Name this railroad!

alxmoss0609 Feb 5, 2007

  1. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    Tacoma Hill, former CMStP&P? Round about 4%...
     
  2. wurlitzer153

    wurlitzer153 TrainBoard Member

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    Anybody answer this one yet?
     
  3. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    Madison Incline, once operated by Pennsylvania RR. Over 5% grade. Next steepest would be the Saluda Hill grade (SOU/NS).
     
  4. randgust

    randgust TrainBoard Member

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    I think Friscobob ought to get the credit, but if we're under game show rules here's the answer ... ?

    It would be the Madison Railroad today, and the original name was the "Madison, Indianapolis, and Lafayette Railroad Company"

    I only do this because I've got a brain teaser just waiting, but have to win here before I get to lay it all on you!
     
  5. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    I knew Madison was in the name somewhere....................

    Who's next with a railroad? I've had my turn already.
     
  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    How bout Randy? He got it too.
     
  7. Matthew Roberts

    Matthew Roberts TrainBoard Member

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    This is getting confusing. :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:
     
  8. SteveM76

    SteveM76 TrainBoard Member

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    friscobob got it. I think the grade is 5.89% at one point.
     
  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    But he doesn't want it. At least the next question.:embarassed::zip:
     
  10. wurlitzer153

    wurlitzer153 TrainBoard Member

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    I don't think this one's been answered, yet.
     
  11. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    [SIZE=-1]Fort Wayne, Logansport, Lafayette & Lima Traction Co.[/SIZE]
     
  12. randgust

    randgust TrainBoard Member

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    OK, I'm not sure who won that last round, but here's mine.

    This line was reincorporated in 2000 as a new railroad, using a predecessor name of the Pennsylvania Railroad that was absorbed in the 1920's. While it well fits the same geographic area of the PRR predecessor, it has virtually none of any of the original historic PRR track in the 100+ mile railroad today, only the original name.

    The line actually used was once a major east-west high-speed main line railroad, with its original incorporation back to September, 1853.

    The center of the railroad was virtually abandoned and physically disconnected for eleven years.

    Today it is again an active east-west coal hauling route, and is famous amoung railfans for an active fleet of Alco Century locomotives.

    The line again expanded in 2005, absorbing a branch line originally built to wide gauge.

    1. Name the railroad today
    2. Name the original 1853 railroad
    3. Name the 1960-1976 railroad

    Happy Googling!
     
  13. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    But then again the answer to Itsa Timmy was probably the OMAHA, LINCOLN, AND BEATRICE RAILWAY COMPANY (OL&B).
     
  14. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    a/k/a the Big Red Line. Pretty pretentious nickname for such a small railroad.
     
  15. Itsa Timmy

    Itsa Timmy TrainBoard Member

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    Good job.:thumbs_up:
    And thanks Wurlitzer and Matthew for making shure I'm not left out.:angel:

    Quoted from here: http://five24.com/eastcampus/default.asp?t=grp&g=NEWS&id=17 Scroll down 1\4 of the page to transportation to read the whole thing.
     
  16. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    I don't doubt that for a minute, sez this native-born Husker from Beatrice......:teeth:
     
  17. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Delaware-Lackawanna
    Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
    Erie Lacawanna
     
  18. randgust

    randgust TrainBoard Member

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    Russell, your're right on the third one. Keep trying on the other two though.

    Here's another clue. They are now running an ex-A&M Alco C630, among others, which actually gives you two clues in one.
     
  19. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Western New york & Pennsylvania Railroad?
     
  20. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hmm. This has me baffled. If Russell is correct about the Erie-Lackawanna RR... The Erie was once noted for being broad gauge. But I don't get a connection to any Pennsylvania RR predecessor from that..... :confused:

    Boxcab E50
     

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