train as it approached Soham. He uncoupled the wagon (directly behind the engine) from the rest of the train and drove the engine into a cutting. Amazingly, he survived. The other is John Axon, who, on realising his freight train was running away towards a station, [[HeroicSacrifice stayed on the footplate, trying to stop his train and sounding the whistle in order to clear the station]].



* Notably, The Station Master and the Signalman often shared the WU man's skillset since some railroads continued to use morse code to communicate with minor outlying checkpoint/signal stations even '''''after''''' [[WorldWarII WWII]].

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* Notably, The Station Master and the Signalman often shared the WU man's skillset since some railroads continued to use morse code to communicate with minor outlying checkpoint/signal stations even '''''after''''' [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]].
25th Jun '17 10:25:55 AM danlansdowne
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* Gordon Lightfoot's ''Canadian Railroad Trilogy'' is about building the Trans-Canada Line.

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* Gordon Lightfoot's ''Canadian Railroad Trilogy'' is about building the Trans-Canada Line.Canadian Pacific Railway, the first of the transcontinental railways in Canada.



Bending our backs til the railway is done.

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Bending our backs til the railway railroad is done.
10th Feb '17 11:34:55 AM Adeon
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* Skimbleshanks in ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' runs the Night Mail train, supervising all of the human crew members and looking after the passengers.
22nd May '16 4:41:21 PM DaNuke
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[[AC:Railroad Engineer]]: The "driver" of a train. He's responsible for the maintenance of the engine, controls its speed, and requires an intimate knowledge of the route and its peculiarities.

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[[AC:Railroad Engineer]]: The "driver" of a train. He's responsible for the maintenance of the engine, controls its speed, and requires an intimate knowledge of the route and its peculiarities.
peculiarities. Railroad engineers are often portrayed as heroic in fiction, thanks in no small part to many railroad engineers in real life who sacrificed themselves to avoid a massive disaster.



* Another famous railroad engineer is the Mexican Jesús García, the Hero of Nacozari. A train full of explosives was on fire, so he drove it away from the town, saving it from impending doom. Of course, he was vaporized.

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* Another famous railroad Mexican engineer is the Mexican Jesús García, the Hero of Nacozari. A In 1907 a train full of explosives stationed at Nacozari, Sonora was on fire, so he drove it away from the town, saving it from impending doom. Of course, he He was vaporized.vaporized in the blast.
19th May '16 5:59:10 AM pgj1997
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* "Mr. Conductor" from ''ShiningTimeStation'', though [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything he never seems to do any actual conducting]].

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* "Mr. Conductor" from ''ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', though [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything he never seems to do any actual conducting]].
20th Jan '16 5:35:52 AM Koveras
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* The conductors of the Corbetite Railway in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are an odd combination of TheCaptain and TheGoodShepherd; the Corbetites are a quasi-monastic religious order dedicated to neutrality and running the absolute best train system Europa (or anywhere else) has ever seen, and the conductors' duty is to keep the trains running ''no matter what''. At one point, the ''Wyrm of Limerick'' is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140620 stopped by an avalanche]] and its conductor and engineer respond to a passenger's flippant remark that it'll just be late by [[SeriousBusiness shouting "Blasphemy!" in unison]].

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* The conductors of the Corbetite Railway in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are an odd combination of TheCaptain and TheGoodShepherd; GoodShepherd; the Corbetites are a quasi-monastic religious order dedicated to neutrality and running the absolute best train system Europa (or anywhere else) has ever seen, and the conductors' duty is to keep the trains running ''no matter what''. At one point, the ''Wyrm of Limerick'' is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140620 stopped by an avalanche]] and its conductor and engineer respond to a passenger's flippant remark that it'll just be late by [[SeriousBusiness shouting "Blasphemy!" in unison]].
26th Dec '15 3:04:35 AM Winter
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* ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'' has the 999's mysterious conductor, who announces stops, performs small services for passengers, and enforces Galaxy Railways regulations. Hardly ever seen out of his blue uniform coat and cap, he has a strong resemblance to a Final Fantasy Black Mage.

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* ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'' has the 999's mysterious conductor, who announces stops, performs small services for passengers, and enforces Galaxy Railways regulations. Hardly ever seen out of his blue uniform coat and cap, he has a strong resemblance to a Final Fantasy ''Final Fantasy'' Black Mage.
18th Dec '15 7:53:07 AM Winter
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* ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999'' has the 999's mysterious conductor, who announces stops, performs small services for passengers, and enforces Galaxy Railways regulations. Hardly ever seen out of his blue uniform coat and cap, he has a strong resemblance to a Final Fantasy Black Mage.




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* ''Film/TheGeneral'' has Buster Keaton's character Johnnie Grey, who loves his engine about as much as his girl. The Confederate Army turns him away when he tries to enlist because he's in a vital profession (without explaining this to him), leaving him in place for a great locomotive chase when Union saboteurs steal his engine.
30th Oct '15 8:57:06 PM Geoduck
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* The hero and his friends are railroad laborers in ''BlazingSaddles''.

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* The hero and his friends are railroad laborers in ''BlazingSaddles''.at the start of ''Film/BlazingSaddles''.
10th Oct '15 11:19:07 PM JamaicanCastle
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* The conductors of the Corbetite Railway in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are an odd combination of TheCaptain and TheGoodShepherd; the Corbetites are a quasi-monastic religious order dedicated to neutrality and running the absolute best train system Europa (or anywhere else) has ever seen, and the conductors' duty is to keep the trains running ''no matter what''. At one point, the ''Wyrm of Limerick'' is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140620 stopped by an avalanche]] and its conductor and engineer respond to a passenger's flippant remark that it'll just be late by [[SeriousBusiness shouting "Blasphemy!" in unison]].




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* ''WebComic/GirlGenius'': The Corbetite order naturally puts its [[MadScientist Sparks]] in the engineer's chair, which is part of why their operations are so fantastic. In the incident mentioned above, the ''Wyrm'' cleared an avalanche by ''[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20140625 breathing fire on it]]'' from the dragon's head on its engine.
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