Railroad Nicknames   −by Jon Macleod, texas_madman_1999, Jan 10, 2008
For years both Railroad Men and Hobos have made up Nicknames for different railroads depending on many factors;
such as attitude of employees, track, freight handling, passenger handling and attitude toward Hobos.
This is a list of Railroad Names and the Nicknames for each Railroad Line!
ACELA
AMTRAK Customers Expect Late Arrivals
Akron, Canton and Youngstown
The Pumpkin Vine
Algoma Central
Agony Central
Alamony Central
Algoma Central and Hudson's Bay
All Curves Hills and Bumps
All Curves and High Bumps
American Locomotive Company (ALCO)
Always Leaking Coolant and Oil
Amtrak
AmCrash
AmTrash
AmWreck
Amcrap
Amquack
Animaltrak
Anthrax
Slamtrack
Animal Krackers
Ann Arbor
An “A”
Annie
All Along
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
After Tonnage, Safety First
All Tonnage and Slow Freight
All Tramps and Son of a guns Free
All Tramps and Soldiers Free
All Tramps Sent Free
Annoying, Temperamental and Stupid Fans
Ashcan, Toiletbowl and Sani-Flush
Ate Tamales and Spit Fire
Santa Flush
Suffering Fools
Uncle John
Atlantic Coast Line
Always Cries Loudly
Baltimore Chesapeake and Atlantic
Black Cinders and Ashes
Baltimore and Ohio
Backward and Obsolete
Bad Order
Bankrupt and Overdrawn
Beans and Oats
Beans and Onions
Beefsteak and Onions
Best and Only
Bumpy and Obsolete
Bum's Own
Beaver, Mead and Englewood
Butter, Milk and Eggs
Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati
Bent, Zigzag and Crooked
Birmingham and South Eastern
Bump and Slide Easily
Black Mesa and Lake Powell
Big Mess and Lots of Problems
Boston and Maine
Bankrupt and Moribund
Banks and Money
Bashed and Maimed
Beguiled and Miserable
Blind and Misguided
Broken and Maimed
Broken and missing
Busted and Maimed
Busted and Mined
Busted and Mangled
Bridgton and Saco River
Busted and Still Running
Buffalo Southern
Buffalo's Sorry Old Railroad
Buffalo Union Carolina
Busted Until Christmas
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh
Bumpy, Rocky and Peculiar
Bums, Robbers and Pickpockets
Burlington Northern
Bad News
Bankrupt Northern
Better than Nothing
Big Noodle
Big Nothing
Booze and Narcotics
Bought Nothing
Bound Nowhere
Frisco Northern
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Bad News Santa Fe
BeaNSnifF
Been Nothing So Far
Been Nuthin' Since Frisco!
Believe Nothing Shoot First
Been Nowhere Since Friday
Been Nowhere Since February
Better Not Ship Freight
Better Not Slip or Fall
Big Nasty Stinky Fart
Big New Santa Fe
Big New Super Frisco
Big Nasty Slow Freight
Buns with Nothing, Salt and Fat
Burlington Northern Southern Franchise
But No Santa Fe
Buy Norfolk Southern Fast
CSX
Can't Stop Xeroxing
Carrying Several Xylophones
Charred, Sizzled and X-Rayed
Chemical Spill eXperts
Chicken Shit X-press
Conrail Screwed Xtremely
Conrail's Southern eXtension
Crashed, Smashed and eXploded
Creepin' Slow Xpress
Cut and Scrap Xperts
Canadian National Railroad
Can Not Rush
Certainly No Rush
Chicken Noodle
Cost Nothing
Crash National
Currently Negotiating
Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pathetic
Canuk Pacific
Cheapy Rail
Chinese Pacific
Crazy Pollack Railway
Crappy Pathetic Rail System
Crazy People Railroad
Carolina and Northwestern
Can't and Never Will
Central Oregon and Pacific
Clowns on Railroad Property
Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie
Come Walking and Leave Early
Chesapeake and Ohio
Cheapskate and Ohio
Cheapskate and Oreo
Controlling and Overpowering
Chesapeake and Western
Crooked and Weedy
Chicago Great Western
Can Grow Weeds
Can't Get Worse
Can't Go West
Chicago Great Weedy
Chicago and Great Wheaties
Cinders, Grass and Weeds
Chicago Great Wheaty
Chicago and Illinois Midland
Cheap and Ill Managed
Chicago and North Western
Can Not Win
Can't And Never Will Run Right
Cardboard and No Wheels
Carrier to No Where
Chaos and Nothing Works
Cheap and No Wages
Cheap and Nothing Wasted
Chicago and NoWhere
Chicago and Norwegians
Coal and No Water
Corroded Nuts Washers
Chicago, Bluffton and Cincinnati
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
Cheap, Broken and Quarantined
Cheapest, Best and Quickest
Clearly Busted and Quiet
Crummy, Bumpy and Quick
Charlie Burlington
Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville (Monon)
Crazy Idiots and Lunatics
Chicago, Kalamazoo and Saginaw
Cuss, Kick and Swear
Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific
C'Mon Stop Praying and Push
Cheapest, Meanest and Slowest to Pay
Christ, Mary, St.Paul and Peter
Crushed, Mauled, STampeded, Pushed and Pulled
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
Come Right In and Pee
Conductors Rob Innocent Passengers
Corroded, Rusty, Indigent and Pathetic
Pet Rock
Rockin Eye
Rotten Island
Rusty Iron
Wreck Island
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
Charges High and Damn Rough Riding
Cheap Help and Damned Poor Management
Cold, Hungry and Dirty
Crashed, Hungry and Decomposing
Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific
Connections No Object, Tickets Please
Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Virginia
Coats, Pants and Vest
Clinchfield Railroad
Can't Run Railroad
Colorado and Southern
Cough and Snort
Crooked and Slow
Colorado and Wyoming
Carpenter and Walrus
Columbia Newberry and Laurens Railroad
Crooked, Noisy and Late
Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
Big Blue
Can't Run
Canrail
Clownrail
Con Job
ConWreck
Criminal Rail
Currently Retired
Constipated Railroad Company
Crystal River and San Juan
Can't Run and Seldom Jumps
Dakota Minnesota and Eastern
Derails Most Everytime
Desolate, Miserly and Emancipated
Dilapidated, Mutilated and Explode
Dog Meat Express
Dakota Southern Railway
Darn Slow Railroad
Davenport Rock Island and Northwestern Railway
Dig Right In and Never Weaken
Delaware and Hudson
Delay and Hesitate
Delayed and Hungry
Desperate and Hungry
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Desperately Lacking Wampum
Destitute, Lackadaisical and Weary
Delayed, Late and Waiting
Delay, Linger and Wait
Denver and Rio Grande Western
Dirty and Ragged Going West
Detroit and Mackinaw
Defeated and Mal-treated
Defeated and Mistreated
Detroit, Toledo and Ironton
Darn Tired and Independent
Dominion Atlantic Railway
Dust and Rust
Dubuque and Dakota
Damned Doubtful
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic
Damn Slow Service and Abuse
Damned Small Salaries and Abuse
Dead Slow Service and Agony
Dirt, Soot, Smoke and Ashes
Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific
Drink Whiskey and Piddle
Drink Whiskey and Puke
Delivered With Pride
Dealing Weed and Pot
East Broad Top
Eat Beans and Toot
East Tennessee and Western Carolina Railroad
Eat 'Taters and Wear No Clothes
Eat Taters and Wear Nice Clothes
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
Eat Turnips, Vinegar and Greens
Edmonton Dunvegan and British Columbia
Ever Dangerous and Badly Constructed
Elgin Joliet and Eastern
Easy Jobs for Everyone
Egypt, Jerusalem and Elsewhere
Flashing Rear End Device (a train component)
Freaking Rear End Device
F&*#ing Rear End Detector
Florida East Coast
For Elderly Citizens
Fort Smith and Western
Footsore and Weary
Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad
Fence Wire and Dirt
Flat Wheels and Dirty Coaches
GateWay Western Railroad
Great Wobbly Wobbly
Genesee and Wyoming
Gee Whiz
Georgia Southern and Florida
Go Slow and Flag
Georgia Coastal and Piedmont Railroad
Get a Coon and Push
Georgia and Florida
God Forgot
God Forsaken
Georgia, Florida and Alabama
Gophers, Frogs and Alligators
Grand Trunk
Grand Funk
Grand Junk
Grand Trunk Pacific
Get There Perhaps
Great Northern
Billy Goat
Goes Nowhere
Going Nowhere
Great Nothing
Great Western Railway
Gas Works Railway
Gee Whiz
Go When Ready
God's Wonderful Railway
Gone With Regret
Goods Wagon
Great Way Round
Green Bay and Western
Go Broke and Worthless
Grab Your Bags and Walk
Great Bank and Washington
Good Beer and Whiskey
Guilford Rail System
Greedy Rail Scrappers
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe
Gone Completely
Gritty Cinders and Smokey Fire
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio
Grease, Mud and Oil
Garlic, Mustard and Onions
Girls, Men and Oldtimers
Goat's Milk and Onions
Gulf, Texas and Western
Get a Ticket and Walk
Hampton and Branchville
Humped and Boggy
High Point Thomasville and Denton Railroad
High Priced Ticket and Damn Rough Ride
Hoosac Tunnel and Wilmington
Halibut, Tuna and Whale
Hog Tied and Weary
Hoot, Toot and Whistle
Hot Tea and Whiskey
