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started out innocently
fifteen years ago as the start of a collection of Railroad Logos or
Heralds as the case may be
has grown to something else. The Logos had to be cataloged
and then the Railroads
had to be cataloged in order to keep track. Then the interest
grew to creating a
"Definitive" historical listing that no one else had really
The need to confine this listing to the North American Continent
becomes obvious by the
quantity of listings; now well over 17,000 from day one to
advantage of the World Wide Web as the source for all this material has
been an adventure
and learning experience throughout. The shear quantity of
provides the viewer with almost a never-ending source of
information. As links are
constantly changing the quantity assures at least something always
being available for the
viewer. And to this day, Just Railroads, goes through a
constant checking and
updating and will continue to grow.
listing is alphabetized, sequentially, hopefully. I
always have to insert a
little humor now and then. One would think that the most
important part of any
entity would be the NAME. This has proven to be an adventure
in itself establishing
what a particular Railroad's name really was and show it in its
Therefore, the use of words like "Railroad" "Rail Road" "RR"
"Railway" "Ry" "Rwy" "and" "&"
"Company" "Co." "Incorporated" "Inc."
"The", etc. or even the lack thereof is used as best determined by the
from the myriad information available on the WWW. The one
criterion that would hold
precedence over other materials would be a "Legal" NAME. And
would get lost in the shuffle sometimes. The use of "d/b/a"
"doing business as" or "A/K/A" means "Also Known As".
The use of
(Parenthesis) after the initial listing is "supposed" to show the
lineage of that particular listing. This is
followed by the original listings
"Call Letters" in (Parenthesis) where known or given.
again. The first date given is when it is first mentioned
somewhere, if at all, and
has no relation as to when that listing actually began.
Unless a second date is
given which is when it "supposedly" ceased to exist as an
fun. Now if a "/" appears that means it has started up again
entity with the same NAME, maybe. An example is a Railroad
changed to a Railway and
then back to a Railroad all with the same NAME. Again,
would take precedence.
Marks are given next
and have no relation to a Railroad's call letters. It was the
listing of Reporting
Marks which brought out more listings of a commercial nature as
compared to a pure
Railroad but are still valid by virtue of there being ownership or
operation of Rail
equipment, or rail.
States are listed in which the listing operates and/or is registered as owned.
Suffice to say that as many as is practical are given to afford the
viewer more choice as
possible with the ever-changing linkages.
Logos or Heralds show a particular Railroads lineage and are not set in any sequential order.
author does not
authenticate anything shown on the site and has added little
here and there. The information is only as accurate as many
meant it to be and nothing more. There is an attempt to stay
away from just pure
"Railroad Clubs" and "Commercial Railroad Hobbies" per se
exceptions of course. Others handle those areas quite
well. The hundreds of
E-Mails received over time have also been greatly appreciated by their
updates, so keep them coming and....