Apart from the immediate family, there was a conductor driving that train and witnesses on the platform.
Ninety-Sixth Street marks the first delay of the trip, the cause of which is lost in a garbled announcement from the conductor.
The Iowa SurgeGingrich hitched a ride on the Cain Train when the conductor, Mr. 9-9-9 himself, dropped out.
Despite attempts to signal the conductor, the train was unable to stop in time, and it crashed into the derailed cars.
Sure, I toured with them as a child, but the conductor was always somebody else.
The outer shell, of course, forms the other conductor of the plug, called the sleeve contact.
I engaged a retired army colonel for a conductor on board my yacht.
These two measurements evidently serve as a check, since the gain of one conductor should equal the loss of the other.
I, who had engaged as conductor of the Set and found myself their Arbiter as well.
The conductor then hoisted all the windows, took out the cushions, and unhitched the horses.
1520s, "one who leads or guides," from Middle French conductour (14c., Old French conduitor), from Latin conductor "one who hires, contractor," in Late Latin "a carrier," from conductus, past participle of conducere (see conduce).
Earlier in same sense was conduitour (early 15c., from Old French conduitor). Meaning "leader of an orchestra or chorus" is from 1784; meaning "one who has charge of passengers and collects fares on a railroad" is 1832, American English. Physics sense of "object or device that passes heat" is from 1745; of electricity from 1737.
conductor con·duc·tor (kən-dŭk'tər)
A substance or medium that conducts heat, light, sound, or especially an electric charge.
An instrument or probe having a groove along which a knife is passed in slitting open a sinus or fistula; a grooved director.
A material or an object that conducts heat, electricity, light, or sound. Electrical conductors contain electric charges (usually electrons) that are relatively free to move through the material; a voltage applied across the conductor therefore creates an electric current. Insulators (electrical nonconductors) contain no charges that move when subject to a voltage. Compare insulator. See also resistance, superconductivity.