Houston and Texas Central
Hoboes and Tin Cans
Hen and Ten Chicks
Houston, East and West Texas
Hell Either Way You Take it
Huntingdon and Broad Top
Humpity Bump Thump
Illinois Central Gulf
I Can't Go
Illinois Central Railroad
Ignorant Corporation
Idiotic Chaos
Indiana and Ohio
Incomplete and Overextended
I&M Rail Link
I Might Receive a Living
I M Really Lost
IMpeded by River Level
IM Ready to Liquidate
Interesting Milwaukee Rock Link
IM Receiving Little
Indiana, Bloomington and Western
I Better Walk
International Great Northern
Irishmen Going North
Jacksonville Beach and Pablo
Jump Boys and Push
Jamestown, Westfield and Northwestern
Jesus Wept and No Wonder
Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis
Jerusalem, Mexico and Ireland
Kansas City Southern
Keeps Cruising Slowly
Keep Cutting Staff
Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield
The Leaky Roof Line
Keokuk Junction Railway
Klunk and Junk
Kingston and Pembroke
Kick and Push
Lake Erie and Northern
Late Every Night
Lake Erie and Western
Leave Early and Walk
Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
Large Stations and Miserable Salaries
Less Sleep and More Speed
Lake Superior and Ishpeming
Lazy, Slow and Independent
Lancaster, Oxford and Southern
Little, Old and Slow
Leavenworth, Kansas and Western
Lazy, Krooked and Wandering
Leave Kansas and Walk
Leave Kuss and Wait
Lehigh Valley
Leaky Valley
Little Value
Lost Venture
Lehigh and Hudson River
Late and Hungry
Lean and Hungry
Live Oak, Perry and Gulf
Lean Over, Push and Grunt
Logansport, Crawfordsville and Southwestern
Long, Crooked and Shortwinded
London and North Eastern Railway
Late and Never Early
London and Port Stanley
Late and Poor Service
Lean, Push and Shove
Liver and Pork Sausage
Lost and Presumed Sunken
Long Island Railroad
Least Intelligent Railroad
Louisville and Nashville
Ellen N.
Late and Never
Long and Nasty
Loose Nuts
Loud and Noisy
Louseyville and Nastyville
Lousy and No good
Macon, Dublin and Savannah
Mud, Dirt and Sand
Maine Central
Mean Central
Manchester, Dorset and Granville
Mud, Dirt and Gravel
Marshall and East Texas Railroad
Misery and Eternal Torment
Maryland and Delaware
Muddy and Dirty
Maryland and Pennsylvania
Ma and Pa
Misery and Pain
Mass Central
More Crap
Minneapolis and Saint Louis
Maimed and Still Limping
Midnight and Still later
Miserable and Still Limping
Misery and Short Life
Movin' and Still Loosin'
The Louie
Mississippi River and Bonne Terre
Mighty Rough and Bone Tired
Missing Rails and Broken Ties
Muddy Rails and Broken Track
Missouri Pacific
Miserable Pacific
Miserly and Parsimonious
Misery Pacific
Morons Prevail
The MOP
Missouri and Illinois
Mike and Ike
Missouri and North Arkansas
May Never Arrive
Missouri-Kansas-Texas
Many Killed and Torched
Muddy Kinky Track
Missouri and North Arkansas
May Never Arrive
Mobile and Ohio
Milk and Onion
Monon
Moron
Montana Rail Link
Make a Right/Left??!!
Milwaukee Road Lives
Monkeys Running Loose
Major Repair Line
Montreal and Southern Counties
Montreal and Sometimes Comes
Morris and Essex Division
Methodist and Episcopal (no Sunday operations)
Morristown and Erie
Ben Central
Me and Ernie
Morristown and Everywhere
Nashville and Eastern
Never Ever Runs Right
Nebkota Railway
Not Really Interested
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
Never Come Never Go
None Colorado Narrow Gauge
Nevada, California and Oregon
Narrow, Crooked and Ornery
New England Central
Never Ending Commotion
New Hope and Ivyland Railroad Company
No Hope and Ivy league
No Hope and Poison Ivyland
New Jersey, Indiana and Illinois
New Jerusalem Israel and Ireland
New Orleans and Northeastern
No Omelets, No Eggs
New York Central
No You Can't
New York, Susquehanna and Western
Now You Sit and Wait
Now You Suffer and Wait
The Suzie “Q”
New York and Atlantic Railway
New York Amateur Railroad
Not Yet A Railroad
Now You're A Railroad
New York and Lake Erie
Never Yet Left Early
New York, New Haven and Hartford
New Years, No Home and Hungry
Not Yet, No Hope and Hopeless
New York, Ontario and Western
No Young Overweight Women
Not Yet Old and Weary
Now Young, Out, and Working
Old And Weary
Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut
Never Did and Couldn't
Newfoundland Railway
Goofie Newfie
Nittany and Bald Eagle
Never Been Early
Norfolk Southern
Nazi Squad
Nazi Southern
No Sympathy
Noone's Safe
Nothing Soon
Norfolk and Western
Narrow and Wobbly
Needless and Worthless
Never Works
Nights and Weekends
Northern Alberta Railway
Never Any Rush
Northern Pacific
No Ports
Nothing Personal
Nothing Specific
Northwestern Pacific
Never Without Public
Never Was Prompt
No Where in Particular
Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain
Old and Late Coming
Omaha Lincoln and Beatrice
Over Lincoln and Back
Ontario and Western
Old Woman
Old and Weary
Owen W.
Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Old Worse and Worse
Pacific Great Eastern
Pretty Girls Express
Past God's Endurance
Please Go Easy
Patapsco and Back River Railroad
Push, Bang and wReck Railroad
Penn-Central
Parked Cars
Pathetic Connection
Penniless Central
Permanently Corrupt
Pile [of] Crap
Pennsylvania Railroad
Poor Ragged Rascal
Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie and Boston
Pickles, Pork and Beans
Philadelphia, Bethlehem and New England
Poor Brakemen and No Engineers
Piedmont and Northern
Po and Needy
Pierre, Rapid City and Northwestern
Plenty Rough Country and No Water
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie
Pissed off and Left Early
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago
Pigs' Feet, Whiskey and Cigars
Pittsburgh, Rochester and Buffalo
Pickpockets, Robbers and Bums
Pittsburgh, Shenango and Lake Erie
Pays Slow and Lives Easy
Port Arthur, Duluth and Western
Poor and Delinquent Wages
Providence and Worcester
Pathetic and Wobbly
Quanah, Acme and Pacific
Quit Arguing and Push
Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac
Rich Folks and Pedigrees
Run Fast and Push
Rich Folks and Preachers
Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad
Rotten Wood and Old Rusty Rails
SOO Line
Slow Old Obsolete
Sometimes Only Ordinary
ZOO Line
Saint Lawrence and Hudson
Straight Line to Hell
San Diego and Arizona
Slow, Dirty and Aggravating
Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes
Slow Running and Rather Late
Savannah and Atlanta
Slow and Aggravating
Seaboard Air Line
Surely Always Late
Seaboard System
Slow Board System
Slowly Breaking Down
Southern Pacific
Slow Poke
Smelly Perch
Soot Princess
Sorry and Pathetic
Southern Pathetic
Spare Parts
Sufferin' Pathetic
Suffering Pacific
Suffering Painfully
Southern Pacific Santa Fe (Failed Merger)
Shouldn't Paint So Fast
Southern Railroad
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Spokane, Portland and Seattle
Slow, Pokey and Seldom
Spit, Pop and Sputter
Slow, Poor and Stingy
St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain
St Jesus and Late Comin'
St. Lawrence and Hudson
Slowly Losing Hope
St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico
Brownie
Stanley, Merrill and Phillips
Slow Motion and Poverty
Stockton Terminal and Eastern
Slow, Tired and Easy
Terre Haute and Peoria
Take Hold and Push
Texas Midland
Texas Mudland (lack of ballast)
Texas, Pacific and Western
Take Your Parcels and Walk
Toledo, Peoria and Western
Take Pity and Walk
Tired, Poor and Weary
Toilet Paper and Western
Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo
Thump, Hump and Bump
To Hell and Back
Tramps, Hobos and Bums
Twin Mountain and Potomac
Two Mules and a Pony
Union Pacific
Onion Pacific
Uncle Pete
Under Pressure
Union Pathetic
Unlimited Parking
Uppity Pacific
Wabash, Chester and Western
Wobble, Crooked and Wobble
Wait Charlie and Walk
Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine
Wobbly, Bobbly, Turnover and Stop
Washington and Waynesburg
Weak and Weary
Weatherford Mineral Wells and Northwestern
Watermelons, Mineral Water and Nowhere
Whiskey, Mineral Water and Nowhere
Western Pacific
The Wobbly
Wobbly Pacific
Worn-out Paint
Wheeling and Lake Erie
Walk and Leave Early
Wheelie
We Lie to Everybody
Wisconsin Central
We Could Wreck
We're Cheap
Whiskey Central
Wisconsin and Southern
Wobbly, Slow, Old and Rusty
Yazoo Delta
Yellow Dog
Railroad Nicknames   −by Christopher D. Coleman, 3/1/2002
This is a collection Railroad NicknamesClick to visit this webpage, both flattering and not to the namesake line.
Formal corporate slogans are separate at the Railroad SlogansClick to visit this webpage page.
ACELA
Akron, Canton and Youngstown
Algoma Central

