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Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Brian Termunde
 

Todd,
I always thought of Riddle more as a joke! <G>. There's also Drain were there used to be a train show (perhaps it's continued since my departure from Oregon. Another interesting name is the one time capital of Oregon, Champoeg! It just so happened that on one of my trips to Portland and the Gorge, I just was passing the exit for Champoeg when the radio station I was listening to mentioned some about 'Shampooing' and realized it was Champoeg!

Regarding Andy Carlson's message, I certainly hope Mike Brock is ok, it does seem like it's been a while since we've heard from him.

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From: Todd Sullivan
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:01:16 PDT
There used to be a wonderfully entertaining book called "Oregon Geographic Names."  Not sure if it is still in print.

You can add Riddle, OR to your list, Brian, and Arock and Lone Rock.  I also like Speece, OR on the UP's branch to Shaniko.  Nothing there except space.

In Massachusetts, where I was born, there are lots of pronunciation challenges: Worcester, Gloucester, Billerica, and names that sound like sneezing - Cochituate, Athabaska and Situate.

Todd Sullivan


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Bill Keene
 

There is Tightwad, Missouri … home of Tightwad Bank ... a one-square mile village ten miles+/- east of Clinton, Missouri. While Tightwad was railless, Clinton was served by the Frisco and Katy … Not sure if the bank shipped anything in steam era freight cars.

Also do not forget Peculiar, Missouri … that was served by the Frisco.

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


WTB: Rib Side Cars 50' Boxcar - Short Rib 6' Doors

Andy Laurent
 

Ladies and Gents,
I am searching for an HO Rib Side Cars 50' boxcar model.  Specifically, the short rib version with 6' doors (as built).  The kit numbers are 5261 and 5262 for the Hiawatha and Olympic lettering schemes.

Please contact me off list if you have one and would be interested in selling it.

Thank you,
Andy L.
Madison, WI


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

al_brown03
 

And then there's Oconomowoc, Wisconsin (that's oh-CON-o-mo-woc), traversed by STMFCs (mandatory content) on the Milwaukee Road.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...>
 

Tod,

Consider Boring, Oregon. It is sister-towned with Dull in Scotland.

Other Borings are in Maryland and Tennessee. Dulls are also found in Ohio and Texas.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆

On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 2:01 PM Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
There used to be a wonderfully entertaining book called "Oregon Geographic Names."  Not sure if it is still in print.

You can add Riddle, OR to your list, Brian, and Arock and Lone Rock.  I also like Speece, OR on the UP's branch to Shaniko.  Nothing there except space.

In Massachusetts, where I was born, there are lots of pronunciation challenges: Worcester, Gloucester, Billerica, and names that sound like sneezing - Cochituate, Athabaska and Situate.

Todd Sullivan


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Richard Townsend
 

And in Maine they have Calais, pronounced CAL-is.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss

Andy Miller wrote:

Kentucky has a town of Versailles which they pronounce Versales. I think they do it just to make the French cringe 😉

Western Pennsylvania has the same town and the same pronunciation. But I doubt it's aimed at the French. In Pittsburgh is the neighborhood of Duquesne, and it's rightly pronounced "doo-KAYNE." Or sort of rightly.

Tony Thompson




Funny names and pronounciationss

Andy Carlson
 

Oakview, California is pronounced 'Oak View'
Fresno California is pronounced 'Fres No'

What a wacky state this is!
-Andy Carlson
Ojai, CA Pronounced 'O-hi'
_._,_._,_


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Tony Thompson
 

Andy Miller wrote:

Kentucky has a town of Versailles which they pronounce Versales. I think they do it just to make the French cringe 😉

Western Pennsylvania has the same town and the same pronunciation. But I doubt it's aimed at the French. In Pittsburgh is the neighborhood of Duquesne, and it's rightly pronounced "doo-KAYNE." Or sort of rightly.

Tony Thompson




Re: [External] Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss

naptownprr
 

Hoosiers do that, too. Consider Terre Haute!


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Kentucky has a town of Versailles which they pronounce Versales. I think they do it just to make the French cringe 😉

 

Regards,

 

Andy Millere

 

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In Tennessee, Milan is pronounced My-lan. And Lafayette is LaFAYette. 

Thanks!

