Nicknames rules

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Sat Sep 8 11:05:29 EDT 2018

Just for the sake of clarity, the Virginia Creeper nickname was from the Virginia Carolina railway, and not just the name of a route of the N&W.  It was called that prior to becoming the Abingdon Branch of the N&W.

Dr. J. Brent Greer
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Subject: Nicknames rules

Gentlemen, gentlemen, and maybe I use that term a little loosely here, we seem to be getting a b it away from the "rules" for nicknames - has to be using either directly or phonetically the initials of the railroad. To try to come up with the names used for specific routes and so forth, like the Creeper, would thoroughly clutter the list endlessly.

The could also go for various classes of locomotives. Some far more colorful than others; others well known of course.

As it is, a number of you have come up with a few I did not previously have and for those I thank you. I was not going to use the CSX one which Jimmy and a few others have repeated here but you left out the last word from CSXT "Terrorize."

While it may not strictly N&W/VGN, these are colorful and all part of the rich railroad past we all dearly love and enjoy various and varying parts of. So thank you one and all and let's enjoy our hobby, now from our armchairs.

Bob Cohen
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