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From: "Roger Viggers" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Occupation
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 22:43:50 +0100
A platelayer is a person who lays plates, (alright so call me a
Nowadays it is someone who lays and repairs railway track.
The term derives from a type of rail more widely used in times past which
was 'L' shaped in section so that the guiding flange was on the rail as
opposed to the modern 'edge' railway with the flange on the wheel.
This earlier type of railway was known as a 'plateway' and the rails known
as 'plates' and the wheel were plain, i.e. they could, in theory at least,
run on a normal roadway.
Hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynn Clarke" <>
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2000 9:09 PM
Subject: [CHS] Occupation
> Does anybody know what a platelayer would be? I have lost my link to the
difinitions of occupations!
> Thanks for any help!
> Lynn Clarke-Dallas, TX US
> My website: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~clarke
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