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General Discussion: Fallen Flags, Trolleys, and Interurbans
This forum is for discussion of "Fallen Flag" roads not otherwise provided with a specific forum. Fallen Flags are roads that no longer operate, went bankrupt, or were acquired or merged out of existence.
Moderator: Nicolai3985
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2758 Posts
North Jersey article today
 by Dcell
Anthracite Railroads - CNJ, L&HR, LNE, LV and RDG
Discussion of the historical operations related to the Central Railroad of New Jersey; Lehigh & Hudson River; Lehigh & New England; Lehigh Valley; and the Reading Company. Visit the Anthracite Railroads Historical Society for more information.
Moderators: David, scottychaos, CAR_FLOATER, metman499, Franklin Gowen, Marty Feldner
751 Topics 
1245 Posts
Re: New Book - Lehigh & Hudso…
 by sjwheaton1127
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
For discussion about the historical operations and preservation of the ATSF, more commonly known as the "Sante Fe", before its merger with Burlington Northern in 1996.
33 Topics 
170 Posts
Re: ATSF Lines to St. Louis a…
 by edbear
Baltimore & Ohio|Chesapeake & Ohio|Western Maryland
Discussion relating to the B&O up to it's 1972 merger into Chessie System. Visit the B&O Railroad Historical Society for more information. Also discussion of the C&O up to 1972. Visit the C&O Historical Society for more information. Also includes the WM up to 1972. Visit the WM Historical Society for more information.
321 Topics 
1334 Posts
Petersburg WV 3-11-1978
 by BR&P
Boston & Maine (B&M) | Maine Central (MEC)
Discussion relating to the pre-1983 B&M and MEC railroads. For current operations, please see the Pan Am Railways Forum.
Moderator: MEC407
876 Topics 
9933 Posts
Re: Surviving B&M equipment
 by jhdeasy
Burlington Northern, GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF
Discussion relating to the BN, and its predecessors GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, SL-SF, and their subsidiaries. Visit the Friends of the Burlington Northern for more information.
117 Topics 
434 Posts
Re: Portland - Seattle Line
 by wigwagfan
Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
Discussion of the CNJ (aka the Jersey Central) and predecessors Elizabethtown and Somerville, and Somerville and Easton, for the period 1831 to its inclusion in ConRail in 1976. The historical society site is here: http://www.jcrhs.org/
Moderator: CAR_FLOATER
185 Topics 
1232 Posts
CNJ Hampton - Phillipsburg NJ…
 by frankgaron2
Granger Railroads - C&NW, Rock Island, and MILW
Discussion relating to The Chicago & North Western, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road), including mergers, acquisitions, and abandonments.
Moderator: Komachi
245 Topics 
1262 Posts
Railroad Diversification & th…
 by AllThingsTrains
Delaware & Hudson
Discussion relating to the D&H. For more information, please visit the Bridge Line Historical Society.
Moderator: MEC407
362 Topics 
2273 Posts
New Book - D&H on DL&W, Scran…
 by PeteB
DL&W, Erie and Erie Lackawanna
Discussion relating to the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, the Erie, and the resulting 1960 merger creating the Erie Lackawanna. Visit the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society at http://www.erielackhs.org/.
Moderator: blockline4180
834 Topics 
5392 Posts
DL&W Material in New Book - D…
 by PeteB
Iowa Pacific Holdings Class III Lines
Iowa Pacific Holdings and its subsidiaries had severe financial trouble and held large debts. In 2019 and 2020, many of IPH's subsidiaries were placed into receivership. Along with IPH's subsidiaries facing serious financial trouble, Iowa Pacific's two main rolling stock holding companies, Heritage Rail Leasing and San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad were forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy and were appointed a trustee by a U.S. bankruptcy court in Denver. [27] Iowa Pacific Holdings itself filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in U.S. bankruptcy court in Northern Illinois in late March 2021.[28] As of 2021, Iowa Pacific Holdings former rolling stock and subsidiary railroads have been sold and auctioned off by the appointed trustees
Moderator: Aa3rt
16 Topics 
437 Posts
Re: San Luis & Rio Grande Rai…
 by NotYou
Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
Discussion of the L&HR and its predecessor the Warwick Valley Railroad for the period 1860-1976 at its inclusion with ConRail
Moderator: David
192 Topics 
1140 Posts
Re: L&HR and L&NE track charts
 by sjwheaton1127
Lehigh and New England Railroad
Discussion of the L&NR railroad for the period 1868-1961 at its inclusion in the Central of New Jersey. Also includes predecessors South Mountain and Boston Railroad, Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie and New England Railroad, and others.
