Re: What's in a name

A&Y Dave in MD

The Southern is evidence of both the English investment correlating with the use of Railway and the collection of multiple smaller organizations under one management being termed a System. All combined into the Southern Railway System.  It wasn't until the 50s that the patchwork of many of the smaller entities were merged into the primary legal entity. Even then, the CNO&TP, AGS, and the other parts of the system were never wholly one corporation.


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On Dec 25, 2015, at 9:41 PM, Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


      Union Pacific used the term "System" in their medallion during the time that they owned a number of subsidiaries. When all were merged into a single company in 1936, they dropped the word "System," and the same might apply to other railroads which maintained separate entities under the corporate umbrella.

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