Wikipedia... I Learned Something Today.

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atchison,_Topeka_and_Santa_Fe_Railway

    The coal tender from my old Lionel is stamped with ATSF. I have always known the SF stood for Santa Fe. I never knew the AT stood for Atchison and Topeka. I only live about 20 minutes from Atchison. Cool! (Atchison was also the birthplace of Amelia Earhart if anyone is really interested)
  2. CRed

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    Yeah,I've learned alot about RR's(among other things) using Google and Wikipedia.
  3. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    i could of told ya that.....lol i had a step dad (not my step dad anymore) that worked for the santa fe RR, he worked for the Rock Island before that.



  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    You guys should listen to Judy Garland more. Go out tonight and rent "the Harvey Girls" from the vidideodo store.
  5. Jim Krause

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    60103: I was just thinking of that song while reading the posts.
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I was disappointed that management had so little poetry that they wanted to call the one merger Santa Fe Southern Pacific; they other way round they could have still used the song.
    I'm afraid nothing will work for BNSF.
  7. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Glad to see someone took the time to research before asking a question.
  8. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    isnt that why people come to the gauge for? to reserch by asking questions............


  9. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Actually, I was looking for something else entirely and that just happened to come up.
  10. railohio

    railohio Active Member

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    Yes, but a good many basic questions could be solved with a quick trip to Google, Wikipedia, or a bookshelf. Generally, you'll find the most reliable and detailed information in the printed media; the Internet tends to piggyback off what's already been published.
  11. LoudMusic

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    True, but that's changing at a dramatic rate.
  12. Triplex

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    The company would have been SFSP, the railroad SPSF.