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Date: 12/23/20 09:41
Nicknames for Rails
Author: atsfer

Partial list:
3 mill                         budda
howie
hide car
country squire
golden arm
uncle skin
special ed
white gloves
pencil
dirty neck
poppa bear
jumpin
squeak
dirty doug
sarge
two socks
blackie
purple
bluebird
bomber
exxon
go go
fatty
ray jay
smoothie
dynamite
double d
mallard
mile post
hogger bob
spider
guts
drawbar
swede
wild bill
grumpy
tractor
money bags
flannel mouth
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/20 12:29 by atsfer.



Date: 12/23/20 09:48
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: engineerinvirginia

scrap iron
first out hannah
big mouth



Date: 12/23/20 11:37
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: Exespee

Sanitary Jake



Date: 12/23/20 13:00
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: patd3985

ratchet jaw
early quit



Date: 12/23/20 14:50
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: Txhighballer

outlaw
candy
thumper
snake eyes
smoky
thor
 



Date: 12/23/20 15:10
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: OldPorter

Slug  (given to a Conductor, who was often a bit 'slow' in the collection of the transportation, ie. Tickets)

Blue Eyes ( given to a well loved Amtrak Chef, now long retired)

Wounded Knee ( given to another well loved, and long serving Sleeping Car Attendant, now long retired)

I have more; when I can think of them, I'll post 'em! It's a great Topic. Most longtime Rails ended up with
a unique "moniker" of some sort or another.   All out of affection (mostly.)  (-:



Date: 12/23/20 15:32
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: Notch7

coldwater
toopie
dynamite
curly
teddy bear
stinky
dawg
maddog
gator
low gear
poptart
shakey
ace
zero
repeat
cheese
bullet
hotshot
white hat
big butt
fatback
blue flame
gospel
motor scooter
bubba
teenie
pooter britches
hotrod
monk
lefty
boss
Southern hawk
poss
pot
dude
heavy
woodyard
buckshot
hoss
hubcap
bobo
cocky bill
fannie
fancy ed
po boy
squeky
sunshine
little blue eyes
honey
chicken
sally
bare ass
shaggy
doc
cowboy
skin
ladybird
big daddy
chief
whitey
catfish
wormy
termite
big O
jar
weed eater
rabbit
cool
buffalo
Casey
 



Date: 12/23/20 15:53
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: wp1801

Motor mouth.

A fat conductor whose initials were D D was Double Door.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/20 15:56 by wp1801.



Date: 12/23/20 18:30
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: monaddave

high note
high nose
radar
pie man
pie eye
top gun
squirt gun - his son
peaches
god squad - born again conductor and rear brakie
lumpy
captain roll-by
scrap iron
two dot
black cat



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/20 18:43 by monaddave.



Date: 12/23/20 18:33
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: patd3985

And then there was the switchman that worked with my dad who got lice! He became known as Itchy Wright!



Date: 12/23/20 18:59
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: LocoPilot750

John, I see I made the list. Nicknames, everybody had one. White Ray, Flim Flam Man, Captain Oh Wow!, Spider Monkey,Twist and Shout, Tomato Jack, Chicken Schmidt, Uncle Jerry, Salina Tom, Hide car, Section 8, Mud lips, Cement Head,, it goes on & on.

Posted from Android



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/20 19:01 by LocoPilot750.



Date: 12/23/20 19:10
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: ExSPCondr

Previously posted off the SP:
Chicken Lips
Golden Tone or The Bionic Mouth (same guy)
Loose Nuts
Pencil Neck
Crash,  either Towler or Caddell
Smokey
Low Water
ACE and his son DEUCE
Orangutan
Admiral & Commodore,  both engineers who derailed engines off of bridges into rivers.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/23/20 19:14 by ExSPCondr.



Date: 12/23/20 20:33
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: goldcoast

Pantyhose
Monkey Nuts



Date: 12/23/20 22:23
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: SP4360

Shamu
Whamo
Hose A
Hose B
One-way Braunger
Plug
Dinkey-Dow
Jingle Balls
 



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 12/27/20 12:25 by SP4360.



Date: 12/24/20 01:09
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: aronco

When Santa Fe opened Barstow yard in 1976, there were 5 assistant trainmasters - who, for some reason, were nicknamed:  Slick, Shaky, The Skull,  The Shoe, and Singer.
You may guess as to which one of the names was mine.

Norm

Norman Orfall
Helendale, CA
TIOGA PASS, a private railcar



Date: 12/24/20 06:47
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: LocoPilot750

And there was a rear end crew whose radio button stuck. For several minutes, anybody within 50 mile got hear all the gory details about a vasectomy gone wrong. There was swelling, dis-coloration, tenderness, pain, and a doctor visit, It was so bad he could hardly walk, and had to lay off a trip. He became known as "Lug nuts" after that.



Date: 12/24/20 06:56
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: train1275

Coldwater
Bunkie
Cisco Kid
Poncho
Hooknose
Fishhooks
Dolly
Freddie (the free loader)
Big Deal
Junior
Young Moore - as opposed to his father but it was funny as the guy was in his 70's and still referred to as Young Moore
Old Man
Dad
Fat Boy
Specs
 



Date: 12/24/20 08:08
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

Stinky Joe Lee
Psycho Shane
Neptune
Florida 1
Clang clang Louie
Rug peddler
Beet face
Blind man
Square deal
Dirty neck
Bird brain
Dairy Queen
Knuckles
Lefty orange blossom
Park ranger
Stress tester
Mama Mia
Godfather
Duece
Rubber duck
Arrogant Texan
Pigeon chest
Squeaky
Jumping Joe
Pothole
Filibuster
Preacher man
Nervous Ned
Worm
Don't be knowing
Grandma
Snowshoes
Mortimer
Hoot
Razzle dazzle
Hammerhead
Lowesy
Kato
String bean
Speedy
Beauregard Rippy
Mad dog
Grizzly bear
Frosty balls
Rusty
Prince Valiant
Sleeping Beauty
Wideload
Dumb dumb
Pin
side saddle
Apple blossom
Black stack
Twiggy
Rock
Calhoun
Brainless
Punchy
Spider
Fonzie
Perry Mason
Meadow lark
Twinkle toes
Dark cloud
No nose
Nozzle nose
Rubber nose
Riggidy
Jumper
Wormy
Pimp master
Apple head
Jockey
Mudslide
Cupcake
Pinky
Mummy
Wrong way
MS. Piggy
Mr. Magoo
Jim Clintons were the train masters that wore a suit to work. Named for a cheap suit retailer in LA
Gridlock
Little Richard
Lulu bell
Muhammad Eli
LA 502
Gumby
Peon
Etchycoo
Mummy
Stormy
Laughing boy
The Duke
Starving Marvin
Dandy Randy
Richard Kimble
2150
Sleepy head Schmidt
Anchor

Flathead
5 names











Posted from Android



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 03/27/21 17:11 by SanJoaquinEngr.



Date: 12/24/20 13:39
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: bustermanning1

Pig Pen
Squeak
Pants Down Pete
Red Beard 
Grey Beard
Noodles
Reevus
.......and Butt Head
Charles in charge
 



Date: 12/24/20 20:46
Re: Nicknames for Rails
Author: Trainhand

bone crusher
ally oop
country
moon man or full moon
his son was half moon
goose neck
roto rooter his initials were rr
captain nasty
 



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