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    Let's not get off track guys! This thread is about MRR names and associated road name, not creating logos!

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    Sorry Bryan. I should have asked for an offline email, but I thought this was a good place as I am looking for personal roads and not a real road.
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    My fictitious railroad name is North Texas Railroad (NTR).
    The name of my (future) layout is RG&SFE (Rio Grande & Santa Fe Excursion)
    I run Rio Grande and Santa Fe.

    Just look at my signature.





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    This is a great topic and perfect place to mention changes to my fictional leasing company. The leasing company was called Greater Regional Railcar Leasing GRLX, but Ive been having second thoughts about the name. I changed the name to Pegasus Railcar Leasing PRLX. Pegasus was created just after the Conrail breakup that's why you'll see lots of ex Conrail and current CSX motive power. We even snapped up some BN equipment during the Burlington Northern merger Sana Fe. We offer our services such as boxcar leasing, mow equipment and recovery services. We also have a large fleet of RoadRailers to offer clients that need on road capabilities as well.The time frame for PRLX is 1997 - the present, we plan on have the latest and greatest in rolling stock and locomotive to offer our clients that cant afford that type of equipment


    • SD-60M x 3 (BN, CSX
    • SD-70MAC x 1 (CP, BN)
    • SD-80MAC x 3 (BN, CR
    • SD-60 x 2 (EMD Demo)
    • SD-50 x 5 (CR, CSX)
    • GE P42 "Genesis" x 2 (Amtrak)
    • BUDD RDC x 1 (PRLX)
    • F7's & F3'a A&B units x 4 (BN & Conrail)
    • Dash 8-40B x 1 (CR, LMX)
    • AC4400 x 1 (BN)
    • GE ES44AC GEVO x 1 (GE Demonstrator)

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    I named my railroad after two cities that it would serve. And there was a real Lancaster & Reading (Narrow Gauge) Railroad Company for a year. My version was better financed than the real one which was bought by the Reading and then PRR after the Reading went bankrupt in 1873. My railroad connected the southwest end of the Reading to the east end of the B&O, providing a low grade route compared to interchange over the WM. I haven't decided if this changed the history of the class 1s or not. I model the current era.
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    I really don't have a name yet, but something along the lines of B&W (beer and wine) or Miller & Merlot or something similar... Perhaps a refreshment will help me decide.

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    Oh, this is a fun thread.
    My fictional road name is "Black River RR" named after the real river that runs through town
    I'm modeling a northeastern short-line that serves as a carrier between two major roads, so "foreign" equipment is common on my line. My main Loco right now is a ten wheeler NYC (the BRRR bought it off the NYC and never bothered with re-lettering). A recent purchase of a Great Northern RS-1 is on it's way.
    Also in my version of history the invention of the automobile took a different turn, the railroad tycoons took over control of the auto industry, so rail is still king. This will allow me to move forward in time and do whatever I want for cargo as the automobile effectively killed a lot of railroads here in the north east.

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    TBA Railway was actually swallowed up by he Borg (UP) some years back. All power is UP or patched UP. There are track rights for Amtrak and they do show up from time to time. I think I have seen one or two CSX's flow by as well as a couple CNWs.
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    Thanks for asking. My MRR name's "Gossamer Condor." A homage to some Brit lads who in the 70's developed a pedal powered flying machine they called the Gossamer Condor. It was designed to be rebuilt quickly whenever broken and of course, changed. Eventually they pedalled across the channel with their last version. Captures my notion of where I'm at in modelling RR. "Someday it'll be right!"

    I am on Gossamer Condor VI now (3 years.) Doesn't fly though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Railroad Bill View Post
    I am on Gossamer Condor VI now (3 years.) Doesn't fly though.
    Hmm, a flying layout... now there's the money maker!!!!
    Great Scott!!
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    Hi,
    Over the past couple of years, whilst I've been planning and building my 1st ever layout, apart from this forum and the model railroading magazines, I've been operating quite alone.
    I'm not a member of any clubs and I live about 200 kilometers away from the nearest hobby store.....and its not a good one.
    As far as I can make out, there are no other model railroaders in or around the small country town I live in, making me feel even more isolated.
    As a consequence, over the last few weeks, I've been toying with the idea of calling my set-up the "Lone Wolf Railroad". I know its probably been done many times before, but I think it fits well.
    So just today, I changed my signature to indicate the new name of my model railroad. I hope you like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundiesel View Post
    ... the "Lone Wolf Railroad"
    But now that you've found nscale.net, you won't be a lone wolf anymore Good name though, and a very intriguing tag line - should be an interesting layout.

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    My fictional railroad is SHP Railroad (Scott Hoffer Photography) and my town's name is Hofferville. Not very original.. but makes me smile knowing I have my own empire.

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    It all started when I purchased a lot of used equipment from an older modeller who had come up with his own railway name based on the famous Kettle Valley Railway, and named it the Kettle River Railway. Needless to say, I could not pass it up, having grown up hearing and reading about the Kettle Valley railway, and living within spitting distance of some of the long abandoned sections. I also was too young to realize I lived close enough to have witnessed some of the final runs, but I was only kindergarten age at the time.
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    My Railway's name is purely made up. I've named it the High Desert Railway or HDR. because I live in the so-called "High Desert" region of Southern California. It is a fictional line with no prototype, but I like desert scenery and have grown tired of UP yellow and BNSF pumpkin (the only two RR's in the area). Alas, the SP is no more
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    My railroad is called the Georgetown and Allen Mountain Railroad, originally named after George Sellios and John Allen. Now the name just kind of sticks. I have not lettered any locomotive yet because I'm still trying to come up with a nice logo for the G&AM. I'm running western railroads mostly as the railroad is located somewhere in the Rocky Mountains.

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    F&DRR. Franklin and Dorset Railroad. Named for the street I live on and the street that I used to live on.
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    I am working on a new layout and decided on calling it MCRL Marie Creek Rail Line.

    Loosely based in western Canada, This fictional road sees a fair bit of CP, some CN, a little BCOL and BCH, even a BNSF in a CP consist.

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    Oil Mill Railroad, Div of NY, NH & H, using leased New Haven power, regardless of year motors were in use. I kept the name since moving, lived on the street named Oil Mill road, no oil but there was a mill at one time. If it has been produced with NH on it I bought at least one.
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    My railroad's name is the Pelham Alabaster Shelby System or PASS. It's going to be freelanced so I'll run whatever happens to be running over my tracks. I do favor Southern railroads. Right now it a WIP and I hope to have it finished before December 21


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