Post your Favorite Road/s

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by UP SD40-2, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. csiguy

    csiguy Member

    norofolk southern
  2. Packers#1

    Packers#1 Ultimate Packers Fan

    Southern Rwy.
    Norfolk southern
    Southern Pacific
    Santa Fe
    New Haven
    Wheeling & Lake Erie
    Green bay & Western
    Wisconsin Central
    Wisconsin Southern
    CSX, sorta
    And of course, my freelanced RR, the Aiken Railroad Company sign1
    Probably others that I can't think of
  3. CRed

    CRed Member

    Northern Pacific
    Great Northern
    Canadian Pacific
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Chris, that would date it pre-1923, when the CNR was formed, and possibly pre-1908, when the original road, the Duluth, Virginia & Rainy Lake, was purchased by Canadian Northern, a CNR predecessor. Those CN roots extend back quite a ways. ;):-D I do understand your sentiments though, as my favourite road was swallowed-up by the CPR.

  5. CRed

    CRed Member

    I did not realize that,thanks for the info Wayne:thumb:.Regardless,I miss the old color scheme,the new generic schemes that have been given to the IC,DWP,WC and DM&IR by the CN really suck.
  6. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Hey, I miss the older paint schemes too, even those of the CNR itself, both on the locos and the rolling stock. Most roads have simplified both the colour schemes and the lettering layouts, usually as a cost-saving measure.
    I know that there are some who have nothing but criticism for U.P., but you have to give that road full marks for at least not totally ignoring the heritage of the roads that make up the current company.
    The CNR itself didn't exist before 1923, when the Canadian government created it as an "umbrella" for a number of bankrupt roads that were considered essential for the development of the country. For many years, it was a drain on the public purse, although they finally got it all together, and it's now a profitable, publicly-held and traded, operation.


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