I need a name...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Xaniel, Oct 25, 2002.

  1. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    .. for my layout...

    The LuisVille, DanielTown Lopes Valley Railroad is a toolng name..

    Please help me on this...
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Hey Luis, How about The Luisville & Lisbon RR ??:) The L & L :)
  3. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Luis my railroad in real life would have been located in the middle of both the Nantahala mtn. range and the Nantahala forest so naming it the Natahala Midland was a natural choice. Most freelancers have a geographic location the railroad would have been located in and get the name from that. Not being familar with the geography in Portugal I can't suggest anything but you might want to go down that track (pun intended :D ).
  4. Topo

    Topo Member

    A few suggestions:

    Western Atlantic - "WA"
    Douro River & Oporto - "DR&O"
    Algarve & Belen's Cape - "A&BC"

    (I'm almost sure that they aren't a Belen's cape in Portugal, but I can't resist this 'ABC' :D :rolleyes: :D)
  5. Rusty Stumps

    Rusty Stumps Member

    Luis, if it serves me right there is a mountain range to the East of Portugal that divides it from Spain. Any choice names that you can derive from special places within those mountains. I'm certain there are large forest areas there that would be ideal for logging if that's what your doing or maybe some special towns or areas that you could use.

    I'm living just outside Indianapolis Indiana USA and there is a small river that runs into town from a rather wealthy area just too the north. There is also a parkway that runs along the river for a good distance. The river is called "Fall Creek" so the name I chose was "Fall Creek Lumber and Mining Railroad." I like the sound of it and it really could be any where in the US.

    Hope this helps.
  6. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    is this for your American railway? If so, get an atlas and read all the wonderful names that we pinched from every nationality we came in contact with. In southern Ontario you can find, within 50 miles, London, Paris, Zurich and Lisbon. (Used to have Berlin but that diappeared during one of the wars.) Your railroad doesn't have to reach any of those places (yet); it can have great ambitions!
    If you're married, put your wife's name in somewhere. If you're not, be very careful - relettering everything to remove an old girlfriend is only slightly less painful than removing a tattoo.
    Avoid bad puns! They start to grate after a number of years.
  7. billk

    billk Active Member

    Luis - LuisVille, DanielTown Lopes Valley Railroad isn't that much longer than Atkinson, Topeka & Santa Fe or Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. I kinda like it.
  8. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    Thnka you all for your help. Topo gave me one excelent idea....

    Western Atlantic RailRoad!!! excelent!!!!

    Thanks again!
  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    A Name?


    How bout "The Rock" (of Gibraltar). Mike and many others just lurve "The Rock", but theirs was an island????:confused:

    "I am am a rock, I am an island" - Simon & Garfunkel. :D

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