Algoma Central and Hudson's Bay

American Locomotive Company
(ALCO)
Amtrak









Ann Arbor


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe













Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
Atlantic Coast Line


BPS&D

BWT&S
Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic
Baltimore and Ohio









Bay Area Rapid Transit
(BART)

Beaver, Mead and Englewood
Bellaire, Zanesville and Cincinnati
Birmingham and South Eastern
Black Mesa and Lake Powell
Boston and Maine









Bridgton and Saco River
Buffalo Southern
Buffalo Union Carolina
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh

Burlington Northern










Burlington Northern Santa Fe



























AMTRAK Customers Expect Late Arrivals
The Pumpkin Vine
Agony Central
Alimony Central
All Curves, Hills and Bumps
All Curves and High Bumps
Always Leaking Coolant and Oil
AmCrash
AmTrash
AmWreck
Amcrap
Amquack
Animaltrak
Anthrax
Anthrax
Slamtrack
Animal Krackers
An “A”
Annie
All Along
After Tonnage, Safety First
All Tonnage and Slow Freight
All Tramps and Son of a guns Free
All Tramps and Soldiers Free
All Tramps Sent Free
Annoying, Temperamental and Stupid Fans
Ashcan, Toiletbowl and Sani-Flush
Ate Tamales and Spat Fire
Ate Tamales and Spit Fire
Chico
Sani Flush
Santa Flush
Suffering Fools
Uncle John
Scuzzy Fe
Always Cries Loudly
Another Crushed Load
Always Comes Late
Big Pieces of Steam and Dieselized
Broken Pieces Strewn and Dropped
Bobble, Wobble, Turnover and Stop
Black Cinders and Ashes
Backward and Obsolete
Bad Order
Bankrupt and Overdrawn
Beans and Oats
Beans and Onions
Beefstake and Onions
Beefsteak and Onions
Best and Only
Bumpy and Obsolete
The Bum's Own
Bay Area Reckless Transit
Barely Automated Rancid Transit
Butter, Milk and Eggs
Bent, Zigzag and Crooked
The Bump and Slide Easily
Big Mess and Lots of Problems
Bankrupt and Moribund
Banks and Money
Bashed and Maimed
Beguiled and Miserable
Blind and Misguided
Broken and Maimed
Broken and missing
Busted and Maimed
Busted and Mined
Busted and Mangled
Busted and Still Running
Buffalo's Sorry Old Railroad
Busted Until Christmas
Bumpy, Rocky and Peculiar
Bums, Robbers and Pickpockets
Bad News
Bankrupt Northern
Better than Nothing
Big Noodle
Big Northern
Big Nothing
Booze and Narcotics
Burlington Nothing
Bought Nothing
Bound Nowhere
Frisco Northern
Bad News Santa Fe
BeaNSnifF
Been Nothing So Far
Been Nuthin' Since Frisco!
Believe Nothing Shoot First
Been Nowhere Since Friday
Been Nowhere Since February
Better Not Ship Freight
Better Not Slip or Fall
Big Nasty Stinky Fart
Big New Santa Fe
Big New Super Frisco
Big Nasty Slow Freight
Bigger Name Same Fine Railroad
Binziff
Bob's New Santa Fe
Bought New Santa Fe
Brand New Santa Fe
BuN SnifF
Buns with Nothing, Salt and Fat
Burlington Northern Southern Franchise
But No Santa Fe
Buy Norfolk Southern Fast
Buy Norfolk Southern First
Buy Norfolk Southern and get Fat
Buy Now Sell Fast
Buy Now, Sell Forever
Bye Now Santa Fe
CSX












CalTrain
(SF-SH commuter)
Canadian National Railroad





Canadian Pacific








Canadian Pacific Rail System

Carolina and Northwestern
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City
Central Oregon and Pacific
Chatham, Wallaceburg and Lake Erie
Chesapeake and Ohio




Chesapeake and Western
Chicago Great Western







Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago and Illinois Midland
Chicago and North Western













Chicago, Bluffton and Cincinnati
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy




Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville
(Monon)
Chicago, Kalamazoo and Saginaw
Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific



Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific











Chicago, South Shore and South Bend

Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton



Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific
Cincinnati, Portsmouth and Virginia

Can't Stop Xeroxing
Carrying Several Xylophones
Charred Sizzled and X-Rayed
Chemical Spill eXperts
Chessie Still eXperimenting
Color Scheme Excitement
Conrail Screwed Xtremely
Conrail's Southern eXtension
Consensual SeX
Crashed, Smashed and eXploded
Creepin' Slow Xpress
Cut Scrap and here's the scissors to do it with
Cut and Scrap Xperts
CowTrain
Can Not Rush
Certainly No Rush
Chicken Noodle
Cost Nothing
Crash National
Currently Negotiating
Calgary Pacific
Canadian Pathetic
Canuk Pacific
Cheapee Ragamuffins or rail
Cheapy Rail
Chinese Pacific
Crazy Polak Railway
Sleepy R
Sleepy Rail
Crappy Pathetic Rail System
Crazy People Run this System
Can't and Never Will
The Vomit Comet
Clowns on Railroad Property
Come Walking and Leave Early
Cheapskate and Ohio
Cheapskate and Oreo
Cheesy
Controlling and Overpowering
Broken Dishes
Crooked and Weedy
Can Grow Weeds
Can't Get Worse
Can't Go West
Chicago Great Weedy
Chicago and Great Wheaties
Cinders, Grass and Weeds
The Great Wheaty
Chicago Great Nothing
Catastrophies, Tragedies, Accidents
Chicago's Taken Again
Cheap and Ill Managed
Can Not Win
Can't And Never Will Run Right
Cardboard and No Wheels
Cardboard and No Wheels
Carrier to No Where
Chaos and Nothing Works
Cheap and No Wages
Cheap and Nothing Wasted
Cheap and Nothing Wasted
Chicago and NoWhere
Chicago and Norweigens
Coal and No Water
Corroded Nuts Washers
Employee Stoned
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Cheap, Broken and Quarantined
Cheapest, Best and Quickest
Clearly Busted and Quiet
Crummy, Bumpy and Quick
Charlie Burlington
Crazy Idiots and Lunatics
Cuss, Kick and Swear
C'Mon Stop Praying and Push
Cheapest, Meanest and Slowest to Pay
Christ, Mary, St.Paul and Peter
Crushed, Mauled, STampeded, Pushed and Pulled
Baby Railroad
Come Right In and Pee
Conductors Rob Innocent Passengers
Corroded, Rusty, Indigent and Pathetic
Crip or Crippy
Pet Rock
Rockin Eye
Rotten Island
Rusty Iron
The Cry 'n' Pee
The Rot
Wreck Island
South Snore
The Vomit Comet
Charges High and Damn Rough Riding
Cheap Help and Damned Poor Management
Cold, Hungry and Dirty
Crashed, Hungry and Decomposing
Connections No Object, Tickets Please
Coats, Pants and Vest
Clinchfield Railroad

