Who's Who in railroad history

Railway and labor executives after meeting with President Roosevelt in 1938Railway and rail labor management after meeting with President Roosevelt on September 20, 1938. Left-to-right are: Ernest E. Norris, David B. Robertson, George M. Harrison, Carl B. Gray, Martin W. Clement, and B. M. Jewell.

Every railroad company that ever existed shares one thing in common: railroaders. Whether they are the finest railroad company executives ever or ruthless robber barons, railroads can't exist without people. In addition to a reference list, this section of The Rip Track will include articles about the famous and sometimes not-so-famous railroaders behind the prototypes that we model.

This list is not complete and is continually expanded and amended as new information is discovered. One thing to note is that there are many cases where someone will be listed as holding executive positions in multiple railroad companies concurrently; this will often happen when someone is listed as the president of a railroad company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of another larger railroad company. All titles that a person has held related to railroad companies (where I am able to find them), regardless of whether the position was fully realized or in title only, will be included in this list.

Also, while I am adding information to this list, if I find a discrepancy in any of the data, I will make an effort to find reliable sources to resolve the conflict and update the entry in this list with the most accurate information that I am able to find. It is entirely possible that there are many more errors in this list than I know about. If you find an error and can back up your correction with a reliable source, please contact me and we can research and correct the data together. Thank you!


Photo credits

The photograph of railway and labor management included on this page is cropped from a scan of the original photograph available as part of the Harris & Ewing Collection on the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division website.  The rights and reproductions page for this collection (retrieved July 16, 2009) asserts that the copyright has expired on the photographs in the collection therefore that publication is expressly permitted.

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with A

  • Aadnesen, Chris - CEO of Estonian Railways; CEO of Alaska Railroad 2010-2013.
  • Abbot, Amos (1786-1868) - A founder in 1833 of the Boston & Portland Railway (later became Boston & Maine Railroad); director of same 1834-1841.
  • Abbot, Edwin H. - President of Wisconsin Central Railway 1890-__; president of Pewaukee & Montello Railroad; president of Chicago, Wisconsin & Minnesota Railroad; president of Milwaukee & Lake Winnebago Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 38 and 41-44)
  • Abbott, Harry - General superintendent of Canadian Pacific Railway's Pacific Division. (Poor's 1887, p 25; Official List 1888, p 27)
  • Abrams, A. St Clair - President of Tavares, Apopka & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Abrams, W. J. - Chairman and president of Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 27)
  • Abt, Carl Roman (1850-1933) - President of Gotthardbahn; inventor of the Abt rack system for mountain railroads; oversaw construction on 72 mountain railroads around the world.
  • Ackerman, Goerge E. - President of Central Illinois Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1301)
  • Ackerman, William K. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1876-1883 [preceded by John M. Douglas; succeeded by James C. Clarke].
  • Adams, Alfred - President of Chagrin Falls & Southern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29; Official List 1888, p 35)
  • Adams, Alvin (1804-1877) - Founder of Adams Express, one of the first LCL railroad freight forwarding companies in the US.
  • Adams, Brock (1927-2004) - US Secretary of Transportation 1977-1979 [preceded by William T. Coleman, Jr.; succeeded by Neil Goldschmidt].
  • Adams, Charles Francis, Jr. (1835-1915) - President of Nevada Central Railroad; president of Union Pacific Railroad 1884-1890; president of Utah Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 130 and 189)
  • Adams, H. C. - President of Springfield Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1241)
  • Adams, Melvin O. (1847-1920) - Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad.
  • Adams, William (1823-1904) - Locomotive Superintendent of the North London Railway 1858-1873 [succeeded by John C. Park], Great Eastern Railway 1873-1878 [preceded by Samuel W. Johnson; succeeded by Massey Bromley] and London & South Western Railway 1878-1895 [preceded by William George Beattie; succeeded by Dugald Drummond].
  • Adams, William Bridges (1797-1872) - Founded the Fairfield Locomotive Works in 1843.
  • Agassiz, Alexander - President of Hecla & Torch Lake Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 93)
  • Ahl, John Alexander (1813-1882) - Builder of the Harrisburg & Potomac Railroad.
  • Aiken, H. M. - President and general manager of Tennessee & Ohio Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Aiken, Walter - General manager of Mount Washington Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Aikman, Frank, Jr. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1967-1969 [preceded by Thomas M. Goodfellow; succeeded by Walter L. Schlager, Jr.].
  • Ainsworth, John C. (1822-1893) - Cofounder in 1860 of Oregon Steam Navigation Company.
  • Richard Aishton in 1929
    Richard Aishton in 1929
  • Aishton, Richard H. - President of Chicago & North Western Railway; president of American Railway Association. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 22)
  • Alcock, Edgar (1877-1951) - General manager and chairman of Hunslet Engine Company.
  • Aldrich, David L. - President of Wood River Branch Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • Alexander, E. P. - President of Central Railroad of Georgia; president of Columbus & Western Railway; president of Central Railroad & Banking Company of Alabama. (Poor's 1887, p 27; Official List 1888, p 33)
  • Alger, Russell A. (1836-1907) - President of Detroit, Bay City & Alpena Railroad; chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Coast Defenses and the U.S. Senate Committee on the Pacific Railroads 1903-1907. (Poor's 1887, p 57; Official List 1888, p 71)
  • Allan, Andrew - President of Manitoba & Northwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Allan, Alexander (1809-1891) - Works manager at Crewe Works 1843-1853; locomotive superintendent for Scottish Central Railway (later the Highland Railway) 1853-1865 [succeeded by William Stroudley].
  • Allee, J. Frank (1857-1938) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1905-1907.
  • Allen, C. H. - President of Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 195)
  • Allen, Horatio (1802-1889) - Erie Railroad 1843-1844.
  • John W. Allen
    John W. Allen
  • Allen, John W. (1802-1887) - Cleveland Newburg Railroad 1834, Columbus & Cincinnati Railroad 1845.
  • Allen, Thomas (1813-1882) - President of St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway 1851-__; in 1852 he operated the first steam locomotive to cross the Mississippi River.
  • Allen, William F. (1846-1915) - North American standard time.
  • Alley, W. H. - President of Indiana & Illinois Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 97)
  • Allyn, Henry G., Jr. - Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad 1969-1993.
  • Alpert, George (1898-1988) - Last president of the New Haven Railroad.
  • Altschul, Selig - Delaware & Hudson Railway 1977.
  • Ames, Oakes (1804-1873) - Forwarded construction contracts for the first US transcontinental railroad to his family companies and helped finance the construction; a major figure in the Credit Mobilier scandal that followed its completion in 1869.
  • Ames, Oliver, Jr. (1807-1877) - Union Pacific Railroad 1866-1871.
  • Anderson, F. E. - President of St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1238)
  • Anderson, Jack (1953-2004) - Chief mechanical engineer and co-owner of the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad; chief mechanical engineer for the Nevada Northern Railway Museum.
  • Anderson, John Byers (1817-1897) - Raiload builder in the 1850s; general superintendent of the New Albany & Salem Railroad 1855-1858; superintendent of the Middle Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad 1858-1859; general superintendent of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad 1859; superintendent of transportation for Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1859-1861; Railroad Director for the Department of Ohio 1861-1862; military superintendent of railroads for the Department of the Cumberland 1862-1864; financier for the Union Pacific Railway Eastern Division.
  • Anderson, Joseph R. (1813-1892) - Manager of Tredegar Iron Works steam locomotive manufacturing company 1841-1848, owner of Tredegar starting in 1848.
  • Anderson, Samuel J. - President of Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Angus, Richard B. (1831-1922) - Closely involved in the financing of Canadian Pacific Railway's construction; vice president of St Paul & Pacific Railroad __-1884; general manager of Canadian Pacific Railway __-1882, then vice president of same; director of Canadian Pacific Railway for over 40 years.
  • Anschutz, Philip (born 1939) - Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad 1984-1988, Southern Pacific Railroad 1988-1996.
  • Anson, George - Chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1852-1853.
  • Armand, Louis (1905-1971) - French engineer; started railway career with Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée in 1934, transferring to SNCF in 1938; invented a water treatment process to prevent steam locomotive boiler calcification in 1940; appointed general manager of SNCF in 1949; formed Société du tunnel sous la Manchein 1957; proponent of DC electrification of the entire SNCF system.
  • Armour, Philip Danforth (1832-1901) - Founded Armour & Co. meat packers Armour Refrigerator Line to ship his products by rail.
  • Arms, Harrison (died 1917) - Founded Arms Palace Horse Car Company in 1885 to transport racehorses by rail.
  • Armstrong, E. N. - President of Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1243)
  • Armstrong, George - Manager of standard gauge steam locomotives for Great Western Railway 1864-1896.
  • Armstrong, George B. (1822-1871) - Manager of the Chicago Post Office who is credited with founding railway mail service in the United States.
  • Armstrong, Joseph (1816-1877) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Western Railway 1864-1877.
  • Arndt, Otto - Deutsche Reichsbahn of the GDR 1970-1989.
  • Arnold, Bion Joseph (1861-1942) - Pioneered third rail electrification systems through the construction of New York's Interborough Rapid Transit subway.
  • Ashby, G. F. - Union Pacific Railroad 1946-1949.
  • Ashhurst, Samuel - President of Tuckerton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 187)
  • James Mitchell Ashley
    James Mitchell Ashley
  • Ashley, James Mitchell (1824-1896) - President of Ann Arbor Railroad; president of Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Ashley, O. D. - President of Wabash Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 191)
  • Ashworth, John Marmaduke - Chief engineer for way and works of Victorian Railways in the mid-20th century.
  • Aspinall, John (1851-1937) - Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 1886-1899.
  • Aspinwall, William Henry (1807-1875) - Early promoter of the Panama Railroad.
  • Atkinson, Arthur K.- President of Wabash Railroad; served as a director for the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1949.
  • Atkinson, W. H. - President of Cincinnati, Wheeling & New York Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 55)
  • Atlee, John C. - President of Fort Madison & Northwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Atterbury, James S. - President of Cresson, Clearfield County & New York Short Route Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • William W. AtterburyWilliam W. Atterbury at a meeting in the 1910s
  • Atterbury, William W. (1866–1935) - President of Pennsylvania Railroad 1925-1935 [preceded by Samuel Rea]. (Poor's 1917, p 149)
  • Augustowski, Tadeusz - Polskie Koleje Państwowe __-2005.
  • Aulbaugh, John W. - President of Canton & Waynesburg Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 25)
  • Awdry, W. V. (1911-1997) - Author of The Railway Series of books describing the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and friends.
  • Ayer, B. F. - President of Western Railroad Association. (Official List 1888, p xl)
  • Ayer, John - President of Somerset Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with B

