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Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Chuck Soule
 

The Northern Pacific's Willipa Harbor Branch from Chehalis to South Bend, Washington had a flag stop way up at the top of the ridge called Pluvius.  The story is that original settler said he named it that because the first year he was there it rained 362 day, and the other three were damn cloudy!

Chuck Soule


PRR G25, X40 and F37

kevinhlafferty
 


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Steve and Barb Hile
 

It is MAD-rid in Iowa, as well.  The Milwaukee just to pass through there and had a branch up to Boone that passed through my dad’s home town, Luther, which is pronounced totally normally!

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Scott H. Haycock
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 8:02 PM
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Also, there is Madrid, NM, pronounced MAD rid. It's an old coal mining town that was on the Santa Fe.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantment

On 04/19/2021 5:38 PM Brian Termunde via groups.io <gcrds@...> wrote:

 

 

Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,

 

Brian R. Termunde

Midvale, Utah

 

Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From: 
BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT

 

Texas has them too

 

Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)

Cut n Shoot

Concan 

Bug Tussle

Thanks!

Brian Ehni 


Re: Hey here's an idea, let's talk about freight cars

Brian Termunde
 

Schuyler,
Thanks for the photos, especially the B&O flat in wheel service!

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

Made the Mississippi run backwards for a while. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
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On Apr 19, 2021, at 8:31 PM, Robert J Miller CFA <cajonpass1995@...> wrote:


New Madrid, MO was the site in 1811 of the most powerful earthquake in the US east of the Rocky Mountains.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...>
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Same as New Madrid, MO. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
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On Apr 19, 2021, at 8:05 PM, Scott H. Haycock <shhaycock@...> wrote:


Also, there is Madrid, NM, pronounced MAD rid. It's an old coal mining town that was on the Santa Fe.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

On 04/19/2021 5:38 PM Brian Termunde via groups.io <gcrds@...> wrote:
 
 
Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah
 
Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From:  BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT
 
Texas has them too
 
Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)
Cut n Shoot
Concan 
Bug Tussle

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Robert J Miller CFA
 

New Madrid, MO was the site in 1811 of the most powerful earthquake in the US east of the Rocky Mountains.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...>
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 9:15:44 PM
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Same as New Madrid, MO. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Apr 19, 2021, at 8:05 PM, Scott H. Haycock <shhaycock@...> wrote:


Also, there is Madrid, NM, pronounced MAD rid. It's an old coal mining town that was on the Santa Fe.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

On 04/19/2021 5:38 PM Brian Termunde via groups.io <gcrds@...> wrote:
 
 
Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah
 
Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From:  BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT
 
Texas has them too
 
Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)
Cut n Shoot
Concan 
Bug Tussle

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

Same as New Madrid, MO. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
(Sent from my iPhone)

On Apr 19, 2021, at 8:05 PM, Scott H. Haycock <shhaycock@...> wrote:


Also, there is Madrid, NM, pronounced MAD rid. It's an old coal mining town that was on the Santa Fe.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

On 04/19/2021 5:38 PM Brian Termunde via groups.io <gcrds@...> wrote:
 
 
Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah
 
Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From:  BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT
 
Texas has them too
 
Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)
Cut n Shoot
Concan 
Bug Tussle

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Jim Gates
 

Earl Saunders, who was once a member of the model railroad club in Little Rock, used Argenta & Toad Suck Ferry for his home road. And lettered freight cars for the same.

Jim Gates

On Monday, April 19, 2021, 07:20:11 PM CDT, Steve SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:


I like Toad Suck, Arkansas, now a suburb of Conway.  No rail service today.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Termunde via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 6:38 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,

 

Brian R. Termunde

Midvale, Utah

 

Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From: 
BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT

Texas has them too

 

Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)

Cut n Shoot

Concan 

Bug Tussle

Thanks!

Brian Ehni 


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Scott H. Haycock
 

Also, there is Madrid, NM, pronounced MAD rid. It's an old coal mining town that was on the Santa Fe.

Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm
ent

On 04/19/2021 5:38 PM Brian Termunde via groups.io <gcrds@...> wrote:
 
 
Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah
 
Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From:  BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT
 
Texas has them too
 
Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)
Cut n Shoot
Concan 
Bug Tussle

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Charlie Vlk
 

All-
I went to eighth grade and graduated from high school at neighboring St. John’s Military Academy.
Every Spring there would be rumors that the “townies” from Oconomowoc were coming to cause trouble because we dated their women.  Well, the “Oconomowoc Rumble” never happened in the five years that I was there.   By the way, nearby Lake Nagawicka and  Nashotah Lake also were names on CM&StP Pullmans.
Charlie Vlk


On Apr 19, 2021, at 7:17 PM, earlyrail <cascaderail@...> wrote:


Oconomowoc, the former home of a railroad rolling stock kit maker.

Howard Garner


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Kenneth Montero
 

To complement Tightwad, Missouri, there is a very small unincorporated community in Virginia named Tightsqueeze. it is near Chatham, Virginia, which coincidentally is the county seat of the largest (geographically) county in Virginia, Pittsylvania.

Mandatory STMFC content: The first president of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, Whitmell P. Tunstall, was a resident and Virginia legislator from Tightsqueeze.

A different railroad, the Lynchburg and Danville Railroad, was built after the Civil War just west of Tightsqueeze. The Richmond and Danville later gained control of its successor.

How Tightsqueeze got its name and town history: https://www.victorianvilla.com/sims-mitchell/local/tightsq/

Ken Montero

On 04/19/2021 6:30 PM Bill Keene via groups.io <bill41=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:


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


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Steve SANDIFER
 

I like Toad Suck, Arkansas, now a suburb of Conway.  No rail service today.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Termunde via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2021 6:38 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] [Funny names and pronounciationss

 

Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,

 

Brian R. Termunde

Midvale, Utah

 

Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From: 
BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT

Texas has them too

 

Dime Box (and Old Dime Box)

Cut n Shoot

Concan 

Bug Tussle

Thanks!

Brian Ehni 


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

earlyrail
 

Oconomowoc, the former home of a railroad rolling stock kit maker.

Howard Garner


Hey here's an idea, let's talk about freight cars

Schuyler Larrabee
 

Pronounced “Frate Kars.”

 

 

C&NW 48009 with LARGE load

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/51112096521/

 

and here’s the other side.  That’s one big impeller.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/51111869999/

 

Might have been posed during the recent “Wheel car” thread:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/51072215016/

many B&O Frt Cars (as Mike would say) below that image, and on several following pages.

 

Got  B&Oring to me, but that’s just my taste.

 

Schuyler


Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss

Brian Termunde
 

Well there is also Truth or Consequences, NM! Not sure if any steam era freight cars went through there or not though.

Take Care,
 
Brian R. Termunde
Midvale, Utah

Re: [Funny names and pronounciationss
From: BRIAN PAUL EHNI
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:44:31 PDT
Texas has them too

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

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 


Socony/Mobil 2-compartment tank car photo wanted

Richard Townsend
 

Socony Mobil Oil Company had a lot of 2-compartment tank cars with one compartment being about 2500 gallons and the other being about 5000 gallons. Reporting marks were SMX or SVX in the 1955 tank car tariff. I'm looking for a phot from the 1950s to see how they were painted and lettered.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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.

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