Coeur d'Alene Railway and Navigation Company
Colorado and Southern

Colorado and Wyoming
Columbus and Greenville
Columbia Newberry and Laurens Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation
(Conrail)

















Crystal River and San Juan
Dakota Minnesota and Eastern





Dakota Southern Railway
Davenport Rock Island and Northwestern Railway

Dayton, Greenville and Union City
Delaware and Hudson



Delaware, Lackawanna and Western





Denver and Rio Grande Western






Detroit and Mackinaw

Detroit, Toledo and Ironton

Deutsche Bahn
Dominion Atlantic Railway
Dubuque and Dakota
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range


Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic



Duluth, Winnepeg and Pacific



East Broad Top
East Tennessee and Western Carolina Railroad


East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
Edmonton Dunvegan and British Columbia
Electro-Motive Division
(GM)

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern

Erie



Erie Lackawanna





Flashing Rear End Device
(a train component)
Florida East Coast

Fort Smith and Western
Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad

Can't Run Railroad
Cantankerous Rotten Rumguts
Chippy Line
Cough and Snort
Crooked and Slow
Carpenter and Walrus

Crooked, Noisy and Late
Big Blue
Can't Run
Canrail
Clownrail
Con Job
ConWreck
Congresssional Rip-off
Connedrail
Corn Rail
Crappy Rap
Criminal Rail
Currently Retired
Q-Blue
The Constipated Railroad Company
The Coolest Railroad
Clinton Rail
Corn Rail
CockRoch
Can't Run and Seldom Jumps
Derails Most Everytime
Desolate, Miserly and Emancipated
Dilapidated, Mutilated and Explode
Dog Meat Express
Dumb Management Everyday
Dummy
Darn Slow Railroad
Dig Right In and Never Weaken
Dri Line
The Dinky
Delay and Hesitate
Delayed and Hungry
Desperate and Hungry
Dying and Hemorrhaging
Delay Linger and Wait
Desperately Lacking Wampum
Destitute, Lackadaisical and Weary
Lack - O - Money
Delayed, Late and Waiting
The Delay, Linger and Wait Railwait Company
Dangerous and Rapidly Getting Worse
Dirty, Ragged and Greasy
Dirty and Ragged and Greasy
Dirty and Rapidly Getting Worst
Real Grimy
Real Grungy
The Grand
Defeated and Mal-treated
Defeated and Mistreated
Darn Tired and Independent
Dirty I
Diggin Buggers
Dust and Rust
Damned Doubtful
Damn Miserable and IrRate
Duluth, Misanthropic and Iron Range
Doing More Income Reduced
Damn Slow Service and Abuse
Damned Small Salaries and Abuse
Dead Slow Service and Agony
Dirt, Soot, Smoke and Ashes
Drink Whiskey and Piddle
Drink Whiskey and Puke
Delivered With Pride
Dealing Weed and Pot
Eat Beans and Toot
Eat 'Taters and Wear No Clothes
Eat Taters and What Nice Clothes
Exquisite Trains and What Nice Conductors
Eat Turnips, Vinegar and Greens
Ever Dangerous and Badly Constructed
Easily Maintained Diesels
Every Model Different
Easy Jobs for Everyone
Egypt, Jerusalem and Elsewhere
Dreary
Eerie
Weary
Weary Erie
Eastern Laxative
Erie Lackatraffic
Erie Lackawampum
Ever Late
Leery Erie
Weary Lack-a-money
Freaking Rear End Device
Fecie
For Elderly Citizens
Footsore and Weary
Fence Wire and Dirt
Flat Wheels and Dirty Coaches
Fox River Valley Railroad
Frankfort and Kokomo
Findlay, Fort Wayne and Western
Frankfort and Kokomo
GateWay Western Railroad
General Electric
(Transportation Division)

Genesee and Wyoming
Georgia Southern and Florida
Georgia Coastal and Piedmont Railroad
Georgia and Florida

Georgia, Florida and Alabama
Grand Canyon
Grand Trunk



Grand Trunk Pacific
Grand Trunk Western
Great Northern


Great Western Railway






Green Bay and Western



Guilford

Guilford Rail System
Gulf Colorado and Santa Fe

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio





Gulf, Texas and Western

Hampton and Branchville
High Point Thomasville and Denton Railroad
Hoosac Tunnel and Wilmington



Houston and Texas Central


Houston, East and West Texas
Huntingdon and Broad Top
I&M RailLink

Illinois Central Gulf
Illinois Central Railroad




Indiana and Ohio
I&M Rail Link








Indiana, Bloomington and Western
International Great Northern
Jacksonville Beach and Pablo
Jamestown, Westfield and Northwestern
Japanese Railroad Company
Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis
Kansas City Southern


Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield
Keokuk Junction Railway
Kingston and Pembroke
Lancaster, Oxford and Southern
(L,O&S)
LMS
Lake Erie and Northern
Lake Erie and Western

Lake Shore and Michigan Southern


Lake Superior and Ishpeming

The Fever
The Rabbit Track Line
The Tangent Line
The Rabbit Track Line (crooked)
Great Wobbly Wobbly
Generally Elegant
Generous Electric (sarcastically)
Gee Whiz
Go Slow and Flag
Get a Coon and Push
God Forgot
God Forsaken
Gophers, Frogs and Alligators
Gland Canyon
Gone Too
Grand Funk
Grand Junk
GreaT
Get There Perhaps
Grand Junk
Goes Nowhere
Going Nowhere
Great Nothing
Gas Works Railway
Gee Whiz
Go When Ready
God's Wonderful Railway
Gone With Regret
Goods Wagon
Great Way Round
Go Broke and Worthless
Grab Your Bags and Walk
Great Bank and Washington
Good Beer and Whiskey
Goofy
Guillotine
Greedy Rail Scrappers
Gone Completely
Gritty Cinders and Smokey Fire
Grease, Mud and Oil
Gummo
Garlic, Mustard and Onions
Girls, Men and Oldtimers
Goes More Often (relative to the ICG)
Goat's Milk and Onions
Get a Ticket and Wait
Get a Ticket and Walk
Humped and Boggy
High Priced Ticket and Damn Rough Ride
Halibut Tuna and Whale
Hog Tied and Weary
Hoot Toot and Whistle
Hot Tea and Whiskey
Hell On Texas Contractors (nonpayment to builders)
Hoboes and Tin Cans
Hen and Ten Chicks
Hell Either Way You Take it
Humpity Bump Thump
Missing Link
Rinky-Dink Link
I Can't Go
I Can't Run Railroads
Ignorant Corporation
Ill Cent
Idiotic Chaos
Idiotic Chaos Runs Rampant
Incomplete and Overextended
Indignant Management Real Louses
I Might Receive a Living
I M Really Lost
IMagine Real Loads
IMagine R Loads
IMpeded by River Level
IM Ready to Liquidate
Interesting Milwaukee Rock Link
IM Receiving Little
I Better Walk
Irishmen Going North
Jump Boys and Push
Jesus Wept and No Wonder
Junk Rail
Jerusalem, Mexico and Ireland
Haywire
Keep Cutting Staff
Kome C Small
The Leaky Roof Line
Klunk and Junk
Kick and Push
Little, Old and Slow
Lose 'em, mix 'em and smash 'em
Late Every Night
Leave 'er and Walk
Leave Early and Walk
Large Stations and Miserable Salaries
Less Sleep and More Speed
The Ramshorn (windy roadbed)
Lazy, Slow and Independent
Leavenworth, Kansas and Western


Lehigh Valley




Lehigh and Hudson River

Live Oak, Perry and Gulf
Logansport, Crawfordsville and Southwestern
London and North Eastern Railway
London and Port Stanley




Long Island Railroad



Louisville and Nashville







MARC
MD&S
METRA
MUNI
Macon, Dublin and Savannah
Maine Central
Manchester, Dorset and Granville
Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire

