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Thread: Nicknames for Railroads

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    Talking Nicknames for Railroads

    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 ).

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    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.
    Mark St. Aubin
    My railroad photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47162644@N07/

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    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

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    BNSF: Buffett's New Santa Fe

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    C&NW - Cheap and Nothing Wasted
    GB&W - Grab Bags and Wait

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    BNSF- Big New Super Fleet
    WC- We Couldn't
    D&RGW- Damaged & Rusted Greasy Wheels
    ICG -It Couldn't Go
    CR-Can't Run
    CP- Couldn't Pull
    Jeff
    The Trainmaster
    Port of Abilene Kansas
    Have camera, will travel :D
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    Heritage units seen:
    UP 1988 7/5/11
    UP 1989 7/10/11
    UP 2010 7/19/11
    UP 1995 8/1/11
    Have all the unpatched SP AC4400CW's on video
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    MP 163.1 UP Salina Sub
    MP 58.1 BNSF Strong City Sub

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    C&G = Creak and Groan
    ICG = IC Goofed
    M&O = Molly O
    BNSF = Been Nothing Since Frisco
    UP = Yellow Peril, Yellow Menace, the Borg
    Take care,

    Trey

    Member, GM&OHS, ICHS, SRHA, and MGS Chapter NRHS

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    UP- Unlimited Power
    BNSF-Big Norfolk Southern Freight
    GTW-Greasy Train Wheels
    Last edited by UP Salina Sub; 02-28-2011 at 08:17 PM.
    Jeff
    The Trainmaster
    Port of Abilene Kansas
    Have camera, will travel :D
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    Heritage units seen:
    UP 1988 7/5/11
    UP 1989 7/10/11
    UP 2010 7/19/11
    UP 1995 8/1/11
    Have all the unpatched SP AC4400CW's on video
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    MP 163.1 UP Salina Sub
    MP 58.1 BNSF Strong City Sub

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    POTB - Poor, old, tired and broke. I suppose you could add this to the list of fallen flags.
    Aaron Zorko
    N0XCJ
    Oregon Coast Scenic RR

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    BNSF - "Buffets New Source of Funding"
    DL&W - "Delay, Linger and Wait"
    NYO&W -"Now Young Out and Working"

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