Name this railroad!

alxmoss0609 Feb 5, 2007

  1. alxmoss0609

    alxmoss0609 TrainBoard Member

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    I thought of a cool game. WOW!!! It sounded weird me thinking of somthing....lol But i start off i give you a hint about a railroad if you can get the answer correctly then its your turn then we just keep it up from there

    :)
    Alex
     
  2. alxmoss0609

    alxmoss0609 TrainBoard Member

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    This RR is a SHORTLINE. It is part of the Anticosta corp. and it runs from Jeffersonville,IN to Columbus,IN(Maybe INDIANAPOLIS) People around the Kentuciana area should know this answer.

    :)
    Alex
     
  3. friscobob

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    My guess is the Louisville & Indiana RR.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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  5. alxmoss0609

    alxmoss0609 TrainBoard Member

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    Friscobob got it first. Sorry boxie. So your next Friscobob.

    :)
    Alex
     
  6. friscobob

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    OK, here goes:

    One of the earliest predecessors of this Class III shortline was called the Arkansas & Choctaw, and intersected with the Ft. Smith & Southern at the new village of Raymondvale (which was renamed after a famous novelist) in Indian Territory. The latter line was part of a route between St. Louis and Dallas, TX.

    Name this Class 1 spinoff.
     
  7. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    Arkansas & Missouri?

    And if that's wrong, do I get another guess?
     
  8. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    No, sorry, just one guess per contestant.

    Good guess, but wrong answer :D

    One correction- the name of the town was Raymondvale, but it isn't now.
     
  9. randgust

    randgust TrainBoard Member

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    Arkansas & Oklahoma? (A-OK?) (man, this is a tough one!)
     
  10. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    How about the Kiamichi RR?
     
  11. friscobob

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    We have a winnah!!

    BINGO!!!!!!
    The Choctaw & Arkansas was a predecessor road from Ashdown west into Indian Tewrritory. It intersected the Ft. Smith & Southern (later a St. Louis-San Francisco line) an Raymondvale, later renamed Hugo for the famous novelist. The east-west line became part of the Frisco, I.T> became part of the state of Oklahoma in 1907. Frisco merged with BN in 1980, and in early 1981 the line north of Antlers, OK to Wister, OK was abandoned & ripped up. This part of the former Frisco's Central Division was spun off in 1987 and became the Kiamichi Railroad. Privately owned by the Hadley family at first, KRR was purchased by Statesrail in the late 1990s. Statesrail was later absorbed by Rail America.
     
  12. alxmoss0609

    alxmoss0609 TrainBoard Member

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    Who's turn is it now???
     
  13. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Do you need a volunteer?
    I have one in mind, but I need to check my resources at home to make sure I have the info correct...
     
  14. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    New question:
    • Incorporated in December 1880
    • Envisioned connecting the Great Plains with the Front Range of the Rockies, and westward over the Continental Divide
    • Laid narrow gauge track from Denver to south of Longmont to Lyons, CO
    • 2 tunnels at more than 10,000 feet elvation would be required to pierce the Divide
    Can you name this Railroad?
     
  15. alxmoss0609

    alxmoss0609 TrainBoard Member

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    Yall just have to lay them western RR's on me...lol

    My guess is Rio Grande
     
  16. MOPMAN

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    Denver South Park & Pacific? Just a guess.
     
  17. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    D&RGW would have been way too easy! No, sorry, that's not it...

    Negative, Ghost Rider....:shade: You are getting slightly warmer...
     
  18. MOPMAN

    MOPMAN TrainBoard Member

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    Denver & Salt Lake
     
  19. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    I think we have a winner! Hemi?
     
  20. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Nope; but you're getting closer....

    Not just yet, Matt...:zip:
     

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