What is the specific name given to the person who drives the train? Is there any other way of calling the name despite calling them as engineer or engine driver?

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    Railroad engineer – user178049 Mar 17 '17 at 3:15
  • A friend of mine is an engineer and his grandmother could not understand how that meant he could do anything other than drive a train. What more proof do you need? :-) – fixer1234 Mar 17 '17 at 7:42
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    @fixer1234 Here's the rest of the proof needed: youtube.com/watch?v=lNULzA8AOxY – Adam Mar 22 '17 at 17:36
  • We'll also use the term conductor in Canada. – user84237 Oct 27 '18 at 6:00
  • The engineer operates the train; the conductor is responsible for managing other aspects of the train's operation. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conductor_(rail). – hguler Mar 3 '19 at 3:42

The more common use is a Railroad engineer.

Which is an engineer (in America and Canada), engine driver, loco pilot, motorman, train driver (in Britain), is a person who operates a train. The driver is in charge of, and responsible for driving the engine, as well as the mechanical operation of the train, train speed, and all train handling.



This does depend what country you are in. In Britian, we call them train drivers. In America, they are engineers or railroad engineers. They've also been called engine drivers and locomotive engineers, in the past in different places.

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