Old 10-06-2003, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Your favorite railroads

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.
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:48 PM   #2
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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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Old 10-06-2003, 11:13 PM   #3
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1. Deutsche Bahn!!!!!!
2. VIA Rail
3. OC Transpo (because I ride their O-Trains for free )
4. CPR
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Old 10-07-2003, 03:35 PM   #4
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1.Norfolk & Western
2.Norfolk Southern
3.CSX Transportation
4.Burlington Nothern Santa Fe
5.Union Pacific
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Oh yeah, I like BNSF, too. But just because of their engines and their livery!
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Old 10-10-2003, 04:56 AM   #6
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AKRR -- The Alaska Railroad
WP&YR -- White Pass & Yukon Route (aka Wait Patiently & You'll Ride)
UP -- Uncle Pete
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Old 10-15-2003, 04:22 AM   #7
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1. Norfolk Southern
2. BNSF
3. Conrail
4. Grand Trunk
5. UP
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Old 10-16-2003, 10:51 PM   #8
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CSX
DT&I
Penn Central
C&O
CP
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Old 10-18-2003, 03:06 PM   #9
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1. Illinois Central
2. BNSF
3. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern (ICE)
4. Chicago Great Western (Fallen Flag)
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:27 PM   #10
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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 )
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Old 12-18-2003, 02:58 AM   #11
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1. Conrail
2. Penn Central
3. PRR
4. Whoever takes over Norfolk Southern (sooner the better)
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Old 01-11-2004, 07:42 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 06-04-2004, 07:08 AM   #13
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UP
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Metra
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Old 06-06-2004, 05:16 AM   #14
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1.lehigh valley
2.csx
3. ns
4 chessie system
5. fec
6 bnsf
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Old 06-30-2004, 08:59 PM   #15
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1. Strasburg Railroad(#1 Steam railroad in the USA!!)
2. Pittsburgh & Ohio Central(my local shortline)
3. Norfolk Southern
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Old 07-08-2004, 03:15 AM   #16
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1) BNSF
2) UP
3) Wisconsin Central
4) Soo
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:04 PM   #17
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Active:
1. New England Central
2. Providence & Worcester
3. Connecticut Southern
4. Housatonic

Fallen Flags:
1. CV
2. B&M
3. NYNH&H
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Old 07-09-2004, 05:30 PM   #18
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I'll get heat for this probably. See the qualifying notes before flaming me..

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.

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Old 10-04-2004, 10:24 PM   #19
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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
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Old 10-17-2004, 07:27 PM   #20
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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
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1. Canadian Pacific
2. Canadian National
3. Kelowna Pacific (Local Shortline)
4. Burlington Northern Santa Fe
5. Norfolk Southern
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Old 08-14-2005, 03:57 AM   #22
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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
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:35 AM   #23
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Active: Metrolink

Indifferent: Burlington Northern Santa Fe; Union Pacific

Fallen flags: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe; Southern Pacific
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:37 AM   #24
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Quote:
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4. Whoever takes over Norfolk Southern (sooner the better)
BNSF???

My favs are:
1: BNSF
2: Amtrak
3: ATSF
4: UP
5: SP
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Old 08-14-2005, 04:38 AM   #25
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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
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