Marshall and East Texas Railroad
Maryland and Delaware
Maryland and Pennsylvania

Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad
Mass Central
Metro North
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Middletown and Hummelstown
Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company
Minneapolis and Saint Louis





Mississippi River and Bonne Terre


Missouri Pacific




Missouri and Illinois
Missouri and North Arkansas
Missouri-Kansas-Texas


Missouri and North Arkansas
Mobile and Ohio
Monon
Montana Rail Link



Montour Railroad
Montreal and Southern Counties

Morris and Essex Division
Morristown and Erie



Nashville and Eastern
Nebkota Railway
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad

Nevada, California and Oregon
New England Central
New Hope and Ivyland Railroad Company

New Jersey Transit






Lazy, Crooked and Wandering
Leave Kansas and Walk
Look, Kuss and Wait
Leaky Valley
Like Vomit
Little Value
Lost Venture
The Route of the Leaky Valley
Late and Hungry
Lean and Hungry
Lean Over, Push and Grunt
Long Crooked and Shortwinded
Late and Never Early
'ell of a mess
Late and Poor Service
Lean Push and Shove
Liver and Pork Sausage
Lost and Presumed Sunken
Dashing Dan
Least Intelligent Railroad
Long Island Snail Road
Wrong Island
Ellen N.
Late and Never
Long and Narrow
Long and Nasty
Loose Nuts
Loud and Noisy
Louseyville and Nastyville
Lousy and No good
Mediocre and Rarely Consistent
Might Damn Slow
Many Evening Trains Running Around
Muniserable
Mud, Dirt and Sand
Mean Central
Mud, Dirt and Gravel
Money sunk and lost
Mucky Slow and Lazy
Misery and Eternal Torment
Muddy and Dirty
Ma and Pa
Misery and Pain
Many Dirty Visits
More Crap
More Nothing
Money Thrown Away
More Trouble Ahead
Muddletown
Tom Moore Eats Rats and Likes Corn
Maimed and Still Limping
Midnight and Still later
Miserable and Still Limping
Misery and Short Life
Movin' and Still Loosin'
The Louie
Mighty Rough and Bone Tired
Missing Rails and Broken Ties
Muddy Rails and Broken Track
Miserable Pacific
Miserly and Parsimonious
Misery Pacific
Morons Prevail
The MOP
Mike and Ike
May Never Arrive
Many Killed and Torched
Penn Central - Western Division
Muddy Kinky Track
May Never Arrive
Milk and Onion
Moron
Make a Right/Left??!!
Merl (Haggard)
Milwaukee Road Lives
Monkeys Running Loose
Mighty M
Montreal and Sometimes Comes
Montrial Sauteux (Montreal Jumpy or Bouncy)
Methodist and Episcopal (no Sunday operations)
Ben Central
Ben Central (owner Ben Friedland)
Me and Ernie
Morristown and Everywhere
Never Ever Runs Right
Not Really Interested
Never Come Never Go
None Colorado Narrow Gauge
Narrow, Crooked and Ornery
Never Ending Commotion
No Hope and Ivy league
No Hope and Poison Ivyland
Jersey Rancid
Jersey Trainset
Jersey Transient
Need Janitors Touch
No Junky Trains
Not Just Trains
Nudge
New Jerky Transit
New Jersey, Indiana and Illinois
New Orleans and Northeastern
New York Central

New York City Subway BMT
New York, Susquehanna and Western




New York and Atlantic Railway


New York and Lake Erie
New York, Chicago and Saint Louis
(Nickel Plate)

New York, New Haven and Hartford




New York, Ontario and Western






Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut
Newfoundland Railway

Nittany and Bald Eagle
Norfolk Southern












Norfolk and Western






Northern Alberta Railway
Northern Pacific





Northwestern Pacific


OR&W
Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain
Omaha, Lincoln and Beatrice
Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
Pacific Great Eastern








Paris and Mount Pleasant
Patapsco and Back River Railroad
Penn-Central







Pennsylvania Railroad



Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie and Boston
Pere Marquette
Philadelphia, Bethlehem and New England
Piedmont and Northern
Pierre, Rapid City and Northwestern
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie

Pittsburgh and West Virginia
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago
Pittsburgh, Rochester and Buffalo
Pittsburgh, Shenango and Lake Erie

New Jerusalem Israel and Ireland
No Omelets, No Eggs
No You Can't
Not Yet, Cornelius!
Buglers, Murders and Thugs
Now You Sit and Wait
Now You Suffer and Wait
Squeak
Suskie
The Squeak
New York Amateur Railroad
Not Yet A Railroad
Now You're A Railroad
Never Yet Left Early
Nearly Kompletely Perfect
No Known Prototype
New Years, No Home and Hungry
Not Yet, No How and Hopeless
Not Yet, No Help and Helpless
Not Yet, No Hope and Hopeless
New Year, No Hope and Hungry
No Young Overweight Women
Not Yet, Old and Weary
Now Young, Out and Working
Old and Weary
Old Woman
Owen W.
The Old Woman
Never Did and Couldn't
Goofie Newfie Narrow Gauge
Newfie Bullet
Never Been Early
Nazi Squad
New Southern
Next Sucker
Nidon't careS
Nix Steam
No Service
No Show
No Steam
No (paint) Scheme
Noone's Safe
Not Sanitary
Not Smart
Nothing Soon
Narrow and Wobbly
Needless and Worthless
Never Works
Nickel Plate and Wabash
Nights and Weekends
Norfolken Way
Nothing and Worse
Never Any Rush
No Ports
Northern Ports
Northern Potatoes
Not Political
Nothing Personal
Nothing Specific
Never Without Public Regard
Never was prompt
No Where in Particular
Old Rusty (or Rickety) and Wobbly
Old and Late Coming
Over Lincoln and Back
Old Worse and Worse
Pretty Girls Express
Pretty Good Effort
Past God's Endurance
Please Go Easy
Pretty Goddamn Expensive
Prince George Egads
Prince George, Eventually
Province's Greatest Expense
Provincial Government Expense
Pa and Ma
The Push, Bang and wReck Railroad
Parked Cars
Pathetic Connection
Penniless Central
Penn Centless
Perfect Chaos
Political Charade
Permanently Corrupt
Pile [of] Crap
Poor Ragged Rascal
Pussie Railroad
The Big Red Subway
The Substandard Railroad of the World
Pickles, Pork and Beans
Poor Marquette
Poor Brakemen and No Engineers
Po and Needy
Plenty Rough Country and No Water
Pissed off and Left Early
The Pianelli
The High and Dry
Pigs' Feet Whiskey and Cigars
Pickpockets Robbers and Bums
Pays Slow and Lives Easy
Peasley
Port Arthur, Duluth and Western

Providence and Worcester
Quanah, Acme and Pacific
Quebec Railway, Light, Heat and Power
Reading
Regional Transportation District
(Denver)

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac



Rockaway Valley Railroad
Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad
S&D

South East Pennsylvania Transit Authority
(SEPTA)








SOO Line



Saint Lawrence and Hudson

San Diego and Arizona
Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes
Savanah and Atlanta
Seaboard Air Line
Seaboard Coast Line
Seaboard System

Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway
Soo

South East and Chatham Railway
Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority

Southern Pacific
















Southern Pacific Santa Fe
(stilborn merger)
Southern Railroad
Southern Railway
Spokane, Portland and Seattle


St. Johnsbury and Lake Champlain
St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County

St. Lawrence and Hudson
St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico
Stanley, Merrill and Phillips
Staten Island Rapid Transit


Stockton Terminal and Eastern
Sumpter Valley Railway

Sydney and Louisburg Railway
Tallulah Falls Railway
Temiskaming and Northern Ontario
Terre Haute and Peoria
Texas and Pacific
Texas Northeastern Railroad
Texas Midland
Texas, Pacific and Western
Toledo, Peoria and Western






Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo


Twin Mountain and Potomac

Poor and Delinquent Wages
Poverty Agony Despair and Wretchedness
Pathetic and Wobbly
Quit Arguing and Push
Chemin de fer do la Bonne Sainte-Anne
Dreading
Reason To Drive
Retarded Transit Drivers
Rich Folks and Pedigrees
Run Fast and Push
The Doggie Railroad
Rich Folks and Preachers
Rock-a-bye Baby
Rotten Wood and Old Rusty Rails
Serene and Delightful
Slow and Dirty
Regional Half Speed Rail
Society for the Elimination of Passenger Trains Altogether
SLOPTA
SEPTIC
INEPTA
Steal Every Penny That抯 Available
Steal Every Penny Till Arrested
Subject Every Passenger To Aggravation
Systematically Eliminating Public Transportation Altogether
Slow Old Obsolete
Sometimes Only Ordinary
Special Olympics Operation
ZOO Line
Straight Line to Hell
Stupid Little Henry
Slow, Dirty and Aggravating
Slow Running and Rather Late
Slow and Aggravating
Surely Always Late
Service Customers Lack
Slow Board System
Slowly Breaking Down
Serene and Delightful
Sewer Line
Silly Old Ordinary Railroad
Slow Easy and Comfortable
Society for Eliminating Passenger Trains in America
Society for Eliminating Public Transit Altogether
Espee
Slow Poke
Smelly Perch
Soot Princess
Sorry and Pathetic
Southern Pathetic
Spare Parts
Stand Proud
Stupid Police
Stupid Pussies
Sufferin' Pathetic
Suffering Pacific
Suffering Painfully
Super Prick
Supreme Procrastinator
Surrendered Peacefully
The Octopus
Shouldn't Paint So Fast
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Shake, Rattle and Roll
Slow, Pokey and Seldom
Spit, Pop and Sputter
Slow, Poor and Stingy
St Jesus and Late Comin'
Saint Jesus and Late Coming
St. Jesus and Late Coming
Slowly Losing Hope
Brownie
Slow Motion and Poverty
The SIRT
The Toonerville Trolly
Shall I Run Today?
Slow, Tired and Easy
Polygamy Central
Stump Dodger
Slow and Lazy
Total Failure
Time No Object
Take Hold and Push
Time and Patience
Trains Never Ever Run
Texas Mudland (lack of ballast)
Take Your Parcels and Walk
Take Pity and Walk
The Tip-up
Tip Up
Tired Poor and Weary
Toilet Paper and Western
Tired, Poor and Weary
Tried, Proven and Willing
Thump, Hump and Bump
To Hell and Back
Tramps Hobos and Bums
Two Mules and a Pony
Ulster and Delaware

Union Pacific
































Union Pacific
(slogan: We Can Handle It)


VIA Rail
Wabash
Wabash, Chester and Western

Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine
Washington and Waynesburg
Washington and Old Dominion Railroad
Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern

West Virginia Central and Pittsburgh
Western Maryland
Western Pacific







Wheeling and Lake Erie


White Pass and Yukon Route
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington
Wisconsin Central




Wisconsin and Calumet
Wisconsin and Southern

Wrightsville and Tennille
Yazoo Delta
Zittau-Oybin-Jonsdorfer-Eisenbahn
(Germany)
Up and Down
Useless and Dangerous
Ewe Pee
The Borg
The Yellow Borg
Onion Pacific
Ugly Pathetic
Ugly Power
Ultimate Privy
Un Painted
Un Professional
Unable to Perform
Uncle Pete
Uncompromising Pricks
Undelivered Perishables
Undelivered Phreight
Under Powered
Under Prepaired for SP
Under Pressure
Unemployment Pending
Unimaginative Paint
Union Pathetic
Unlimited Parking
Unlimited Power
Unlimited Purchasing
Unrecognizable Performance
Unstoppable Power
Uppity Pacific
Uppity Pee
Usually Parked
Usually Prostrate
Utterly Pathetic
Utterly Putrid
You can't spell stUPid without UP
yoU Pee
We _Can't_ Handle It
We Can Mangle It
We Can't Manage It
VIA Snail
Hashball
Wobble, Crooked and Wobble
Wait Charlie and Walk
Wobbly, Bobbly, Turnover and Stop
Weak and Weary
Virginia Creeper
Watermelons, Mineral Water and Nowhere
Whiskey, Mineral Water and Nowhere
Watch Very Carefully and Proceed
Wild Mary
The Wobbly
Wasted Property
Wayside Property
Wear Protection
Weed Producers
Wobbly Pacific
Wobbly Pathetic
Worn-out Paint
Walk and Leave Early
Wheelie
We Lie to Everybody
Wait Patiently and You'll Ride
Weak, Weary and Feeble
We Could Wreck
We're Cheap
Whiskey Central
Wood Chip Line
Wrecking Crew
Wicket
Wizzer
Wobbly, Slow, Old and Rusty
Wiggle and Twist
Yellow Dog
Zug Ohne jegliche Eile (train without any hurry)
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A

ABC

Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad Company

Air Line, The

Louisville, Evansville St. Louis Consolidated Railroad Company

Albert Lea Route

Minneapolis St. Louis Railroad Company, The

Allegheny Route, The

Richmond and Allegheny Railroad Company

Annapolis Short Line

Maryland Electric Railways Company

Arkansas River Route

Midland Valley Railroad Company

Artesian Route, The

San Antonio, Uvalde Gulf Railroad Company

Atlanta New Orleans Short Line

Atlantic West Point Railroad
(From 1903, see West Point Route) Western Railway of Alabama, The

Augusta and Asheville Short Line

Port Royal and Western Carolina Railway

B

B&O

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

Balloon Route

Los Angeles Pacific Railroad (electric)

Bay Line

(From 1927) Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad Company,
The Atlanta and St. Andrews Bay Railway Company
(See also Panama Canal Route)

Bee Line

Dayton Union Railroad Company; Indianapolis and St. Louis Railway Company, The;
Cleveland, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company

Bee Line

(From 1909) Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad Company

Berkshire Hills Route

Housatonic Railroad Company

Bessemer Route, The

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company

“Big Four” Route

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, The
(New York Central System since 1909)

Black Band, The

Kanawha and Coal River Railway Company

Blair Line, The

Kansas City, Osceola and Southern Railway Company, The

Blue Grass Route, The

Kentucky Central Railway Company

Bluff Line, The

In 1891, St. Louis, Alton Springfield Railroad Company, The; In 1894, St. Louis, Chicago and St. Paul Railroad Company

Boca Grande Route

Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway Company

Bonheur - RW O

Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg Railroad Company

Buckeye Route

Columbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo Railway Company, The

Burlington, The

Chicago, Burlington Northern Railroad Company

Burlington Route

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company

C

Cairo Short Line

St. Louis Cairo Short Line
(See Egyptian Route, for 1894)

Canal Route, The

Gulf Line Railway Company

Cape Charles Route

New York, Philadelphia Norfolk Railroad Company

Cedar Rapids Route

Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company of Iowa, The
(See Iowa Route, The - before 1897)

Cedar Valley Road

Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway Company

Charleston Line, The

South Carolina and Georgia Railroad Company

Chatauqua Route

Jamestown, Chatauqua Lake Erie Railway Company

Chicago Outer Belt Line

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company
(See Joliet Belt Line, 1889)

Chicago Short Line, Buckeye Route

See Buckeye Route

Choctaw Line

Choctaw Coal and Railway Company

Choctaw Route, The

Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company

Clinchfield Route, The

Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway; Later, Clinchfield Railroad Company

Coast Line

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company

Clover-Leaf Route

Prior to 1903, Toledo, St. Louis and Kansas City Railroad Company; 1903 and after, Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad Company
(See Nickel Plate)

Coal Pig Iron Route, The

Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company

Cog Wheel Route

Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Company, The

Colorado Road, The

Colorado and Southern Railway Company, The

Columbia River Route

Colorado Midland Railway Company, The

Columbus Toledo Short Line

Marietta, Columbus Cleveland Railway Company

Columbus Zanesville Route

Columbus and Eastern Railroad Company, The

Copper Country Route

Copper Range Railroad Company

Coon Valley Route

La Crosse Southeastern Railway Company

Corn Belt Route

Chicago Great Western Railroad Company

Cotton Belt Route

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company

Crandie Route, The

Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway

Cripple Creek Scenic Line

Midland Terminal Railway Company, The

Crouch Lines (to the Black Hills)

Missouri River North Western Railway Company

“3 C” Route, The

Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad Company

D

Dan Patch Lines

Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester and Dubuque Electric Traction Company

Decatur Route

Indianapolis, Decatur and Western Railway Company

Deep Water Route

Gulf, Florida Alabama Railway Company

Denver Road, The

Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company

Diamond Route, The

Memphis, Paris Gulf Railroad Company

Dixie Line, The

Nashville, Chattanooga St. Louis Railway, The
(See also, Lookout Mountain Route)