  • Babbitt, G. W. - Michigan Central Railway. President of American Association of Train Dispatchers. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Babcock, Samuel D. - President of New York, Providence & Boston Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 141)
  • Bacon, D. C. - President of Sylvania Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Baer, George Frederick (1842-1914) - Reading Company 1901-__.
  • Bailey, E. H. - Union Pacific Railroad 1965-1971.
  • Bailey, Ron L. (born 1926) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1974-1975.
  • Baird, Matthew (1817-1877) - Locomotive designer, apprenticed at New Castle Manufacturing Company 1834-1836, shop superintendent at Newcastle & Frenchtown Railroad, boiler and sheet metal shop foreman at Baldwin Locomotive Works 1838, designed the French & Baird spark arrestor 1842, known as using the firebrick arch in 1854 three years before Griggs' patent, parter at Baldwin Locomotive Works 1854-1873.
  • Baker, Frank J. - President of Bloomington, Pontiac & Joliet Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1248)
  • Baker, G. F. - President of New York & Long Branch Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 135)
  • Baker, George F., Jr. - President of Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1235)
  • Baker, Ralph N. - President of Springfield & North-Western Interurban Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1317)
  • Baker, William C. (1828-1901) - Car heater patentee.
  • Baldwin, L. W. - CEO of Missouri Pacific Lines. (Palmer 1942)
  • Baldwin, Matthias W. (1795-1866) - Locomotive designer, assembled the first locomotive for Newcastle & Frenchtown Railroad in 1832, founder of Baldwin Locomotive Works.
  • Baldwin, W. W. - President of Chicago, Burlington & Kansas City Railroad; president of Humeston & Shenandoah Railroad; president of St. Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 35; Official List 1888, pp 43, 95 and 171)
  • Baldwin, William H., Jr. (1863-1905) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1896-1905 [preceded by Austin Corbin; succeeded by William F. Potter].
  • Ball, Webb C. (1847-1922) - Chief Time Inspector for the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway beginning in 1891; he was the first person in North America to create reliable inspection systems for railroad chronometers.
  • Baltzer, H. R. - President of Albemarle & Raleigh Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 7; Official List 1888, p 1)
  • Bancroft, William Amos (born 1855) - Boston Elevated Railway 1899-__.
  • Bandeen, Robert (born 1930) - Canadian National Railway 1974-1982.
  • Banerjee, Mamata (born 1955) - Minister of Railways for India 1999-2002 and 2009-2011 [succeeded by Dinesh Trivedi].
  • Banfield, Edward - Gran Ferrocarril Sur.
  • Bangs, G. P. - President of Mississippi River & North-Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 125)
  • Banister, Frederick (1823-1897) - Assistant to Robert Jacomb-Hood 1846-1849; chief engineer for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1860-1896 [preceded by Robert Jacomb-Hood; succeeded by Charles Langbridge Morgan].
  • Banks, A. F. - President of Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad; president of Joliet & Blue Island Railway; president of Chicago, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1207, 1215 and 1221)
  • Barber, D. D. - President of Bishopville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Barhydt, T. W. - President of Burlington & Northwestern Railroad; president of Burlington & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, p 23)
  • Barkley, R. C. - President of Eutawville Railroad; president of Orangeburg & Lewiedale Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 79 and 147)
  • Barlatier de Mas, Paul Albert Raymond (1802-1874) - President of Chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée.
  • Barnard, J. F. - President and general manager of Ohio & Mississippi Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 145)
  • Barnes, George T. - President of Catasauqua & Fogelsville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 27; Official List 1888, p 31)
  • Barnes, J. L. - Superintendent of Southern Kansas Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 4)
  • Barnes, W. H. - Receiver for Allegheny Valley Railroad [with John Scott]. (Poor's 1887, p 1)
  • Barney, Eliam E. (1807-1880) - Car builder.
  • Barrett, William M. - President of Adams Express. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1278)
  • Barriger, John W., III (1899-1976) - President of Monon Railroad 1946-1953; president of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad 1956-1964; president of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1965-1970; president of Boston & Maine Railroad 1973-1974.
  • Barron, Mike - CEO of Ann Arbor Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Barry, Robert - Central Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Barry, Thomas - President of Grand Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 89)
  • Barttelot, Walter (1820-1893) - Director for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1864-1867; chairman of LB&SCR in 1867 [preceded by Peter Northall Lawrie; succeeded by Samuel Laing].
  • Batchelder, F. C. - President of Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC 1915, p 1199)
  • Battersby, R. - General manager of Moline & Southeastern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Bauer, Kenneth J. - President of Long Island Rail Road 2000-2003 [preceded by Thomas F. Prendergast; succeeded by James J. Dermody].
  • Baumgardner, Henry - Co-owner of Strasburg Railroad [with Thomas Baumgardner]. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Baumgardner, Thomas - Co-owner of Strasburg Railroad [with Henry Baumgardner]. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Baxter, Lewis T. - President of Mammoth Cave Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 115)
  • Bayer, Palmer - President of Intermodal Transportation Systems, Inc.
  • Baynes, Frederick - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Beach, Charles L. - President of Catskill Mountain Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 27)
  • Beach, G. M. - General manager of the Bee Line. (Poor's 1887, p 13)
  • Beal, N. B. - President of Sandy River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 173)
  • Beames, H. P. M. (1875-1948) - Apprenticed under Francis William Webb; personal assistant to Charles Bowen Cooke 1909-1914; Chief Mechanical Engineer of London & North Western Railway 1920-1922 [preceded by Charles Bowen Cooke; succeeded by George Hughes]; with the LNWR and L&Y merger in 1922, he became Divisional Mechanical Engineer, Western Division; in the 1923 grouping where the railway became part of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway, he was appointed as Mechanical Engineer, Crewe, under George Hughes; retired in 1934.
  • Beardsley, W. H. - President of Florida East Coast Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Beattie, Joseph Hamilton (1808-1871) - Locomotive superintendent for London & South Western Railway 1850-1871 [preceded by John Viret Gooch; succeeded by William George Beattie].
  • Beattie, William George (died 1918) - Son of Joseph Hamilton Beattie; locomotive superintendent for London & South Western Railway 1871-1878 [preceded by Joseph Hamilton Beattie; succeeded by William Adams].
  • Beatty, Edward Wentworth (1877-1943) - Canadian Pacific Railway 1918-1943.
  • Beckley, Thomas M. - Soo Line Railroad 1978-1983.
  • Beebe, Lucius M. (1902-1966) - Railroad journalist.
  • Beeching, Richard (1913-1985) - Chairman of the British Railways Board 1961-1965; known for his cost-cutting measures to close a large number of branch lines and low-use stations throughout the United Kingdom, a plan that has come to be known as "The Beeching Axe."
  • Beggs, John I. - President of Southern Illinois Railway & Power Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1272)
  • Belknap, Hugh R. (1860-1901) - Began railroad career with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1878; left the B&O in 1892 to become superintendent of the South Side Rapid Transit Railroad in Chicago.
  • Belpaire, Alfred (1820-1893) - Inventor of the Belpaire firebox used on steam locomotives.
  • Benedict, Charles H. - President of Mason City & Fort Dodge Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Benedict, James H. - President of Chicago & Atlantic Railroad; president of St. Joseph & Grand Island Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 33; Official List 1888, pp 37 and 169)
  • Bennett, George M. - President of Kankakee & Urbana Traction Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1264)
  • Bennett, J. M. - President of Weston & Buckhanon Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 195)
  • Bennett, James I. - Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad 1877-1881.
  • Bennett, L. M. - Pacific Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Benson, B. D. - President of Carthage & Adirondack Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 25)
  • Benson, C. B. - General manager of Carthage & Adirondack Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 31)
  • Berdell, Robert H. - Erie Railroad 1864–1867.
  • John J. Bernet in 1929 John J. Bernet in 1929
  • Bernet, John Joseph (1868-1935) - President of Nickel Plate Road (NKP) 1916-1926 [preceded by W. H. Canniff; succeeded by Walter L. Ross]; president of Erie Railroad 1927-1929 [preceded by Frederick D. Underwood; succeeded by Charles Eugene Denney]; president of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 1929-1932 [succeeded by George D. Brooke]; president of Pere Marquette Railroad 1929-1932 [succeeded by George D. Brooke]; president of NKP 1933-1935 [succeeded by W. J. Harahan]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Berry, John T. - President of Knox & Lincoln Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • Bertrand, Charles E. - Delaware & Hudson Railway 1977-1978.
  • Berwind, Charles F. - Presiden of Bell's Gap Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 15; Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Besener, Willi - Deutsche Reichsbahn of the GDR 1946-1949.
  • William George Besler in the early 1910s William George Besler in the early 1910s
  • Besler, William George (1865-1942) - President of Central Railroad of New Jersey. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Bestor, R. J. - Acting superintendent for New York, Rutland & Montreal Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 141)
  • Bethell, W. D. - President of Kansas City, Wyandotte & North-Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 105)
  • Betke, George C., Jr. - Chairman and CEO of Farmrail. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Beven, John L. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1938-1945 [preceded by Lawrence A. Downs; succeeded by Wayne A. Johnston].
  • Beyer, O. S. - Director of the US Division of Transport Personnel. (Palmer 1942)
  • Biaggini, Benjamin F. (1916-2005) - President of Southern Pacific Company 1964-1976 [preceded by Donald J. Russell; succeeded by Denman McNear], then chairman of the board of directors for same 1976-1983 [preceded by Donald J. Russell in 1972; position vacant 1972-1976; succeeded by Edward L. Moyers].
  • Bickersteth, John Pares - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Bickford, E. O. - President of Erie & Huron Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 77)
  • Bienvenüe, Fulgence (1852-1936) - Called "Le Père du Métro," he developed a tunnel building process for the Paris Métro that involved a top-down construction method that would allow the streets above them to be rebuilt faster; chief engineer of Paris Métro1896-1932.
  • Bierd, W. G. - President of Chicago & Alton Railroad (C&A); president of Joliet & Chicago Railroad; president of Peoria Railway Terminal Company; president of Rutland, Toluca & Northern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1201, 1221, 1232 and 1235)
  • Bigelow, Frank G. - Receiver for Northern Pacific Railroad [with Edwin H. McHenry]. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 33)
  • Bigelow, H. H. - President of Worcester & Shrewsbury Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • Billings, Frederick H. (1823-1890) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1879-1881; president of Woodstock Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • Billings, H. S. - Erie Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Billinton, Lawson Butzkopfski, commonly known as L. B. Billinton (1882-1954) - Son of R. J. Billinton; Locomotive Engineer for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1912-1923 [preceded by Douglas Earle Marsh; succeeded by Richard Maunsell as chief mechanical engineer for Southern Railway].
  • Billinton, Robert John, commonly known as R. J. Billinton (1844-1904) - Father of L. B. Billinton; Assistant to William Stroudley at Brighton Works 1870-1874; assistant to Samuel W. Johnson of the Midland Railway 1874-1889; Locomotive, Carriage, Wagon and Marine Superintendent for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1890-1904 [preceded by William Stroudley; succeeded by D. E. Marsh].
  • Bingham, John F. - President of Baltimore & Delaware Bay Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 9; Official List 1888, p 9)
  • Bird, A. C. - Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. President of Association of General Freight Agents of the West. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Bird, W. W. - President of North Kankakee Electric Light & Railway Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1267)
  • Bishop, H. R. - President of Duluth & Iron Range Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 73)
  • Bishop, W. D. - President of Eastern Railroad Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Bixby, William P. (1857-1931) - American Car & Foundry.
  • Blackstone, Timothy B. (1829-1900) - Chief engineer for Joliet & Chicago Railroad; president of Joliet & Chicago Railroad 1861-1864; president of Chicago & Alton Railroad 1864-1899. (Poor's 1887, p 31; Official List 1888, p 37)
  • Blair, Henry A. - President of Chicago Railways Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1255)
  • John Insley Blair John Insley Blair
  • Blair, John Insley (1802-1899) - American railroad investor and at one time president of 16 different railroads; namesake of several towns along railroad lines in which he invested, including Blair, Nebraska, on the Sioux City & Pacific Rail Road, and Blair, Wisconsin, on the Green Bay & Minnesota Railroad. President of St. Louis & Hannibal Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 170; NYT, Dec 3, 1899)
  • Blake, Ronald James - Kowloon-Canton Railway 2006-__.
  • Blakslee, James I. - President of Montrose Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Blakstad, Finn (1865-1941) - Member of the board of directors of Norwegian State Railways 1922-1923; deputy board member 1924-1933.
  • Blanchard, Edmund (c 1824-1886) - Director of the Tyrone & Lock Haven Railroad; after T&LH reorganization, treasurer of the Bald Eagle Valley Railroad; among the founders and first president of the Bellefonte & Buffalo Run Railroad 1882-1885; director of the Buffalo Run, Bellefonte & Bald Eagle Railroad 1885-1886.
  • Bledsoe, Samuel T. (1868-1939) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1933–1939 [preceded by William Benson Storey; succeeded by Edward Engel]; director for Railway Express Agency.
  • Blenkinsop, John (1783-1831) - English locomotive builder.
  • Bliss, D. L. - President of Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 111)
  • Bliss, J. H. - President of Chicago, Arora & Dekalb Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1252)
  • Bliss, William - President of Boston & Albany Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17; Official List 1888, p 15)
  • Bloede, Victor Gustav (1849-1937) - Promoter of the Baltimore, Catonsville & Ellicott City Electric railway circa 1909.
  • Blood, Aretas (1816-1897) - Locomotive designer, employed by Locks & Canals machine shop 1832-1839, job hand at Essex Machine Shop 1849, invested in Manchester Locomotive Works 1853, superintendent at Manchester Locomotive Works 1857-1897.
  • Blood, H. A. - President and general manager of Cleveland & Canton Railroad; president of Columbus & Eastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, pp 57-58)
  • Blount, F. Nelson (1918-1967) - Founder of Steamtown, USA.
  • Boardman, Joseph H. - Chairman of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Standing Committee on Rail Transportation; New York State Commissioner of Transportation 1997-2005; US Federal Railroad Administrator 2005-2008; President and CEO of Amtrak 2008-present [preceded by Alexander Kummant and William Crosbie (interim)]; Railway Age's 2013 Railroader of the Year.
  • Boatner, Victor V. (1881-1950) - Worked for Illinois Central Railroad; president of Peoria & Pekin Union Railway 1921-__; president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1929-1931; continued work as a railway consultant in Chicago until 1950.
  • Bodine, J. Alfred - Receiver for Anglesea Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3
  • Boeckmann, Alan L. - BNSF Railway.
  • Bogg, Marcus - President of Cincinnati, Hocking Valley & Huntington Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 44; Official List 1888, p 51)
  • Boisot, E. K. - President of Illinois Southern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1219)
  • Boleyn, William A. - General manager of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority [succeeded by David L. Gunn].
  • Bollman, Wendel (1814-1884) - Designer of the Bollman truss bridge.
  • Bolton, John - Delaware & Hudson Railway 1826-1831.
  • Bond, Frank S. - Philadelphia & Reading Railroad 1883-__.
  • Boody, H. H. - President of Pennsylvania, Slatington & New England Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 154)
  • Booth, M. P. L. - Superintendent of Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Railway's Hocking Valley Division. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Borst, W. W. - Superintendent of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's First Division. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Bostwick, J. A. - President of New York & New England Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 135)
  • Bouvier, Robert - President of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference.
  • Bowden, Glen - President of Michigan & Wisconsin Transportation Company. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Bowen, James - Erie Railroad 1841-1842.
  • Bowen-Cooke, Charles (1859-1920) - Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London & North Western Railway 1909-1920.
  • Bower, C. E. - Superintendent of Waynesburg & Washington Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 193)
  • Bowie, Oden - President of Baltimore & Potomac Railroad; president of Alexandria & Fredericksburg Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 11)
  • Bowman, Hollis - Maine Central Railroad 1863-1864.
  • Boyd, Alan Stephenson (born 1922) - First US Secretary of Transportation 1967-1969 [succeeded by John A. Volpe].  President of Illinois Central Railroad 1969-1972 [preceded by William B. Johnson; succeeded by William J. Taylor].  President of Amtrak 1978-1982 [preceded by Paul Reistrup; succeeded by W. Graham Claytor, Jr.]. (Phillips, June 1991, p 28)
  • Boyd, James - President of Philadelphia, Newtown & New York Railroad; president of Stony Creek Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 157 and 181)
  • Bracken, E. P. - President of Davenport, Rock Island & Northern Railroad; president of Herrin & Southern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1218)
  • Bradley, William H. - Chairman and president of Wisconsin & Chippewa Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 40)
  • Bradshaw, George (1801-1853) - English cartographer, printer and publisher and the originator of the railway timetable.
  • Brady, James Buchanan "Diamond Jim" (1856-1917) - Chief assistant to the general manager of New York Central in the 1870s; salesman for Manning, Maxwell & Moore, a railway supply firm, in the 1880s; sales agent for Pressed Steel Car Company 1899-__.
  • Bragg, Walter L. (1838-1891) - One of the original commissioners of the Interstate Commerce Commission 1887-1891.
  • Branch, Jos. W. - President of Illinois & St. Louis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 97)
  • Brandreth, Thomas Shaw (1788-1873) - Helped survey the route of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway; built the horse-powered Cycloped to compete in the Rainhill Trials.
  • Brandt, John (1791-1860) - Locomotive builder; Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad shop foreman 1833-1838, Georgia Railroad motive power superintendent 1838-1840, Cumberland Valley Railroad motive power superintendent 1841, New York & Erie Railroad motive power superintendent 1842-1851, New Jersey Locomotive and Machine Company superintendent 1852-__, Lancaster Locomotive Works superintendent __-1857.
  • Breese, Sidney (1800-1878) - Illinois senator who introduced bills into the Senate that laid the groundwork for the Illinois Central Railroad. For this work Breese is sometimes called the "father of the Illinois Central Railroad."
  • Bremond, E. L. - President of Shreveport & Houston Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Brewster, Benjamin (1828-1897) - Financier of the Manhattan Elevated Railway, and involved in the reorganization of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway; vice president of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad; director for Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad; director for Delaware & Hudson Canal Company.
  • Brice, C. S. - President of Lake Erie & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Bridgers, P. L. - President of Bishopville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 15)
  • Bridgers, R. R. - President of Wilmington & Weldon Railroad; president of Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 7; Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Bright, John Albert (1848-1924) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Brinegar, Claude S. (1926-2009) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1973-1975 [preceded by John A. Volpe; succeeded by William T. Coleman, Jr.]
  • Brinson, W. G. - President of Milwaukee, Bay View & Chicago Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 31)
  • Brinton, J. P. - President of Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Brittain, George (1821-__) - Locomotive superintendent for Dundee, Perth & Aberdeen Junction Railway 1859-1863; assistant engineer for Scottish Central Railway 1863-1865; outdoor superintendent 1865-1876 and locomotive superintendent for Caledonian Railway 1876-1882 [preceded by Benjamin Connor; succeeded by Dugald Drummond].
  • Britton, F. H. - President of St. Louis Southwestern Railway; president of Southern Illinois & Missouri Bridge Company (subsidiary of S&EI, SL&IMS and SSW); president of Valley Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1238, 1240 and 1319)
  • Broadwater, Charles A. - President of Montana Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Brocklebank, Ralph - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Brogidan, Thomas - Irish businessman who spearheaded the efforts for the extension of the Dublin-Drogheda railway line to connect to Navan in 1845 (the extension opened in 1850).
  • Bromley, M. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1878-1881.
  • Brooke, George D. - President of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 1933-__ [preceded by John Joseph Bernet]; president of Pere Marquette Railroad 1933-__ [preceded by John Joseph Bernet]; Nickel Plate Road 1935-__, Virginian Railway.
  • Brooke, Thomas - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Brooks, Chauncey - President of Suffolk & Carolina Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Brooks, Chauncy - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1855-1858 [preceded by William G. Harrison; succeeded by John W. Garrett].
  • Brooks, Horatio G. (1828-1887) - Locomotive builder, founder of Brooks Locomotive Works.
  • Brosnan, D. William - President of Southern Railway (US) 1962-1967 [preceded by Harry A. deButts; succeeded by W. Graham Claytor, Jr.]; Modern Railways Magazine's Man of the Year 1964 [first recipient; succeeded by Stuart T. Saunders].
  • Broughton, Urban H. - President of Virginian Railway [succeeded by Clarence W. Huntington].
  • Brounger, W. G. - Resident engineer for Cape Government Railways' Cape Western System.
  • C. A. Brown C. A. Brown
  • Brown, C. A. - Superintendent of Augusta & Savannah Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Brown, Chandra - President of United Streetcar __-present.
  • Brown, E. L. - President of Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Brown, John C. - Manager of Kent Northern Railroad; receiver for Texas & Pacific Railroad. (Official LIst 1888, pp 105 and 185)
  • Brown, John Wilson - President and general manager of Annapolis, Washington & Baltimore Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Brown, Joseph E. - President of Wesern & Atlantic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 193)
  • Brown, Revelle W. - Reading Company.
  • Brown, Richard - CEO of Eurostar __-present.
  • Brown, Samuel - Old Colony Railroad. President of Master Car and Locomotive Painters' Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Brown, T. P. - President and general manager of Toledo, Columbus & Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Brown, Virginia Mae (1924-1991) - First woman to lead the Interstate Commerce Commission.  Chairman of the ICC 1969-1979. (Trains, June 1991, p 18)
  • Brown, Walston H. - President of Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21; Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Brown, William C. - President of New York Central Railroad.
  • Browne, A. T. - President of Marengo, Lake Geneva & Northern Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1312)
  • Browne, Hamilton - President of Elgin & Belvidere Electric Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1259)
  • Browning, J. B. - Louisville & Nashville Railroad. President of National Association of General Baggage Agents. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Bruce, Harry J. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1983-1990 [preceded by William J. Taylor; succeeded by Edward Moyers].
  • Brunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806-1859) - Founder of Great Western Railway.
  • Bryan, Washington - President of Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 7; Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Bryant, Gridley (1789-1867) - Construction engineer who designed and built the first commercial railroad in the United States, the Granite Railroad near Boston, inventing many of the basic technologies needed for it.
  • Bryant, Robert E. - Buckingham Branch Railroad.
  • Brydges, Charles John (1827-1899) - Began railway career with the London & South Western Railway; managing director of Great Western Railroad (Canada) 1852-__; general manager of Grand Trunk Railway 1862-1874; commissioner of Intercolonial Railway.
  • Buchanan, William - President of Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Bucki, Charles L. - President of Suwanee River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Buckingham, James - President of Zanesville & Ohio Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • Buckland, E. G. - President of Central New England Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Buckley, Edward - President and general manager of Buckley & Douglas Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21)
  • Budd, Britton I. - President of Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railway; president of Northwestern Elevated Railroad; president of South Side Elevated Railroad; president of Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad after the company emerged from receivership in 1918. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1266,  1268 and 1271)
  • Budd, Edward G. - Founder of Budd Car Company.
  • Budd, John M. - Great Northern Railway (US).
  • Ralph Budd in the 1940s Ralph Budd in the 1940s
  • Budd, Ralph (1879-1962) - Great Northern Railway (US) 1919-1932; president of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1932-1949.
  • Buenrostro, Hugo Jiménez - Kansas City Southern de Mexico 2006-present.
  • Buford, Algernon S. (1826-1911) - President of Richmond & Danville Railroad 1865-1892; president of Tennessee Midland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Buford, Curtis D. - Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad 1965-1969.
  • Bulkeley, Morgan (1837-1922) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1907-1911.
  • Bull, C. H. - President of Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 163)
  • Bulleid, Oliver V. S. (1882-1970) - Chief Mechanical Engineer at Southern Railway (UK) 1937-1948, Chief Mechanical Engineer at Córas Iompair Éireann (Ireland) 1950-1958.
  • Bullock, Thomas S. - President and general manager of Prescott & Arizona Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • Burbidge, Fred - Canadian Pacific Railway 1972-1981.
  • Burdakin, John H. - Grand Trunk Western Railroad.
  • Burdick, Charles C. - General manager of Mason City & Fort Dodge Railroad. (Offical List 1888, p 117)
  • Burgoon, I. H. - Receiver and general manager of Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 15)
  • Burke, Stevenson - President of Indianapolis & St. Louis Railway; president of Toledo & Ohio Central Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13; Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Burkhardt, Ed - Wisconsin Central 1987-1999, Railworld 2000-present.
  • Burnley, James H., IV (born 1948) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1987-1989 [preceded by Elizabeth Dole; succeeded by Samuel K. Skinner].
  • Burns, E. M. - President and general manager of Herkimer, Newport & Poland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 93)
  • Burns, Francis - Interim president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1887 [preceded by Robert Garrett; succeeded by Samuel Spencer].
  • Burns, J. J. - President of Denver, Memphis & Atlantic Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Burns, John J. - Alleghany Corporation.
  • Burns, K. F. - President and general manager of Caraquet Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 25)
  • Burns, Ron (born 1953) - Union Pacific Railroad 1996.
  • Burrall, William P. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1853-1854 [preceded by Robert Schuyler; succeeded by John N. A. Griswold].
  • Burt, Grinnell - President and general manager of Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 111)
  • Burt, Horace G. (1849-1913) - Union Pacific Railroad 1898-1904.
  • Burtness, Harold W. (1897-1978) - Began railroad career as a secretary for Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad; worked as an executive for Pennsylvania Railroad; moved to Chicago Great Western Railway in 1922; vice president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1941-1946; president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1946-1948.
  • Bury, Edward (1794-1858) - Began work as an iron founder and engineer in 1826 hoping to supply locomotives to the Liverpool & Manchester Railway; moved his works after finding opposition from George Stephenson, new works became Clarence Foundy & Steam Engine Works; Bury's first locomotive and his entry in the Rainhill Trials, Dreadnought, was not completed in time to participate; built only two other locomotives, Liverpool and Liver; contractor for locomotive power for London & Birmingham Railway 1836-1839; Locomotive superintendent of London & North Western Railway's Southern Division 1846-1847 [succeeded by James McConnell]; locomotive engineer for Great Northern Railway (UK) 1848-1849; general manager of Great Northern Railway 1849-1850.
  • Bury, Oliver Robert Hawke (1861-1946) - Chief mechanical engineer and manager of Great Western Railway of Brazil 1892-1894, general manager of the Great Northern Railway in England 1902-1912, Director of the London and North Eastern Railway 1912-1945.
  • Busby, L. A. - President of Calumet & South Chicago Railway; president of Chicago City Railway; president of Chicago Surface Lines; president of Southern Street Railway; president of Eastern Illinois Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1249, 1253, 1255, 1272 and 1306)
  • Bush, B. F. - President of Missouri Pacific Ralroad; president of St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1237)
  • Bush, D. L. - President of Davenport, Rock Island & Northwestern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1213)
  • Bush, Frederick - President of Chicago, Kalamazoo & Saginaw Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 43 and 45)
  • Bush, T. G. - President of Mobile & Birmingham Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Busiel, Charles Albert (1842-1901) - Lake Shore Railroad, Concord & Montreal Railroad.
  • Butler, John M. - President of Brooklyn, Bath & West End Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Buttrick, John H. - President of Florida Midland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 81)
  • Butzelaar, Frank - Southern Railway of British Columbia 2008-present.
  • Bycroft, H. F. - President of Gillespie Electric Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1309)
  • Byers, Stephen (born 1953) - British Secretary of State for Transport 2001-2002.  He introduced an order to put the railway infrastructure company Railtrack into administration, effectively renationalizing the company that would become Network Rail; this led to the largest class action suit yet in British courts as Railtrack shareholders tried to recover their investments.
  • Byford, Andy (born 1965) - Chief executive officer of Toronto Transit Commission 2012-__ [preceded by Gary Webster as chief general manager].
  • Byram, H. E. - President of Chicago, Minneapolis & St. Paul Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with C