Brian Ehni 

(Sent from my iPhone)



On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

There used to be a wonderfully entertaining book called "Oregon Geographic Names."  Not sure if it is still in print.

You can add Riddle, OR to your list, Brian, and Arock and Lone Rock.  I also like Speece, OR on the UP's branch to Shaniko.  Nothing there except space.

In Massachusetts, where I was born, there are lots of pronunciation challenges: Worcester, Gloucester, Billerica, and names that sound like sneezing - Cochituate, Athabaska and Situate.

Todd Sullivan


Re: looking at the string of cars, going from left to right

Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 


Hi Ben and List Members,
 
Great eyes Ben!
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] looking at the string of cars, going from left to right

Claus Schlund wrote:
"I've spent a little time taking in and enjoying the scene linked below...
 
I'm not an expert, but looking at the string of cars, going from left to right, I'd suggest we have the following...
(1) C&O offset side twin hopper
(2) C&O offset side twin hopper"

Yes, both AAR alternate standard offset twins.


"(3) Unknown to me 50ft steel auto boxcar - thoughts on this?"

GTW.


"(4) C&O twin hopper, looks similar to the USRA design"

USRA design, but NOT C&O - L&N.


"(5) C&O offset side twin hopper"

Again, NOT C&O - L&N.


"(6) MILW 40ft steel horizontal-ribbed boxcar
(7) C&O 40ft gon
(8) L&N 40ft gon"

Correct - note that both gons are carrying coal.


"(9) C&O offset side twin hopper"

Another AAR alternate standard offset twin.


"(10) Unknown to me twin hopper - herald makes me think B&O maybe? Thoughts?"

B&O Class N-12 subclass; not a USRA design car judging by the appearance of its end sills.
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Andy Miller
 

Kentucky has a town of Versailles which they pronounce Versales. I think they do it just to make the French cringe 😉

 

Regards,

 

Andy Millere

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 2:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

In Tennessee, Milan is pronounced My-lan. And Lafayette is LaFAYette. 

Thanks!

Brian Ehni 

(Sent from my iPhone)



On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

There used to be a wonderfully entertaining book called "Oregon Geographic Names."  Not sure if it is still in print.

You can add Riddle, OR to your list, Brian, and Arock and Lone Rock.  I also like Speece, OR on the UP's branch to Shaniko.  Nothing there except space.

In Massachusetts, where I was born, there are lots of pronunciation challenges: Worcester, Gloucester, Billerica, and names that sound like sneezing - Cochituate, Athabaska and Situate.

Todd Sullivan


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Steve and Barb Hile
 

The Milan in Illinois is also My- lan, although I believe that Lafayette is LA-fay-ette

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

In Tennessee, Milan is pronounced My-lan. And Lafayette is LaFAYette. 

Thanks!

Brian Ehni 

(Sent from my iPhone)



On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

There used to be a wonderfully entertaining book called "Oregon Geographic Names."  Not sure if it is still in print.

You can add Riddle, OR to your list, Brian, and Arock and Lone Rock.  I also like Speece, OR on the UP's branch to Shaniko.  Nothing there except space.

In Massachusetts, where I was born, there are lots of pronunciation challenges: Worcester, Gloucester, Billerica, and names that sound like sneezing - Cochituate, Athabaska and Situate.

Todd Sullivan


Re: NJI&I to Wabash at Pine - Part 5 & Last

Andy Laurent
 

I am almost 100% certain that ARMCO's plant in South Bend only made corrugated drain pipe.

Andy L.
Madison, WI


On Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 11:24 AM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

Armco = metal siding.

 

Schuyler

 


Re: Photo: Reading Hopper 74778 (1930)

Eric Hansmann
 

These PSC arch bar trucks were used on a few B&O freight car classes in the Teens and Twenties. I know the N-9 and N-12d hoppers, and M-15d boxcars used these trucks. Possibly, the B&O reused the trucks from the N-9 hoppers as they were retired.


Eric Hansmann
Murfreesboro, TN

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Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:40 PM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Reading Hopper 74778 (1930)

They are a pressed steel archbar truck; fairly commonly used on Pressed Steel Car's early production, including Reading's first PSC hoppers.
Reading took a liking to the design and used it on several later orders through the mid-Teens.

