California Railroad Employment Records Supplimental Occupation List

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Supplemental occupation list

Other possible occupations

Key as seen. Not to be picky, but R.H. Lab would be keyed RH Lab (just remove periods) If it is shown as R. H. Lab then it would be keyed as R H Lab-- Karen. View R H Lab example image here

There is a book in the public domain available free to read online or to download in many different formats. The book classifies railroad occupations by name and category. 1921 United States Railroad Labor Board Rules for Reporting Information on Railroad Employees Together With A Classification and Index of Steam Railroad Occupations. M. D. Lundy

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  • 1st Fire Blacksmith
  • 1st Opr
  • 1st Tic Clerk
  • 2nd Opr
  • 2nd Tic Clerk
  • 2nd W C
  • 3rd Opr
  • 3rd Tick Clerk
  • 3d W C
  • 477 Clerk
  • 5501 Clerk

A

  • A B Foreman
  • A B Hlpr
  • A B Hlpr App
  • A B Insp
  • A B Machinist
  • A B Man
  • Abs and Pros
  • A B Rep Hlp
  • A B Repr
  • A C Maintnr
  • Abst Clerk
  • Abstract Clk
  • Accident Clerk
  • Acct (Accountant)
  • Accounts
  • Acetylene Welder
  • Acting Nite Foreman
  • ADC
  • Adobe Maker
  • AG YM (Asst General Yard Master)
  • Agent
  • Agt Opr
  • Agt Telgr
  • Air Foreman
  • Air Brakeman
  • Air Brake Handyman
  • Air Brake Helper
  • Air Brake Repr
  • Air Brk and Eng Inspector
  • Air Testman
  • Airman
  • ANC
  • Apprentice
  • Apron Tender (also Apr Tndr)
  • Asst Caller
  • Asst C D
  • Asst Checkman
  • Asst Chief Disp
  • Asst Engr
  • Asst Fore Elect
  • Asst Lease Clerk
  • Asst M M
  • Asst S B M
  • Asst Shop Foreman
  • Asst Sig Supt
  • Asst Supt
  • Asst T K
  • Asst Tal and Ton
  • Asst Tender
  • ATM Clk
  • AYM (Assistant Yardman)
  • Atticman

B

  • B and B Supvr
  • Babbitman (Melts and pours Babbit metal)
  • Baggageman
  • Bageman (Baggageman)
  • Bagman
  • Bag Labr
  • Batt Man (Battery Man)
  • Bdge Insp (Bridge Inspector)
  • Bg Hlpr (Baggage Helper)
  • Bill Clerk
  • Bl Clk
  • Blacksmith
  • Blacksmith Hlp
  • Blkmr
  • Blksmth Foreman
  • Blksmth Hlp
  • Blacksmith Journeyman
  • Blmkr App (Boilermaker Apprentice)
  • Blmkr Hlpr (Boilermaker Helper)
  • Blr Filler (Boiler Filler)
  • Blue Print Boy (also Blue Prt Boy)
  • Blwsher (Boiler Washer)
  • Blwshr Hlpr
  • Bo Filler (Boiler Filler)
  • Bo Mkr
  • Bo Mkr Appr
  • Bo Mkr Fore
  • Bo Mkr Hdy
  • Bo Mkr Hlp, also Bo Mkr Hlpr
  • Boiler Foreman
  • Boiler Inspr
  • Boiler Lagger
  • Boiler Washer
  • Boiler Wash Helper
  • Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker Foreman
  • Boilermaker Clerk
  • Boilermaker Handyman
  • Boilermaker Inspector
  • Boilermaker Journeyman
  • Bonder
  • Bonder 2nd
  • Bootblack
  • Box Packer
  • Brick Hlp
  • Brickarch Man, also Brickarchman
  • Bricklayer
  • Brickman
  • Brickman Helper
  • Brick Mason
  • Bridge Attdt (Bridge Attendant)
  • Bridge Ins (Bridge Inspector)
  • Bridge Tender
  • Bridge Watchman
  • BW Hlp (Boiler Washer Helper)

