Feb 5, 2007
Tacoma Hill, former CMStP&P? Round about 4%...
Anybody answer this one yet?
Madison Incline, once operated by Pennsylvania RR. Over 5% grade. Next steepest would be the Saluda Hill grade (SOU/NS).
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!
I knew Madison was in the name somewhere....................
Who's next with a railroad? I've had my turn already.
How bout Randy? He got it too.
This is getting confusing. :huh: :huh: :huh: :huh:
friscobob got it. I think the grade is 5.89% at one point.
But he doesn't want it. At least the next question.:embarassed::zip:
I don't think this one's been answered, yet.
[SIZE=-1]Fort Wayne, Logansport, Lafayette & Lima Traction Co.[/SIZE]
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
But then again the answer to Itsa Timmy was probably the OMAHA, LINCOLN, AND BEATRICE RAILWAY COMPANY (OL&B).
a/k/a the Big Red Line. Pretty pretentious nickname for such a small railroad.
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.
I don't doubt that for a minute, sez this native-born Husker from Beatrice......:teeth:
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
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.
Western New york & Pennsylvania Railroad?
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.....