View Full Version : Best railroad?

04-13-2005, 12:31 AM
What's your favorite operational railroad? Why?

04-13-2005, 02:41 AM
The best is the Ohio Central and all it's subsidiaries. The OC System owns over 300+ miles of track in East-Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

04-13-2005, 03:51 AM
How shall the "best" be determined?? Financial status...operational ratios, safety, or will it be a free for all where everyone says there favorite railroad is the best? I think this subject has been covered before...

Pat Lorenz
04-13-2005, 05:26 PM
I say CN, most efficient and clean looking, Worlds Best according to Nov. 2002 Trains Magizine. Then i would say NS.

04-13-2005, 06:07 PM
Business: NS or BNSF
Safety: BNSF
Railfanning: CSX

04-13-2005, 07:33 PM
Business: NS or BNSF

I concur.

Safety: BNSF

Where's the Harriman Award been for the past 16 years? ;-)

Railfanning: CSX

If you like shooting 2 trains and then calling it a day.

04-13-2005, 09:06 PM
If you like shooting 2 trains and then calling it a day.

The section of CSX I live along has 50 freight trains and 8 Amtraks a day. I consider it a slow day if I only see 10 or so trains. Plus, as far as I'm conserned, you cannot beat the variety of power CSX sends through here. I never know what will come down the tracks next. Its great.