C

  • Cab Mkr
  • Cab Paker
  • Cab Packer
  • Cal Packer
  • Call Boy
  • Caller
  • Camp Man
  • Cannery Checker
  • Captain
  • Car Bldr (Car Builder)
  • Car Cleaner
  • Car Cook Eng
  • Car Dept
  • Car Distributor
  • Caretaker
  • Car Insp (Car Inspector)
  • Car Oiler
  • Car Porter
  • Car Rep Hlp
  • Car Rep Hlp App
  • Car RepJnyman (Car Repairer Journeyman)
  • Car Repr (Car Repairer)
  • Car Rider
  • Car Tracer
  • Carp (Carpenter), also Carpt
  • Carp Foreman
  • Carptr (Carpenter)
  • Car Wrecker Foreman
  • Cashier
  • Cashr (Cashier)
  • Checkman (also Chkman, and Asst Chkman)
  • Chief Disp (Chief Dispatcher)also Chf Dspr, and Asst Chf Dspr
  • Chief Insp (Chief Inspector)
  • Chf Clk (Chief Clerk)
  • Ck Clk (Check Clerk)
  • Chf Draftsman
  • Chf Opr (Chief Operator (Telephone)
  • Chopper
  • Claim Adjstr
  • Claim Clerk
  • Claims
  • Clampmn
  • Cleaner
  • Cleaning Inspr
  • Clerk
  • Clerk Supt' Secy (Note, don't use punctuation.)
  • Clm Clk (Claim Clerk)
  • Clnr (Cleaner)
  • Coal Heaver
  • Coal Supply Man
  • Collector
  • Compr Engr
  • Comptometer
  • Compt Opr
  • Concrete Man
  • Conductor
  • Const Foreman (Construction Foreman)
  • Cook
  • Copper Hlp
  • Copper Pipe Foreman
  • Coppersmith
  • Cost Acct (Cost Accountant)
  • Cotton Clk
  • Counter Clerk
  • Cr Wtchmn (Crossing Watchman)
  • Crane Eng or Crane Man
  • Craneman
  • Crossing Flagmen
  • Crossing Watchmen
  • Crosstown Condr
  • Crusher Engineer
  • Crusher Oiler
  • Curve Oiler

D

  • DAYM (probably Day Assistant Yard Master)
  • D C Maintainer
  • D Caller (Day Caller)
  • Day Bagman
  • Day Batteryman
  • Day Caboose Supplyman
  • Day Counterman
  • Day Engine House Foreman
  • Day Mess also Day Messgr
  • Day Sealer
  • Day Weigher
  • Day Yd Clk
  • Deckhand
  • Del Boy (Delivery Boy)
  • Del Clk (Delivery Clerk)
  • Dem Clk
  • Dftsman (Draftsman)
  • Digger
  • Disp (Dispatcher) also Dspr
  • Dist Carptr
  • Dist Signal Opr
  • Div Elec (Division Electrician)
  • Div Engineer (Division Engineer)
  • Division Storekeeper (also Divn Stkpr)
  • Divn Form Clk
  • Divn Acct (Division Accountant)
  • Divn Engr
  • Donkey Engineer (Operates a Steam Donkey)
  • Dopeman
  • Draftman and Clerk
  • Driller
  • Drillpress Man
  • DRS
  • DYC (Day Yard Cleaner)

E

  • Elec
  • Elec Hdy
  • Elec Helper
  • Elect
  • Elect Appr
  • Elect Hdy
  • Elect Hlpr
  • Electrician Handyman
  • Electrician Journeyman
  • Emerg Ckman
  • Eng Disp
  • Eng Dispr
  • Eng Hdlr
  • Eng Preparer Helper
  • Eng Watch
  • Enghse 4man
  • Engineer
  • Engine Cleaner
  • Engine Inspector
  • Engine Preparer
  • Engine Watch
  • Ex Labr roll
  • Examiner
  • Exp Clk (Express Clerk)
  • Exp Sig Mech (Expert Signal Mechanic OR Express Signal Mechanic)
  • Expert Sig Mech
  • Expert Shop Mech
  • Express Signal Mechanic

