May 31, 2006
Sanbornville, New Hampshire:
Hank, or anyone- How do you pronounce this place name? Schaghticoke, New Hampshire:
I knew you collected Train Orders; but, WOW! to you have a collection
Sha-ti-coke, can't say it like I used to, lost my NH accent. Old timers probably pronounced it Shat-thi-cock. Man have not heard that town name in like 20 yearsmg:
Pronouncing place names can be quite an art. We have stuff in my region, that folks outside cannot articulate.
For example, I'm a bit of a Maine Two Foot buff. In Maine was once the Bridgton & Saco River. Saco pronounced there as SAW-koh. But we also have a location, (ex-GN RY), in Montana spelled Saco. Which here comes out as SAY-koh.
A few here and there. There are roughly about 12,500 more, all from different railroads and locations, which I've not posted in my RI albums. I don't think there's enough room...... Some day I hope to have them all scanned. Some day.....
Uh, sorry to correct, but "Ska-ti-coke" is in New York State, halfway between Mechanicville and Johnsonville, just north of Troy.
Eh-Yup, got a point theyuh.:teeth:
For instance, the are many towns named "Berlin" throughout the Northeast. It's BUR'-luhn in New Hampshire, but ber-LIN' in New York. Then there's "Woostuh" Massachussetts, written Worcester.
LOL, my wife came to visit once and was helping me by map to get to a train show in MA. "Take a left here and we will go through Wourchester, ." She said it like Wor-sch-see-shire-ter. "what?" "That town she" said with a puzzled look. Oh you mean Woo-stah!:teeth:
Ken, Rockport is in Massachussetts, not Maine. It's an artist colony out on Cape Ann, just west of Gloucester...pronounced GLOH'-stuh. :sad:
The pronounciation that I most enjoy is "Coos", as in COOZ Bay, OR, but COE'-os County, NH.
The Indians are still chuckling over all their place names that the white man can not pronounce to this day.:embarassed:
Oops! Will correct! mg:
Same as the Milwaukee Road town in Wisconsin.
South Acton, Massachusetts:
South Manchester, New Hampshire. Appears to be a crew copy:
Ken, or anyone, what does "C&E" stand for in the "To" field? Most orders appear to have it, although a few do not.
Conductor & Engineer if I remember right.
Hey that Guilford one takes me back. NEGs 503 is the New England Southerns former Rock Island GP18. Cool.
As already noted, indeed "Conductor & Engineer."
Some interurbans, and even larger electrifications did use C&M. "Conductor & Motorman."
Not always on each order. Depends upon the purpose of the order. Such as those you see with Opr or Operator, Yardmaster, etc.
Tower H (Boston), Massachusetts: