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Linemen repairing overhead lines (that supply power to trains)
Linemen repairing electricity distribution lines (that supply power to homes)
A lineman (American English) or linesman (British English) (also occasionally called a lineworker or a powerline technician(PLT)) is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission and distribution facilities. The term is also used for those who install and maintain telephone, telegraph, cable TV and more recently fibre optic lines.
The term refers to those who work in generally outdoor installation and maintenance jobs. Those who install and maintain electrical wiring inside buildings are electricians.