F

  • File Clerk
  • Fire Bx Ins
  • Fire Builder
  • Fire Builder Helper
  • Fire Insp
  • Firebldr
  • Fireman
  • Fireupman
  • Flange Oiler
  • Flanger
  • Flue Setter
  • Flue Wldr (Flue Welder)
  • Flue Wldr Hlp
  • Fman (Foreman)
  • Foreman, also Asst Foreman, Gang Foreman, General Foreman, Shop Foreman, Store Foreman, Sub Foreman, Yard Foreman
  • Foreman of Inspectors
  • Foreman Oil Plant
  • Foreman's Clerk
  • Foreman Wiper
  • Forewoman Cleaner
  • Freight Car Painter
  • Front End Cleaner
  • Front End Inspr
  • Frt Bkman
  • Frt Bldr
  • Frt Brkm (Freight Brakeman)
  • Frt Clk
  • Frt Conductor (Freight Conductor)
  • Frt Repr
  • Fruit Laborer
  • Fuel Clerk
  • Fuel Oil Clerk
  • FWS

G

  • Gang Foreman
  • Gardener
  • Gardiner
  • Gas House Fore
  • Gas Hse Hlpr
  • Gateman
  • Gauge Tester
  • Gen Clerk
  • Gen Fman
  • Gen Hlpr, also Gen Helper
  • Genl Foreman Snowsheds
  • Gen Ydmstr
  • GMO Clerk
  • Groundman
  • Gr Wireman
  • Guard (Spl Guard)
  • GYM

H

  • Handyman
  • Head Boiler Washer
  • Head Clerk
  • Head Engine Cleaner
  • Head Engine Wiper
  • Head Loco Carpenter
  • Head Stenographer
  • Head Time Kpr
  • Head Wiper
  • Headlight Repr
  • Heater
  • Helper
  • Helper 1st
  • Hoist Engr
  • Host Hlpr
  • Hostler

I, J and K

  • Iceman
  • Ice Supply Man (also Ice Sup Man)
  • Inf Clerk or Info Clk (Information Clerk)
  • Info Bu
  • Info Bureau
  • Infr Bureau
  • Inspr
  • Instman (Instrument Man)
  • Int Clerk
  • Intl Rvsg Clk
  • Int Repairman
  • Interpreter
  • Jacketman
  • Jackman
  • Janitor
  • Jumbo Clk
  • Junior Clerk

L

  • Lab
  • Labor Agent
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Lake Tender
  • Lamp Filler
  • Lamp Lighter
  • Lampman
  • Lamp Tender
  • Launch Captain
  • Launch Engineer
  • Layer Out
  • Ld Car Insp (Lead Car Inspector)
  • Ld Insp
  • Lead Air Brake Repr
  • Leader Splicer
  • Lease Agt (Lease Agent)
  • Lease Clerk
  • Levelman
  • Lineman
  • Line Clk
  • Link and Rod Fore
  • Link Clk
  • Local Rvsg Clk
  • Loco Carpenter
  • Loco Prepr
  • Lodo Prepr (Possible typo for Loco Prepr)
  • LP Clerk
  • Lub Filler
  • Lubr Filler (Lubricant Filler)
  • Lubricator

M

  • MCB Clerk
  • M C R
  • M L Host
  • M M
  • M P Acct
  • Mach
  • Mach App
  • Mach Appr
  • Mach Eng Insp
  • Mach Foreman
  • Mach Handyman, also Machine Hand
  • Mach Hlpr
  • Machine Hand
  • Machinist
  • Machinist Handyman
  • Machinist Helper
  • Machinist Journeyman
  • Maid
  • Mail Boy
  • Mail Clerk
  • Mail Handler
  • Mail Hndlr
  • Maint
  • Manager
  • Mason
  • Master Mechanic
  • Mate
  • Matl Acct (Material Accountant)
  • Matl Clerk
  • Matron
  • Mch
  • Mch Appr
  • Mch Fore
  • Mch Hdy
  • Mch Hlp
  • Mchst (Machinist)
  • Mchst Appr
  • Mchst Hdy
  • Mchst Hlpr
  • Mechanic
  • Messenger
  • Mfst Clk
  • Mgr (Manager)
  • Mill Hand
  • Millman
  • Motor Appr
  • Motor Car Repr
  • Motor Foreman
  • Motorman
  • Moulder
  • Msgr (Messenger)
  • Mstr Mech OA&B (Note, don't use ampersand.)
  • Mtl Ckr
  • Mtr