Dr. Webb's Railroad

Mohawk and Malone Railroad Company, The

Duluth Short Line

St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company

E

Eagle Pass Route

Mexican International Railroad Company

Eagle Mere Route

Williamsport and North Branch Railroad Company

East St. Louis Outer Belt Line

Alton Southern Railroad Company

Edenborn Line

Louisiana Railway Navigation Company

Egyptian Route, The

(In 1894) St. Louis Cairo Short Line
(See also, Cairo Short Line)

Elberta Route

Prescott North-Western Railroad Company, The

Elk Route

Charleston, Clendennin Sutton Railroad Company

Elkhart Line, The

Cincinnati, Wabash Michigan Railway Company, The

Erie

Erie Railway Company; 1889-93, New York, Lake Erie and Western Erie Lines;
1894-1900, Erie; 1903 on, Erie Railroad Company

Evansville Route

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company

Excelsior Springs Route

Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway Company (electric)

F

Fall Brook Line

Fall Brook Coal Company

Feather River Route, The

Western Pacific Railway Company

Fishing Line, The

Grand Rapids Indiana Railway Company

Flagler System

Florida East Coast Railway Company

Florida Fast Line

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company

Flying Crow, Route of the

Kansas City Southern Railway Company, The
(See also, Fort Arthur Route)

Fort Dodge Line, The

Ft. Dodge, Des Moines Southern Railroad Company

Fort Wayne Penna. Route

Pennsylvania Lines - West of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Freeport Route, The

Houston and Brazos Valley Railway Company

Frisco Lines (Later, Frisco System)

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company

Fruit Belt Line, The

(1909) Kalamazoo, Lake Shore and Chicago Railway Company
(1912) Kansas City and Memphis Railway Company

Fruit Belt Route, The

Grand Junction and Grand River Valley Railway Company, The

G

Gary Line

Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary Railway Company

Grand Canyon Line

(1903) Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
(See also, Santa Fe Route)

Granite Iron Route

Austin and Northwestern Railroad Company, The

Gray's Peak Route

Argentine Gray's Peak Railway

Great Middle Route, The

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company

Great Rock Island Route, The

Chicago, Rock Island and (Later, Rock Island Lines) Pacific Railway Company

Great Salt Lake Route, The

Rio Grande Western Railway Company, The
(Later, Denver Rio Grande Western)

Green Bay Route

Green Bay and Western Railroad Company; Iola and Northern Railroad Company; Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western Railroad Company

Green Mountain Route

(1906 only) Central Vermont Railway Company

Gulf Air Line

Houston and Shreveport Railroad Company;
Houston East West Texas Railway Company, The

Gulf Route

Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company

H

Henderson Route, The

Louisville, Henderson and St. Louis Railway Company

Hiwasee Route

Atlanta, Knoxville Northern Railway Company

Hoosac Tunnel Route

Fitchburg Railroad Company

Hoosier Route, The

Chicago South Bend Railroad

Houek Railroads

St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad; Chester, Perryville and Ste. Genevieve Railway Company, The; Saline Valley Railway Company; Cape Girardeau Chester Railroad Company, The; Cape Girardeau Thebes Bridge Terminal Railway

I

Illini Trail

Chicago, Ottawa Peoria Railway Company

Inland Empire System

Spokane Inland Empire Railroad Company

International Route, The

International-Great Northern Railroad Company
(See also The Texas Railroad)

Iowa Route, The

Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company of Iowa, The
(See also, Cedar Rapids Route-'97)

Iron Range Route, The

Wisconsin Michigan Railway Company

Ithaca-Auburn Short Line

New York, Auburn and Lansing Railroad Company, The

J

Jacksonville Short Line

Atlantic, Valdosta Western Railway Company

Jacksonville South Eastern Line

Chicago, Peoria St. Louis Railway Company; Jacksonville, Louisville and St. Louis Railway Company ('94); Louisville St. Louis Railway Company

Jersey Central

See New Jersey Central

Joliet Belt Line

Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (1889)
(See Chicago Outer Belt Line, for later dates)

K

Kanawha Short Line

Toledo and Ohio Central Railway Company, The

Kankakee Belt Route

Illinois Division of New York Central Lines

Kankakee Line - Big Four

(1889) Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Chicago Railway Company

Katy Route, The

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company

Keokuk Route

Keokuk and Western Railroad Company; Des Moines Kansas City Railway Company

Kay System

San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways

Kite Route, The

Denver Interurban Railroad Company (electric)

Klickitat Valley Route

Columbia River Northern Railway Company
(See also, “The Regulator Line”)

Kushequa Route

Mt. Jewett, Kinzua and Riterville Railroad Company

L

Lackawanna Railroad

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, The

La Grange Route, The

Macon and Birmingham Railroad Company
(See also, Pine Mountain Route)

Lake Huron Shore Line

Detroit and Mackinac Railway Company
(See (1912) Mackinac Route)

Lake Shore Route

Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, The (New York Central)

Laurel Line

Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad Company

Leatherstocking Route

Southern New York Power and Railway Corporation
(Successor to Otsego and Herkimer Railroad Company)

Lima Route

Western Ohio Railway Company (electric)
(In 1930, Dayton Troy Electric Railway Company)

Line of the Minute Man

Boston and Maine Railroad

Little E Route

Mississippi Western Railroad Company

Lone Star Line

Texas Central Railway Company, The

Lookout Mountain Route

Nashville, Chattanooga St. Louis Railway, The
(See also, Dixie Line, 1930 and after)

L & N

The Louisville and Nashville Railroad

Louisville Belt Line

Kentucky Indiana Terminal Railroad Company

Low Grade

Allegheny Valley Railroad Company (Pennsylvania Railroad Company, The)

Luce Electric Lines

Electric Short Line Railway Company

Lumber Line, The

Bainbridge Northern Railway

M

Mackinac Route

Detroit and Mackinac Railway Company
(For name prior to 1912, see Lake Huron Shore Line)

Mackinac, The

(1889) Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railway Company

McKinley Lines

Illinois Traction, Inc.

Main Line of Mid-America

Illinois Central Railroad

Maple Leaf Route, The

Chicago Great Western Railway Company
(See also, Corn Belt Route)

Marble Road, The

Crystal River and San Juan Railroad Company, The

Marquette Route, The

(1897) Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Company, The
(See also, Mackinaw Short Line); (1889),
See South Shore Lines; and South Shore (1894 and later)

Mason Dixon Line

Western Maryland Railway Company

Memphis Route

Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad Company

Merced Canyon Route

Yosemite Valley Railroad Company

Middle Plains Route

Gulf, Texas and Western Railway Company

Mid-land Route

Midland Continental Railroad

Midland Route, The

Texas Midland Railroad

Milwaukee Road, The

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company
(Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Company)

Minneapolis Belt, The

Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway

Mississippi Valley Central Route

Illinois Central Railroad Company

Mississippi Valley Route

(In 1894) Chesapeake, Ohio South-Western Railroad Company

 

Louisville, New Orleans Texas Railway Company
(See - Mobile, Port-of, Route)

Mobile, Port-of, Route

Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad Corporation (Mobile Line, 1918 to 1930)

Mobile Route, The

(1906) Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad Company
(See (1909) Panama Route)

Moffat Road, The

Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway Company, The

MONON ROUTE

Prior to 1900, Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railway Company; 1900 on, Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway Company

MOP

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company

Mount Vernon Panhandle

Cleveland, Akron and Columbus Railway Company, The
(Prior to 1900) Pennsylvania Lines (West of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

N

Nacoochee Valley Route

Gainsville Northwestern Railroad Company

Napa Valley Route

San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway

Nashville Route, The

Tennessee Central Railroad Company

Natural Gas Route

Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, The

Natural Tunnel Route, The

South Atlantic and Ohio Railroad Company
(became Virginia Southwestern Railway in 1900)

Nevada Short Line, The

Tonapah and Tidewater Railroad Company

New Canada Short Line

Delaware and Hudson Canal Company, The

New Haven

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, The

New Jersey Central

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, The
(Also, Jersey Central)

Niagara Falls Route

Michigan Central Railroad Company, The

Niagara Gorge Route

See Great Gorge Route

Nickel Plate Line

New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company, The:

North Arkansas Line

Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad Company
(See also, Ozarka-North Arkansas Route)

