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Here is listed all the Railroad Nicknames that people have sent me over
a period of many months. I hope more will follow. If you do not see a
nickname listed, please e-mail me. Many thanks to all that have sent me nicknames.

Some of the full names I do not know, what are these railroads?
If you know what some of them are, Please tell me and I will
replace it with the full name. Thanks. Enjoy!

Atlantic Coast Line
 Another Crushed Load

 Always Leaking Coolant & Oil

Algoma Central RR
 Agony central
 All curves and high bumps
 Alamony Central

Algoma Central & Hudson's Bay
 All Curves Hills and Bumps

Amtrak Amcrash

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
 Ate Tamales & Spit Fire
 All Tramps Ride Free
 Annoying, Tempermental and Stupid Fans
 Argenta and Toad Suck Ferry
 All Tonnage and Slow Freight
 Assholes, Thieves, and Stupid F***ers
 Always Trying, Still F***ed
 All Tramps Sent Free
 Ashcan, Toiletbowl & Sani-Flush
 After Tonnage, Safety First
 Always Totally Sh*tfaced

BART [SF Bay Area Rapid Transit]
 Bay Area Reckless Transit

Boston & Maine
 Broken and missing
 (Guliford)- Banks & Money
 Broken & mangled
 blind and misguided
 beguiled and misribule
 Busted & Maimed
 Busted & Mined
 Bashed & Maimed

Burlington Northern
 Big Nothing or Bankrupt Northern
 Big Northern
 Booze & Narcotics
 Big Nothing
 Big Noodle

Burlington Northern & Santa Fe
 Buns with Nothing, Salt and Fat, Buy Norfolk Southern and get Fat
 Better Not Slip or Fall
 Bob's New Santa Fe
 Burlington Nothing and Sh** Faced
 Bigger Now, Same F**king Railroad
 Buy Now Sell Fast
 Brand New Same F**king Railroad
 Buy Now, Sell Forever
 Better Not Ship Freight
 Bigger Now Still F*cked
 big nuts shrivel and fall
 Buy Norfolk Southern Fast
 Bigger Nothing, Still F***ed
 Been Nuthin' Since Frisco!
 Big New Santa Fe
 Buy NS First
 black nubian sex freak
 believe nothing shoot first
 Big Nasty Stinky Fart
 BuN SnifF
 Bunch a Nitwits and Stupid F**ks
 Bullshit Northern Super Freaks
 Been Nothing So Far
 Brand New Santa Fe
 Being Nothing Short of Foolish

Baltimore & Ohio
 Bad Order
 Best & Only
 Beefstake & Onions
 Bankrupt & Overdrawn
 Bumpy & obsolete
 Beans & Onions
 Beans & Oats
 Body Odor

BPS&D Broken Pieces Strewn & Dropped
 Bent Potted, Shitfaced & Decrepid
 Big Pieces of Steam & Dieselized!!!

Birmingham Southern
 Bull s***

Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh
 Bumpy, Rocky & Peculiar

BWT&S Bobble, Wobble, Turnover & Stop.

Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati
 Bent, Zigzag & Crooked

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
 Cheap, Broken and Quarantined
 Clearly Busted and Quiet

Chicago Missouri & Western
 Can't Make it & Never Will

CalTrain [SF-SJ commuter train]

Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton
 Cold, Hungry & Dirty
 Cheap Help and Damned Poor Management
 Charges High and Damn Rough Riding

Chicago & North Western
 Cheap & No Wages
 Can't and Never Will
 Cardboard & No Wheels
 Coal and No Water
 Can Not Win (against the Omaha onslaught)
 Cheep & Nothing Wasted
 Can't amd Never Will
 Chicago & NoWhere
 Chaos & Nothing Works

Caroline & North Western
 Can't & Never Will

Chesapeake & Ohio
 Cheapskate & Oreo
 Controlling & Overpowering

Colorado & Southern
 Crooked and Slow
 Cough & Snort

Chesapeake & Western
 Crooked & Weedy

Colorado & Wyoming
 Carpenter & Walrus

Chicgo & Great Western
 Chicago and Great Weaties
 Can't Get Worse
 Chicago Great Weedy
 Can't Go West
 Can Grow Weeds