  • Cable, Ransom Reed - President of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1883-1898; president of Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 43; Official List 1888, pp 45 and 47)
  • Cadman, Alfred (1847-1905) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1895-1899.
  • Cahill, Bernie - President of Rahway Valley Railway. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Cahill, Michael Harrison - Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1930-1933.
  • Cail, Jean-François (1804-1871) - French steam locomotive builder and licensee of the Crampton type locomotive in France.
  • Caldwell, B. D. - President of Wells Fargo & Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1279)
  • Caldwell, D. W. - President of New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 139)
  • John Caldwell John Caldwell in 1859
  • Caldwell, John - President of South Carolina Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Calhoun, Patrick (1856-1943) - United Railroads of San Francisco.
  • Callaway, S. R. - President of Toledo, St Louis & Kansas City Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 187)
  • Callery, James - Receiver and president of Pittsburgh & Western Railroad [receiver with John W. Chalfant]. (Poor's 1887, p 11; Official List 1888, p 159)
  • Calthorp, Everard (1857-1927) - British railway engineer, promoter and builder of narrow gauge railways; founded the Barsi Light Railway in 1895; served as a consultant for a number of narrow gauge railways around the world.
  • Calthorp, Guy (1870-1919) - Began railroad career with the London & North Western Railway in 1886; General Superintendent of Caledonian Railway 1902-1908, General Manager of same 1908-1910; General Manager of Buenos Aires & Pacific Railway 1910-1913; General Manager of London & North Western Railway 1914-1919 [preceded by Robert Turnbull; succeeded by Isaac Thomas Williams].
  • Calvin, E. E. - President of Union Pacific Railroad 1916-1918; president of St. Joseph & Grand Island Railway; president of Oregon Short Line. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Camden, Johnson N. (1828-1908) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1893-1894.
  • Campbell, Henry R. (1807-1879) - Patentee of the 4-4-0 locomotive.
  • Campbell, J. - Locomotive superintendent for Maryport & Carlisle Railway [preceded by Hugh Smellie].
  • Campbell, J. R. - President of Chicago, Springfield & Cairo Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1304)
  • Campbell, James - Chairman of the Board for Alaska Railroad 1984-__.
  • Campbell, John Williams (1880-1957) - Director for New York Central Railroad 1920-__; chairman of the board for Hudson & Manhattan Railroad __-1957.
  • Campbell, P. - President of Sheffield & Birmingham Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)
  • Candler, John W. - President of Florida Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Canniff, W. H. - President of Chicago & State Line Railway; president of New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad __-1916 [succeeded by John Joseph Bernet]. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1204 and 1230)
  • Cannon, LeGrand B. - President of Crown Point Iron Company. (Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Card, Andrew (born 1947) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1992-1993 [preceded by Samuel K. Skinner; succeeded by Federico Peña].
  • Carley, F. D. - President of Kentucky Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • Carlisle, Hugh - General manager of Tennessee & Coosa Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Carnahan, W. H. - President of Galesburg Railway Lighting & Power Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1260)
  • Carpenter, E. P. - President of Martha's Vineyard Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Carpenter, M. J. - President of Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern Railway; president of Danville Belt Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1211 and 1305)
  • Carper, Thomas C. - Chairman of the Board for Amtrak -present.
  • Carroll, Charles of Carrollton (1737-1832) - Helped with founding the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; laid the cornerstone at the beginning of construction in 1828.
  • Carruth, Nathan (1808-1881) - Director of the Western Railroad of Massachusetts 1840-1842; president and general manager of Old Colony Railroad; director and treasurer of Northern Railroad of New Hampshire; director of Dorchester & Milton Branch Railroad.
  • Carruth, W. H. - President of Arkansas & Louisiana Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • Carson, John B. - President of Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad; president of Belt Railway of Chicago. (Poor's 1887, p 44; Official List 1888, p 41)
  • Carter, John J. - President of Bradford, Bordell & Kinzua Railroad; president of Bradford, Eldred & Cuba Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 19)
  • Carter, M. S. - President of St. Augustine & South Beach Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Carter, Thomas S. - Kansas City Southern Railway 1973-__.
  • Carver, Hartwell (1789-1875) - Promoter of a railroad line across the United States to the Pacific coast as early as 1832; participated in hammering the Golden Spike at Promontory, Utah, in 1869.
  • Case, Newton - President of Shelby Iron Company's Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)
  • William Case William Case in 1859
  • Case, William - President of Cleveland & Erie Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Casement, John S. (1829-1909) - Directed construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad as Chief Engineer for Union Pacific Railroad beginning in 1866.
  • Casey, Lyman R. (1837-1914) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1891-1893.
  • Casey, Samuel B., Jr. (1927-2006) - CEO and President of Pullman Company 1970-1980.
  • Caspari, Leopold - President of Natchitoches Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Cass, George Washington (1810–1888) - Pennsylvania Railroad; Northern Pacific Railway 1872-1875.
  • Cassatt, Alexander J. (1839-1906) - Brother of American painter Mary Cassatt. President of New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk Railroad; president of Pennsylvania Railroad 1899–1906. (Official List 1888, p 140)
  • Cavanaugh, Dennis Miles - Soo Line Railroad 1983-1986, 1987-1989.
  • Cawkwell, William - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1858-1874 [preceded by Mark Huish, succeeded by George Findlay].
  • Caylon, Worth E. - President of Hammond Belt Railway (subsidiary of C&O). (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1217)
  • Celinski, Krzysztof - Polskie Koleje Państwowe 2005-present.
  • Chadbourn, W. H. - President of Wilmington, Chadbourn & Conway Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Chalfant, John W. - Receiver for Pittsburgh & Western Railroad [with James Callery]. (Poor's 1887, p 11; Official List 1888, p 159)
  • Chalmers, Walter - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1919-1922 [preceded by William P. Reid].
  • Chamberlain, E. J. - President of Grand Trunk Western Railway (GTW); president of Grand Trunk Junction Railway (subsidiary of GTW). (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1216)
  • Chamberlain, Selah - President of Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 58)
  • E J Chamberlin Edson J Chamberlin between circa 1910 and 1915
  • Chamberlin, Edson J. (1852-1924) - President of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway 1917-1922 [preceded by Charles Melville Hays; succeeded by Howard G. Kelley].
  • Chambers, Philip Henry - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Chambliss, W. P. - President of Coburg, Peterboro' & Marmora Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 47)
  • Chan, Ceajer Ka-keung (born 1957) - Chairman of Kowloon-Canton Raiway.
  • Chanute, Octave (1832-1910) - Designed the Hannibal Bridge, the first railroad bridge across the Missouri River in 1869; invented the process of pressure treating ties with creosote to preserve them.
  • Chapelon, André (1892-1978) - French steam locomotive designer.
  • Chapin, Chester William (1798-1883) - President of Western Railroad Corporation 1854-1867; president of Boston & Albany Railroad 1868-1878.
  • Chapman, E. R. - President of Atlantic & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 9)
  • Chapman, George D. - President of Lackawanna & Pittsburgh Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Charlick, Oliver - President of Long Island Rail Road 1863-1875 [preceded by Coffin Colket; succeeded by Henry Havemeyer].
  • Chatfield, Levi S. (1808-1884) - Major stockholder of Atlantic & Pacific Railroad 1853-1854.
  • Chipley, William Dudley (1840-1897) - Columbus & Rome Railroad; Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1873-1876; Pensacola & Atlantic Railroad.
  • Chisholm, Hugh J. (1847-1912) - Executive with the Portland & Rumford Falls Railway and the Rumford Falls & Rangeley Lakes Railroad.
  • Choate, Charles F. - President of Old Colony Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 147)
  • Christy, Doug - Iowa Interstate Railroad.
  • Chrysler, Walter (1875-1940) - Worked as a mechanic for various railroads including the Fort Worth & Denver Railway; Manager of ALCO's Allegheny erecting shops until 1911.
  • Chubbuch, H. E. - President of Peoria & Northern Railway; president of Peoria & Southern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1314)
  • Church, L. Ruggles - President of Pontiac Pacific Junction Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Churchward, George Jackson (1857-1933) - Chief Mechanical Engineer of Great Western Railway 1902-1922.
  • Cimon, Simon (1852-1903) - Engineer for the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway in the 1870s.
  • Clapp, Harold Winthrop (1875-1852) - Began railroad career with the Brisbane Tramway Company.  Moved to the US in 1900, eventually finding work on the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in New York.  He was in charge of the electrification of the Pennsylvania Railroad's West Jersey and Seashore Divisions.  He then moved to Ohio in 1908 and joined the Southern Pacific Railroad where he worked his way up to become a vice president.  He also worked during this time for the Columbus Railway Power & Light Company and the East St. Louis Suburban Railway.  He returned to Australia in 1920 when he was named Chairman of the Commissioners of Victorian Railways.  He was appointed Director-General of Land Transport in 1942; while in this position in 1944, he submitted a plan to convert all existing rail lines in Australia to standard gauge.  He retired in 1951.
  • Clark, Charles P. - President of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 140)
  • Clark, Clarence D. (1851-1930) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1895-1905.
  • Clark, D. K. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1853-1855.
  • Clark, Horace F. (1815-1873) - Union Pacific Railroad 1872-1873; president of Peoria, Canton & Galesburg Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1315)
  • Clark, James L. - President of Wisconsin, Illinois & Indiana Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1320)
  • Clark, James T. - President of Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 37)
  • Clark, John P. - New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway.
  • Clark, Lucius - President of Toledo & South Haven Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Clark, S. H. H. - Union Pacific Railroad 1892-1898.
  • Clark, W. A. - President of Cahaba Coal Mining Company's Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Clark, W. B. - President of Chicago & Illinois Western Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1203)
  • Clarke, F. B. - Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway 1907-__.
  • Clarke, James C. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1883-1887 [preceded by William K. Ackerman; succeeded by Stuyvesant Fish]; president of Chicago, Madison & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 39)
  • Claughton, Gilbert Henry (1856-1921) - Chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1911-1921.
  • Clayton, Powell - President and manager of Eureka Sprins Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 79)
  • Claytor, Robert B. (1922-1993) - Brother of W. Graham Claytor, Jr.; Norfolk & Western Railway 1981-1982; CEO of Norfolk Southern Railway 1982-1987 [succeeded by Arnold B. McKinnon].
  • Claytor, W. Graham, Jr. (1912-1994) - Brother of Robert B. Claytor; President of Southern Railway 1967-1976 [preceded by D. William Brosnan; succeeded by L. Stanley Crane], chairman of Southern Railway 1976-1977; during his tenure at Southern Railway, he oversaw creation of the railroad's heritage steam operations program, a program that was continued by successor Norfolk Southern. President of Amtrak 1982-1993 [preceded by Alan Stephenson Boyd; succeeded by Thomas M. Downs]; Railroader of the Year for 1989 [preceded by Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.; succeeded by Arnold B. McKinnon]. (Scull, June 1991, p 24.  Phillips, June 1991, p 28)
  • Cleary, Daniel - General manager of freight operations for Long Island Rail Road. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Clegg, Charles M., Jr. (1916-1979) - Author, photographer and railroad historian.
  • Clement, Martin W. (1881-1966) - Pennsylvania Railroad 1935–1948.
  • Clements, Judson C. (1846-1917) - Commissioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission 1892-1917; Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission 1910-1912.
  • W. H. Clements W. H. Clements in 1859
  • Clements, W. H. - Superintendent of Ohio & Mississippi Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Clinch, R. T. - President of Albert Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 1)
  • Clinton, Charles - President and general manager of Tennessee Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Closson, James T. - President of Richmond & Alleghany Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 165)
  • Coates, J. Gordon (1878-1943) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1923-1928.
  • Cobb, B. C. - President of Dekalb-Sycamore & Interurban Traction Company; president of Rockford City Traction Company; president of Rockford & Interurban Railway; president of Springfield & Eastern Railroad; president of Springfield Consolidated Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1257, 1269-70 and 1273)
  • Coffin, Lorenzo S. (1823-1915) - Railroad safety advocate.
  • Coe, William R. (1869-1955) - Virginian Railway.
  • Cogswell, Charles P. - President of Kickapoo Valley & Northern Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 28)
  • Colburn, Zerah (1832-1870) - Apprentice in the drafting room at Lowell Machine Shops; worked for most of the locomotive builders in New Jersey; hired by American Railroad Journal in 1853; split off to start his own railroad journal, Railroad Advocate, but was forced to close it in 1857; moved to London to become editor of The Engineer in 1858; founded Engineering in 1866 as a competitor to The Engineer.
  • Colby, Charles L. - President of Wisconsin Central Railway. (Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Cole, C. B. - President of Wabash, Chester & Western Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1245)
  • Cole, Francis J. (1856-1923) - Locomotive designer.
  • Cole, Nathan - President of Wabash, Chester & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 191)
  • Coleman, D'Alton Cory - Canadian Pacific Railway 1942-1947.
  • Coleman, James - Superintendent of Prince Edward Island Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Coleman, John W. - President of North Pacific Coast Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 145)
  • Coleman, Robert Habersham (1856-1930) - President of Cornwall Iron Furnace; president of Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad; president of Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Coleman, William C. (1901-1976) - President of Monon Railroad. (Railway Age, August 9, 1976, p 43)
  • Coleman, William T., Jr. (born 1920) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1975-1977 [preceded by Claude S. Brinegar; succeeded by Brock Adams].
  • Coliton, William P. - Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad 1961-__.
  • Colket, Coffin President of Long Island Rail Road 1862-1863 [preceded by William E. Morris; succeeded by Oliver Charlick]..
  • Collins, David J. - Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad -present.
  • Collinson, John T. - Final president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1979-1987 [preceded by Hays T. Watkins].
  • Colnon, Aaron - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1942-1947.
  • Colt, Bobert - President of New London Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Conner, William S. - President of Delaware River Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 55; Official List 1888, p 69)
  • Connor, Benjamin (1813-1876) - Locomotive Superintendent for Caledonian Railway 1856-1876 [preceded by Robert Sinclair; succeeded by George Brittain].
  • Connor, W. C. - President of Dallas Terminal & Union Depot Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Conrades, Edwin H. - President of St. Louis & Illinois Belt Railway; president of St. Louis, Troy & Eastern Railroad; president of East St. Louis, Columbia & Waterloo Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1236, 1239 and 1258)
  • Conti, P. Scott - Providence & Worcester Railroad 2005-__.
  • Converse, Jos. H. - President of Little Rock & Fort Smith Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • Cooke, Bates (1787-1841) - Controlling partner of the Lewiston Railroad in New York.
  • Cooke, Charles Bowen (1859-1920) - Chief mechanical engineer of London & North Western Railway 1909-1920 [preceded by George Whale; succeeded by H.P.M. Beames].
  • Cooke, Jay (1821-1905) - Founder of Jay Cooke & Co. bank; president and chief financier of Northern Pacific Railway 1870-1873.  The failure of Jay Cooke & Co. in 1873 due to overextended railroad investments led to the great financial panic of 1873.
  • Cooke, John (1824-1882) - Apprenticed to Thomas Rogers to learn locomotive manufacturing; shop superintendent for Rogers Locomotive & Machine Works 1843-1852; partnered with Charles Danforth to form Danforth, Cooke & Co.
  • Cooke, W. P. - President of New Orleans Great Northern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Cooley, Thomas M. (1824-1898) - First chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. (Official List 1888, p xl)
  • Coolidge, T. Jefferson (1831-1920) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1880–1881 [preceded by Thomas Nickerson; succeeded by William B. Strong]; president of Boston & Lowell Railroad White Mountain Division. (Official List 1888, p 17)
  • Corbett, W. M. - President of Kansas City Terminal Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Corbin, Austin (1827-1896) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1881-1896 [preceded by Thomas R. Sharp; succeeded by William H. Baldwin]; president of Chicago & Ohio River Railroad; president of Elmira, Cortland & Northern Railroad; president of New York, Woodhaven & Rockaway Railroad; president of Ohio, Indiana & Western Railroad; president of Philadelphia & Atlantic City Railroad; president of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 41, 77, 113, 141, 146, 155-7)
  • Corbin, D. C. - President of Woodruff Sleeping & Parlor Coach Company. (Official List 1888, p 201)
  • Corbin, Daniel C. - President of Cœur D'alene Railway & Navigation Company; president of Spokane International Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 58; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Cornell, Thomas - President of Kaaterskill Railroad; president of Ulster & Delaware Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 103 and 187)
  • Erastus Corning Erastus Corning in 1859
  • Corning, Erastus (1794-1872) - Utica & Schenectady Railroad 1830s-1853; president of New York Central Railroad 1853-1865 [succeeded by Dean Richmond]. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Côté, Paul - President of VIA Rail 2005-present.
  • Cotton, Edward John (1829-1899) - Clerk for the Railway Clearing House 1847-1851; hired by North Eastern Railway as a Railway Clearing House trainer; Manager of Waterford & Kilkenny Railway 1853-1857; Traffic Manager of Belfast & Balleymena Railway 1857-1860; continued with Belfast & Northern Counties Railway; Manager of Ballymena, Cushendall & Red Bay Railway 1875-1884.
  • Couch, C. P. "Pete" (1890-1955) - Brother of Harvey C. Couch.  President of Kansas City Southern Railway 1939-1941.
  • Couch, Harvey C. (1877-1941) - Brother of C. P. Crouch.  Led an investment consortium to control the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway in 1928; president of Kansas City Southern Railway 1939; oversaw KCS's purchase of L&A then turned over the KCS presidency to his brother.
  • Cowan, John - President of Albert Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 1)
  • Cowan, William (1823-1898) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1857-1883 [succeeded by James Manson].
  • Cowen, John K. (1844-1904) - Counsel for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1872-1876; general counsel for B&O 1876-1896; president of B&O 1896-1901 [preceded by Charles F. Mayer; succeeded by Leonor F. Loree].
  • Cox, William Ruffin (1832-1919) - President of Chatham Railroad.
  • Coxe, Frank - President of Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29; Official List 1888, p 35)
  • Coxe, Henry B. - President of Chicago & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 44)
  • Coykendall, E. - President of Ulster & Delaware Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Coykendall, S. D. - President of Stony Clove & Catskill Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Craig, J. W. - Colorado & Southern Railroad. President of Roadmasters' Association of America. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Crampton, Thomas (1816-1888) - English steam locomotive builder; namesake of the Crampton locomotive type.
  • Crane, L. Stanley - President of Southern Railway 1977-1980 [preceded by W. Graham Claytor, Jr.].
  • Crapo, W. W. - President of Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 81)
  • Craven, John Chester (1813-1887) - Apprenticed at Robert Stephenson & Co. __-1827; locomotive foreman for Manchester & Leeds Railway __-1845; locomotive engineer for Eastern Counties Railway's Stratford Works 1845-1847; Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent at London, Brighton & South Coast Railway's Brighton Works 1847-1870 [preceded by Thomas Kirtley; succeeded by William Stroudley].
  • Crerar, Peter (1785-1856) - Designed the Albion Mines Railway (the first railway in British North America) in 1836.
  • Cret, Paul Philippe (1876-1945) - Architect and industrial designer; design consultant for Cincinnati Union Terminal; designed the side fluting on the Pioneer Zephyr trainset (which debuted in 1934) and on the Santa Fe's Super Chief passenger cars (debuted in 1936).
  • Crichton, Thomas - President of Minden Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Crippen, Curtis - President of the Milwaukee Road.
  • Crocker, Alvah (1801-1874) - President of the Fitchburg Railroad.
  • Crocker, Charles (1822-1888) - A member of the Big Four group of financiers in California [with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Collis P. Huntington]; president of Central Pacific Railroad; president of Southern Pacific Company 1868-1885 [preceded by Timothy Guy Phelps; succeeded by Leland Stanford].
  • Crocker, Charles Frederick (1854-1897) - Son of Charles Crocker of California; president of San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada Railroad; vice president of Southern Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 174)
  • Crocker, Fred - President of Portland & Willamette Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Cromwell, William M. - President of Hancock & Calumet Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 91)
  • Crosbie, William - Interim president of Amtrak 2008 [preceded by Alexander Kummant; succeeded by Joseph H. Boardman].
  • A. S. Crothers A. S. Crothers in 1859
  • Crothers, A. S. - Superintendent of Jeffersonville Railroad [Indiana]. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Crowley, P. E. - President of New York Central.
  • Crozet, Claudius (1789-1864) - Principal Engineer and Surveyor for the Virginia Board of Public Works 1823-1832 and 1837-1843 where he worked on a number of railroad related projects including the design of the Chesterfield Railroad.
  • Crump, Norris Ray "Buck" (1904-1989) - Canadian Pacific Railway 1955-1964 and 1966.
  • Crush, William George - General passenger agent for Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad who staged the "Crash at Crush" publicity stunt in 1896.
  • Cubitt, Joseph (1811-1872) - British civil engineer; worked to build much of the London & South Western Railway; also built the majority of the Great Northern Railway (UK), London, Chatham & Dover Railway, Rhymney Railway, Oswestry & Newtown Railway and the Colne Valley Railway; designed the Blackfriars Railway Bridge.
  • Culver, Andrew L. - President of Prospect Park & Coney Island Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • Culver, W. H. - President of Arizona Narrow Gauge Railroad; president of Tucson, Globe & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 187)
  • Cummer, W. W. - President of Cadillac & Northeastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, p 25)
  • Cushman, C. W. - President of Railway Car Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Cutler, William P. (1812-1889) - Obtained the charter for the Belpre & Cincinnati Railroad in 1845, for which he was named a director in 1847, then president in 1850; continued as president after the railroad reorganized as the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad; stepped down as president in 1854, continued as director; reappointed as vice president in 1857, and again as president in 1858-1859.
  • Cutting, W. Bayard - President of St. Louis, Alton & Terre Haute Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 169)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with D

