acronyms

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  1. TCH

    TCH Member

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    as mentioned by EZ days in a recent post ,not everyone knows the meaning of some of the acronyms used when posting.

    perhaps a list of acronyms [ACS,ACN,ACM ??]would be helpful for those like me who can`t always work out what is meant.

    OTOH ??? sorry Fred , couldn`t work that one out.
  2. nolatron

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    OTOH = On The Other Hand

    FWIW = For What it's worth

    IMHO = In my humble opinion

    LOL = Laugh out loud

    Not sure of the other's you mentioned. Any others?
  3. TCH

    TCH Member

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    thanks nolatron

    can usually work out what is meant but occasionally am at a loss.

    will add to this thread whenever I find another that beats me

    as to ACS ACN ACM was wondering what the acronym for acronym would be
  4. TCH

    TCH Member

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    a bit off topic

    when answering another post is it normal to use the user name or
    the name in the signature

    is there a preferred method ?

    when I replied to nolatron I didn`t look at the signature
    until after my reply
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I did a Google search and found a couple of acronym dictionaries. One claimed to have over 4,000,000 entries, enough to boggle anyone's mind. I looked at another dictionary and found that one that stumped me, "NOS" had a total of 36 different meanings including the one that was pertinent to that thread.

    Now there are a whole list of common acronyms, or short-hand abbreviations that are used in chat rooms and boards, and now used for text-messaging. But there are a whole passel of others that could really mean just about anything in some situations.

    When I write one of my newspaper articles, if I use an abbreviation of any kind, I usually define it upon first use, that is common practice in journalism, and just good common sense if you want someone to understand what you're saying. In today's world, I guess it is assumed that the people you are talking to will understand this language, and sometimes it's used to hide what you're saying from others. A good example of that is when your kids will be in a chat room and you'll be watching what they're typing but won't have a clue as to what they're saying. Spy stuff if you will...
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Hi TCH,

    If a member adds their name under the post I assume they don't mind being called by either name. Hope that helps, Trevor! :)

    Ralph
  7. Printer

    Printer Member

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    Ahhh, someone who has a "Manual Of Style".
    Way back in the day (early 70's) I worked for the AP at 50 Rock in NYC and had a Style Manual that gave all of the recommended practices for writing a coherent by-line article.

    Scoot
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    That I picked up from writing technical articles and manuals. Too many people, especially engineers, assume that everyone knows what they are talking about. Just a clue, but never let the engineer that designed the product write the end-user instruction manual for it.wall1 It becomes useless... well, we've all been there, say trying to set up your new VCR or DVR... see, there we go with the acronyms again.:eek:

    I am finding now that each editor or publication has their own style sheet and wants everyone to use theirs for consistency. It makes sense, but when you write for several different publications, it becomes confusing. I still say that common sense dictates how something should be presented. How easy is it to understand what you write, and the extensive use of acronyms and abbreviations make things more difficult, but it's convenient for those that understand.
  9. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    I suppose that some of these can be useful, although it's not like we have to carve words into stone tablets with hammer and chisel - a few pecks at the keys and the words can be spelled out in seconds. :rolleyes:
    The one that used to drive me nuts when I was still working was BOF, pronounce "bawf". Anybody who speaks English should know that a single "F" used in this manner is pronounced more like a "V" (think "of", as opposed to "off"). Even I couldn't bother to say it as the words that the letters represented, though, so for me it was Bee - Oh - Eff: otherwise known as Basic Oxygen Furnace. ;):-D

    A lot of acronyms can seem pretty arcane outside of the places that they're normally used, as can some work-related terms. My wife was pretty shocked to hear that the steel plant where I worked also employed manuipulators, strippers, and hookers, among others. :eek: :-D

    Wayne
  10. railohio

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    I can think of a couple they won't let me post here, and they're probably not the ones you guys know, either.

    By the way, acronyms is plural, not possessive.

    ~BS
  11. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    ACS ACN ACM ? I don't know what they are either. Railway initials?
    also common on this forum:
    LHS - local hobby shop
    ROFL - rolling on floor laughing. also ROFLMAO which I won't translate.
    LPB - little plastic blokes or figures.
    IIRC - Iffn I remember correctly.

