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  • Jacob John Goering, Sr. (1896 - 1963)
  • George J MacKenzie (1846 - 1903)
    son of James & Agnes Lawrence McKenzieGeorge was a streetcar conductor at the time of his death, and died after the tongue of a farm wagon knocked him from his streetcar. He died at city hospital from ...
  • Edward Grainger (1942 - 2023)
    George Edward Grainger, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center surrounded by the family that he loved and that loved him. He was born in Horry...
  • John Erb Lincoln (1847 - 1908)
  • William LeRoy Everly (1889 - 1967)
    Photo added by cynthia mullens William served in World War I. He married Vertie Ocie Poe, the daughter of Adolphus and Elizabeth Poe shortly afterwards. By 1920 they were living in Grafton and...

Rail and bus conductors

This is an occupation project. Please add profiles of those who worked as a railroad, tram, bus or streetcar conductor (or guard). Please feel free to add translations and references to the project, although you must be a collaborator to do so.

From Wikipedia: Conductor (rail)

A conductor (American and Canadian English) or guard (Commonwealth English) is a train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train. The conductor title is most common in North American railway operations, but the role is common worldwide under various job titles.

Conductor is also a crew member in some bus, trolleybus or tram operations.

From "The Freight Train Conductor"

"The supreme authority on any train, freight or passenger, is the conductor. This position requires a great deal of responsibility and essentially acts as the head manager, dealing with paperwork and generally being precisely aware of what the train carries at all times. The conductor is most often associated by the general public with passenger trains where, in the days of yore, he was instantly recognizable in his stately three-piece suit and accompanying hat while going up and down the aisles punching tickets. Once departure time arrived he would shout "All aboard!", climb on, and give the engineer a wave that it was time to go. ..."