  • Dana, N. J. T. - President and general manager of Montana Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Danforth, F. L. - President of Buffalo Creek Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21; Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Daniels, Winthrop More (1867-1944) - Commissioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission 1913-1923.
  • Dargan, William (1799-1867) - Irish engineer known as the "father of Irish railways."  Built the first railway in Ireland in 1833, connecting Dublin to Kingstown.
  • Darling, J. A. - Chairman of Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Darling, William Lafayette (1856-1938) - Construction engineer for Great Northern Railway who oversaw construction of several branches in Idaho and Montana.
  • Darlow, E. R. - President of Buffalo & Susquehanna Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 168)
  • Darrah, A. C. - President of St. Clairsville & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Darre-Jenssen, Hans Jørgen (1864-1950) - Norwegian civil engineer; chief engineer for the reconstruction of the Drammen Line from 1909 until its completion in 1922; director for Norwegian State Railways.
  • Dautry, Raoul (1880-1951) - Oversaw reconstruction of the northern French rail network after World War I; director of Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'État 1928-1937.
  • Davey, John R. - President of Cincinnati Northwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, p 55)
  • Davidson, B. R. - Presient of Pacific & Great Eastern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Davidson, P. M. - President of Vincennes, Centralia & St. Louis Transit Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1319)
  • Davidson, Richard K. - CEO of Union Pacific Railroad 1997-__ [preceded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.]; Railway Age's Railroader of the Year for 2003 [preceded by E. Hunter Harrison].
  • Davis, Arthur V. - President of Alton & Southern Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1196)
  • Davis, H. C. - President of Lac La Belle & Calumet Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Davis, Henry G. - President of West Virginia Central & Pittsburgh Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Davis, Samuel - General superintendent of Mount Hope Mineral Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Dawson, James - President of Charleston, Westfield, Marshall & Terre Haute Interurban Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1302)
  • Dayton, Henry F. - President of Quincy & Western Illinois Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1316)
  • Dean, D. Richmond - President of Pullman Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1235)
  • Dean, William (1840-1905) - Chief mechanical engineer of Great Western Railway 1877-1902.
  • Debevoise, George W. - President of Pontiac, Oxford & Port Austin Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 160)
  • deButts, Harry A. (died 1983) - President of Southern Railway (US) 1951-1962 [preceded by Earnest E. Norris; succeeded by D. William Brosnan].
  • Decker, E. - Chairman and president of Ahnapee & Western Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 13)
  • Deeley, Richard (1855-1944) - Chief mechanical engineer of Midland Railway 1904-1909 [preceded by Samuel W. Johnson; succeeded by Henry Fowler].
  • J. D. De Frees J. D. De Frees
  • De Frees, J. D. - President of Peru & Indianapolis Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Delamater, G. W. - President of Meadville & Linesville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 118)
  • Delatour, H. L. - Trustee with David E. Smucker for the Long Island Rail Road 1949-1950 [succeeded by William H. Draper].
  • Denney, Charles Eugene (1879-1965) - President of Erie Railroad 1929-1939 [preceded by John Joseph Bernet; succeeded by Robert Eastman Woodruff]; president of Northern Pacific Railway 1939-1950 [preceded by Charles Donnelly; succeeded by Robert Stetson Macfarlane].
  • Depew, Chauncey M. (1834-1928) - President of New York Central Railroad 1885-1898; chairman of the board for New York Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 137; Poor's 1917, p 86)
  • Dermody, James J. - President of Long Island Rail Road 2003-2006 [preceded by Kenneth J. Bauer; succeded by Raymond P. Kenny as acting president].
  • Deuger, Adam - President of Lincoln Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1266)
  • Devine, Gregory S. - President of Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad; president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1966-1971 [preceded by Walter Touhy; succeeded by Hays T. Watkins].
  • Dewing, William S. - President of Allegan & Lake Shore Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 1)
  • Dewy, D. B. - Receiver for Minnesota & Wisconsin Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 31)
  • Dexter, F. Gordon - President of Little Rock Junction Railway; president of Manhattan, Alma & Burlingame Railway. (Poor's 1887, pp 3 and 7)
  • Dexter, Julius - President of Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 51)
  • Agnew T. Dice in 1929 Agnew T. Dice in 1929
  • Dice, Agnew T. - President of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Dickenson, E. - President of Idaho Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 97)
  • Dickinson, J. M. - Reciever and later president of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC 1915, p 1210)
  • Diescher, Caroline Endres (1846-1930) - Helped engineer the Monongahela Incline and the Mount Oliver Incline in Pittsburgh.
  • Diesel, Rudolf (1858-1913) - Inventor of the diesel engine.
  • Dillingham, Charles - Receiver for Houston & Texas Central Railroad [with James Rintoul and Nelson S. Easton]. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Dillon, Sidney - President of Denver, Texas & Fort Worth Railroad; president of Puget Sound Shore Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 71 and 163)
  • Dilworth, Richard M. (1885-1968) - Chief engineer at General Motors Electro-Motive Division who is credited with developing the diesel-electric locomotive concept in the 1930s.
  • Dingee, F. A. - President of Youghiogheny Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • Divine, J. F. - General superintendent of Atlantic Coast Line. (Poor's 1887, p 7)
  • Dodge, G. M. - President of St. Louis, Des Moines & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 171)
  • Dole, Elizabeth (born 1936) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1983-1987 [preceded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.; succeeded by James H. Burnley IV].
  • Doocy, Edward - President of Louisiana & Pike County Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1224)
  • Donahue, James M. - President of San Francisco & North Pacific and Sonoma Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 173)
  • Donnelly, Charles (1869-1939) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1920-1939 [preceded by Jule Murat Hannaford; succeeded by Charles Eugene Denney].
  • Donohue, Jas. - General superintendent of Des Moines & Kansas City Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 71)
  • Doris, Carole R. - Chairman of the board for Metra 2006-present.
  • Dorr, Jonathan - President of Nantucket Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Dorrington, William E. (1852-1926) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Douglas, James - President of El Paso & Southwestern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Douglas, John M. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1865-1871 [preceded by William H. Osborn; succeeded by John Newell] and 1875-1876 [preceded by Wilson G. Hunt; succeeded by William K. Ackerman].
  • Dowd, William - President of Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 114)
  • Downing, Robert W. - President of Burlington Northern Railroad 1971-1976 [preceded by Louis W. Menk; succeeded by Norman Lorentzsen].
  • Downs, Lawrence A. - President of Illinois Central railroad 1926-1938 [preceded by Charles H. Markham; succeeded by John L. Beven].
  • Downs, Thomas M. - President of Amtrak 1993-1998 [preceded by W. Graham Claytor, Jr.; succeeded by George Warrington].
  • Dowty, Robert R. (1923-2004) - Construction foreman for the Jupiter and 119 steam locomotive replicas at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory, Utah.
  • Drake, F. M. - President of Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 99)
  • Draper, William Henry, Jr. (1894-1974) - Trustee for Long Island Rail Road 1950-1951 [preceeded by co-trustees David E. Smucker and H. L. Delatour; scceeded by William Wyer].
  • Drayton, Thomas (1809-1891) - President of Charleston & Savannah Railroad 1853-1856.
  • Drew, Daniel (1797-1879) - Financier of the Erie Railroad, in conjunction with Jim Fisk.
  • Drew, J. G. - President of Coal Belt Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1257)
  • Drexel, Jos. W. - President of Natchez, Jackson & Columbus Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Drummond, Dugald (1840-1912) - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1875-1882 [preceded by Thomas Wheatley; succeeded by Matthew Holmes]; locomotive superintendent for Caledonian Railway 1882-1890 [preceded by George Brittain; succeeded by Hugh Smellie]; locomotive superintendent for London & South Western Railway 1895-1912 [preceded by William Adams; succeeded by Robert Urie].
  • Drummond, Peter (1850-1918) - Chief mechanical engineer for Highland Railway 1896-1911 [preceded by David Jones; succeeded by Fredrick George Smith]; chief mechanical engineer for Glasgow & South Western Railway 1912-1918 [preceded by James Manson; succeeded by Robert Harben Whitelegg].
  • DuBois, J. D. - President of Wheeling & Elm Grove Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Ducharme, Richard C. "Rick" (born 1948) - Managing director of GO Transit 1993-1999 [preceded by Al Leach; succeeded by Gary McNeil]; Chief general manager of Toronto Transit Commission 1999-2006 [preceded by David L. Gunn; succeeded by Gary Webster].
  • Dudley, E. L. - Receiver and general manager of Central Iowa Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 27)
  • Dunbaugh, Harry J. - President of Chicago & Elmhurst Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1251)
  • Duncan, James - President of Litchfield & Madison Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1224)
  • Duncan, William Butler - President of Mobile & Ohio Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Dunlap, D. C. - President of Elgin Belt Railway; president of Elgin Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1307)
  • Dunn, John N. - President of Atlanta & Florida Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Dunsmuir, R. - President of Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 79)
  • Du Pont, H. A. - President of Wilmington & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Durant, Thomas Clark (1820-1885) - Vice president of Union Pacific Railroad; set up the financial processes that led to the Credit Mobilier scandals.
  • Durant, W. W. - President of Adirondack Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 1; Official List 1888, p 1)
  • Duval, H. R. - Receiver for Florida Railway & Navigation Company. (Official List 1888, p 81)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with E

