One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A driver of a locomotive; an engineer.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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