A recent subject has been BNSF and it's "name." We should have the same conversation about CSX. I suggest Seaboard & Ohio. Covers both parts of the system (Seaboard and Chessie) nicely, I think.
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RailBus63 wrote:Be careful what you wish for - if CSX Corp. ever decided to rename the railroad or the company, the new name would undoubtedly be some blandly generic moniker like 'US Rail', not a traditional name with a geographic reference built in. At least the 'CSX' initials reference Chessie and Seaboard.Yep, kind of like "Conrail!"
umtrr-author wrote:Won't happen. Collectively as a population we seem to be handed shorter and shorter names for things: KFC for example, not Kentucky Fried Chicken. The History Channel's logo is just "H". Etc.This is not new to the railroad industry, of course. Consider:
ExCon90 wrote:I'm not sure -- didn't the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sioux Ste.-Marie officially adopt SOO LINE around the 1970's?Sault Ste Marie, but yes, it officially changed its name when officially merged with the DSSA and WC, I believe. 1961 maybe.