Train nicknames

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Renovo PPR, May 14, 2007.

  1. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    I think every railroad had a few extra nicknames. What are the ones you remember?

    Growing up in Pennsylvania we had some great names for the Penn Central which any real PRR fan would shoot when they saw the engines going down the track.

    Parked Cars
    Pathetic Connection
    Penniless Central :)
    Penn Centless
    Perfect Chaos
    Political Charade
    Permanently Corrupt
  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I've heards a couple of those before! The third one is my favorite! :)
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I know that there are many for UP (all or most of which are bad and make UP look bad) and I won't be saying any for UP because I model UP/CNW and BNSF :mrgreen:
  4. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    You can't spell stUPid without UP.

    Sorry I couldn't help it, this was the first thing I thought of. :) :)
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    lol, think I heard that one before. There was a hole list I started to read on another forum about UP and it's nicknames and I couldn't even make it to even the 3rd post on the page before I had to click back
  6. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    and then there's the British Columbia, government owned railroad of years past. The PGE (Pacific Great Eastern) known to the BC taxpayers as Peoples Greatest Expense.
  7. Dave Flinn

    Dave Flinn Member

    Well, if you want to go back to the fallen flags, how about Delay, Linger and Wait; Old and Weary; and Leaky Valley, just for a start. I'm sure there are lots more; they just aren't coming to mind at the moment.
  8. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Deleware, Lackawanna and Western


    Lehigh Valley
  9. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    Ontario & Western Railway?
  10. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Way back when they were building it and taking a long time, the PGE was called "Prince George Eventually".
    TH&B was "To Hell and Back"
    The L&NE (either Lehigh and New England or London and North Eastern) naturally became "Late and Never Early"
    The Kingston and Pembroke was the "Kick and Push"
  11. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Yep, the NY Ontario & Western Also known as the Old and Wobbly. :)
  12. NP 1364

    NP 1364 New Member

    Unlimited Parking ,from a friend of mine who works for UP
    Big Nothing
    Big Nusance

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