platelayer


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platelayer

Brit a workman who lays and maintains railway track
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In civilian life, Sykes was a railway worker, a platelayer for the London and North Western Railway Company.
A platelayer walking along the line to the north of Bedford Station on the section between Bedford and Wellingborough, notorious by reason of an attempt made on Friday night to wreck the Manchester Express, discovered scaffold poles laid across the track but he was able to move them before any train passed.
Their father Ted was a foreman platelayer, while the sons worked as heaters, labourers, fitters and shipwrights.
50 YEARS AGO: At about three o'clock yesterday morning the platelayer at Banbury Station found a Birmingham boy and girl wandering among the sides.