  • Eames, Frederick W. - American patentee of a vacuum brake system and founder of Eames Vacuum Brake Company. (White 1973)
  • Earling, A. J. - President of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1208)
  • Easthope, John (1784-1865) - Chairman of the London & South Western Railway 1837-1840.
  • Eastman, Joseph B. - Director of the US Office of Defense Transportation. (Palmer 1942)
  • Easton, Nelson S. - Receiver for Houston & Texas Central Railroad [with Charles Dillingham and James Rintoul]; president of Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 95 and 185)
  • Eaton, Cyrus S. (1883-1979) - President of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, instrumental in forming the merger that became Chessie System in the early 1970s.
  • Eaton, W. S. - Maine Central Railroad. President of New England General Freight Agents' Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Echols, John (1823-1896) - Receiver and general manager of the Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern Railroad 1886-1896.
  • Eckmann, F. C. - General superintendent of Joliet, Plainfield & Aurora Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1264)
  • Eddy, J. W. - President of Arizona Mineral Belt Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 5)
  • Edgar, Harry T. - President of Keokuk Electric Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1265)
  • Edgeworth, M. J. - President of Lehigh & Southern Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1312)
  • Edmonds, John - President of Egyptian Steam & Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1307)
  • Edson, Job A. (1854-1928) - President of Kansas City Southern Railway 1905-1918 and 1920-1927. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Edwards, James M. - President of West Feliciana Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 195)
  • Eggmann, E. W. - President of Terminal Extension Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1318)
  • Elder, John R. - President of New Orleans & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 131)
  • Eldredge, A. B. - President of Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Elliott, Howard (1860-1928) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1903-1913 [preceded by Charles Sanger Mellen; succeeded by Jule Murat Hannaford]; president of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 1913-__ [preceded by Charles Sanger Mellen]. (New York Times, September 3, 1913)
  • Ellis, Ed - President of Iowa Pacific Holdings -present.
  • Emerson, Lowe - President of Cincinnati & Green River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 49)
  • Emmons, J. Frank - President of Staten Island Rapid Transit. (Official List 1888, p 180)
  • Engel, Edward - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1939-__ [preceded by William Benson Storey]
  • Engerth, Wilhelm (1814-1884) - Austrian architect and engineer who designed the first practical mountain locomotive.
  • England, George (1811-1878) - British locomotive engineer, founder of George England & Co. locomotive manufacturer.
  • English, J. W. - President of Atlanta Terminal Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Erb, Newman - President of Ann Arbor Railroad; president of Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC 1915, p 1227)
  • Erhart, Joel B. - President of New York City & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 139)
  • Esch, John J. (1861-1941) - Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission 1921-1927, chairman of same 1927-1928.
  • Essex, Thomas - President of Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 5)
  • Evans, Clement A. - President and general manager of Augusta & Chattanooga Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 9)
  • Evans, Frank H. - President of Newfoundland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 131)
  • Evans, Henry H. - President of Fox & Illinois Union Railroad; president of Aurora, Mendota & Western Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1259 and 1299)
  • Evans, John - President of Denver, Texas & Gulf Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 55; Official List 1888, p 71)
  • Evans, Oliver (1755-1819) - Steam locomotive designer and inventor.
  • Eyssell, Moritz - President of Fairview Transportation Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1216)

