English translation: Pilots

German term or phrase:Lotsen
English translation:Pilots
Entered by: David Williams

07:09 Apr 18, 2017
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Rail infrastructure
German term or phrase: Lotsen

Zugang zu knappen menschlichen Ressourcen wie Lotsen, Signaltechniker oder Sicherungspersonal

In connection with rail networks and infrastructure, so definitely not air traffic controllers. A friend of mine who is a German engine driver explained the term as follows:

Was Lotsen tun: Den Weg zeigen, wenn man sich nicht auskennt. Wenn ich eine Strecke nicht kenne und trotzdem fahren muss, kann mir ein Lotse gestellt werden, der mir Besonderheiten usw. zeigt. Sonst, wenn kein Lotse gestellt werden kann, dann darf ich max 100 kmh fahren.

* Sentence or paragraph where the term occurs: See above
* Document type: Letter
* Target audience: Rail infrastructure construction companies
* Country and dialect (source): German
* Country and dialect (target): British English
David Williams
Local time: 14:09
Not only in a maritime context, but also in railway parlance.
See PS10, MT40, PR20 and PR40 of the UIC (RailLexic 4).
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Willem Dubelaar
Local time: 15:09
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Thank you!
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5 +3Pilots
Willem Dubelaar
Summary of reference entries provided
Wendy Streitparth

Discussion entries: 8



9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3

Not only in a maritime context, but also in railway parlance.
See PS10, MT40, PR20 and PR40 of the UIC (RailLexic 4).

Willem Dubelaar
Local time: 15:09
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks! That option had crossed my mind.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vedat ViyanalI
1 hr

neutral  writeaway: see dbox and other refs. 100% confidence seems to be a tad OTT since this is clearly not the only possible answer
1 hr

agree  Dhananjay Rau: agree
2 hrs

agree  Johannes Gleim: Lotsenbetrieb / pilot working, piloting (UIC, Lexique général des termes ferroviaires)
14 hrs
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Reference comments

44 mins peer agreement (net): +1

Reference information:
You will need this module if you
carry out the duties of a:
• driver
• pilotman
• signaller.

https://www.rssb.co.uk/rgs/rulebooks/GERM8000-traindriver Is...

Wendy Streitparth
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 52

Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  writeaway: this also has to be considered imo: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/german_to_english/transport_transp...
36 mins
  -> Thanks, writeaway. Hadn't checked Kudoz.
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