Definition of engine driver in English:

engine driver


  • A driver of a locomotive; an engineer.

    • ‘He works full-time in Switzerland as an engine driver on the country's electric railway network.’
    • ‘His father, Reg, a former Great Western Railway engine driver, always read the paper.’
    • ‘Yesterday he enjoyed chatting with the engine driver and looking at the trains at the National Railway Museum in York.’
    • ‘Her father was a railway worker and later an engine driver, and although he kept his job during the 1930s Depression, the family had little money to spare.’
    • ‘To become an engine driver it was necessary to start at the bottom, cleaning locomotives, to progress to stoking them and then at last to driving.’


engine driver

/ˈenjən ˌdrīvər/