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« Reply #40 on: Apr 26th, 2006, 9:18pm »
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« Reply #41 on: Apr 29th, 2006, 11:56am »
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My alltilme favorite Railroads are what my HO, Eastern Railroad is model after.
1- PRR and ACL. Number 3 would be ATSF. Just think if the PRR and the ACL did meraged.


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« Reply #42 on: Apr 29th, 2006, 12:52pm »
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My favorite fallen flags are Atlantic Coast Line 1 then Southern Railway 2, Central of Georgia 3, Norfolk & Western 4 and PRR 5. My favorite present railroad class one is Norfolk & Southern, which runs on a lot of my favorite fallen flag track age. I all so think one of the reason I like Norfolk & Western is I am a bid formula 1 fan and Ferrari and N&S have very similar logos.  
 
I wish they made more ACL N scale items!!!!!!!!!!!
 
This is not counting any short lines.  
 
 


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« Reply #43 on: Jul 9th, 2006, 10:01pm »
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My favorite railroads are,of course,the ones that I grew up with. In my home-town of Nanticoke,Pa was the PRR-which I could see from both apartment buildings that I lived in. On the other side of town was the CNJ. When I traveled to Wilkes-Barre, I was able to see the D&H and the LV. Across the Susquehanna River was the DL&W-which became the EL in 1960. And when I traveled to South Jersey-where I live now-I encountered the RDG and the PRSL.
It is so sad to see these railroads gone. At least some of thier trackage is still being operated although I do very little railfanning these days. I am not at all impressed with the mega-railroads of today. At least I can keep these fallen flags alive in HO scale.


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« Reply #44 on: Jul 15th, 2006, 8:52am »
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Mine Have To Be-Reading And The B&O-I Am Canadian These Are My U.S.A. Favs.

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« Reply #45 on: Feb 4th, 2007, 8:21am »
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1. Southern Pacific
2. Santa Fe
3. Texas & Pacific
4. Milwaukee Road
5. Denever & Rio Grande Western
6. Northern Pacific
7. Canadian National
8. Soo Line
9. Chesapeake & Ohio
10. Virginian


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« Reply #46 on: Feb 5th, 2007, 10:35pm »
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1. PC- fascinating, (also license to mix & model NYC, PRR, NH, even CR)
2. CNS&M - truly a railroad from the North Pole, Shangri-La, Valhalla etc.
3. C&NW - the fast one of my childhood, with bi-level Flambeau 400's et al.
4. NH - see #2, then throw in all the McGinnis era "Golden -Book" public relations images, I "knew" this road before all others.  
5. SP - many identities, wildly diverse territories, strong corporate image.
6. IC - Multi-region giant now almost forgotten outside of it's territory.
7. PE - can't drive around LA without seeing it's ghost everywhere.  
8. FEC - So many interline runs,yet so distinctive, sleepers named after Central American countries?
9. CNJ - imo more "Lionel" than Lackawanna or...well...... Lionel.  
10. Milwaukee Road- highly distinctive like SP, with bonus big electrification.
 
Actually, they're all interesting, foreign roads too.


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« Reply #47 on: Feb 12th, 2009, 3:17pm »
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South Pennsylvania Railroad... The remains still exist more then you would imagine. The documents still exist. The property owners are excited over learning the history. The Turnpike didn't use even a fraction of it. The maps still exist. Put 13 years of looking for it and you come up with southpennrailroad.com and books written about it. [b][/b] I have been from Harisburg to Wheeling, to Latrobe, Ligonier, Confluence, Ohio Pyle, and of course Pittsburgh.

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« Reply #48 on: Feb 24th, 2009, 9:22pm »
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Nice Topic.  Favorite Fallen flags
 
1. Bessemer and Lake Erie- for many reasons
2. Pennsy- Locomotives, Horseshoe, Pennsylvania, etc
3. EL + Erie- motive power especially SD-45s and Berkshires + Santa Fes
4. NKP- Berkshires
5. B&O
6. NYC/PLE- like the name  
7. C&O-614
Favorite currently operation- NS  
 
 
I don't include PC. AT ALL


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« Reply #49 on: Feb 24th, 2009, 9:53pm »
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1.Conrail
2. Norfolk Southern (This is mainly because these are the only 2 roads Ive ever seen growing up. Im 18 and I havnt expierenced those older railroads.I do find them interesting to learn about them)
3.Illinois Central
4.PRR
5.B&O
6.Western Maryland
7.Reading


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« Reply #50 on: Apr 1st, 2009, 10:30am »
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Not in any order: New York Central; Arcade & Attica; Falls Road Railroad; Erie; Canadian National; Sydney & Louisburg; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; Bath & Hammondsport; Erie (including EL); Canadian Pacific; British Railways; Maine Central; Rutland; Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo; International Railway Co.; Niagara Gorge Railroad; Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley; Conrail; New York, Susquehanna & Western; East Broad Top; Union Pacific; British Columbia Railway; White Pass & Yukon Route; Alaska Railroad; Deutsche Bundesbahn/Reichsbahn; Niagara, St.Catherines & Toronto; Nickel Plate; Delaware-Lackawanna; Buffalo, Lockport & Rochester and Baltimore & Ohio (including Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh). I'll take anything, but these are my favourites.

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« Reply #51 on: Apr 1st, 2009, 8:25pm »
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#1:  Erie; the Berkshires, the E-8's, the PA's, and Starrucca.
 
#2:  Reading; the 2-10-2's, and the FP-7's.
 
#3:  All the other railroads in the anthracite region.
 


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« Reply #52 on: May 5th, 2009, 3:52pm »
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I grew up along the Milwaukee Road's Bensenville Yard, so the Milwaukee has a soft spot in my heart.  Then, there's the Leigh Valley-the stories my Dad told about it when he used to ride the Black Diamond in the 1940s.  Conrail on merger day would be another good one; all those loco models, paint schemes and rolling stock!

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« Reply #53 on: May 5th, 2009, 4:37pm »
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I'm a big Reading nut so thier #1, #2 is Lehigh Valley, and the valley could be about tie with the reading. #3 is Pennsy #4 Conrail. Thats my top 4 favorites, after that I pretty much like everything. I do like NKP's diesel paint scemes and thier Berkshires are one of my favorite's for steam.

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« Reply #54 on: Feb 11th, 2011, 5:27pm »
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1) Lehigh Valley
2)NYC (Auburn line) Wish I could find pictures of it through Pittsford, Victor, and Canandaigua
3)NYC Hojack line, ditto to above,Rochester area
4)Pennsylvania
5)B&O


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« Reply #55 on: Jun 29th, 2011, 4:41pm »
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1.  D&H
2.  Lackawanna
3.  O&W


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« Reply #56 on: Jun 29th, 2011, 6:06pm »
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on May 5th, 2009, 3:52pm, photoman475 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I grew up along the Milwaukee Road's Bensenville Yard, so the Milwaukee has a soft spot in my heart.  Then, there's the Leigh Valley-the stories my Dad told about it when he used to ride the Black Diamond in the 1940s.  Conrail on merger day would be another good one; all those loco models, paint schemes and rolling stock!

 
Do you think you can get a picture of the Black Diamond for me? My Nana talks about it and I can't seem to find a picture of it.
 
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