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Guilford350
10-06-2003, 09:12 PM
What are your favorite railroads? These can be fallen flags or current railroads, regionals, shortlines, etc...

Mine top five are:
1. CSX
2. Guilford Transportation
3. Conrail
4. Providence & Worcester and Connecticut Southern
5. Chessie System

Just thought it might be interesting to see what you guys come up with. :)

petertenthije
10-06-2003, 09:48 PM
I have started to like local operator Syntus quite a bit. They are quite small, only about 30 odd trains running in the East of the Netherlands only.

They started 3 or 4 years ago and performed dreadfully. Nowadays they have pulled themselve together. They are quite reliable, more so then the NS is. Moreover, they doubled the frequency from 2 per hour to 4. Only disadvantage is that during the rush hours the trains are very crowded, but that is the same everywhere in the Netherlands so I suppose I can't blame them really.


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And where train companies go, Eurostar and Thalys rank very high too! I haven't got pics of the Eurostar just yet. In a few weeks I will be taking them to London though, so expect some nice (interior) pics!


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iCe
10-06-2003, 11:13 PM
1. Deutsche Bahn!!!!!!
2. VIA Rail
3. OC Transpo (because I ride their O-Trains for free :D )
4. CPR
:wink:

Trainman51
10-07-2003, 03:35 PM
1.Norfolk & Western
2.Norfolk Southern
3.CSX Transportation
4.Burlington Nothern Santa Fe
5.Union Pacific

iCe
10-07-2003, 08:28 PM
Oh yeah, I like BNSF, too. But just because of their engines and their livery! :D

Bob
10-10-2003, 04:56 AM
AKRR -- The Alaska Railroad
WP&YR -- White Pass & Yukon Route (aka Wait Patiently & You'll Ride)
UP -- Uncle Pete

S.C. Vermillion
10-15-2003, 04:22 AM
1. Norfolk Southern
2. BNSF
3. Conrail
4. Grand Trunk
5. UP

Lord Vader
10-16-2003, 10:51 PM
CSX
DT&I
Penn Central
C&O
CP

wirailfan
10-18-2003, 03:06 PM
1. Illinois Central
2. BNSF
3. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern (ICE)
4. Chicago Great Western (Fallen Flag)

Dutch Steam
12-17-2003, 10:27 PM
1 deutche bahn museum zug ( german railroads department museum trains )

2 N.S. (Netherlands railway`s )

3 Thalys International

4 N.M.B.S. ( National Belgian Railway`s )

5 S.J. ( National Swedisch railway`s )

willie6622
12-18-2003, 02:58 AM
1. Conrail
2. Penn Central
3. PRR
4. Whoever takes over Norfolk Southern (sooner the better) :D

Ween
01-11-2004, 07:42 AM
Conrail (R.I.P., but at least you can still see the old blue paint still rolling!) and Canadian National have always been my faves.

IluvS500
06-04-2004, 07:08 AM
UP
CP
Metra

jerkass
06-06-2004, 05:16 AM
1.lehigh valley
2.csx
3. ns
4 chessie system
5. fec
6 bnsf

Miketherailfan
06-30-2004, 08:59 PM
1. Strasburg Railroad(#1 Steam railroad in the USA!!)
2. Pittsburgh & Ohio Central(my local shortline)
3. Norfolk Southern

mars00XJ
07-08-2004, 03:15 AM
1) BNSF
2) UP
3) Wisconsin Central
4) Soo

railfanzone
07-09-2004, 02:04 PM
Active:
1. New England Central
2. Providence & Worcester
3. Connecticut Southern
4. Housatonic

Fallen Flags:
1. CV
2. B&M
3. NYNH&H

AEM7NATE
07-09-2004, 05:30 PM
I'll get heat for this probably. See the qualifying notes before flaming me.. :D

1. Amtrak
2. Penn Central
3. Conrail
4. PRR

I am really into heavy electric railroading. I grew up with F40s and AEM7s on the HBG line, and have been hooked since. Regretfully, my love of Amtrak ended in the 95 to 2000 time frame, when P40s began to rule, and phase III paint went away. Sorry, HHP8s and Acelas don't impress me. AEM7s are almost 25 years old and still kicking, whilst Acelas and HHP8s seem only marginally reliable. I still shoot the electrics on the NEC, but it just ain't the same. Oh well.

Amtrak and PC had seperable entanglement during the 70s early 80s, and CR/PRR ran awesome electric trains. There is my list.

Many in my area say I have a pantograph on my head and pull juice from the ceiling tile rails in my office. Kind of a shame 95% of what I enjoy shooting is gone, and now my E60s have also vanished. I am fortunate enough to have #603 reside very close to my home, and I can go see it whenever. Best Regards all.

NM

Andy1142
10-04-2004, 10:24 PM
You would think someone born in North Platte Nebraska would go with Union Pacific,...but nope,....

