Friday Oct 20 Fallen Flags

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

  1. kitsune

    kitsune Member

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    I'm with Brian on the Milwaukee, for slightly different reasons. To me, reviving a comapny whose structure pretty much exists today is pointless, since modern economics would never allow them to survive. But a company that was physically removed from the map in many cases qualifies for potential revival.

    So my vote goes to the pre-PXT abandonment Milwaukee. They nearly made it past the bad times of the 70s, and if they'd been managed better, would have been more sucessful.
  2. nkp174

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    The Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad. Specifically, I want their mainline through Alpine Tunnel...perhaps the most scenic railroad in all of the continental US...don't want to speak for all the Canadians on the gauge by saying north america ;-) Not only was it's scenario unbelievable...but it had hairpin turns, steep grades, stub switches, and incredible paint schemes.
  3. jflessne

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    Illinois Central.... Not fond of the orange and white but the black and white always hid the dirt of the rails. :)
  4. Tileguy

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    I'd have to say one of 2
    Either the last to fall................(at least in my area)..........DM&IR..........While I still get to see some painted DM&IR units they are slowly slipping away and will be gone before we know it............It was a Sad day when the CN bought her :(

    Great Northern....................She just DEFINES Cuthroat Ruthless Railroading at the peak of railroading................And while the NP was given all of its land for a right of way..........THE GN Purchased its right of way.............All the way to the ocean..........No GIMME's from the Government........James J. Hill was a GIANT who would have had the NP in the 20's if he hadnt been stopped by the FEDS :D
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    If we can do that magic, we can also do a little time travel...the N&W, just to see those Y6's pounding the rails with an endless coal drag behind them ...Sigh...:cry:
  6. nkp174

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    There's still a pair of Ys left...Union Illinois and St. Louis. I believe the Illinois Railroad Museum's is a Y3 and the St. Louis one is a Y6a...but that's off the top of my head. There were a pair of Y6bs that survived until 1988 when the No Service ticket off the scrapyard owner.