Friday Oct 20 Fallen Flags

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    If you had a chance to revive a fallen flag, which one would it be and why?
  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Easy one - - PRR for me - - I grew up 3 blocks from the Northeast Corrider :) :)
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Being from the southwest, one would think the ATSF would be my first choice, but not so. Given a choice, I have to go with seeing the PRR come back to life. I grew up in NJ and always thought that the PRR was a class act. Even as a kid I liked everything about the line. Unfortunately though, I don't own one piece of PRR gear.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Easy for me too Mikey, the NY Central...I grew up a few blocks away from the West Shore Line. Hmmmm, say what if our two favorite roads merged and formed one great super railroad? sign1
    Ralph
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Tough question...!

    Can we time travel as well? ;)

    If yes, then I also vote for NYC. just so I can see the streamlined 20th Century run again...!

    Andrew
  6. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    The Pennsy and the mighty Beano...what, were there any others?
  7. 91rioja

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    The Virginian and the Norfolk and Western. Why? Because I miss the N&W, and I never saw a Virginian Electric.
  8. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    B&O...not the most glamorous, but the one I remember as a kid. Second choice would be the PRR just for its storied history.
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    .................... If you can tell the difference between Tuscan Red... and Brown! You might be a PRR fan..... sign1 sign1 sign1

    .................. If the roof on your house is Brunswick Green ..... NOT BLACK!!!!! You might be a PRR fan........ sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1 sign1
  10. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

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    ATSF - Nothing beats the various warbonnet paint schemes.
  11. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

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    Southern Railway, Love the paint schemes and high hoods.:thumb:
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I would have to say ATSF too
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    I would revive the Chessie System. :D
  14. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

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    I have no real preference........yeah right!sign1
  15. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Very easy to answer: the Milwaukee Road. Why? It's all about the revenue. The Milwaukee just missed the Power River Basin coal boom. Had they hung on another five years they'd have been very well positioned to extend themselves into southern Montana and tap the very profitable coal business.
  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    The New Haven...Can't beat those McGuiness paint schemes.
  17. Catt

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    Conrail.:D
  18. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Everyone knows how much I like BN, but I think I would actually go with CNW. I live in a Chicago burb, and the CNW would be quite local to me, along with the UP line we have now
  19. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    For me I would duplicate what I have on my layout; the Lehigh & New England, the Reading, and the Jersey Central.
  20. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Oooo, hard question...Hmm, would have to be the Milwaukee Road, or CNW:thumb: , BOTH had mainlines that ran right through town;)...Ahh...days gone by... :D -Deano