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RAILROAD SLANGUAGE

 
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MessagePosté le: Jeu 5 Fév - 16:31 (2009)    Sujet du message: RAILROAD SLANGUAGE Répondre en citant

Arrow Employees
Any Railroad employee = Rail
Boomer = A railroader who restlessly changes jobs.
Brakeman = Roughneck, Shack, Ground hog, Smokestack, Fielder, Car catcher, stinger
Car Inspector = Car whacker
Clerk = Paper weight, Pin head, Pencil pusher
Conductor = Big O, The brains, The skipper, Bake head
Engineer = Hog Head, Fog Eater, Hogger, Eagle eye, Speed gager, Throttle puller, Positive block
Enginehouse foreman = Madhouse
Extra gang laborer = Gandy Dancer
Fireman = Diamond Pusher, Smoke Agent, Tallow pot, Fire boy, Coal heaver
General manager = Whiskers
Master Mechanic = Master maniac
Non-union employee = Short tail
Railway Policeman = Gum shoe, Cinder dick
Section Foreman = King Snipe
Section Laborer = Jerry, Snipe
Superintendent = Old man
Switchman = Snake, Dolly Flapper
Telegraph Operator = Lightning slinger, Brass pounder, Ham, Owls (3rd), Op.
Yard Clerk = Number grabber
Yardmaster = Dinger, Switch hog

Arrow Rolling Equipment
Any car = Wagon, Buggy
Box car = Side door Pullman
Business car = Drone cage, Brain box
Caboose = Crumb box, Dog house, Hut, Crummery
Coal car = Gon, Hopper
Empty coach = Bull fighter
Locomotive = Hog, Mill, Kettle, Lion, Teapot
Locomotive with large drivers = High boy
Locomotive with small drivers = Ground hog
Mallet Locomotive = Sacred ox
Observation car = Rubberneck
Passenger car = Varnish box
Pay car = Band wagon, Family disturber
Pullman Car =Snoozer
Refrigerator cars = Freezers, Reefers
Steel car = Whale belly
Switching locomotive = Goat
Switching locomotive with sloping tender = Bob tail
Tank car = Can
Trouble car =Dynamiter

Arrow Miscellaneous Equipment
Derail = Hop toad
Heated journal water car = Keeley
Impact register = Damn liar
Journal brass = Jewel
Lamp = Hayburner
Lantern = Shiner
Semaphore light = Red eye, Green eye
Semaphore signal = Paddle, Bug, Board
Switch = Gate
Telegraph instrument = Bug
Telegraph wires = Strings
Tool box under caboose = Possum belly
Torpedoes= Guns, caps
Train order = Flimsey, Tissue
Typewriter = Mill, Threshing machine

Arrow Trains
Emigrant train = Zulu
Employees' Train = Modoc
Extra fare train = Due train
Fats freight train = Hot shot, Red ball
Freight train = Rattler
Relief train = The hook
Slow freight train = drag
Slow passenger train = plug

Arrow General
Anyone riding on a pass = Deadhead
Arrival = Blow in
Commuter's train = Jit
Crew working 16 hours = Caught by the monkey
Emergency air application = Big hole
L.C.L Less than carload freight
Making a good run = Hitting the ball
Meal ticket = Pie book
Miss a meal = Fly light
Proceed signal = Highball
Relieving a crew after 16 hours = Dog-catching
Run without orders = Run on smoke
Rush telegram = Pink
Sixteen hour law = Bear
Third trick = Graveyard watch
Throw a switch = Bend the iron
To be disciplined = Called on the carpet
To cool a hotbox = Freeze a hub
To die = Join the birds
To leave the service = Pull the pin
Trip pass = Monkey money
Work train = Mud hen
Yardmaster's office = Knowledge box
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