David Thompson


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Tony Thompson
 

Chris Barkan wrote:

Somewhat more seriously and I suppose more justifiably on-topic, it would be interesting to compile all the place names that are combinations of the railroads at that location. A central Illinois example is WABIC (Wabash/IC diamond) and and another is Cumbo, WV (Cumberland RR and B&O junction). I am sure there are others.
Of course, the B&O and Western Maryland near Pittsburgh (Bowest).


Tony Thompson


Re: looking at the string of cars, going from left to right

Benjamin Hom
 

Claus Schlund wrote:
"I've spent a little time taking in and enjoying the scene linked below...
 
I'm not an expert, but looking at the string of cars, going from left to right, I'd suggest we have the following...
(1) C&O offset side twin hopper
(2) C&O offset side twin hopper"

Yes, both AAR alternate standard offset twins.


"(3) Unknown to me 50ft steel auto boxcar - thoughts on this?"

GTW.


"(4) C&O twin hopper, looks similar to the USRA design"

USRA design, but NOT C&O - L&N.


"(5) C&O offset side twin hopper"

Again, NOT C&O - L&N.


"(6) MILW 40ft steel horizontal-ribbed boxcar
(7) C&O 40ft gon
(8) L&N 40ft gon"

Correct - note that both gons are carrying coal.


"(9) C&O offset side twin hopper"

Another AAR alternate standard offset twin.


"(10) Unknown to me twin hopper - herald makes me think B&O maybe? Thoughts?"

B&O Class N-12 subclass; not a USRA design car judging by the appearance of its end sills.
 
 
Ben Hom


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

Texas has them too

Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)
Cut n Shoot
Concan 
Bug Tussle

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:33 PM, Chris Barkan <cplbarkan@...> wrote:

If you want funny place names, go to Maine!   Passadumkeag, Macwahoc, Wytopitlock, Skowhegan, and the ever popular, Passagassawakeag! (the latter is actually a river, not a place).

I suppose however, that we should restrict such a conversation to RAILROAD place names, i.e. they appear in timetables, on stations, etc.

Todd, a small correction, it is Scituate, MA :-)

Somewhat more seriously and I suppose more justifiably on-topic, it would be interesting to compile all the place names that are combinations of the railroads at that location.  A central Illinois example is WABIC (Wabash/IC diamond) and and another is Cumbo, WV (Cumberland RR and B&O junction).  I am sure there are others.
--
Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Chris Barkan
 

If you want funny place names, go to Maine!   Passadumkeag, Macwahoc, Wytopitlock, Skowhegan, and the ever popular, Passagassawakeag! (the latter is actually a river, not a place).

I suppose however, that we should restrict such a conversation to RAILROAD place names, i.e. they appear in timetables, on stations, etc.

Todd, a small correction, it is Scituate, MA :-)

Somewhat more seriously and I suppose more justifiably on-topic, it would be interesting to compile all the place names that are combinations of the railroads at that location.  A central Illinois example is WABIC (Wabash/IC diamond) and and another is Cumbo, WV (Cumberland RR and B&O junction).  I am sure there are others.
--
Chris Barkan
Champaign, IL


Re: partial view of a WFEX reefer, possibly 63856, in the 1920s on SAL

Sean Murphy
 

Pretty early on for sure. WFE was created in 1923 which from the condition of the car would likely place the photo at the end of the decade, if not later. An SAL fan would have a better idea based on the locomotive and location.


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Nelson Moyer
 

In Louisiana, Lafayette is pronounced LAUGH’ e ette.  Like ‘Laugh it up’ except with a strong ‘e’ and the ette, pronounced like I ain’t ‘ete’ (ate) yet. My sister once lived there.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 1:13 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

In Tennessee, Milan is pronounced My-lan. And Lafayette is LaFAYette. 

Thanks!

Brian Ehni 

(Sent from my iPhone)



On Apr 19, 2021, at 1:01 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

There used to be a wonderfully entertaining book called "Oregon Geographic Names."  Not sure if it is still in print.

You can add Riddle, OR to your list, Brian, and Arock and Lone Rock.  I also like Speece, OR on the UP's branch to Shaniko.  Nothing there except space.

In Massachusetts, where I was born, there are lots of pronunciation challenges: Worcester, Gloucester, Billerica, and names that sound like sneezing - Cochituate, Athabaska and Situate.

Todd Sullivan

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