Howdy! I've been in the planning phase of my layout for well over a year now. Most of this time has been spent researching and trying to develop a sense of what exactly it is I want. I've purchased track, lots of rolling stock, and even started on a few structures. My benchwork was even ready. But a couple weeks ago, I sat down and really looked at where my freelanced 1950's road was going. And the answer was nowhere. At just under 97 miles in length, it didn't really have much of a reason to exist. I'm also now able to build a bigger layout, nearly double the size of what I had originally planned. With a new system map (see image below), new trackage, and a new direction...my railroad needs a new name. I want to run a poll here at The Gauge to help me decide. Here's some background info: I'm modeling 1953 in Ohio. This new route is in the heart of Ohio's coal region, and coal to port would be the railroad's #1 industry. The line originates in Wheeling, WV and travels through the coal mine region, then north and northwest to Lake Erie. Major cities along the route are Wheeling, Stuebenville, Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Sandusky, and Toledo. I definitely don't want the name Stuebenville on the sides of my engines, so please don't suggest a name with that. There are several "Erie" named roads in this area: Erie RR (later the Erie-Lackawanna), Wheeling & Lake Erie, Lake Erie & Western. My first thought is to follow that pattern, and have Erie or Lake Erie in the name. I will use a few poll options, names that brakie has suggested. Feel free to vote in the poll, or post another name and/or slogan here. Also, please ask any questions that may help your decision, and I'll answer as soon as I can. Thanks everyone!