    I use either a name from the signature or the usename. Soemtimes it's years before you realize that the username isn't a real name. (I think that when Tyson Rayles went in the hospital, the switchboard was flooded with calls they couldn't put through.) If I'm being really naughty, I may refer to, say, Masonjar as Mr. Jar.
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    sign1 WOW, I get these messages from the Grand Children frequently, and always thought that LOL stood for "LOTS OF LUCK" at least back in the early 60's when I was a Radio Telegraph Operator it did, yes, and please don't laff, as being a CW operator was a sack job in the Marine Corps back in those days. Anyway now I'll be able to understand what the grandkids are saying, and they won't think Gramps is heading off the deep end when I reply anylonger, Thanx "OM", Old Man and

    "KEEP ON TOOTIN"
  13. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    lmao- laughing my a** off.
    rofl- rolling on the floor laughing.
    gtg- got to go
    b3- battery (used to say stuff like: "my battery is flat", when using cellphone chatrooms)
    dmc- deep and meaningful conversation
    fyi- for your information
  14. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Thought I'd add some abreviations while we're at it:

    :eek::eek::eek:

    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Canadian & US Roadnames[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]ATSF:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Called-Santa Fe[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BCR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]British Columbia Railway[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]B&O:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Baltimore & Ohio[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Burlington Northern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BNSF:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Burlington Northern Santa Fe (1996 Merger)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]C&O:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chesapeake & Ohio[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CB&Q:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago, Burlington & Quincy[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Canadian National[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CNJ:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Central Railroad of New Jersey/Jersey Central[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CNW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago & North Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Canadian Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Conrail[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CSX:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CSX Transportation[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]D&H:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Delaware & Hudson[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]DRGW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Denver & Rio Grande Western Called-Rio Grande[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]EL:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Erie Lackawanna (Also E-L in some cases)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]GN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Great Northern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]IC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Illinois Central[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]L&N:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Louisville & Nashville[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]LY:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Lehigh Valley[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MILW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Called-Milwaukee Road[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MKT:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Missouri, Kansas, Texas Called-Katy[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MON:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Called-Monon[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Missouri Pacific MOPAC[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MOW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Maintenance-Of-Way[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]N&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Norfolk & Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NH:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New York, New Haven & Hartford Called-New Haven[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NKP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New York, Chicago & St. Louis Called-Nickel Plate Road[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NdeM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]National de MexicoNacionales de Mexico[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Northern Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NS:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Norfolk Southern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NYC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New York Central[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PFE:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Pacific Fruit Express[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PRR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Pennsylvania Rail Road[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]RDG:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Reading[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]ROCK:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago, Rock island & Pacific Called-Rock Island[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SOO:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Minneapolis, St. Paul & Saulte St. Marie Called-Soo line[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SOU:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Southern Railway[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SSW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Southern Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]T&P:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Texas Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]UP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Union Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Wisconsin Central Limited[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Western Maryland[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]A&NR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Angelina& Neches River railroad co.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]A&StAB= Bay Line:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]A&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Atlantic & Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]AA:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Ann Arbor[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Alaska:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Alaska railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Amtrak:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]the American Federal Transit Authority, passenger only[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]ACL:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Atlantic Coast Lines[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]AC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Algoma Central[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]AN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Apalachicola Northern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]AT&SF:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Atkinson, Topeka & Santa Fé[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Auto train:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Auto train Corporation[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]B&A:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Bangor & Aroostook[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]B&LE:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Bessemer & Lake Erie[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]B&M:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Boston & Maine[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]B&O:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Baltimore & Ohio[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Bay Line = A&StAB:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BC-rail:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]British Columbia Rail[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Birmingham southern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Boston & Maine[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BM&LP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Black Mesa & Lake Powell[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Burlington Northern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]BNSF:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Burlington Northern Santa Fé[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Burlington (Route) = CB&Q:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago, Burlington & Quincy[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]C&EI:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago & Eastern Illinois[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]C&IM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago & Illinois Midland[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]C&NW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago & North Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]C&O:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chesapeake & Ohio[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]C&WC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Charleston & Western Carolina[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CalTrain:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]California DOT (department Of Transportation)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CB:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Cotton Belt[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CB&Q:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago, Burlington & Quincy[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CGW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chicago Great Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chessie:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chessie System[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Canadian National[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CNJ:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Central railroad of New Jersey[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CISCo:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Carnegie Illinois Steel Corp.