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General Discussion: Fallen Flags
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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855 Posts
Re: Who used rider cars?
 by Cosmo
General Discussion: Fallen Trolley and Interurban Lines
General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.
Moderator: Aa3rt
265 Topics 
2014 Posts
Re: Boston and Worcester Stre…
 by jwhite07
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: scottychaos, David, Franklin Gowen, metman499, Marty Feldner, CAR_FLOATER
743 Topics 
4820 Posts
A great collection of CNJ pho…
 by frank754
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.
28 Topics 
146 Posts
Santa Fe FTA 185L
 by SSW921
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.
314 Topics 
1313 Posts
Re: C&O 1309 To Steam Again
 by Pensyfan19
Boston & Maine|Maine Central
Discussion relating to the pre-1983 B&M and MEC railroads. For current operations, please see the Pan Am Railways Forum.
Moderator: MEC407
838 Topics 
9308 Posts
Re: Portsmouth Branch: Emery
 by arthur d.
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.
114 Topics 
433 Posts
Re: Should BN Have Merged Wit…
 by mtuandrew
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
173 Topics 
1175 Posts
Viability of CNJ Main Line Re…
 by Pensyfan19
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
237 Topics 
1218 Posts
Re: What if the Milwaukee Roa…
 by edbear
Delaware & Hudson
Discussion relating to the D&H. For more information, please visit the Bridge Line Historical Society.
Moderator: MEC407
353 Topics 
2261 Posts
Adirondack Branch website
 by PhilBob1
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
808 Topics 
5381 Posts
Last ALCO PA and Trainmaster …
 by RGlueck
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
189 Topics 
1133 Posts
L&HR freight stops between Wa…
 by Teoracet
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
62 Topics 
257 Posts
Re: LNE Green Acres PA?
 by nydepot
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
453 Topics 
3902 Posts
Re: Caboose #95004 question
 by nydepot
Louisville and Nashville Railroad (LN)
-For discussion of the historic operations and preservation of the L&N prior to its absorption by Seaboard Coast Line in 1982
-Visit http://www.lnrr.org/ the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Historical Society for additional information

3 Topics 
12 Posts
Song - "Louisville Nashville …
 by BR&P
New York Central
Discussion relating to the NYC and subsidiaries, up to 1968. Visit the NYCS Historical Society for more information.
Moderator: Otto Vondrak
1328 Topics 
8566 Posts
SK Tower East End Selkirk Ya…
 by urrengr2003
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.
631 Topics 
5684 Posts
Dedham Loop -West Roxbury R.O…
 by mapnhrr
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
28 Topics 
127 Posts
Re: NYO&W's Unbuilt Line to B…
 by RussNelson
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).
106 Topics 
400 Posts
Re: Cincinnati Union Terminal
 by Jeff Smith
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
237 Topics 
2375 Posts
Re: What If The PC Merger Had…
 by Dcell
Pennsylvania Railroad
Discussion relating to the PRR, up to 1968. Visit the PRR Technical & Historical Society for more information.
706 Topics 
3470 Posts
Re: Pennsylvania E8A 5805
 by SSW921
Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Discussion relating to the PRSL
Moderator: JJMDiMunno
294 Topics 
2025 Posts
Re: Wenonah Signal Move 1956
 by edbear
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
252 Topics 
2325 Posts
OmniTRAX donates former Readi…
 by Jeff Smith