Motorman

A motorman is the person who operates an electrified trolley car, tram, light rail, or rapid transit train.

The term refers to the person who is in charge of the motor (of the electric car) in the same sense as a railroad engineer is in charge of the engine. The term was (and, where still used, is) gender-neutral. Though motormen have historically been male, females in the position (such as in the U.S. during the World Wars) were usually also called motormen as a job title.

The term has been replaced by more neutral ones, as gender-specific job titles have fallen into disuse, and because many systems employ large numbers of women in the position. On the New York Subway and London Underground, the position is now called train operator (T.O.).

The operator of an electric locomotive or an electric multiple unit train on a commuter or mainline railroad is typically called an engineer or driver.

The term may also refer to a person on a locomotive-hauled train when the train is being propelled by the locomotive. The driver is responsible for applying power in the locomotive, while the motorman (usually in a specially-built or converted vehicle) at the front of the train, is responsible for obeying signals, sounding the horn, and applying the brakes where necessary.

Read more about Motorman:  Oilpatch Motorman

Other articles related to "motorman":

Malbone Street Wreck - Contributing Causes of The Wreck - The Motorman
... The motorman was Edward Luciano, a crew dispatcher with light experience operating elevated trains, who was pressed into service during the strike emergency ... He had been taken over the line earlier by a motorman-instructor as part of his two hours of training prior to the disaster ... Normally a motorman in that era received sixty hours of training before being allowed to control a revenue-generating train ...
Kinnikuman Zebra - Teammates - Motorman
... Name Motorman (モーターマン?) Homeland France Age 23 Height 190 cm Weight 210 kg Choujin Kyoudo 4,600,000 Power Trademark Technique Drill a Hole Spark ...
Oilpatch Motorman
... In the petroleum industry, a motorman is the member of the drilling crew who is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the engines on an oil rig ...
Lehigh Valley Transit Company - Operational Issues - Operation From Allentown
... P W operator from 69th Street, and the LVT motorman began his return trip to Allentown ... A motorman's normal day was two round trips ... At the normal midday shift change, a motorman might pick up his car at 6th and Hamilton from the motorman arriving from Norristown, or an exchange could occur at 8th and St ...
Lehigh Valley Transit Company - Operational Issues - Wrecks
... The motorman of northbound lightweight 1003 was waiting at Brush siding near Norristown and had dispatcher's orders to wait for both a southbound passenger ... into the lightweight and twelve people were ultimately dead, including the motorman of 1003 ... The motorman of C14 ran into the interior of the freight car, thus surviving, and had the presence of mind to first grab from the cab clipboard his train order authorizing his ...