Moderator: David
64 Topics 
258 Posts
Last known Lehigh & New Engla…
 by Jeff Smith
Lehigh Valley Railroad
Discussion related to the Lehigh Valley Railroad and predecessors for the period 1846-1976. Originally incorporated as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company.
Moderator: scottychaos
464 Topics 
3959 Posts
Re: LV Black Diamond
 by Jeff Smith
New York Central
Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.
Moderator: Otto Vondrak
1361 Topics 
8693 Posts
Re: Michigan Central Station
 by Jeff Smith
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad NYNH&HRR
Discussion relating to the NH and its subsidiaries (NYW&B, Union Freight Railroad, Connecticut Company, steamship lines, etc.). up until its 1969 inclusion into the Penn Central merger. This forum is also for the discussion of efforts to preserve former New Haven equipment, artifacts and its history. You may also wish to visit www.nhrhta.org for more information.
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5778 Posts
Re: New York, Westchester & B…
 by Jeff Smith
New York, Ontario, and Western Railway
Discussion of the NYO&W Railway and predecessor New York and Oswego Midland Railroad (NY&OM) for the period 1866 to its abandonment in 1957. Visit the historical site here: O&WRHS.
Moderators: David, CAR_FLOATER
35 Topics 
139 Posts
New Book - O&W's Scranton Div…
 by PeteB
Norfolk & Western, VGN, WAB, NKP, P&WV, ACY, IT
Discussion related to the Norfolk & Western, up to 1982. Also includes discussion of the Virginian Railway (1959); Wabash; Nickel Plate; Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway; Akron, Canton & Youngstown Raiload (all 1964); and the Illinois Terminal (1981).
109 Topics 
412 Posts
Proposed Norfolk & Western M3?
 by SantaFeEnjoyer
Penn Central
Discussion relating to the Penn Central, up until its 1976 inclusion in Conrail. Visit the Penn Central Railroad Historical Society for more information.
Moderator: JJMDiMunno
243 Topics 
2382 Posts
Let's Talk Penn Central! Book…
 by AllThingsTrains
Pennsylvania Railroad
Discussion relating to the PRR, up to 1968. Visit the PRR Technical & Historical Society for more information.
715 Topics 
3551 Posts
Re: This topic is all about t…
 by NH2060
Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Discussion relating to the PRSL
Moderator: JJMDiMunno
295 Topics 
2025 Posts
Viewing of De Luxe: The Tale…
 by nomis
Reading Company
Discussion Related to the Reading Company 1833-1976 and it's predecessors Philadelphia and Reading Rail Road and then the Philadelphia and Reading Railway.
Moderator: Franklin Gowen
259 Topics 
2346 Posts
Anybody recognize the car num…
 by Hal
Seaboard System Railroad: ACL, A&WP, Clinchfield, L&N, SAL, and SCL
Forum dedicated to the Seaboard System Railroad and its predecessors, aka The Family Lines System, prior to its operational merger with the Chessie System, forming CSX, in 1982. Predecessors included the Atlantic Coast Line, the West Point Route, the Clinchfield, the Louisville and Nashville, the Seaboard Air Line, and the Seaboard Coast Line.
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Re: Announcing the Launch of …
 by Jeff Smith