How do railroads get their names?

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Re: How do railroads get their names?

Postby scharnhorst » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:12 pm

Gilbert B Norman wrote:Singer Sewing Machine was the company with the NJ, I, &, I had an association with. Singer had plants in New Jersey, Indiana, and Illinois. Guess nowadays, knowledge of Mandarin would be helpful in making Singers.

The line today is deeply buried within the Norfolk Southern.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Jersey ... s_Railroad



bit off topic but they also had a factory in Auburn, NY as well That Operation was sold to McQuay International.
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Re: How do railroads get their names?

Postby scharnhorst » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:17 pm

Gilbert B Norman wrote:The Erie Railroad never served Erie PA; in fact I recall a News Photo in TRAINS over 50 years ago that showed a detroued ERIE passenger train in Erie, Pa. The caption read to the effect of 'The ERIE finally makes it to its namesake city.' The ERIE once had the name of New York & Erie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_Railroad

However, the most ambitious name coming to mind has got to be the Quannah, Acme, and Pacific. This was a one-time Frisco subsidiary; who knows if any of it remains in service on the BNSF today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quanah,_Ac ... ic_Railway


I looked in the SPV Railroad Atlas and found the Quannah, Acme, and Pacific listed it looks like a small part of it is still in use in Quannah, Texas as a lead going to a Georgia Pacific plant.
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Re: How do railroads get their names?

Postby ExCon90 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:18 pm

Thanks to Mr. Norman for picking up the Singer connection; I knew the company was a household name, but the only South Bend company I could think of was Studebaker, and I didn't think they had any other plants. I suppose today the railroad would have to be called the New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois & Orient.
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