Post your Favorite Road/s

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by UP SD40-2, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    OK, folks, its been awhile since i have seen one of these threads, and i think it would be neat to see just what Roads you folks pick:thumb: .

    You can post just YOUR FAVORITE ROAD, or you can post ALL the roads you like/have interest in.

    I don't care if its one of the current Class 1 roads, a Fallen Flag, or regional/short lines, IT DOESN'T MATTER:winki: , i am just curious what roads will end up on here.

    THE ONLY THING I ASK, PLEASE PUT YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE ROAD FIRST:twisted: , after that, it doesn't have to be in any particular order.

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    OK, I'll use my list as an example, STARTING WITH MY FAVORITE ROAD:

    UNION PACIFIC (like it would be anything else:119: )
    CNW
    The Milwaukee Road
    Rio Grande
    Illinois Terminal
    GBW
    WSOR
    IC&E
    Metra(Harvard line)
  2. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

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    Rio Grande
    Union Pacific
    Southern Pacific
    Santa Fe
    Burlington northern
    Grand Trunk Western
    WLE
    C&O

    EDIT: almost forgot EJ&E:mrgreen:
  3. Roger Hensley

    Roger Hensley Member

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    New York Central
    Conrail
  4. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

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    NEW YORK NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD
    New York Central
    Pennsylvania
    Finger Lakes Railway

    Any and all others.
  5. jesso

    jesso Member

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    Utah Railway (There's a surprise)
    Union Pacific
    BNSF
    Utah Transit Authority
    Canadian Pacific

    Almost forgot, Burlington Northern was my favorite as a kid, but I guess that and Santa Fe fall under BNSF.
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    Florence and Cripple Creek
    Crystal River and San Juan
    Yreka Western
    Deadwood Central
  7. Colton_modeler

    Colton_modeler Member

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    Southern Pacific
    Santa Fe
    Various leasing companies - Helm, GATX, NRX, etc - with patched locos of above
    Metrolink
    UP
    BNSF
    Amtrak
  8. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Rock Island
    Southern Pacific
    Missouri Pacific
  9. rock island rocket

    rock island rocket Member

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    rock island
    BNSF
    UP
    IC&E (they run a small yard 32 miles from me, in Ottumwa ia, i love there paint jops on there engines. i thought they was getting bought out tho, by CN i think.??????)
  10. Ammler

    Ammler New Member

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    Pennsylvania
    Penn Central
    Conrail
    NS
    New Haven

    Edit: Forgot one.....P&LE
  11. KentBy

    KentBy GN, NP, SP&S

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    Spokane, Portland and Seattle
    Great Northern
    Northern Pacific

    Kent
  12. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    EDIT: I guess I'm going for all of them.

    Conrail (especially early years, also last years)
    PRR (transition years)
    CN (70s-80s eastern, specifically including Newfoundland)

    Next few are hard to sort:
    Santa Fe (70s, also Super Fleet years)
    BN (70s)
    UP (transition years to early 80s)
    SP (transition years, also 70s)
    CP (multimark years)

    Also (again, order uncertain):
    EFVM (Estrada de Ferro Vitoria a Minas; Brazil - modern)
    FEPASA (Ferrovias Paulistas S.A.; Brazil - 80s-90s)
    Iron ore railways of the Pilbara (Australia)
    DRGW (narrow gauge)
    NYC (transition years)
    PC
    DR (East Germany; Era IV - 70s-80s)
    DB (West Germany; early Era IV - end of steam)
    NJT (80s)

    Some more at the end (more recent interests, mainly):
    MRS Logistica (Brazil)
    SAR (South Africa)
    BC Rail (80s)
    Milwaukee (early 70s, mainly)
    NYSW (80s)
    D&H (70s)
    NdeM
    Ontario Northland
    D-L/GVT

    Formerly would've placed higher:
    WC
    L&N (60s)
    WP (70s)
    Erie (steam era)

    I like a lot of railroads. :D

    EDIT: I realized what's distinctly lacking - any current North American Class 1s.
  13. jbaakko

    jbaakko Active Member

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    BNSF
    Santa Fe
    Copper Range
    Mineral Range
    DSS&A
    Union Pacific
    Ferromex
    TFM (pre-KCS)
    Soo Line
  14. iis612

    iis612 Member

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    Pere Marquette
    C&O
    NYC
    CNW
    GTW
    DT&I
    CBQ
    CGW
    Rock Island
    Soo Line
    DM&IR
    Chessie
    CSX
    EJ&E
  15. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    PRR
    Amtrak
    C&O
    Santa Fe
    Nickle Plate Road
    Southern (Serves the South)
    Burlington Northern

    Union Pacific
    Strasburg Railroad

  16. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Ok here is mine.:mrgreen:

    Chessie System Railroad
    East Broad Top Railroad
    Pennsylvania Railroad
    Strasburg Railroad
    Reading Railroad
    Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
    Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
    Western Maryland Railroad
    Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad
    Union Pacific Railroad
  17. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Central New England(Fallen Flag..of sorts.There is a Central New England still here in Connecticut that uses 12 miles of ROW from the original CNE)
    New Haven
    Housatonic
    Metro North(Ever see a P32Ac Genisis in McGuinness Theme?)
    Connecticut Department of Transportation(Ever see a GP40 in McGuiness Theme?...an
    FL9 in revenue service?)
    New England Central(Yeah...I get confused sometimes myself)
    P&W
    Naugatuck Valley
    NYC
    Pennsy
    NY&S(Susie Q)
  18. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Penn Central
    NYC
    Pennsylvania
    Soo Line
    BN
    Chicago Northwestern
    Rock Island
    Minnesota Commercial

    The switch from Northeast to Midwest lines reflects my time spent living in NY, Iowa and MN.

    Ralph
  19. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    New York Central Transistion era
    New York Susquehanna and Western All time periods
    Erie
    Lehigh and Hudson River
    Boston and Maine
    Lackawanna (more recently, and inspiring design of turntable/roundhouse scene in progress)
    B&O and C&O, but only before merger
    John Galt Line...heh. A mongrel mix of all of the above...
  20. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

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    DM&IR!!!!! (who'da thought?)

    BN
    Soo
    LS&I
    Erie Mining
    B&LE

    Im sure there is more. But I love the smaller roads out there doing there own thing, struggling, but holding on and pi$$ing off the larger roads.