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Last updated 7/22/2020 at 12:16pm

An interesting situation came up in a recent Facebook posting. The subject was railroading, of course, but the question was on the name of a certain location. In the old days, much as today, certain locations had official names, like the railroad station names. But there were also informally used names. These were generally "in-house" names used between crewmen. Most of these names went away once the users moved on.

When I worked on the cog railway, if asked, my fellow crewman and I could tell someone over the radio just where we were within a hundred feet or so. We usually gave each other...



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