N

  • NAYM (probably Night Assistant Yard Master)
  • N Caller (Night Caller)
  • NGS
  • Night Batteryman
  • Night Caboose Supplyman
  • Night Counterman
  • Night Foreman
  • Night Fman's Clerk
  • Nite Bag Agt
  • Nite Caller
  • Nite Messgr
  • Nite Rec Clerk
  • Nite Sealer
  • Nite train Clk
  • Nite UtltyClk
  • Nite Weigher
  • Nite Yd Clk
  • NRS
  • Nt Engine House Foreman
  • NYC
  • NYM (Night Yardman)

O

  • Office Boy
  • OH Clk
  • Oil Pumper
  • Oil Tender
  • Oiler
  • OS and D Clk
  • OSD Clerk
  • Opr (Operator)

P and Q

  • Paint Fore
  • Paint Help
  • Painter
  • Painter Hdy
  • Painter Hlpr
  • Painter Jnyman (Painter Journeyman)
  • Park Man
  • Pass Bldr
  • Pass Clerk
  • Pass Condr (Passenger Conductor)
  • Pass Director
  • Pass Ditr
  • Pass Dtr
  • Pass Repr
  • Passenger Dir
  • Pass YM
  • Pce Wk Inspr (Piece Work Inspector)
  • Per Rec Clk (Personal Record Clerk)
  • Pipe App
  • Pipe Coverer
  • Pipe Hlpr
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Piper
  • Piper Hdy
  • Piper Hlpr
  • Piper Journeyman
  • Pit Man or Pitman
  • Planer Millman
  • Plumber also Asst Plumber
  • Pop and G Ins
  • Pop Gauge Inspr
  • Porter
  • Powder Helper
  • Powder Man
  • PR
  • PR Clerk
  • Prepay Clerk
  • Pro Clerk
  • Price Accountant
  • Price Clerk
  • Pumper
  • Pumper Foreman
  • P W Inspector
  • Quarry Foreman

R

  • R H Eng Handler
  • R H Foreman (Round House Foreman)
  • R H L
  • R H Lab or Round House Laborer
  • R M
  • R R Clk
  • Rail Laying Engineer
  • Rate and Rev Clk
  • Rate Clerk
  • Red Cap
  • Register Clerk
  • Relief Agent
  • Repair Foreman
  • Repairman
  • Report Clerk
  • Rept Clerk
  • Reqn Clerk (Requisition Clerk)
  • RghCarpenter (Rough Carpenter), also Rgh Carpt
  • Rigger
  • Rivet Heater
  • Rd Frmn Eng (Road Foreman of Engines)
  • Road Foreman of Engines
  • Roadmaster
  • Roadmaster's Clerk (Note, don't use punctuation.)
  • Rod Cup Filler
  • Rod Painter
  • Rodcupman (no idea what this is, but it was clearly typewritten)
  • Rodman
  • Roundhouse eng handler hlpr
  • RR Officer
  • RR Police

