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This list is still under construction... Once I get most of these roadnames finished I will open up the thread for discussion and members can start to request avatars for any of the smaller railroads... For now Amtrak gets its own section, LOL :)

To select one of these images as your avatar:
  1. Right click on the image
  2. Select "Properties"
  3. Copy the URL address
  4. Go to the Edit Avatar page
  5. Paste the URL into "Option 1"
  6. Finally, hit "Save Changes"
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Current Class I Railroads
  • BNSF Railway
  • CSX Transportation
  • Grand Trunk Corporation
  • Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Soo Line Railroad
  • Union Pacific Railroad
Former Class I Railroads
  • Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad
  • Alabama Great Southern Railroad
  • Alton Railroad
  • Ann Arbor Railroad
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
  • Atlanta and St. Andrews Bay Railway
  • Atlanta and West Point Railroad
  • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
  • Atlantic and Danville Railway
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
  • Bangor and Aroostook Railroad
  • Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway
  • Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
  • Boston and Maine Railroad
  • Burlington Northern Railroad
  • Burlington-Rock Island Railroad
  • Cambria and Indiana Railroad
  • Central of Georgia Railroad
  • Central Railroad of New Jersey
  • Central Railroad of Pennsylvania
  • Central Vermont Railway
  • Charleston and Western Carolina Railway
  • Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
  • Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
  • Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
  • Chicago Great Western Railway
  • Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway
  • Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
  • Chicago and North Western Railway
  • Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
  • Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
  • Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway
  • Clinchfield Railroad
  • Colorado and Southern Railway
  • Colorado and Wyoming Railway
  • Columbus and Greenville Railway
  • Conrail
  • Delaware and Hudson Railway
  • Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
  • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
  • Denver and Salt Lake Railway
  • Detroit and Mackinac Railway
  • Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad
  • Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad
  • Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway
  • Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
  • Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway
  • Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
  • Erie Railroad
  • Erie Lackawanna Railway
  • Florida East Coast Railway
  • Fort Worth and Denver Railway
  • Georgia Railroad and Banking Company
  • Georgia and Florida Railroad
  • Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
  • Grand Trunk Western Railroad
  • Great Northern Railway
  • Green Bay and Western Railroad
  • Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
  • Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad
  • Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
  • Illinois Central Railroad
  • Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
  • Illinois Terminal Railroad
  • International-Great Northern Railroad
  • Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway
  • Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad
  • Lehigh and Hudson River Railway
  • Lehigh and New England Railroad
  • Lehigh Valley Railroad
  • Long Island Railroad
  • Louisiana and Arkansas Railway
  • Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas Railway
  • Louisville and Nashville Railroad
  • Maine Central Railroad
  • Midland Valley Railroad
  • Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
  • Mississippi Central Railroad
  • Missouri-Illinois Railroad
  • Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad
  • Monon Railroad
  • Monongahela Railway
  • Montour Railroad
  • Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway
  • New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad
  • New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway
  • New York Central Railroad
  • New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
  • New York Connecting Railroad
  • New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
  • New York, Ontario and Western Railway
  • New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway
  • Norfolk and Western Railway
  • Northern Pacific Railway
  • Northwestern Pacific Railroad
  • Oklahoma City-Ada-Atoka Railway
  • Oregon Electric Railway
  • Oregon Trunk Railway
  • Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
  • Penn Central Transportation
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
  • Pere Marquette Railway
  • Piedmont & Northern Railway
  • Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad
  • Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad
  • Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway
  • Reading Company
  • Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
  • Rutland Railroad
  • Sacramento Northern Railway
  • St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway
  • St. Louis-San Francisco Railway
  • St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway
  • St. Louis Southwestern Railway
  • San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad
  • Seaboard Air Line Railroad
  • Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
  • Seaboard System Railroad
  • Spokane International Railroad
  • Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
  • Staten Island Rapid Transit Railway
  • Southern Railway
  • Southern Pacific Railroad
  • Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway
  • Tennessee Central Railway
  • Texas Mexican Railway
  • Texas and New Orleans Railroad
  • Texas and Northern Railway
  • Texas and Pacific Railway
  • Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
  • Virginian Railway
  • Wabash Railroad
  • Western Railway of Alabama
  • Western Maryland Railway
  • Western Pacific Railroad
  • Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
  • Wisconsin Central Railway
  • Wisconsin Central Limited
  • Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad
 

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This list is still under construction... Once I get most of these roadnames finished I will open up the thread for discussion and members can start to request avatars for any of the smaller railroads... For now Amtrak gets its own section, LOL :)

Doing great Boston & Maine.

I wish you had of started with the S's.:)
 

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Just southern for now. I can want forSCL.

I want to know how to add it to my signature.

You are doing great at this.

thanks John
 

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Well I have the avatars for all three Seaboard lines plus Southern, I just need to resize them... For inserting a picture in your signature I am not sure if you can... See this thread and this thread... I PMed TwoRail about it a while ago (I am pretty sure I did), but I never heard anything back from him about it...
 

