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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.
30th Dec '14 4:14:37 PM Geoduck
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* ''YoungFrankenstein''. Frederick rides in two trains, one in the U.S. and the other in Transylvania. The conductor is exactly the same guy in both trains, except he's wearing a different uniform. See it on [=YouTube=], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgGGx2Or0Wc starting at 3:45]].

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* ''YoungFrankenstein''.''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Frederick rides in two trains, one in the U.S. and the other in Transylvania. The conductor is exactly the same guy in both trains, except he's wearing a different uniform. See it on [=YouTube=], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgGGx2Or0Wc starting at 3:45]].
17th Aug '14 10:40:29 AM aurora369
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[[AC:Railroad Conductor]]: Also known as a Guard in [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage British-English speaking countries]]. The manager of a train and its crew, responsible for all areas other than the engine, which is the responsibility of the engineer. He makes sure all the freight is secure, and the train is cleared to move down the track. He signals the engineer when to start and stop the train. On passenger trains, the conductor also announces the route of the train, gives the "all aboard" and collects the passengers' tickets. (On large trains, the collection may be done by an assistant conductor.) While railroads were in their prime in the United States, the conductor traditionally rode in the last car of a train, the caboose. Modern trains have largely made the caboose obsolete, and the conductor is based near the front of the train. For some unfathomable reason, British railways have retired the title in favour of calling them a "train manager" instead.

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[[AC:Railroad Conductor]]: Also known as a Guard in [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage British-English speaking countries]]. The manager of a train and its crew, responsible for all areas other than the engine, which is the responsibility of the engineer. He makes sure all the freight is secure, and the train is cleared to move down the track. He signals the engineer when to start and stop the train. On passenger trains, the conductor also announces the route of the train, gives the "all aboard" and collects the passengers' tickets. (On large trains, the collection may be done by an assistant conductor.) While railroads were in their prime in the United States, the conductor traditionally rode in the last car of a train, the caboose. Modern trains have largely made the caboose obsolete, and the conductor is based near the front of the train. For some unfathomable reason, British railways have retired the title in favour of calling them a "train manager" instead. Some countries have one conductor per passenger car and one senior conductor (called "master of the train" in Russia) in charge of the whole train.
26th Jun '14 7:21:03 PM karstovich2
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** And later immortalized in a different song which complained that the train would never have crashed if the railroad had hired union employees instead of that dirty scab Casey Jones. Ironically, the real Casey Jones was a supporter of labor unions.

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** And later immortalized in a different song which complained that the train would never have crashed if the railroad had hired union employees instead of that dirty scab Casey Jones. Ironically, the real Casey Jones was a supporter of labor unions.unions; his death was the result of a combination of low visibility, tricky track, confusion about signaling, the train having left Memphis late, and Jones wanting to make a record-breaking run (he'd gone from 85 minutes late to just two minutes short of schedule by the time of the crash).
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