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  • n  the operator of streetcar

  • The motorman's bell, operated by a button on the floor, warned pedestrians or horse-drawn wagons that preferred the smoothness of the tracks to the rough, jarring cobblestones.
  • Keno, stocky and stout, convinced one of them, Regoberto Sabio, that he was a 25-year-old motorman, and would ride Sabio's route with him.
  • When the motorman backed up to see what had happened, the train slid through the station in the other direction as well.
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    100 YEARS AGO June 19, 1913 Catching an alligator on the rails of a street railway system at midnight a mile from any water, is an incident the like of which probably will not recur in a hundred years, but that is the performance of Conductor D.T. Poole and Motorman A.L. Thedford, who run on the Pulaski Heights line of the Little Rock Railway and Electric Company.
    June 19, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • A stint as a guest motorman at Connecticut Trolley Museum
    “She’s really pretty,” says Roger Pierson, assistant chief motorman, as we board the orange and yellow Boston Elevated Railway No. 5645 trolley. He has specially selected it for my stint as a guest motorman at the Connecticut Trolley Museum. Built by the Laconia Car Co. and put into service in Boston in 1924, the stand-alone electric trolley car was one of the last of its kind when it was ...
    June 16, 2013 - Boston Globe

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