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Canadian Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CP-rail:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Canadian Pacific Rail[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Conrail[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CRR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Clinchfield Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]CT:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Chattanooga traction[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]D&H:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Delaware & Hudson[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]D&MM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Dansville & Mount Morris railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]D&RGW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Denver & Rio Grande Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]D&S:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Durham & Southern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]DL&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Lackawanna[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]DT&I:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Detroit, Toledo & Ironton[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]DUD&T:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Duluth Union Depot & Transfer[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]EC&H:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]East Camden & Highland[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]EL:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Erie Lackawanna[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Erie:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Erie[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]EStLJ:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]East St. Louis Junction railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]F&P:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Fordyce & Princeton[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]FCP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]FerroCarril del Pacifico (Mexico)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]FEC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Florida East Coast[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Frisco= SLSF:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]St. Louise & San Francisco[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]G&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Genesee & Wyoming[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]GB&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Green Bay & Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]GM&O:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Gulf, Mobile & Ohio[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]GN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Great Northern railway[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]GO transit:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Government of Ontario, Toronto commuter service[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]GT:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Grand Trunk[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]GTW:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Grand Trunk Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]H&B:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Hampton & Branchville[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]IC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Illinois Central railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]ICG:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Illinois Central Gulf[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]ICRR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Illinois Central railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Katy:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Missouri Kansas Texas[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]KCS:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Kansas City Southern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]L&N:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Louisville & Nashville[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]LI=LIRR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Long Island Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]LS:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Louisiana Southern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]LS&IRR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]LV:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Lehigh Valley[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MARC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Maryland Commuter, Department Of Transportation[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MBTA:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (San Francisco)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Maine Central[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MCRR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Monongahela Connecting Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]METRA:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Chicago)[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Milw:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Milwaukee Road[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MKT:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Missouri Kansas Texas[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MN&S:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MON:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Monon[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MoPac:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Missouri Pacific lines[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]MP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Missouri Pacific lines[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]N&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Norfolk & Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NAR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Northern Alberta Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]ND&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Notre Dame & Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NdeM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Ferrocarriles Nacionales de Mexico[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New Haven:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NH :[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NJ DOT:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New Jersey Department of Transportation[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NJT:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New Jersey Transit[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NKP= NYC&StL:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Nickel Plate Road[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NO:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Northeast Oklahoma railway[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Northern Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NS:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Norfolk Southern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]NYC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]New York Central system[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]OC&E:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Oregon, California & Eastern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]OIMCo:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Oliver Iron Mining Co.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]OP&E:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Oregon Pacific & Eastern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]P&N:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Piedmont & Northern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]P&PU:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Peoria & Pekin Union[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]P&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Providence & Worcester[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PA:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Port Authority of Allegheny County Commuter[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Penn Central[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PEB:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Port Everglades Belt[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PGE:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Pacific Great Eastern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Pere Marquette[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]PRR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Pennsylvania Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]QNS&L:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Quebec North Shore & Labrador[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]R&SR:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Roberval & Saguenay Railway[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]RDG:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Reading Lines[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]RF&P:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Richmond, Fredericksberg & Potomac[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Rio Grande:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Denver & Rio Grande Western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]RI:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Rock Island[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]RTA:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Regional Transportation Authority[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SAL:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Seaboard Air Line[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SBD:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Seaboard System[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SCL:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Seaboard Coast Line[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SF:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Santa Fé[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SLSF= Frisco:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]St. Louise & San Francisco[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SOO:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Soo-Line[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Southern:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Southern Railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Southern Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]SP&S:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Spokane, Portland & Seattle[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]TB:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Twin Branch railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]TN:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Texas & Northern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]TO&E:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]TP&W:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Toledo, Peoria & western[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]UM&P:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Upper Merion & Plymouth railroad[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]UP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Union Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]USATC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]U.S. Army Transportation Corps[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]USP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]U.S. Potash Co.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]VIA Rail:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Canadian Transit Authority, passenger only[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WA&G:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Wellsville, Addison & Galeton[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WAB:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Wabash[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WC:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Wisconsin Central[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WFU:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Western Fuel[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WM:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Western Maryland[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WP:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Western Pacific[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]WP&Y:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]White Pass & Yukon[/FONT]
  15. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    I am still trying to figure out tgif and fyi. Now your throwing this at me !sign1

    Loren
  16. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Nomad:

    tgif: Thursday Got In First- said after one says- HEY- HEY, it's FRIDAY!!

    fyi: For Your Iinformation.

    And two more:

    xyz: examine your zip (trousers zip that is).

    and in reply to the above, abc: already been checked.
  17. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    You see, there are dozens of explanations for each acronym.

    To wit: TGIF- Thank God It's Friday...

    That doesn't make yours wrong, it's just another way of using it....
  18. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    Ah yes!

    TGIF- Thank God It's Friday
    Reply- Thursday Got In First

    That's the more correct version of what I was saying.
  19. JimBrown

    JimBrown Me

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    A number of years ago, our local daily paper had a friday entertainment supplement called "TGIF" (Thank Goodness It's Friday). Not long after it appeared, one of the local universities published a parody of said supplement, called (in long form) "So Happy It's Thursday".

    And yes, they had the initials on the front page in the same style as the real supplement.

    Heh.

    ...jim