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with F

  • Faber, Edmund Beckett (1847-1920) - Director for London & North Western Railway
  • Fairbanks, C. W. - President of Terre Haute & Peoria Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 185)
  • Fairburn, Charles (1887-1945) - Designed overhead electrification equipment for North Eastern Railway 1913-1916; managed the railway electrification department of English Electric; chief electrical engineer 1934-1938, deputy chief mechanical engineer 1938-1944 and chief mechanical engineer 1944-1945 [preceded by William Stanier; succeeded by Henry George Ivatt] for London, Midland & Scottish Railway.
  • Fairlie, Robert F. (1831-1885) - English steam locomotive builder; namesake of the Fairlie locomotive type.
  • Falkner, W. C. - President of Ship Island, Ripley & Kentucky Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Fallberg, Carl (1915-1996) - Cartoonist who created Fiddletown & Copperopolis.
  • Farlow, J. S. - President of Cincinnati, Sandusky & Cleveland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 55)
  • Farnam, Henry (1803-1883) - President of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1854-1863.
  • Farnsworth, E. M. - President of Kanawha & Coal River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 103)
  • Farnum, P. E. - President of Port Jervis, Monticello & New York Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Farrell, J. D. - President of Oregon-Washington Railway & Navigation Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Fay, Gordon - Chairman of Bay Colony Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Felton, Samuel Morse, Jr. (1853-1930) - President of Chicago & Alton Railroad 1899-1908, Chicago Great Western Railway 1909-1925; president of Pere Marquette Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1205 and 1233)
  • Ferguson, H. H. - President of Illinois Terminal Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1219)
  • Fernandez, Vicente Corta - Interim CEO of Grupo Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana in 2005.
  • Ferreira, Douglas (1929-2003) - General manager of Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway 1961-1994.
  • Findlay, George - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1874-1893 [preceded by William Cawkwell; succeeded by Frederick Harrison].
  • Fink, Rudolph - General manager of Memphis & Little Rock Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 118)
  • Finley, W. E. - President of Oil Belt Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1230)
  • Finley, William W. - President of Southern Railway (U.S.) 1906-1913 [preceded by Samuel Spencer; succeeded by Fairfax Harrison].
  • Firbank, Joseph (1819-1886) - British railway contractor who worked on projects for Stockton & Darlington Railway, North-Western Railway, and London & North-Western Railway.
  • Firth, Franklin J. - President of Connecting Terminal Railroad (Buffalo, New York). (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Fish, Stuyvesant (1851-1923) - President of Illinois Central Railroad (IC) 1887-1906 [preceded by James C. Clarke; succeeded by James T. Harahan]; president of Chicago, Madison & Northern Railroad (subsidiary of IC). (Official List 1888, p 97; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 19)
  • Fischer, Louis E. (1876-1952) - Superintendent-Power House of Danville Street Railway & Light Company 1901-1902; general manager of Danville, Champaign & Urbana Railway 1902-1906; vice president and general manager of Illinois Traction System 1906-1909; president and general manager of St. Louis Troy & Eastern Railway 1925-1927; president of Illinois Traction System 1927-1928; continued as president after its reorganization into the Illinois Terminal Railroad 1928-1933.
  • Fischer, S. M. - President of Wisconsin & Michigan Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 40)
  • Fisher, Chris - President of Hanover Railway (U.S.). (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1217)
  • Fisher, F. N. - President of Memphis Union Station Company. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Fisher, William H. - President of St. Paul & Duluth Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 171)
  • Fisk, George B. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1839-1847 [preceded by Waldron B. Post; succeeded by James H. Weeks]
  • Fisk, Jim (1834-1872) - American financier who worked with Daniel Drew for control of the Erie Railroad.
  • Wilbur C. Fisk circa 1918 Wilbur C. Fisk, between 1915 and 1920
  • Fisk, Wilbur C. - President of Hudson & Manhattan Railroad.
  • Fitch, William F. - President of Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad; president of Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 25 and 29)
  • Fitzgerald, Richard - President of Chicago Junction Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1207)
  • Fitzsimmons, T. G. - President of Antwerp & Paulding Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Fjell, Olav (born 1951) - Chairman of the board of directors for Norwegian State Railways 2000-2003.
  • Flagler, Henry Morrison (1830-1913) - Founder and president of Florida East Coast Railway.
  • Fleming, Sanford (1827-1915) - Surveyor for Canadian Pacific Railway who set up Canadian time zones.
  • Fletcher, Alfred - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Fletcher, E. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for North Eastern Railway 1854-1882.
  • Floyd, E. E. - President of Iron Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Forbes, George William (1869-1947) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1931-1935.
  • Forbes, James Staats (1823-1904) - General manager of Dutch-Rhenish Railway; general manager of London, Chatham & Dover Railway, then chairman 1873-1899; director for Metropolitan District Railway, then chairman 1872-1901; director for Hull & Barnsley Railway; chairman of Whitechapel & Bow Railway; financial adviser to Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway.
  • Forbes, John Murray (1813-1898) - President of Michigan Central Railroad 1846-1855, director and president of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in the 1850s; chairman of the board for Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 18)
  • Ford, Thomas E. - President of Carlyle & St. Louis Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1301)
  • Fordyce, Samuel W. (1840-1919) - President of St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas Railway 1886-1889; president of St. Louis Southwestern Railway 1890-1898; president of Kansas City Southern Railway in 1900. (Official List, 1888, p 170)
  • Forney, Matthias N. (1835-1908) - American steam locomotive manufacturer.
  • Forrest, George J. - President of Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Foster, James (1786-1853) - English ironworker and partner with John Urpeth Rastrick in Foster, Rastrick & Co., the company that built the Stourbridge Lion.
  • Foster, N. C. - President and general manager of Chicago, Fairchild & Eau Claire River Railroad; president and general manager of Sault Ste Marie & Southwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 37; Official List 1888, p 43; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 19)
  • Fowler, E. W. - President of Peoples Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1268)
  • Fowler, Henry (1870-1938) - Chief mechanical engineer of the Midland Railway 1909-1923 [preceded by Richard Deeley; succeeded by George Hughes]; Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1925-1931 [preceded by George Hughes; succeeded by Ernest Lemon].
  • Fowler, Thomas P. - President of New York, Ontario & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 140)
  • Fox, Charles (1810-1874) - Assisted in the construction of Novelty for the Rainhill Trials.  Patentee in 1832 of the railway switch using movable points.  Later went on to engineer many standard and narrow gauge projects throughout the British Empire.
  • Fox, H. R. - General manager of Jamaica Railway in the mid-20th century.
  • Foxx, Anthony (born 1971) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2013-__ [preceded by Ray LaHood].
  • Franklin, Walter S. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1954-1955 [preceded by William Wyer as trustee; succeeded by Thomas M. Goodfellow].
  • Freeman, T. J. - President of International & Great Northern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Freeman, William C. - President of Cornwall Railroad (U.S.). (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Fremantle, Thomas (1830-1918) - Director for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1868-1908; chairman of LB&SCR 1896-1908 [preceded by Samuel Laing; succeeded by Edward Ponsonby].
  • S. L. Fremont S. L. Fremont
  • Fremont, S. L. - General superintendent and engineer for Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Frey, J. J. - President of Hillsboro Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1271)
  • Frick, Henry Clay (1849-1919) - Chairman of Carnegie Steel Company, financed construction of Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Company.
  • Frisbie, G. N. - President of Middleburgh & Scoharie Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Frost, M. S. - President of Pittsburgh, Shenango & Lake Erie Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 159)
  • Fuller, J. C. - President of Gettysburg, Harrisburg & South Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Fuller, Mortimer - President of Genesee & Wyoming Railroad; president of Rochester & Southern Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Fuller, Philo C. (1787-1855) - President of Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad.
  • Fulton, James - President of Stewartstown Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Furth, Alan - President of Southern Pacific Company 1979-1982 [preceded by Denman McNear; succeeded by Robert Krebs].

