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switchman

[′swich·mən]
(mining engineering)
A laborer who throws switches of mine tracks in a coal mine.
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With Raritan's new slim and compact SwitchMan USB KVM switch, users can save space and money by controlling up to four computers with a single keyboard, monitor and mouse console -- as well as peripheral equipment, such as printers, digital cameras, iPODs(R), scanners, and external drives.
With SwitchMan USB, office workers can control connected computers -- including PCs and Apple Macintosh workstations -- and USB (Universal Serial Bus 2.
Such uses of the idea of personal responsibility--especially given that Farwell's injury was due to the negligence of a switchman whom Farwell had likely never met and over whom Farwell certainly had no control--functioned to obscure (1) that employees on the railroads were in fact engaged in wage labor for the benefit of the railroad company and its shareholders; and (2) that the legally constructed employment relation did not give employees the kind of power that they would have needed to exercise such responsibility over their working conditions.
A decision that the switchman is entitled to this kind of transfer would not affect the collective bargaining agreement.
2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After three years of legal wrangling, the tides of justice are finally turning back in favor of the now-deceased CSX railroad switchman and his legal estate in a case against CSX railroad.
No conductor, no tickets, no golden spike Glinting in the desert where track meets track, No signal, warning beacon, no switch or switchman, No boxcar, caboose, flange, no piston, Nothing but the soul's own eccentric motion Along rails converging to a vanishing point.
He worked as a railroad switchman for three years and as an industrial painter in Las Vegas for the Edison Company and Nevada Power.
Allan King's ground-breaking piece of direct cinema filmmaking, Skid Row, and Roman Kroitor's Paul Tomkowicz: Street-railway Switchman are broadcast as part of the Explorations series.
He worked as a switchman for Southern Pacific Railroad and served as local chairman of the Switchmen's Union.
in 1968 as a switchman and yardmaster for the Northern Pacific and later Burlington Northern.
His father had retired after 35 years as a switchman for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad, and had been a fixture at the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ for 40 years.
There were films like my father's, and Roman Kroitor's, who did Paul Tomkowicz, Street Railway Switchman, a marvellous film about a very ordinary guy in Winnipeg who looks after the switches in a streetcar.