Post your Favorite Road/s

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

  1. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    Southern Pacific
    Santa Fe
    Missouri Pacific
    Kansas City Southern
    Canadian Pacific
    BC Rail
    Northern Pacific
    Great Northern
    BNSF
    Wisconsin Central
    Escanaba & Lake Superior
  2. puddlejumper

    puddlejumper Member

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    The PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD of course! Please forgive my ignorance, I was unaware there were any other railroads...:rolleyes:

    PJ
  3. GS4

    GS4 World's Greatest Hobby

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    :mrgreen:
    Here's a foreigner's list:-

    BNSF
    BN
    GN
    SP (used to be #1)
    ATSF
    CB & Q
    SP & S
    MRL
    WC
    AMTRAK

    Cheers, Simon :thumb:
  4. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

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    Well I must be the odd man here, C&O for progress. Only 2 others even mentioned it. Any way I doubt if this is a surprise to anyone. my second would be J&S Short line. It is the short line that ties with the C&O on my layout. It runs on its last dollar all the time. Sometimes (most of the time) that dollar is borrowed.
    Les
  5. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

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    Denver, South Park, and Pacific
    Colorado Central (ng)
    Nickel Plate Road
    East Broad Top
    Colorado & Southern (ng)
    Rio Grande Southern
    Chesapeake and Ohio
    Florence & Cripple Creek
    Denver & Rio Grande
    Silverton Railroad (not the tourist line)
    Silverton Northern
    Denver & Rio Grande Western
    Norfolk & Western
    Virginian
    Utah & Nothern
    Gilpin Gold Tram
    Zillertalbahn
    London Northeastern Railway
    Great Western Railway
    London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway
    White Pass and Yukon
    Oahu Railway and Land Co.
    Virginian and Truckee
    US Military Railroads
    Southern Pacific (cab normal stuff only)
  6. CSXect

    CSXect Member

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    CSXect why???:confused:

    CSX
    Chessie
    C&O
    B&O
    and all the others that were merged

    Other roads

    PRR
    Erie
    Conrail
    PennCentral
    N&W
    NS
    Algoma Central

    Model railroads(freelanced by others)

    Appalachain & Ohio
    V&O
    Utah Belt
    Crooked Mountain lines:cool:
  7. thedowneaster

    thedowneaster Brakeman

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    MBTA
    Pan Am Railways (Guilford, B&M, MEC)
    Amtrak Downeaster
    Conway Scenic
  8. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    INTERESTING OBSERVATIONS SO FAR...

    But first, i should add, the Rail Roads i was looking for were all REAL RAIL ROADS, NOT freelanced model RR's:toug: , but i didn't clarify that from the start, my bad:119: .

    WHAT I HAVE NOTICED...
    1- We are a very diverse group here, there is a big span of what roads people on here like.
    2- not many "current" Class 1 roads are on the tops of you folks lists.
    3- i see big support for shortlines and regionals, thats kinda neat:thumb: .
    4- with as many Canadians & Canadian friends we have here, NOT ONE Canadian road is listed on top of a list:eeki: , VERY surprising, and VERY puzzling:confused: .
    5- currently, there seems to be more "Eastern" roads listed, then Midwestern or Western roads.

    **If you haven't posted to this list yet, PLEASE DO SO!, show support for your FAVORITE Road/s. lets see what the outcome of this is a little further down the line:winki: .
  9. Sarge_7

    Sarge_7 Member

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    Les, not that odd, I counted atleast 5 others with you:thumb: C&O was my first love:mrgreen:
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I pretty much stick to the entire history of the BNSF starting back with CB&Q. I also love the Rock Island Line.

    However, I'm planning on starting over in Z scale and it's not likely I will find much in any of those. :(
  11. CSXect

    CSXect Member

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    Forgot to list Ohio Central and Camp Chase(small industrial Railroad in Columbus Ohio)

    sign1
  12. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Chessie System Railroads
    B&O
    C&O
    WM
    CSS&SB
    C&EI
    PC
    CR
    SP
    SF
    NW
  13. jesso

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    Deano,
    SD90 hasn't posted in a while. I bet he would list CP pretty high!
  14. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    I have noticed that US modellers tend to ignore Canadian roads, and Canadian modellers focus on their own. This tends to annoy me, because I see US and Canadian railroads as a unit. (Can't yet make myself think of Mexican roads in the same breath - but that doesn't mean I totally ignore them. I think of them more with the "foreign" - non-North American - roads, though.) So there are Canadian roads high on my list, but not on top, because that's how it just happens to be.

    That reminds me: I've heard many times that Japanese, when they model US roads, prefer western prototypes. I think the same might be true to some extent in much of Europe. But we haven't got many non-North Americans voting yet.
  15. seanm

    seanm Member

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    UP
    SP
    SanteFe
    Amtrak

    Grew up on SF pre BN/SF in Point Richmond CA. They had a nice yard down there (still do but it has changed a lot).... But lately I seem to be looking at UP more.. I guess moving to Sacramento CA would do that to ya. :thumb:
  16. Twiget

    Twiget Member

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    UM, my avatar should give a clue. Other than that it would be PRR.:thumb::thumb:
  17. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    I expect I'm really mixing things up here, as many of my favourite railways are British. In approximate order, they are:
    -- Somerset & Dorset line (Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway)
    -- British Railways ( 1948-66 )
    -- London, Midland & Scottish Railway ( 1923-48 )
    -- Great Western Railway (1923-48 )
    -- Southern Railway ( 1923-48 )
    -- London North Eastern Railway ( 1923-48 ).

    For this side of the pond, I also like Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway (1950s). Santa Fe and Pennsylvania are others that I'm interested in.

    I more or less model all of these, especially the S&D and British Railways.

    Rob
  18. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    TH&B
    CNR
    NYC
    PRR
    EBT
    CPR
    GTW
    WAB
    L&NE
    LV
    D&H
    NKP
    and just about any other road that you could think of. ;):-D

    Wayne
  19. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

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    The Rock Island (The Rock) *Of Course!* (Reminds me of home in Illinois!):thumb:
    Southern (Because Grandpa was an engineer for them):cool:
    CSX (It runs right past my home in Tennessee!):twisted:

    Andy aka KF4JQD
  20. rrol61

    rrol61 FM Man

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    CNW
    The Milwaukee Road
    SOO
    ATSF
    CB&Q
    and all the rest