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Well I have the avatars for all three Seaboard lines plus Southern, I just need to resize them... For inserting a picture in your signature I am not sure if you can... See this thread and this thread... I PMed Tworail about it a while ago (I am pretty sure I did), but I never heard anything back from him about it...
I have seen pics. as signatures in other forums like this one. I like the Boston & Maine wings that you have in yours. something like that is what I have in mined.
 

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I am not saying that it is not possible on this type of forum, I am just saying that for some reason no one besides me has "permission" to upload an image to their signature, and that is nothing I have power over... Try PMing TwoRail...

I just checked on my non-moderator account and it said, "Can Upload Images for Signature: No"
 

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So I'm trying to figure all this avatar stuff out that I've been
reading here and there... So many Missouri and something's I
can't decided! So I'm going with this one for now.
 

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oh , nice. that is one nice collection. i guess international list would be way to much thoguh....
if i had to pic something to model and stay on, for some reason i'm going back to

althoguh i don't see anyone making the IC3 in any kind of road name... (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC3)

but then fright will be a brease, G- hood units are abundant :D
 

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Better late than never. lol

Thanks for the great job. I, for one, appreciate it.

I model six roads. Too bad I can't put all six as my avatar. Maybe I'll work on making a collage of all six and post it to my pics, then I could get them all up.

Bob
 

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B&M,

Here's a couple of old (defunct) RR's you might want to consider adding to the list:

Old Colony Railroad ... serviced RI, eastern MA ... eventually sucked up by the NY, New Haven & Hartford. A small portion of the rail still operates as a tourist train in Newport, RI.



and ...

The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway ... big plans, small achievements. Never made it out of Westchester, NY, let alone anything close to Boston. Also sucked up by NY, New Haven & Hartford. Many of their platforms, stations, etc. can be found in ruins, overgrown with weeds in various sections of lower Westchester.



TJ
 

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Reckers,

Thanks! Interesting lists / history there. Lots of defunct railways, though ... makes one wonder how anybody ever makes any money in the railroad business?!?

Much appreciated,

TJ
 

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I think it was a case of little fish eaten by bigger fish eaten by biggest fish. The old L&N, my favorite, gobbled up a lot of the small rrs in the south and southeast....till they, in turn, were acquired by CSX. I guess that's part of the romance of it----if the old ones we get excited over were still around, they'd be contemporary. Everyone loves a Studebaker, but no one gets excited over this year's Ford or Chevy. Glad you like them.
 

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I couldnt get the LS&I avatar to load,stated i had an invalid url.So I substituted a sign i photographed when i visited the LS&I ore dock a couple of years ago:)
 

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I couldnt get the LS&I avatar to load,stated i had an invalid url.So I substituted a sign i photographed when i visited the LS&I ore dock a couple of years ago:)
Hmm, I just tried it and it worked for me... Maybe you missed part of the link when copying it? Sometimes part of it is hidden on the properties window-http://www.modeltrainforum.com/gallery/files/1/9/0/11lsi1.png
 

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You are probably rite im kind of stump fingerd when it comes to computer operation.Ill try it again.I hope i didnt cause you any trouble.
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It works! Thank you Boston&Main
 

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tw, just saw your "label"! I am planning to go with MoPac Lines as a theme for my train layout when I get time to build it. My grandad was an engineer on MoPac back in the 30s. That was when we lived in St Louis. I believe his run was from St Louis to KC and back.

Not easy to find the MoPac ID on steam engines!
 

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Cannot get avatar to work

I went to the avatar page and right clicked on my selected avatar. I then selected properties and copied the URL addess. I then wnet over to the "edit avatar page" and pasted the address in the option 1 box. I then hit "save changes." However, each time I did this, it would say "invalid URL". I've done this over and over about six times, and each time it comes back saying the same thing. Could someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.

~JZ
 

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I went to the avatar page and right clicked on my selected avatar. I then selected properties and copied the URL addess. I then wnet over to the "edit avatar page" and pasted the address in the option 1 box. I then hit "save changes." However, each time I did this, it would say "invalid URL". I've done this over and over about six times, and each time it comes back saying the same thing. Could someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks.

~JZ
Couple of thoughts ...

What is the URL you are trying? Let's have a look at the address, to make sure there's no glitch there.

Are you toggling the "Use Custom Avatar" button on the edit avatar page?

Max image size is 80 x 80 pixels, I think ... is your url over that?

TJ
 

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Couple of thoughts ...

What is the URL you are trying? Let's have a look at the address, to make sure there's no glitch there.

Are you toggling the "Use Custom Avatar" button on the edit avatar page?

Max image size is 80 x 80 pixels, I think ... is your url over that?

TJ
I'm trying for the classic Rio Grande avatar. It says it is 80x58 pixels. It's listed under the model train forum avatars. If this one, for what ever reason just won't work, then I'll use a Santa Fe (freight), as I'm running both Rio Grande and Santa Fe. Here's the individual address of the Rio Grande. http://www.modeltrainforum.com/gallery/files/1/9/0/13drgw3.png
 

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