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with G

  • Gabbett, Cecil - Presdient of Western Railway of Alabama. (Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Gabreski, Francis Stanley "Gabby" (1919-2002) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1978-1981 [preceded by Robert K. Pattison; succeeded by Daniel T. Scannell].
  • Gadsden, C. S. - Charleston & Savannah Railway. President of Association of American Railroad Superintendents. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Gadsden, James (1788-1858) - President of South Carolina Railroad 1840-1850.
  • Gair, George F. (born 1926) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1981-1984.
  • Gallois, Louis (born 1944) - President of SNCF 1996-2006.
  • Galusha, Norman H. - President of Rochester & Lake Ontario Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Gamble, Patrick K. (born 1945) - President of Alaska Railroad 2001-present.
  • Gantt, T. A. - President of Chicago, Peoria & Western Railway; president of Illinois Valley Belt Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, pp 1209 and 1220)
  • Garcelon, C. A. - St. Louis Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Gardner, G. Clinton - Receiver for Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21)
  • Gardner, William A. - President of Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW); president of De Pue, Ladd & Eastern Railroad; president of Macoupin County Extension Railway (subsidiary of CNW). (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1203, 1214 and 1225)
  • Garratt, Herbert William (1864-1913) - English steam locomotive builder and inventor of the Garratt locomotive type.
  • Garrett, John W. (1820-1884) - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1858-1884 [preceded by Chauncy Brooks; succeeded by Robert Garrett].
  • Garrett, Robert - Son of John W. Garrett; third vice president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1879-1881; first vice president of B&O 1884-1884; president of B&O 1884-1887 [preceded by John W. Garrett; succeeded by Francis Burns]. (Poor's 1887, p 9)
  • Gaskins, Darius W., Jr. - President of Burlington Northern Railroad 1985-1989 [preceded by Norman Lorentzsen, succeeded by Gerald Grinstein].
  • Gates, I. E. - President of Kentucky Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • George, John H. - President of Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • George, W. H. Krome (1918-2004) - Director of Norfolk Southern Railway 1979-1990.
  • Gerry, Peter G. (1879-1957) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1917-1919.
  • Gest, E. - President of Cincinnati, Wilmington & Zanesville Railroad; manager of Nevada & California Railroad. (Lloyd 1859; Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Gibbons, William M. - Receiver and trustee for Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad __-1979; president of CRI&P 1979-1985 [preceded by John W. Ingram].
  • Gibson, T. N. - President of Talbotton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Giffard, Henri (1825-1882) - French mechanical engineer who invented the steam locomotive feedwater injector.
  • Gilbert, Charles - President of Venice Terminal Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1319)
  • Gilchrist, John F. - President of Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1203)
  • Gildersleeve, C. F. - President of Kingston & Pembroke Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • E. H. Gill E. H. Gill in 1859
  • Gill, E. H. - General superintendent of Richmond & Petersburg Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Gilliland, Jack W. - President of St. Louis - San Francisco Railway 1966-__ [preceded by Louis W. Menk].
  • Gilman, Daniel Hunt (1845-1913) - Helped establish the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railway, Seattle & Montana Railroad, and the West Street & North End Electric Railway in Seattle.
  • Gilman, L. C. - President of Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Gilmor, W. - Receiver for Maryland Central Railroad [with S. Spencer]. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Glyn, George (1797-1873) - Chairman of the board of directors for North Midland Railway 1836-1841; chairman of the board of directors for London & Birmingham Railway 1837-__; founded the Railway Clearing House in 1841; chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1846-1852; promoter of the Grand Trunk Railway in 1852.
  • Goddard, A. J. - President of Freeport Railway & Light Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1259)
  • Goddard, M. B. I. - President of Providence & Worcester Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 163)
  • Goldschmidt, Neil (born 1940) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1979-1981 [preceded by Brock Adams; succeeded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.].
  • Gölsdorf, Karl (1861-1916) - Austrian locomotive builder.
  • González-Lander, José (1933-2000) - Planner, designer and construction superintendent of the Caracas Metro in Venezuela.
  • Gooch, Daniel (1816-1889) - Chief Mechanical Engineer of Great Western Railway 1837-1864; chairman of Great Western Railway 1865-1889.
  • Gooch, John Viret (1812-1900) - Locomotive superintendent of London & South Western Railway 1841-1850 [preceded by J. Woods; succeeded by Joseph Hamilton Beattie]; locomotive superintendent for Eastern Counties Railway 1850-1856 [preceded by John Hunter; succeeded by Robert Sinclair].
  • Goode, David R. - President of Norfolk Southern Railway 1991-2004 [preceded by Arnold B. McKinnon; succeeded by Charles W. Moorman]; CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation 1992-2005 [preceded by Arnold B. McKinnon; succeeded by Charles W. Moorman]; Railroader of the Year 1998 [preceded by Paul M. Tellier; succeeded by Edward Burkhardt] and 2005 [preceded by Robert J. Ritchie; succeeded by Richard F. Timmons].
  • Goodfellow, Thomas M. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1955-1967 [preceded by Walter S. Franklin; succeeded by Frank Aikman, Jr.].
  • Goodhue, Jonas Platt (1819-1869) - Chief engineer of Cape Fear & Deep River Railroad 1856-1860.
  • Goodyear, F. H. - President of Sinnemahoning Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Goosman, William Stanley (1890-1969) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1949-1954
  • Gordon, Donald (1901-1969) - President of Canadian National Railway 1950-1966.
  • Gordon, John B. (1921-1991) - Also known as Peter Gordon.  New Zealand Minister of Railways 1966-1972.
  • Gordon, William Washington (1796-1842) - Founder and first president of Central Railroad & Banking Company, which later was reorganized as the Central of Georgia Railroad.
  • Gore, Thomas (1870-1949) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1911-1913.
  • Gorman, Paul - President of Penn Central.
  • Gould, Edwin - President of St. Louis Southwestern Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Gould, George Jay, I (1864-1923) - Eldest son of Jay Gould, president of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and the Western Pacific Railroad; president of Texas & Pacific Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Gould, Jay (1836-1892) - American financier who at one point in the 1880s controlled over 10,000 miles of railways, including the Erie, Union Pacific and Missouri Pacific railroads. President of Manhattan Railroad; president of Missouri Pacific Railroad; owner of Little Rock, Mississippi River & Texas Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, pp 115 and 125)
  • Franklin B. GowenFranklin B. Gowen
  • Gowen, Franklin B. (1836-1889) - President of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad1866-1883; he was killed by gunshot in a Washington, DC, hotel and it is still unknown if it was a suicide or a revenge killing by the Molly Maguires.
  • Graddy, W. H. - President of Versailles & Midway Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 191)
  • Graham, Jackson (1915-1985) - General manager of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 1967-1975.
  • Granniss, James E. - President of Georgia, Midland & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Grant, James (1812-1891) - First president of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1851-1854.
  • Gray, Carl B. - Vice chairman of Union Pacific Railroad.
  • Gray, John - Locomotive engineer for Liverpool & Manchester Railway in the 1830s; locomotive superintendent for Hull & Selby Railway 1840-1845; locomotive superintendent for Croydon, Dover & Brighton Joint Committee 1845-1846; locomotive superintendent for London, Brighton & South Coast Railwa 1846-1847 [succeeded by Thomas Kirtley].
  • Gray, Julius A. - President of Cape Fear & Yadkin Valley Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 25; Official List 1888, p 29)
  • Green, Ashbel - President of Syracuse, Ontario & New York Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Green, Douglass - President of Covington & Macon Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Green, Fred - President of Canadian Pacific Railway __-2012 [succeeded by E. Hunter Harrison].
  • Green, J. W. - General manager of Georgia Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Greene, William J. - President of Cedar Rapids & Marion Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 27; Official List 1888, p 31)
  • Greenlaw, R. N. - President of Gulf Lines Connecting Railroad of Illinois. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1310)
  • Gresley, H. N. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Northern Railway (UK) 1911-1922.
  • Gresley, Nigel (1876-1941) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Northern Railway in Great Britain 1911-1922; Chief Mechanical Engineer for London & North Eastern Railway 1923-1941; president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1936.
  • Grier, F. B. - President of Charleston & Western Carolina Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Griffin, A. L. - President of Lake Erie, Alliance & Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Grinstein, Gerald - President of Burlington Northern Railroad 1989-1995 [preceded by Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.].
  • Griswold, John N. A. - President of Illinois Central Railroad in 1855 [preceded by William P. Burrall; succeeded by William H. Osborn].
  • Groesbeck, John A. - President of California Short Line Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, p 25)
  • Grosvenor, Richard (1837-1912) - Director of London & North Western Railway 1870-1891; chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1891-1911.
  • Grover, F. T. - President of Terre Haute & Western Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1274)
  • Grubb, L. C. - Chief mechanical engineer for South African Railways 1949-1954.
  • Guangen, Ding (1929-2012) - Minister of Railways for China 1985-1988.
  • Gude, L. W. - Superintendent of Pratt Coal & Iron Company. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • Guibert, M. Roger - Director-general of SNCF in the mid-20th century.
  • Guinness, Rupert (1874-1967) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Gunckel, Charles F. - President of Cincinnati & Dayton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 49)
  • Gundlach, Joseph E. - President of Caseyville Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1301)
  • Gunn, David L. (born 1937) - Began railroad career with the Santa Fe 1964-1967.  Worked for New York Central 1967-1968.  Assistant Vice President of Illinois Central Gulf Railroad 1969-1974.  Director of Commuter Rail for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority 1974-1975, then Director of Operations for same 1975-1979.  General Manager and Chief Operations Officer for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 1979-1984.  President of New York City Transit Authority 1984-1990.  General Manager of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 1991-1994 [preceded by William A. Boleyn; succeeded by Lawrence G. Reuter].  Chief General Manager of Toronto Transit Commission 1995-1999 [preceded by Al Leach; succeeded by Rick Ducharme].  President of Amtrak 2002-2005 [preceded by George Warrington; succeeded by David Hughes].
  • Gurley, Fred (1889-1976) - Began railroad career with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy in 1906 where he was eventually promoted to executive vice president; became vice president of Santa Fe Railroad in 1939; elected president of Santa Fe Railroad 1944-1957; remained a director of the railroad until 1964, when the Santa Fe made him an honorary director for life.
  • Guthrie, David Henry (1856-1927) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1922-1923.
  • Guthrie, James (1792-1869) - Vice president of Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1857-1860; president of L&N 1860-1868.
  • Gwynn, Walter (1802-1882) - Helped to survey the route for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1827; chief engineer for construction of Portsmouth & Roanoke Railroad 1833-1836; superintendent and chief engineer for Wilmington & Raleigh Railroad 1836-1840; president of Portsmouth & Roanoke Railroad 1842-1846; president of James River & Kanawha Canal Company 1846-1853; chief engineer for Wilmington & Manchester Railroad 1848-1855; chief engineer for North Carolina Rail Road 1850-1856; surveyor for both the Atlantic & North Carolina Railroad and Western North Carolina Railroad 1853-1855; chief engineer for Blue Ridge Rail Road inthe 1850s; retired in 1857.

