Nicknames for Railroads

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Midsouth fan

Engr/'duc/brkmn/DS
#1
Everybody and everything has a nickname. The railroads we work for and the people who work for them are usually known more by nicknames than their given names. So tell us the nickname(s) that your railroad is known as, and the nickname(s) you answer to. I'll start it off: (if this thread is a repeat, I apologize)

My nicknames: Killer, Bull (as in Bull Shannon from "Night Court"), or C.J. (my 1st 2 initials in my name)

Railroad's nicknames (Louisiana & North West [LNW]): Look North & Walk, Loose Nuts & Washers, Little or No Wages (I made this one up all by myself when I 1st started working here :D ).
 
#2
Taken from an incident a few years ago by one of our crews who no longer work for us now because of this.

Timber Rock (TIBR) This Is a Beer Run.
 

RRShutterbug

The Railroad Shutterbug
#3
Southern Pacific (SP) - The Friendly, Sorry Pacific, Sloppy Pacific, Sufferin' Pathetic
Union Pacific (UP) - Unpredictable Performance, Uncle Pete, Unlimited Parking, We Will Deliver...Someday
Burlington Northern (BN) - Blundering Northern, Big Nothing
BNSF - Bigger Now Still F***d, Buy Norfolk Sothern Fast, Bigger Newer Santa Fe, Bunsniff
Montana Rail Link (MRL) - Milwaukee Road Lives, Montana Rail Stink
Pacific Railway & Navigation (PR&N) - Punk Rotten & Nasty (Tillamook Branch of the SP)
Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) - Derailments & Really Great Wrecks
 
#7
C&G = Creak and Groan
ICG = IC Goofed
M&O = Molly O
BNSF = Been Nothing Since Frisco
UP = Yellow Peril, Yellow Menace, the Borg
 
#12
I don't have any nicknames for railroads. But I can share my personal name nicknames.

I have the one in my signature. There is one that an individual tried giving me when I was a new hire F&O. 1 of the things that they did to new hires was harassed em about bringing in donuts for all of the other employees. What I did was took small tree limbs that were the diameter of donuts and coated them with old icing and sprinkles that we had in the cupboard. I then put them in a Krispy Kreme donut box and handed it to the guy who would pester new hires the most. Even though it didn't cost me anything he tried saying that it was way more expensive to make those then to just buy donuts. So he would start calling me TW for Tight Wad. He even broke in two our seniority roster cabinet and wrote TW next to my name. Luckily that one never stuck.

One of my Foreskin calls me GenSet. I am one of the few guys in our shop that has been trained to work on them. They can be a real pain in the ass to work on. I have been frustrated with them on many occasions so he thinks it's funny to call me GenSet.
 
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Kermit

Guerrilla Railfan
#14
BNSF = Big New Santa Fe or Bunsniff.

Not really a nickname, but I recalled a saying that a friend of mine who was a Southern Pacific fan had. He said it was popular with SP employees.Went like this: Uphill slow, downhill fast, tonnage first, and safety last. :D
 
#15
BNSF =
Not really a nickname, but I recalled a saying that a friend of mine who was a Southern Pacific fan had. He said it was popular with SP employees.Went like this: Uphill slow, downhill fast, tonnage first, and safety last. :D
"SP is my Rail Road" was a motto of employees.
 

cprted

Rodeo Clown
#19
The Pacific Great Eastern (later BC Rail, now part of CN) was often referred to as:
-Province's Greatest Expense
-Prince George Eventually
-Puff, Grunt and Expire

Another favourite is the Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo ... Thump, Hump & Bump
 



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