S

  • S B M
  • Sand Drier
  • Sand Dryer
  • Saw Filer
  • Saw Mill Engineer
  • Scowman
  • Scrapgather
  • Scratch Carpt (Scratch Carpenter)
  • Screwtender
  • Sealer
  • Sec Foreman
  • Sec Helper
  • Sec Stk (Section Storekeeper)
  • Sec Stkpr (Section Storekeeper)
  • Secy (Secretary)
  • Shedwatchman
  • Shop Boss
  • Shop Foreman
  • Shop Mech
  • Shop Oiler
  • Signalman
  • Sig Supvr (Signal Supervisor)
  • Sig Supt (also Asst Sig Supt)
  • Sign Writer
  • Special Agt (also Spl Agent)
  • Spl Guard (Special Guard)
  • Splicer
  • Spl Officer
  • Spreaderman
  • Staff Maintner
  • Stat Eng, (also Sta Engr)
  • Station Cleaner
  • Station Mstr
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Stationman
  • Stay Bolt Cutter
  • Steam Shovel Engineer
  • Steampipe Man
  • SteelCarRep Journeyman (Steel Car Repairer Journeyman)
  • Steno (Stenographer)
  • Steno and Clerk
  • Steno Asst
  • Stevedore
  • Stkpr (Storekeeper)
  • Store Clerk
  • Store Delivery
  • Store Foreman
  • Storekpr (Storekeeper)
  • Stower
  • Straw Boss
  • Str Kpr (Store Keeper)
  • Student Foreman
  • Student Tkt Clk
  • Sub Foreman
  • Substa Att
  • Supman
  • Supplyman
  • Supt (Superintendent)
  • Supt Power Lns
  • Supt Secy
  • Sweeper
  • Switch Fitter
  • Switchman
  • Switch Tender
  • Swman (Switchman)

T

  • T K Clerk
  • T M (Ticket Master)
  • T W
  • T W Laborer
  • Tally and Ton (Tally & Tonnage Clerk)
  • Tank Washer
  • Tankman
  • Team Gatekpr
  • Teamster
  • Team Track and Seal Clk
  • Teleg (Telegrapher)
  • Telegrapher
  • Telegraphone Operator
  • Tel Opr
  • Temp Leading workman
  • Tfr
  • Time Kpr (Timekeeper)
  • Time Kpr Clerk
  • Tinner
  • Tinner Jnymn (Tinner Journeyman)
  • TK Walker or T K Walker, TrkWalker, Trackwalker
  • Tkt Agt
  • Tkt Clk (Ticket Clerk)
  • Tkt Col (Ticket Collector)
  • Tkt Cltr (Ticket Collector)
  • Toilet Man
  • Toilet Woman
  • Tonnage Clk
  • Tool Ckr (Tool Checker)
  • Tool Insp
  • Tool Maker in charge of ToolRoom
  • Tool Supplyman
  • Tool Sharpener
  • Torch Filler
  • Tower Attdt
  • Tracer Clk
  • Track Foreman
  • Train Dept
  • Train Light Inspector
  • Transfer Clk
  • Transitman
  • Trav Carpt (Traveling Carpenter)
  • Trestle Insp
  • Trk Bldr
  • Trk Hdy
  • Trk Hlpr
  • Trkman
  • Trkwkr (Track Walker)
  • Trn Baggageman
  • Trnmaster (Trainmaster)
  • Truck Builder Handyman
  • Truck Builder Journeyman
  • Trucker
  • Truckman
  • Truckman Foreman
  • Truckman Helper
  • TTM
  • Tunnel Watchman
  • Turntable Opr
  • Typist Clerk

U and V

  • Upholster (probably unintentional shortening of Upholsterer)
  • Upholsterer
  • Upholsterer Hdy
  • Utility Clk
  • V and T Clerk
  • Valuation Acct
  • Valve Tester
  • Vou Clerk (Voucher Clerk)

W

  • Waste Cleaner
  • Watch Eng Pumper
  • Watchman
  • Water Boy
  • Water Carrier
  • Water Supplyman
  • Waybill Clk (also Waybill Clerk)
  • Weighmaster
  • Welder
  • Well Borer
  • Wgher (Weigher)
  • Wh and Bgman
  • Wh4man (Warehouse Foreman)
  • Wharfinger
  • Wheelman
  • Wheel Pressman
  • White Laborer
  • Whman (Warehouseman)
  • Whsem (Warehouseman)
  • Wiper
  • Wireman
  • Working Gang Foreman
  • Wrecking Engineer
  • WS Supvr

X, Y, and Z

  • X ing Wtch (Crossing Watchman)
  • X Pumper
  • Xing Wtchmn (Crossing Watchman)
  • Yard Cleaner
  • Yard Foreman
  • Yardman
  • Yard Master
  • Yd Clk (Yard Clerk)
  • Ydman
  • Yd Trkwalker
  • YM (Yardman)
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