North Bank Road, The

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company

North Shore Line

Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Company

North Star Route

Minneapolis Rainy River Railway Company

Northwest Route

Kansas City, Wyandotte Northwestern Railroad Company

Northwestern Line, The

Chicago and North Western Railway Company
Also, Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad Company; Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company in 1891;
Sioux City and Pacific Railroad in 1891

O

Ohio Valley Line

Ohio River Railroad Company

Oil Belt Line

Cisco Northeastern Railway Company

Oil Belt Route

Wichita Falls, Ranger Fort Worth Railroad Company

O K Route

Quincy, Omaha Kansas City Railroad Company
(See also, Quincy Route)

Okefenokee Route

Waycross and Southern Railroad Company

Orem Electric

Salt Lake and Utah Railroad Company (electric)

Orient Lines, The

Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway Company, The
(See also, Port Stilwell Route)

Overland Route, The

Union Pacific Railroad Company

Ozarks-North Arkansas Route

Missouri and North Arkansas Railway Company
(See also, North Arkansas Line)

Ozone Route

New Orleans Great Northern Railroad Company

P

Panama Canal Route

Atlanta Saint Andrews Bay Railway Company
(See also, Bay Line)

Panama Route (1909)

Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad Company
(See also, Mobile Route)

Panhandle, Texas - Route

Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company; Denver, Texas and Fort Worth Railroad Company, The Denver, Texas and Gulf Railroad Company, The

Panhandle Route

Pennsylvania Lines - West of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Company, The

Paradise Valley Route

Tacoma Eastern Railroad Company

Pend Oreille River Route

Idaho Washington Northern Railroad

Peoria Gateway Line, The

Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad Company, The (Only 1918)
(See Albert Lea Route)

Peoria Road, The

Toledo, Peoria Western Railroad

Peoria Route, The

Rock Island and Peoria Railway Company

Piedmont Air Line

Richmond and Danville Railroad Company, The (Southern Railway)

Pigeon Mountain Line

Chattanooga Southern Railway Company

Pike's Peak Route

Colorado Midland Railway Company, The

Pilchuck Valley Route

Washington Western Railway Company

Pine Leaf Route

Fernwood and Gulf Railroad Company

Pine Mountain Route

Macon and Birmingham Railroad Company
(See also, (1903) La Grange Route)

Pine Valley Route

Lake Erie, Alliance Wheeling Railroad Company, The

Plant System

Savannah, Florida and Western Railway Company, The; Charleston and Savannah Railway Company; South Florida Railroad Company; Brunswick and Western Railroad Company Became, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company

Port Arthur Route

Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf Railroad Company
(See also, Route of the Flying Crow)

Port-of-Mobile Route

See Mobile, Port-of Route

Port St. Joe Route

Apalachicola-Northern Railroad Company

Port Stilwell Route

Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway Company, The
(See also, Orient Lines)

Poughkeepsie Bridge Route

Central New England and Western Railroad Company
(Central New England Railway Company)

Promised Land Route

Cache Valley Railroad

Q

Quanah Route

Quanah, Acme Pacific Railway Company

Queen Crescent Route

Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Railway Company, The
Also, Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company, The; New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad Company; Vicksburg Meridan Railroad Company; Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad Company

Quincy Route

Quincy, Omaha Kansas City Railroad Company
(See also, O K Route)

R

Rabun Cap Route

Tallulah Falls Railway Company

Rathburn System (Canada)

Kingston, Napanco Western Railway; Bay of Quinte Railway Navigation Company; Thousand Islands Railway Company; Deseronto Navigation Company, Ltd.

Redwood Empire Route

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company

Redwood Route, The

California Western Railroad Navigation Company

Regulator Line, The

See Klickitat Valley Route

Rhine, the Alps and the Battlefield Line, The

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, The

Richmond-Washington Line

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company
(See Florida Fast Line)

Ringling Lines

Oklahoma, New Mexico and Pacific Railway Company

Rio Grande

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company, The

Rock Island Lines

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company, The
(See Great Rock Island Route)

Rockford Route

Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota Railway Company

Rocky Mountain Route

St. Louis, Rocky Mountain and Pacific Railway Company

Royal Gorge Route

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company, The
(See Scenic Line of the World)

Royal Route, The

Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company

R - S Pacific Route

Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway Company

S

Sacandaga Route

Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad

Sacramento Short Line

San Francisco-Sacramento Railroad Company

Salt Lake Route

San Pedro, Los Angeles Salt Lake Railroad Company

Santa Fe Route

Chicago, Santa Fe California Railway (1889)
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, The (1891 to date)
(See Grand Canyon Route, 1903)

“S A P”

San Antonia and Aransas Pass Railway Company, The

Savannah Short Line

Georgia and Alabama Railway

Scenic Line of the World

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company, The
(See Royal Gorge Route)

Sea Shore Line, The

Los Angeles Terminal Railway Company

Shawmut Line, The

Pittsburgh, Shawmut Northern Railway Company, The

Sheboygan Freight Line

Wisconsin Light Power Company

Shell Bark Route

Coal Belt Railway (St. Louis, MO.)

Saint Claire Tunnel Service

Canada to Detroit

Shenadoah Valley Route

Norfolk and Western Railway Company

Sierra Nevada Route

Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Company

Silver San Juan Scenic Line

Rio Grande Southern Railroad Company, The

Soo Line, The

Minneapolis, St. Paul Sault Ste. Marie Railway Company

Soo-Mackinaw Short Line, The

Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Company, The
(See Soo-South Shore Lines)

Soo-South Shore Lines

Minneapolis, St. Paul Sault Ste. Marie Railway Company
(See Soo Line); Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Company, The
(See South Shore, after 1900; “Marquette Line,” 1897;
“Soo-Mackinaw Short Line in 1889”)

South Bend Gateway

Indiana Northern Railway Company

South Park Line

Denver, Leadville and Gunnison Railway Company, The

South Haven Route

Toledo and South Haven Railroad Company

South Shore

Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Company, The (Cleveland)

South Shore Lines

Chicago, Lake Shore South Bend Railway

Southwestern Route

El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Company

Split Log

Kansas City, Fort Smith Southern Railroad Company

Straight Line, The

Chicago, Cincinnati Louisville Railroad Company

Sugar Belt Route

St. Louis, Avoyelles Southwestern Railway Company

Sumatra Leaf Route

Georgia, Florida Alabama Railway Company

Sumter Route

South Carolina Railway Company, The

Sunset Route

Southern Pacific Company
(Also, Odgen Shasta Route)

Suwanee River Route

Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company

Switzerland Trail, The

Colorado Northwestern Railway Company;
Denver, Boulder Western Railroad Company

T

Tangent Line

Findlay, Fort Wayne and Western Railway Company, The

Taos Route, The

San Luis Valley Southern Railway Company, The

Tarpon Route, The

Orange Belt Railway Company

Texas Panhandle Route

See Panhandle, Texas - Route

Texas Railroad, The

International and Great Northern Railway Company

Three C Route, The

Charleston, Cincinnati and Chicago Railroad Company

Timber Belt Line

Texas Southern Railway Company

Trans-Virginias Route

Chesapeake Western Railroad Company

Tri-City Route

Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway Company

Tropical Line, The

Tavares and Gulf Railroad Company

Tropical Trunk Line

Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway Company

U

Utah Coal Route

Utah Railway Company

V

Valley Line, The

St. Joseph Valley Railway Company

Vandalia Line

Penna. Lines - West of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Terre Haute Indianapolis Railroad before 1905

Velasco Route

Houston Brazon Valley Railway Company

Vermilion Route

Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company, The

Vicksburg Route

Alabama and Vicksburg Railway Company, The; Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad Company, The; Formerly Part of Queen Crescent

Vidalia Route, The

Macon, Dublin Savannah Railroad Company

W

╓aco-Beaumont Route

Waco, Beaumont, Trinity Sabine Railway Company

Wobble, Bobble, Turnover and Stop

Water Level Route

New York Central System

Watkins Route, The

Kansas City, Watkins and Gulf Railway and Belt Line Railway Company, The
Also (In 1903) Western Railway of Alabama
(See Atlanta N.O. Short Line)

West Point Route, The

Atlanta and West Point Railroad Company
(See Atlanta N.O. Short Line)

White Oaks Route

El Paso and Northeastern Railway Company

Wichita Falls Route

Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway Company of Texas, The; Wichita Falls Southern Railway Company, The

Willamette Route

Oregon Electric Railway Company

Winona Lines

Winona Railroad Company, The

Y

Yellowstone Park Line

Northern Pacific Railway Company