Then the long silence of the little receiver was broken by a call for the dispatcher.
“To deliver some special freight presumably,” said the dispatcher.
The work of the yardmaster is more spectacular than that of the dispatcher.
The dispatcher has to send the operator outside with a clearance.
In some cases a dispatcher will handle not more than 25 miles of line.
This is used in case the dispatcher presses a key by mistake.
This is for the reason that the dispatcher does most of the talking on this circuit.
Sitting in the dispatcher's office, we tagged her down the line like a swallow.
It was from the dispatcher at Portland, but via Glidden at headquarters.
The dispatcher, I knew, wanted to ask me if the train had arrived.