Chicago & Illinios Midland
 Cheap and Ill Managed

Chicago Kalamazoo and Saginaw
 Cus Kick & Swear

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)
 Crazy Idiots & Lunatics

Clinchfield RR
 can't run railroad
 cantankerous rotten rumguts

Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul & Pacific (Milwaukee Road)
 Crushed, Mauled, STampeded, Pushed and Pulled
 Cheapest, Meanest and slowest to Pay

Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific
 Connections No Object, Tickets Please

Canadian National
 currently negotiating
 Chicken Noodle
 Cost Nothing
 Certainly No Rush
 Crash National

Canadian National Rairoad
 Can Not Rush

Central Oregon & Pacific
 Clowns On Railroad Property

Canadian Pacific
 Canuk Pacific
 Cheapee Ragamuffins or rail
 Canadian Pathetic
 Cheapy Rail
 Sleepy R
 Calgary Pacific

Conrail Con job
 Clown Rail
 Criminal Rail (Con Rail)
 Congresssional Rip-off
 currently retired
 Can't Run
 Corn Rail
 The Coolest Railroad
 Crappy Rap
 Big Blue; Q-Blue

Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
 Corroded, Rusty, Indigent and Pathetic
 The Cry 'n' Pee
 Come Right In & Pee
 Conductors Rob Innocent Passengers
 Crip or Crippy (as in crippled)

CSX Transportation, Inc.
 Chicken S*** Xpress
 Carrying Several Xylophones, Charred Sizzled and X-Rayed
 chemical spill xperts
 Can't Stop Xeroxing
 Consensual SeX
 Conrail Screwed Xtremely
 Crap & Scrap Xperts
 Creepin' Slow Xpress
 Cut Scrap and here's the scissors to do it with.
 Chessie Still eXperimenting
 Color Scheme Excitement

Chicago Transit Authority (The bus line in Chicago)
 Catastrophies, Tragedies, Accidents
 Chicago's Taken Again

Chatham, Wallaceburg, and Lake Erie
 Come walking and leave early

Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern
 Dog Meat Express
 Dilapidated, Mutilated & Explode
 Dumb Management Everyday

Dominion Atlantic Railway
 Dust and Rust

Dubuque & Dakota
 Damned Doubtful

Denver & Rio Grade Western
 Dangerous & Rapidly Getting Worse?
 Dirty & Rapidly Getting Worst
 Dirty Ragged & Greasy
 The Grand

Delaware & Hudson
 Dying & Hemhoraging
 Desparate & Hungry
 Delay and Hesitate

Detroit & Mackanac
 Defeated & Mistreated

Deutsche Bahn (german RR)
 Diggin buggers

Depew, Lancaster & Western (is actually) Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
 Destitute, Lacksadasical and Weary
 Delay, Linger, & Wait
 Desperately Lacking Wampum

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range
 Damn Miserable & IrRate

Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic
 (Soo Line Predicessor)
 Damn Slow Service and Abuse
 Damned Small Salaries & Abuse
 Dirt, Soot, Smoke, and Ashes
 Dead Slow Service and Agony

Detroit, Toledo & Ironton
 Damned, Tired, & Incompetent
 Dirty I

Duluth, Winnepeg, & Pacific (DWP)
 Drink Whiskey & Piddle

East Broad Top
 Eat beans and Toot

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
 Egypt, Jerusalem, and Elsewhere
 Easy Jobs for Everyone
 Easy Jobs for Everybody

 Weary Erie
 Dreary; Eerie; Weary

Erie Lackawanna
 Erie Lackawampum
 Eriee Lack of Money
 Ever Late
 Eastern Laxative

Electro-Motive Division General Motors Corp.
 Every Model Different
 Easily Maintained Diesels

East Tennessee and Western North Carolina
 Eat 'taters and wear no clothes

East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia
 Eat Turnips, Vinegar & Greens
 [post Civil War, food was scarce]

Florida East Coast
 For Elderly Citizens
 F***ing Employees Constantly
 I first heard this one from an ex-FEC employee... they were one of the
 first roads to go non-union
 F*** Every Crew
 F*** Every Customer

Fort Worth & Denver
 Fence Wire and Dirt

Frankfort & Cincinnati Railroad
 Fart & Cough

Frankfort & Kokomo
 (predecessor of the Clover Leaf => NKP => N&W) was known locally as "The Rabbit
  Track Line", because of its crookedness, according to oldtimers in Frankfort,

Green Bay & Western
 Grab your Baggage & Walk

Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe
 Gritty Cinders & Smokey Fire
 Gone completely

General Electric Co.
 generally elegant

Georgia, Fla. & Alabama
 Gophers, Frogs & Alligators

Ga. & Fla.

