Another railroad nicknames list

friscobob May 14, 2003

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Thought you might like this one:
    Railroad Nicknames, flattering & not so

    My favorite, of course, are two names for BNSF:

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    • Big New Super Frisco</font>
    • Been Nothing Since Frisco</font>
    But I COULD be a wee bit prejudiced........ :rolleyes:
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Bob-

    I could, but will not add to those two you listed. Both that "company," and it's predecessor, (Bad News), are received here in Montana with an extremely queasy stomach.

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    Boxcab E50
     
  3. cthippo

    cthippo TrainBoard Member

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    Does anyong have one for the Elgin, Joliet, and Eastern (EJ&E)? I saw an EJ&E car at Wenatchee the other day and figured there must be some nicknames for that road.
     
  4. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Did some research, and from the Webville & Hyperytext site by Chris Coleman, I found this list of flattering and not-so-flattering railroad nicknames .

    For the EJ&E, I found these slogans:
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    • Chicago Outer Belt Line</font>
    • Around-not through-Chicago</font>
    • The J</font>
    As far as nicknames, here's two off this list:
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    • Easy Jobs for Everyone</font>
    • Egypt, Jerusalem & Elsewhere (for its route around Chicago)</font>
    And Boxcab, ol' buddy, there's a slew of non-flattering nicknames for the BN and BNSF (may not want to tell Matt about those....... [​IMG] )
     
  5. Charlie

    Charlie TrainBoard Member

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    I got some real nasty ones for some "old
    time" RR's eg, the Pittsburgh, Ft.Wayne & Chicago ( P.F.W. & C)
    Lake Shore & Michigan Southern (L.S. & M.S.)
    among others.
    If ya really wanna know, ya hasta back
    channel message me on AOL.

    CT :eek:
     
  6. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    IIRC, the nickname for the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago is Pigs' Feet, Whiskey & Cigars (which doesn't sounds at all good).The other one? Lousy Service & Mighty, er, Silly (can't cuss on TB, y'know... [​IMG]
     

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