1. BNSF
2. KCS
3. NS

Fallen Flags:

1. Rock Island
2. BN
3. CNW

VRE Man
10-17-2004, 07:27 PM
Hmmm I musta missed this the first time by but here are my Favorites:

1. Virginia Railway Express
2. Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac
3. Norfolk Southern
4. CSX
5. BNSF
5A. Union Pacific
6. Northern Pacific

canadianrailfan
08-14-2005, 03:41 AM
1. Canadian Pacific
2. Canadian National
3. Kelowna Pacific (Local Shortline)
4. Burlington Northern Santa Fe
5. Norfolk Southern

ccaranna
08-14-2005, 03:57 AM
Active-

1. NS
2. CSX

Fallen Flags-

1. Chessie System
2. Chesapeake and Ohio
3. Baltimore and Ohio
4. Norfolk and Western
5. Pennsylvania RR
6. Conrail
7. Penn Central
8. Erie Lackawanna
9. Southern Pacific

jweber33
08-14-2005, 04:35 AM
Active: Metrolink

Indifferent: Burlington Northern Santa Fe; Union Pacific

Fallen flags: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe; Southern Pacific

bnsf sammy
08-14-2005, 04:37 AM
4. Whoever takes over Norfolk Southern (sooner the better) :D

BNSF???

My favs are:
1: BNSF :)
2: Amtrak
3: ATSF
4: UP
5: SP

Pat Lorenz
08-14-2005, 04:38 AM
Even though i take photographs on the Union Pacific i really dont like it as much as these others, i am limited to the UP because its the only major RR in my area.

Favorites:
1) Northfolk Southern/ Western
2) Canadian National (CP & BC rail area ok too.)
3) BNSF
4) C&NW

John J. Poshepny
08-14-2005, 05:30 AM
1. Amtrak
2. BN
3. BNSF
4. CPR
5. CN

NicTrain35
08-14-2005, 05:30 AM
EJ&E
IAIS
BNSF
NS
Amtrak
Metra

Those are my favorites. :)

CDTX_2051
08-14-2005, 05:46 AM
- Amtrak California (California Dept. of Transportation)
- BNSF Railway
- Santa Fe Railway, though I was not into serious railfanning while they were still around

mtrails
08-14-2005, 06:06 AM
Fallen Flags-
1. SP (all time fav)
2. SSW
3. D&RGW
4. BN
5. SOO
6. WC
7. GTW

Active-
8. BNSF
9. CSX
10. NS

ssw9662
08-14-2005, 01:22 PM
1: SP
2: SSW
3: Conrail
4: Norfolk & Western
5: Pennsy

:)

dodi4200
08-14-2005, 04:11 PM
bnsf
union pacific
norfolk southern
bessemer&lake erie
grand trunk

ME 488
08-14-2005, 05:23 PM
Mine top five are:
1. CSX
2. Guilford Transportation
3. Conrail
4. Providence & Worcester and Connecticut Southern
5. Chessie System
You like Guilford? Your the first person I've ever heard of who likes Guilford.

Guilford350
08-14-2005, 07:56 PM
You like Guilford? Your the first person I've ever heard of who likes Guilford.

Yeah, I like them.

I'm surprised this thread is still going on after almost two years.

Slopes09
08-15-2005, 03:45 AM
1. ATSF - Still miss 'em after growing up watching them.
2. Alaska RR - Awesome looking trains through some of the most beautiful scenery!
3. Rio Grande - The Action Road!
4. Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern - Local Railroad that doesn't care if you drive around their yard.
5. Burlington Northern - Not sure why, just think they look cool!

Tåg
09-18-2006, 02:24 AM
Western Pacific
Southern Pacific
Denver and Rio Grande
Virginia and Truckee
Union Pacific

Deutsche Bahn DB

NS 2557
09-18-2006, 06:19 PM
Ill take:

1) Norfolk Southern
2) Southern
3) CN
4) Conrail
5) Union Pacific

Wonka001
09-19-2006, 01:27 AM
Alive and Kicking -
BNSF (cause it's not often I see one in SLC)
Utah Railway (because it's different from UP)
UP (because they're everywhere anyway, might as well get used to them)
Wheeling & Lake Eerie (because they remind me of D&RGW)

Long gone-
D&RGW
SP
Cotton Belt
Santa Fe

NSFan14
09-19-2006, 01:43 AM
My top 5 is
1.NS
2.BNSF
3.CSX
4.Amtrak
5.L & I

CG_F45
09-20-2006, 11:11 PM
Here;s my top 3 list....

1.) Union Pacific
2.) Montana Rail Link
3.) Burlington Northern



:-)

M.L.Gabert
09-21-2006, 01:16 AM
The Avatar says it all. :grin:

Studogg120
09-21-2006, 01:30 AM
1. Pacific Harbor Line (PHL)
2. Burlington Northern Santa Fe
3. Los Angeles Junction (LAJ)
4. Union Pacific
5. CSXT

Yeah... thats about it. :-)

Gordon Graham
09-21-2006, 10:58 AM
Our local railroad would be my first choice :)

1. Kowloon-Canton Railway
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2. SOUTHERN
3. Norfolk & Western
4. Montana Rail Link

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SD70MACMAN
09-21-2006, 11:11 PM
1) Amtrak Cascades
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2) Amtrak (mainly because of the chase involved :-D )
3) BN/BNSF
4) MRL
5) Any short line