Ga. Southern & Fla.
 Go Slow & Flag


 Good Money & Overtime

Great Northern
 going nowhere

GT gone too

Grand Canyon
 gland canyon

Grand Trunk Western
 Grand Junk
 Grand Funk
 Great Train Wrecks

Grand Trunk Pacific
 Get There Perhaps

Great Western Railway
 God's Wonderful Railway / Great Way Round
 Gas Works Railway

Huntingdon & Broad Top
 Humpity Bump Thump

Houston, East & West Texas
 Hell Either Way you Take it

Hoosic Tunnel & Wilmington (MA&VT)
 Hoot Toot & Whistle
 Hog Tied & Weary & Hot Tea & Whiskey

High Point Thomasville & Denton Railroad
 High Priced Ticket & Damn Rough Ride

Houston & Texas Central
 Hoboes & Tin Cans; also:
 Hell on Texas Contractors
 (had trouble paying its bills)

Illonis Central
 ignorant corporation
 Ill Cent (Sent)?

Illonis Central Gulf
 "I Can't Go."
 InCompitent Group (or Goofs)

IMRL (I&M Rail Link)

Indiana, Bloomington & Western
 "I Better Walk"
 (predecessor of Peoria & Eastern => Big Four => NYC)

International Great Northern
 Irishmen Going North

I&M RailLink
 rinky-dink link
 missing link

 Incomplete & Overextended

Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis [PRR sub]
 Jerusalem, Mexico & Ireland

Jamestown, Westfield & North Western
 Jesus Wept and No Wonder
 "said to have sprung from the brain of a traveling salesman after one
 trip over the road" -A Treasury of Railroad Folklore

Japanesse RR Co.
 Junk rail

Kansas City Southern
 Kome C Small
 Keep Cutting Staff

Kingston & Pembroke
 Kick & Push

London & Port Stanley
 Late & Poor Service

Lake Erie & Western [NKP predecessor]
 Leave Early & Walk

Lake Erie & Northern
 Late Every Night

Leavenworth Kansas & Western
 Look, Kuss, & Wait

Lehigh & Hudson River
 Late & Hungry

Litchfield, Carrollton, & Western
 Lazy, Crooked, and Wandering

Logansport, Crawfordsville & Southwestern
 "Long Crooked and Shortwinded" (predecessor of
 the Terre haute & Logansport => Vandalia => PRR)

London & Port Stanley
 Lean Push & Shove
 Liver & Pork Sausage
 Lost & Presumed Sunken

Long Island Rail Road
 Wrong Island Rail Road
 Long Island Snail Road
 Least Intelligent Railroad

Louisville & Nashvile
 Long & Narrow
 Long & Nasty
 Late & Never
 Louseyville & Nastyville
 Lousy & No good
 Loud & Noisy,Long & Nasty
 Ellen N.

LMS Lose 'em, mix 'em & smash 'em

London & North Eastern Railway
 Late Never Early Railway

 Little, Old & Slow

Live Oak, Perry & Gulf
 Lean Over, Push & Grunt

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
 Large Stations & Miserable Salaries,
 Less Sleep & More Speed

Lehigh Valley
 Like Vomit
 Lost Venture
 Leaky Valley
 Little Value

Manchester, Dorset and Granville
 Mud, Dirt and Gravel

Maryland, Delaware & Virginia Railroad
 Many Dirty Visits

Maryland & Delaware
 "The Muddy & Dirty"

Maryland and Pennsvlvania
 Ma & Pa

Minneapolis & St. Louis
 Movin' & Still Loosin'
 Midnight & Still Later
 Maimed & Still Limping
 Misery & Short Life
 The Louie

Middletown & Hummelstown

Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire
 Mucky Slow & Lazy
 Money sunk and lost

Macon, Dublin and Savannah
 Mud, Dirt and Sand

Mass Central
 More crap

Maine Central
 Mean Central

 Many Evening Trains Running Around

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
 Money Thrown Away
 More Trouble Ahead

MD&S Might Damn Slow

Missouri Kansas & Texas
 Many Killed & Totched

Mississippi River and Boone Terre
 Mighty Rough and Bone Tired
 Missing Rails and Broken Ties

Morristown & Erie
 Morristown & Everywhere
 me and ernie
 Ben Central (for owner Ben Friedland, it's the most
 common nickname in use by its own employees, and by the area buffs.)

