Definition of Casey Jones
1. Noun. United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900).
Generic synonyms: Engine Driver, Engineer, Locomotive Engineer, Railroad Engineer
Lexicographical Neighbors of Casey Jones
Literary usage of Casey Jones
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The I. W. W.: A Study of American Syndicalism by Paul Frederick Brissenden (1919)
"Casey Jones hit the river bottom : Casey Jones broke his blooming spine, Casey Jones was an Angeleno, He took a trip to heaven on the SP line. ..."
2. American Ballads and Songs by Louise Pound (1922)
"59 Casey Jones Come all you rounders for I want you to hear The story told of an engineer; Casey Jones was the rounder's name, A heavy right (eight? ..."
3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"Casey Jones, as near as I could gather, was heroic engineer who at the time of the ... There were two hundred verses to this parody on "Casey Jones," each ..."
4. Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 4-5 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2005)
""The Ballad of Casey Jones" is a fairly accurate record of a real event. It was written by Wallace Sounders, an engine wiper and close friend of Casey Jones ..."
5. A Flying Fighter: An American Above the Lines in France by E. M. Roberts (1918)
"That name came to me from a rag time record on our phonograph popularly known as "Casey Jones," the same Casey Jones who went down on the Robert E. Lee. ..."