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wlal21
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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #20 on: Sep 13th, 2004, 7:41pm »
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Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo: To Hell and Back
NW: Nothing Worse
Conrail: Conjob or Cornrail in the early days
Erie: the Weary Erie
NYS&W: The Squeek


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« Reply #21 on: Sep 19th, 2004, 7:55pm »
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Saw another nickname for the RF&P: Rural, Free & Proud

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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #22 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 1:19am »
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A few more nicknames...
 
ACELA - Amtrak Customers Expect Late Arrivals
Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) - Always Comes Late
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) - Barely Automated Rancid Transit
Black Mesa & Lake Powell (BM&LP) - Big Mess & Lotta Problems
Canadian National Railroad (CNR) - Can Not Rush
Chicago & Northwestern Railroad (C&NWR) - Can't & Never Will Run
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) - Derails Most Everytime
Dallas, Garland & Northeastern (DG&NO) - Dirty, Grimy & Never On time
Fort Worth & Western (FW&W) - Footsore, Weary & Worn
Green Bay & Western (GB&W) - Gone Broke & Worthless
Gulf, Texas & Western (GT&W) - Get a Ticket & Wait
High Point, Thomasville & Denton Railroad (HPT&DRR) - High Priced Ticket & Damned Rough Ride
Huntington & Broad Top (H&BT) - Hump, Bump & Thump
Macon, Dublin & Savannah (MD&S) - Mighty Damned Slow
Marshall & East Texas RR (M&ET) - Misery & Eternal Torment
MIssissippi River & Bonne Terre (MR&BT) - Mighty Rough & Bone Tired
Nashville & Eastern RR (NERR) - Never Ever Runs Right
New York, New Haven & Hartford (NYNH&H) - Not Yet No How & Hopeless
Port Arthur, Duluth & Western (PAD&N) - Poverty, Agony, Despair & Wretchedness
Quanah, Acme & Pacific (QA&P) - Quit Arguing & Push
South East Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) - Society for the Elimination of Passenger Trains Altogether
SOO Line (SOO) - Slow, Old & Ornery
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes (SL&RL) - Slow Running & Rather Late
Southern Railway (SRR) - Shake, Rattle & Roll
Texas Northeastern Railroad (TNER) - Trains Never Ever Run
Weatherford, Mineral Wells & Northwestern (WMW&N) - Watermelons, Mineral Water & Nowhere
White Pass & Yukon Railway (WP&YR) - Wait Patiently & You'll Ride
 
 
 


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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #23 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 7:37am »
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Delaware & Hudson- Delay & Hesitate

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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #24 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 4:45pm »
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Two More from SEPTA predecessors:
 
1. PRT-- Philadelphia Rabid Transit
 
2. P&W -- Pig & Whistle or Poor & Weary


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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #25 on: Jun 20th, 2005, 7:10pm »
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on Sep 12th, 2004, 2:26am, x600 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
My favorite: Erie-Lacka money  

I've also seen EL as "Erie-Lacka-Wampum" and DRGW as "Dangerous,  Rapidly Getting Worse".
 
Defunct upstate NY Kanona & Prattsburgh was referred as "Kick & Push" by the locals.  This is courtesy of a few folks who attempted the slow bunpy ride in K&P's coach.  
 
 


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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #26 on: Jun 20th, 2005, 7:25pm »
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Some so far:
 
MTA (New York) - Much Trash Appreciated
CSX - Crappy Sick X
NS - New Southern


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« Reply #27 on: Jun 21st, 2005, 4:54am »
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Delayed, Linger and Wait - DL&W...
 
Jim...


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« Reply #28 on: Jun 22nd, 2005, 7:11pm »
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 This was so true of the once great P&LE.  Powerful & Lost Everything.

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« Reply #29 on: Jun 28th, 2005, 11:01am »
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Black River & Western (BR&W) - Bent Rails & Washouts

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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #30 on: Dec 23rd, 2005, 9:15pm »
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Y'all forgot:
New York And New England="Now You Are Nearer Eternity" for it's high speed runs over twisty and hilly mainline.


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Re: Fallen Flags nicknames
 
« Reply #31 on: Aug 19th, 2010, 9:55pm »
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One I just came across:
 
C&NW- Cheap & Nothing Wasted
 
Todd K. Stearns


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« Reply #32 on: Aug 19th, 2010, 11:03pm »
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DT&I - "Durn Tired & Irritable"
PC - " Penny-less Central"


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« Reply #33 on: Aug 20th, 2010, 10:38am »
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Toledo, Peoria & Western: "Tired Poor & Weary"
        "Tee Pee Willie"  (for the sitting Indian emblem that  
            was used for a while)
 
 


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« Reply #34 on: Aug 20th, 2010, 2:42pm »
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Lehigh Valley-Lotsa Vitality!
 
Delaware & Hudson-Dumb & Hungry...


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« Reply #35 on: Jan 7th, 2012, 11:22am »
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Lake Erie Franklin & Clarion - Little engine few cars

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« Reply #36 on: Jan 28th, 2013, 3:43pm »
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Pacific Great Eastern (PGE) Premiers Great Expense, Please Go Easy, Past God's Endurance

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