Morris & Essex
 Methodist & Episcopal (pre DL&W in N.J.)
 ...because they had no Sunday trains until 1899

Missouri & North Arkansas
 May Never Arrive

Metro North
 more (of) nothing

Missouri Pacific
 Misery Pacific
 Mostly Pus*ies
 Miserly & Parsimonious
 Morons Prevail (as in the Borg from Omaha)
 the MOP
 Miserable Pathetic or Misery & Pain

MUNI [SF light-rail/bus]

Montana Rail Link
 Make a right/Left??!!
 "Merl", as in Haggard
 Milwaukee Road Lives

 More trouble Ahead

NASA need another seven astronauts
 (yes they do have a railroad at Kennedy)

Nevada County Narrow Gauge (in Calif.)
 Never Come Never Go
 None Colorado Narrow Gauge
 Never Come, Never Go

 Narrow, Crooked & Ornery

Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut
 Never Did & Couldn't

Norfolk Western
 No F***ing Women
 Nofokkin Way
 The White Trash From West Virginia
        (that's what us Southern Rwy folks called them after the merger)

New England Central
 Never Ending Commotion

New Hope & Ivyland
 No Hope

Norfolk & Western
 Nights & Weekends
 Norfolken Way
 Needless & Worthless

New Jersey Transit
 No Junky Trains
 Need Janitors Touch
 Not Just Trains
 NJ Train-set

New Orleans & North Eastern
 No Omelets, No Eggs

New York Central
 no you can't

New York & Atlantic Railway (NYAR)
 Not Yet A Railroad (Before May 15th)
 Now You're A Railroad (After May 15th)
 New York Amateur Railroad

New York, New Haven & Hartford
 New Years No Home and Hungry
 Not Yet, No Help, and Helpless
 Not Yet, No Hope, & Hopeless

NYC Subway BMT
 Buglers Murders and Thugs

Norfolk Southern
 No S**t
 No Show
 Nazi Squad
 Not Smart
 Noone's Safe
 Next Sucker
 No Steam
 Nothing Soon
 Not Sanitary
 Nidon't careS
 Natzi Southern

Northern Pacific
 Nothing Specific
 No Ports
 Not Political
 No Pussy
 Northern Potatoes
 Northern ports
 Nothing Personal

Northwestern Pacific (a Southern Pacific subsidiary)
 Nowhere in Particular
 Never was prompt

New York, Susquehanna & Western
 Now you sit and Wait
 The Squeak

Nickel Plate
 Nearly Kompletely Perfect
 No Known Prototype

New York, Ontario & Western
 Now young out & working
 No Young Overweight Women
 The Old Woman
 Old And Weary
 Not yet old & weary
 Owen W.

Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain (NY)
 Old and Late Coming

Omaha Lincoln & Beatrice
 Over Lincoln & Back

Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway
 Old Worse and Worse

 Puke & Lick it

 The Pianelli

Penn Central
 Political Charade
 Perfect Chaos
 permenatly currupt
 pile [of] crap
 Penniless Central
 Parked Cars

Pacific Great Eastern
 Please Go Easy or Prince George Eventually
 Pretty Goddamn Expensive
 Provincial Government Expense
 Province's Greatest Enterprise
 Prince George Eventually
 Past God's Endurance
 Please Go Easy
 Prince George Egads

Providence & Worcester
 Pathetic & Wobbly

Pittsburgh, Ft Wayne & Chicago [PRR predecessor]
 Pigs Feet, Whiskey & Cigars

Pierre, Rapid City & North Western
 Plenty Rough Country & No Water

Pere Marquette
 Poor Marquette

Pennsylvania Railroad
 Pussie Rail Road
 Poor Ragged Rascal

Port Arthur, Duluth & Western
 Poverty Agony Despair & Wretchedness
 Poor and Delinquet Wages

