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    AT&SF - War Bonnets RULE!
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    It is hard to make a decision here. I must say that I can't really pick an all time favorite. I mostly model the pre CSX merger railroads - Seaboard, B&O, C&O, Chessie... etc. But I also am fond of Monon and Rock Island. After moving to Colorado a couple of years ago, and learning about the rail history in the area... The Royal Gorge, Cripple Creek and Victor, and and the famous Moffat tunnel, I wouldn't mind adding some D&RG equipment to my roster but haven't done so yet.

    My father is a hard core "fan" of Southern Railways.

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    ATSF & BNSF are my favorites , but then I never met a railroad I didn't like

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    PRR, ERIE, DL&W
    PRR-The Standard RR of the world, budget was bigger than the U.S. Goverments at one point in time, Had awesome paint jobs, and cool steamers!
    Erie-Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins-happened a block away from my house, my grams is right next to the old tracks and I`ve heard alot of stories about the RR,it`s my Home RR I never got to see.
    DL&W-Scranton yard, which has thought me so much about RR`s, cool paint jobs!

    well thats my top 3
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    I read in a magazine that ATSF has the most reproduced color schemes of all time. Of course they also had the most colorful schemes (compare to Brunswick Green or black and white on the east coast).
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBMNfan View Post
    I read in a magazine that ATSF has the most reproduced color schemes of all time. Of course they also had the most colorful schemes (compare to Brunswick Green or black and white on the east coast).

    I would wager that the Santa Fe has historically been the most popular railroad of all time in the United States, even today, over a decade since it has merged into half of an acronym.

    As you mentioned, the color schemes have played a part, but I do believe that in the era before international jet airline travel, the railroad, through its exotically-named trains, made rail travel to the west very attractive and intriguing to the masses. Even its exotic-sounding (at least to those outside of the West) Spanish name (which actually means, "Holy Faith") held a certain amount of allure and intrigue. And of all the train sets ever made or sold, how many of them bore an engine with a Santa Fe scheme on it?

    As I posted previously, the SP is my personal favorite, but the Santa Fe would most likely be the most popular railroad ever.

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    I think the thousands of warbonnet-based train sets did a LOT to help the ATSF's notoriety. That's what got me started liking it.

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    I would have to say i have a few.The PRR, those GG-1's, Hudson class steamers, ON&W, D&H, DL&W Lackawanna. They are all native to were i grew up, i do like the Cheese System color scheme.



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    Oh, I forgot the CNW
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    wow...great posts here. Over the decades my "tastes" have changed so picking an "all time favorite" is impossible...

    top on the list is the Pennsylvania Railroad...it has it all....history,size,people, towns that when spoken resonate Pennsy

    Growing up I lived vicariously in the West thru the Espee and the Santa Fe...again history of these lines

    also growing up along the old Pere Marquette RWY i could say the B&O/C&O/Chessie are up there...along with the Ann Arbor.

    the Erie has a place in my feelings as well...started 1838...long laborious 12 years of contruction...longest single line Mainline in the US at time of completion ....great history even before Dan'l Drew and Jay Gould wrecked it

    Id have to say it would be easier to list the RR's NOT of my fav list so here it is
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    All time favorite? Just one?

    Favorite "big" railroad: Erie Lackawanna. Tried real hard to compete against the "other" New York to Chicago roads; and had a unique paint job.

    Favorite "little" railroad: Lehigh & Hudson River. Ran a fast 112 mile bridge line connecting the anthracite roads with New England; and replaced their ALCo RS-3's with more ALCo's ... C420's.

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