Quanah Acme & Pacific
 Quit Arguing and Push

Regional Transportation District, (Denver Light Rail)
 Retarded Transit Drivers
 Reason To Drive

Rock Island
 Rusty Iron
 "The Rot"

Richmond, Fredricksburg, and Potomac
 Rich Folks & Pedigrees
 Run Fast & Push

Rio Grande
 Real Grungy/Grimy


Seaboard Coast Line
 Service Customers Lack

Seaboard System
 Sure Beats Dying or Sure Brutality and Death

 SKGLB, from Salzburg to Bad Ischl, abandoned in the 1960s,

SKGLB Sie kommt gar langsam und bedächtig,
 It comes very slowly and without any hurry.

S & D Slow & Dirty / Serene & Delightful

South East and Chatham Railway
 Slow Easy And Comfortable

Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority
 Society for Eliminating Passenger Trains in America
 Society for Eliminating Public Transit Altogether

Santa Fe
 Suffering Fools
 sani flush
 Santa Flush

St Johnsbury & Lake Champlain
 St Jesus & Late Comin'

SOO RR Silly Old Ordinary RR
 Sewer Line

Sothern Pacific Santa Fe
 Shouldn't paint so fast
 ...because they painted the locos in anticipation
 of a merger that
 never went through

Southern Pacific
 Smelly Perch
 Stupid Police
 sh***y property
 Surrendered Peacefully (need I say more?)
 stupid pussies
 Sufferin Pacific
 Stand Proud
 suffering painfully
 sorry and pathetic
 soot princess
 Super prick
 supreem procrastinator
 Sh*t Power
 Southern Pathetic

Southern Railroad
 Shake Rattle and Roll

Seaboard System
 Sh!tty stuff

Staten Island Rapid Transit
 the SIRT (rhymes with Cert.)

Stockton Terminal & Eastern
 Slow, Tired & Easy

Sumpter Valley Railway
 Polygamy Central or Stump Dodger

 the "Squeak"

Texas & Pacific
 time and patience

The Monon Route
 The Moron Route

Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo
 "to hell and back"
 Thump, Hump, & Bump
 Tramps Hoboes & Bums

Terra Haute & Peoria
 Take Hold & Push

Toledo, Peoria & Western
 Tired Poor and Weary
 "The Tip-up" evidently refering to an inability to keep the trains upright.

Texas Pacific & Western
 Take Parcels & Walk

Temiskaming & Northern Ontario (ONR)
 Time No Object

Twin Mountain & Potomac (Wva narrow gauge orchard rr)
 Two mules and a pony

Union Pacific
 unlimited power
 unstopable power
 Ugly Power!!!
 Uncle Pete
 Unlimited parking (This is from an employee)
 Utterly Putrid...Uncle Pete....Un Painted
 Uppity Pacific and Uppity Pee.
 unimaginatve paint
 ulitmate privy
 yoU Pee
 Useless Pr*cks
 Utterly Pathetic
 Union Pathetic
 You can't spell stUPid without UP
 Unlimited Purchasing
 Uncompromomising Pricks
 Unable to Perform
 Under Pressure
 Un Professional
 Unrecognizable Performance!!
 Undelivered Perishables
 Usually Prostrate
 Undelivered Phreight
 Ewe Pee
 Usually Parked
 The Yellow Borg
 Utterly Pathetic or Unqualified Pinheads

VIA Rail
 VIA Snail


WATCO Wild Ass Train COmpany

Waco Beaumont Trinity & Sabine
 Wobbly Bobbly Turnover and Stop

Wheeling and Lake Erie
 Walk and leave early

Wisconsin Central
 We're Cheap
 Whiskey Central
 Water Closet

Wisconsin & Calumet

Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington (2 foot gauge in ME)
 Weak, Weary & Feeble

Western Maryland
 Wild Mary

White Pass & Yukon Route
 Wait Patiently and You'll Ride

Western Pacific
 Wobbly Pacific
 Wobbly Pathetic
 wayside property or wasted property
 weed producers
 worn-out paint
 wear protection
 "the Wobbly"

Wisconsin & Southern - WSOR
 Wobbly Slow Old and Rusty

West Va. Central & Pittsburgh
 Watch Very Carefully & Proceed

Yazoo Delta
 Yellow Dog