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with H

  • Hackworth, Timothy (1786-1850) - Pioneering English steam locomotive designer and builder.
  • Hafer, George - President of Cincinnati, Lebanon & Northern Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, p 53)
  • Hagerman, James John "J.J." (1838-1909) - Owner of Colorado Midland Railway 1885-__; oversaw construction to Leadville including the namesake Hagerman Tunnel; founded Pecos Valley Railroad in 1890 which he reorganized in 1891 as the Pecos Valley & Northeastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 58)
  • Haines, H. S. - SF&W Railway. President of General Time Convention. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Hall, Henry Clay, Jr. (1860-1936) - Commissioner for Interstate Commerce Commission beginning in 1914; chairman of the ICC 1917-1928.
  • P. A. Hall P. A. Hall in 1859
  • Hall, P. A. - General superintendent of Chicago Union Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Hall-Jones, William  (1851-1936) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1906-1908.
  • Hallack, E. F. - President of Denver & Scranton Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 55; Official List 1888, p 69)
  • Hallidie, Andrew Smith (1836-1900) - Developed the first practical cable car system for San Francisco, California.
  • Hamberger, Edward R. - President of the Association of American Railroads.
  • Hammond, H. B. - President of Indianapolis, Decatur & Springfield Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 99)
  • Hammond, John - President of Crown Point Iron Company's railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51)
  • Hanna, David Blyth (1858-1938) - First president of Canadian National Railway.
  • Hannaford, Jule Murat (1850-1934) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1913-1920 [preceded by Howard Elliott; succeeded by Charles Donnelly]; president of Northern Express Company. (NY Times; May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1279)
  • Harahan, James T. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1906-1911 [preceded by Stuyvesant Fish; succeeded by Charles H. Markham].
  • Harahan, W. J. - President of Seaboard Air Line Railroad; president of Nickel Plate Road 1935-__ [preceded by John Joseph Bernet]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Harbeson, John (1888-1986) - Architect and industrial designer who helped with the design of the Pioneer Zephyr in 1934 and Denver Zephyr in 1936.
  • Harding, B. L. - President of Des Moines, Osceola & Southern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57)
  • Harding, Fred B. - President of East St. Louis, Caseyville & Eastern Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1307)
  • Hardy, Alpheus - President of Detroit, Lansing & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57)
  • Hare, Theodore Julius - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Harnden, William F. (1812-1845) - Began career as a ticket salesman for the Boston & Providence Railroad, became the first person to send an express shipment by rail in 1839 and founded Harnden & Company as a result of this experience.
  • E. H. Harriman E. H. Harriman in 1899
  • Harriman, Edward Henry (1848-1909) - Began railroad career with the purchase of the Lake Ontario Southern Railroad which he then rebuilt and reorganized as the Sodus Bay & Southern Railroad before selling it to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Director for Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 1897-1909; chairman of UP 1898-__; president of UP 1903-__ ; president of Southern Pacific Railroad 1901-1909 [preceded by Charles Melville Hays; succeeded by Robert S. Lovett]; also contolled Illinois Central Railroad and Central of Georgia Railroad.
  • Harrington, W. P. - President of Colusa & Lake Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Harris, A. B. - President of Connecticut & Passumpic Rivers Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Harris, E. M. - President of Cooperstown & Susquehanna Valley Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Harris, G. P. - President of Wichita Valley Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Harris, George B. - President of Chicago, Burlinton & Quincy Railroad 1901-1910 [preceded by Charles Elliott Perkins; succeeded by Darius Miller]; president of Fort Worth & Denver City Railway. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Harris, Joseph S. - Receiver for Central Railroad of New Jersey [with John S. Kennedy]. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Harris, Robert (born 1830) - President of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1876-1878; president of Northern Pacific Railway 1884-1888. (Official List 1888, p 145)
  • Harrison, E. Hunter (born 1944) - Final president of Illinois Central Railroad 1993-1998 [preceded by Edward Moyers]; vice president and COO of Canadian National Railway (CN) 1998-2003; Railway Age's Railroader of the Year for 2002 [preceded by Mike Haverty; succeeded by Richard K. Davidson]; president of CN 2003-2009 [preceded by Paul Tellier; succeeded by Claude Mongeau]; president and CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway 2012-__ [preceded by Fred Green].
  • Fairfax Harrison in 1913 Fairfax Harrison in 1913
  • Harrison, Fairfax (1869-1938) - Began railway career as a lawyer with the Southern Railway (U.S.) in 1896; promoted to vice president in 1906; president of Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway (Monon Railroad) 1910-1913 [preceded by Ira G. Rawn; succeeded by Frederic A. Delano]; president of Southern Railway 1913-1937 [preceded by William W. Finley; succeeded by Earnest E. Norris]; president of Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Railroad; president of Georgia Southern & Florida Railroad; president of Mobile & Ohio Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1228)
  • Harrison, Frederick - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1893-1908 [preceded by George Findlay; succeeded by Frank Ree].
  • Harrison, George M. - President of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks.
  • Harrison, Karen (born 1960) - First female train driver appointed in the United Kingdom.
  • Harrison, Thomas Elliot (1808-1888) - British civil engineer and surveyor; surveyed parts of the London-Birmingham line and the Stanhope & Tyne Railway.
  • Harrison, William G. - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1853-1855 [preceded by Thomas Swann; succeeded by Chauncy Brooks].
  • Harrold, Uriah B. - President of Buena Vista & Ellaville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Hart, W. P. - Receiver for Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 5)
  • Hart, William T. - President of Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 114)
  • Hartley, T. - General manager of Little Saw Mill Run Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 113)
  • Harvey, Fred (1835-1901) - Entrepreneur who developed the Harvey House chain of restaurants in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railroad.
  • Haswell, John (1812-1897) - Scottish locomotive builder; became prominent with locomotive construction in Austria, building the first six-coupled locomotive for that country.
  • Hatfield, Robert, Jr. - President of Alaska Railroad 1991-1997.
  • Hauser, S. T. - President of Helena, Boulder Valley & Butte Railroad; president of Helena & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 93)
  • Hauss, W. H. - President of East St. Louis Interurban Electric Railway; president of St. Louis East Side Belt Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1307 and 1318)
  • Havemeyer, Henry Osborne (1847-1907) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1875-1876 [preceded by Oliver Charlick; succeeded by Conrad Poppenhusen].
  • Haverty, Michael R. (born 1944) - President of Santa Fe Railroad 1989-1995; president of Kansas City Southern Railway 1995-__; Railroader of the Year 2001 [succeeded by E. Hunter Harrison].
  • Haviland, Isaac E. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1850-1851 [preceded by James H. Weeks; succeeded by Moses Maynard, Jr.] and 1852-1853 [preceded by Moses Maynard, Jr.; succeeded by William E. Morris].
  • Hawkins, S. H. - President of Americus, Preston & Lumpkin Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Hayes, R. S. - President of Duluth Short Line Railway; president of St. Cloud, Grantsburg & Ashland Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 23 and 37)
  • Hayford, W. B. - President of Bangor & Piscataqua Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13)
  • Haynes, D. R. - President of St. Louis & Central Illinois Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 170)
  • Haynes, L. C. - President of Alton, Granite & St. Louis Traction Company; president of St. Louis & Belleville Electric Railway; president of Alton & Eastern Railway; president of East St. Louis & Eastern Railway; president of East St. Louis & St. Louis Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1247, 1271, 1299 and 1306)
  • Hays, Charles Melville (1856-1912) - Secretary to the general manager of Missouri Pacific Railroad 1877-1884; secretary to the general manager of Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad 1884-1886; general manager of WStL&P 1886-1889; vice president of Wabash Railroad 1889-1896; general manager of Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) 1896-1900; president of Southern Pacific Railroad 1900-1901 [preceded by Collis P. Huntington; succeeded by E. H. Harriman]; vice president and general manager of GTR 1902-1909; president of GTR 1910-1912 [preceded by Charles Rivers Wilson; succeeded by Edson Joseph Chamberlin].
  • Hazard, F. R. - President of Calumet, Hammond & Southeastern Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1200)
  • Hazard, John N. - President of Narragansett Pier Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Hazlett, C. E. - President of Springfield Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1318)
  • Heacock, W. J. - President of Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Head, F. H. - President of Chicago & Iowa Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 35)
  • Healey, M. J. (d. before 1915) - President of Chicago, Western Illinois & Iowa Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1304)
  • Hearst, George - President of Black Hills & Fort Pierre Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Heartt, Jonas C. (1793-1874) - Director of Troy & Boston Railroad 1849-1874.
  • Hedley, William (1773-1843) - Pioneering English locomotive designer and builder of Puffing Billy in cooperation with Timothy Hackworth.
  • Hegewisch, A. - President of United States Rolling Stock Company. (Poor's 1887, p 20)
  • Heiberg, Eivind (1870-1939) - Chairman of Norwegian State Railways 1924-1938.
  • Heineman, Benjamin W. (1914-2012) - President of Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway 1954-__ [preceded by Lucian Sprague]; president of Chicago & North Western Railway 1956-1972 [succeeded by Larry Provo].
  • Heley, J. E. - President of Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • John L. Helm John L. Helm in 1859
  • Helm, John LaRue (1802-1867) - President of Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1854-1860. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Henderson, C. E. - General manager of Chicago & Ohio River Railroad; general manager of Dayton & Toledo Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 43 and 53)
  • Henderson, John A. - President of Tavares, Orlando & Atlantic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Hendrie, D. A. - Chief mechanical engineer of South African Railways.
  • Heney, Michael James (1864-1910) - Known as "the boy contractor" for his work in helping to build the Canadian Pacific Railway's mainline through British Columbia and in construction of the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad in 1887-9. Worked on the construction of the White Pass & Yukon Railroad, up to being one of the participants in that railroad's golden spike ceremony in 1900. Founded Copper River Railroad and after a legal battle with American contractors, built the Copper River & Northwestern Railroad.
  • Hennet, George (1799-1857) - English railway engineer and contractor; provided much of the infrastructure for the South Devon Railway's atmospheric traction pipes and built and operated many of the line's stations.
  • Henning, B. S. - President of Florida Railway & Navigation Company. (Official List 1888, p 81)
  • Henry, A. - President of Napanee, Tamworth & Quebec Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Henry, John L. - President of Texas Trunk Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Henszey, William P. - Mechanical superintendent at Baldwin Locomotive Works in the 1870s. (White, 1973, p 6)
  • Herries, William (1859-1923) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1912-1919.
  • Hetzler, H. G. - President of Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad; president of Belt Railway of Chicago. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1199 and 1205; Poor's 1917, p 165)
  • Heywood, T. E. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1914-1922.
  • Hick, Benjamin (1790-1842) - British civil and mechanical engineer; founder of locomotive manufacturing company B. Hick and Sons.
  • Hick, John (1815-1894) - Director for London & North Western Railway __-1894; after his death, the LNWR's John Hick Class of steam locomotives was named in his honor. Authored a history of and restored Timothy Hackworth's locomotive Sans Pareil.
  • Hicks, Frank M. - Founder of Hicks Locomotive & Car Works in 1897.
  • Hicks, Valentine - President of Long Island Rail Road 1837-1838 [preceded by Knowles Taylor; succeeded by Waldron B. Post].
  • Hickson, Joseph - President of Chicago & Grand Trunk Railroad; president of Detroit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 37, 39 and 71)
  • Hiles, George - President and general manager of Milwaukee, Dexterville & Nortern Railroad; president and general manager of Wisconsin, Pittsville & Superior Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Hill, A. J. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1912-1922.
  • Hill, James J. (1838-1916) - President of Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway; president of Minneapolis Union Railroad; president of St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 125 and 173)
  • Hill, James Norman (born 1870) - Son of James J. Hill; vice president and director of Great Northern Railway 1898-1901.
  • Hill, Louis Warren (1872-1948) - Son of James J. Hill; president of Great Northern Railway beginning in 1907; chairman of the board for Great Northern Railway beginning in 1912.
  • Hill, Samuel Branson (1857-1931) - Son-in-law of James J. Hill; director of Great Northern Railway 1890-1899; president of Eastern Railway Company of Minnesota. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 24)
  • Hillison, Henry W. - President of Lee County Central Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1265)
  • Hillyer, Eben - President and general manager of Rome of Georgia Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 166-7)
  • Hines, Samuel - President of Barclay Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Hinkley, F. E. - President of Kansas City, Texarkana & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 105)
  • Hitchcock, E. A. - President of Crystal Railway; president of Grand Tower & Carbondale Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, pp 63 and 89)
  • Hobart, J. W. - General Manager of Central Vermont Railroad; president of Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • E. Hobbs E. Hobbs in 1859
  • Hobbs, E. - President of Louisville, Frankfort & Lexington Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Hoffstot, F. N. - President of Chicago & Calumet River Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1202)
  • Hogate, F. F. - President and general manager of Cape May & Sewell's Point Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 25; Official List 1888, p 29)
  • Hoge, Thomas C. - President of Silver Springs, Ocala & Gulf Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Hogg, Thomas Egenton (1828-1898) - Founder and presidnet of the Oregon Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Hoke, Robert (1837-1912) - Director for North Carolina Railroad after the American Civil War.
  • Holbrook, Edwin W. - Director for th Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad and the Western Railroad of Massachusetts in the 19th century.
  • Holden, Hale - President of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1914-1918 [preceded by Darius Miller; succeeded by Charles Elliott Perkins, Jr.] and 1920-1929 [preceded by Charles Elliott Perkins, Jr.; succeeded by Frederick E. Williamson]; chairman of the executive committee for Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) 1928-1932 [preceded by Henry deForest] and chairman of the board of directors for SP 1932-1939 [preceded by Henry deForest; succeeded in 1964 by Donald J. Russell]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1205) See also: Hale Holden, abbreviated genealogy.
  • Holden, J. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1885-1907.
  • Holden, S. D. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1908-1912.
  • Ben Holladay Ben Holladay
  • Holladay, Ben (1819-1887) - Founder of the Oregon & California Railroad, 1868-1874.
  • Holland-Hibbert, A. H. - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Holliday, Cyrus K. (1826-1900) - First president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad 1860-1863 [succeeded by Samuel C. Pomeroy].
  • Hollins, Frank C. - President of Syracuse & Baldwinsville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Holly, John I. - President of Pittsburgh, Marion & Chicago Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 160)
  • Holmes, Charles B. - President of American Street Railway Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Holmes, Matthew (1844-1903) - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1882-1903 [preceded by Dugald Drummond; succeeded by William P. Reid].
  • Hone, Philip (1780-1851) - First president of Delaware & Hudson Railway 1825-1826.
  • Hood, J. M. - President of Western Maryland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 193)
  • Hood, R. N. - President and general manager of Knoxville & Augusta Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 107 and 109)
  • Hook, William S. - President of Jacksonville & Southeastern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Hoon, Geoff - British Secretary of State for Transport.
  • Hopkins, A. L. - President of Peoria & Pekin Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 155)
  • Hopkins, G. W. - President of Bear Lake & Eastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13)
  • Hopkins, J. G. - President of Arizona & New Mexico Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Hopkins, Mark (1813-1878) - A member of The Big Four group of financiers in California [with Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Collis P. Huntington].
  • Hoppe, Charles W. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1990-1994 [preceded by Bruce C. McIver; succeeded by Thomas F. Prendergast].
  • Horton, Walter - President of Tionesta Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Hotchkiss, C. W. - President of Chicago Tunnel Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1256)
  • Houck, Louis - Presdent and general manager of Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 29)
  • Houldsworth, William Henry (1834-1917) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • House, F. E. - President of Duluth & Iron Range Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 173)
  • House, T. W. - President of Houston, East & West Texas Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Howard, Jacob M. (1805-1871) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on the Pacific Railroad 1863-1871.
  • Howard, Nathaniel Lamson (1887-1949) - Worked for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and Chicago Union Station Company; president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1925-1929.
  • Hoyt, A. M. - President of Milwaukee & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Hubbell, F. M. - President of Des Moines & Northwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 71)
  • L. M. Hubby L. M. Hubby in 1859
  • Hubby, L. M. - President of Cleveland & Columbus Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Huberman, Ron (born 1971) - President of Chicago Transit Authority 2007-2009.
  • Hudson, George (1800-1871) - English railway financier known as "The Railway King."
  • Hudson, R. N. - President of Louisville, Henderson & St. Louis Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Huggins, Larry A. - Director for Metra 1997-present; Treasurer for Metra 2006-2009; Vice-chairman of the board for Metra 2009-present.
  • Hughart, J. H. P. - President of Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Hughart, W. O. - President of Grand Rapids & Indiana Railway. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Hughes, David J. - President of Amtrak 2005-2006 [preceded by David L. Gunn; succeeded by Alexander Kummant].
  • Hughes, Felix T. - President of Keokuk & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • Hughes, George (1865-1945) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 1904–1922, the London & North Western Railway 1922–1923 [preceded by H.P.M. Beames] and the London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1923–1925 [succeeded by Henry Fowler].
  • Hughitt, Marvin - Chairman of the board of Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW); president of Chicago & North Western Railway; chairman of the board of Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway (CStPM&O); president of CStPM&O; president of Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad; president of Sioux City & Pacific Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 42; Official List 1888, pp 39, 49 and 85; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 16-17; Poor's 1917, pp 22 and 37)
  • Huish, Mark (1808-1867) - Railway career began with work on the Glasgow, Paisley & Greenock Railway 1837-1841; secretary for Grand Junction Railway 1841-1846; general manager of London & North Western Railway 1846-1858 [succeeded by William Cawkwell]; director of Isle of Wight Railway 1860-1867.
  • Humphrey, A. P. - President of Louisville & Jefferson Bridge & Railroad Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Humphrey, W. R. - Superintendent of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's Cayuga Division. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Humphreys, A. W. - President of Sterling Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Humphreys, Hiram - President of Elgin, Petitcodiac & Havelock Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 77)
  • Humphreys, W. W. - President of Savannah Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 174)
  • Hunnewell, Horatio Hollis (1810-1902) - Director for Illinois Central Railroad 1862-1871; president of Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad; president of Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 103)
  • Hunt, Wilson G. (1804-1892) - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1874-1875 [preceded by John Newell; succeeded by John M. Douglas].
  • Hunter, Dexter - President of Western Railroad of Florida. (Official List 1888, p 195)
  • Huntington, Clarence W. - President of Virginian Railway [preceded by Urban H. Broughton]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Huntington, Collis Potter (1821-1900) - A member of the Big Four group of financiers in California [with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker]; oversaw construction of Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 1871-__ ; president of Southern Pacific Railroad 1890-1900 [preceded by Leland Stanford; succeeded by Charles Melville Hays]; president of Guatemala Central Railroad; president of Mexican International Railroad; president of Newport News & Mississippi Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 91, 118 and 135)
  • Huntington, Henry Edward (1850-1927) - Nephew of Collis P. Huntington; executive in charge of Pacific Electric Railway in the early 20th century.
  • Hurd, John - President of Northern Adirondack Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 143)
  • Husted, J. W. - President of Hartford & Connecticut Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 93)
  • Hustis, J. H. - President of Boston & Maine Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Hyams, Godfrey M. (1859-1927) - Financier for Deepwater Railway and Tidewater Railway.

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Hale Holden, abbreviated genealogy

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Hale Holden was president of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad from 1914 to 1918 and again from 1920 to 1929.  He also served as the USRA's western division director, vice president and director for the American Railway Association and chairman of the executive committee for the Association of Railroad Executives.  After leaving the CB&Q, Holden became chairman of the executive committee for Southern Pacific Railroad, serving from 1928 to 1932, and then as chairman of the board for SP from 1932 to 1939.

Below is an abbreviated genealogy of Hale Holden.  Where known, sources are listed in the footnotes.  Facts listed below that are not otherwise attributed to a reference source are taken from family tree information that has been posted to FamilySearch.  Databases of this information are available through the download links shown here - the GEDCOM link will work with any program that can import that type of file, the RootsMagic link will work on RootsMagic version 6 or higher, and the complete archive link includes both of those files plus copies of the source documents that were used to assemble the information.

First Generation

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1.  Hale Holden1 was born on 11 Aug 1869 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States.2–8 He appeared in the household of Howard Malcomb Holden in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9 10 He graduated in 1890 from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States.11–12 Hale was educated  from 22 September 1890 to 1892 at Harvard School of Law in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.13 He appeared in the census on 9 June 1900 at 200 East 37th in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.14 He appeared in the census on 3 May 1910 at Columbus Ave, New Trier Township in Winnetka, Illinois, United States.15 Hale lived at 547 West Jackson Blvd in Chicago, Illinois, United States in 1913.16 He lived at 1316 Astor Street in Chicago, Illinois, United States in 1928.7 He sailed from Cherbourg to New York City from 28 November 1928 to 4 December 1928.7 Hale appeared in the census in April 1930 at 610 Park Avenue, Manhattan in New York, New York, United States.17 He appeared in the census on 10 April 1930 at 1316 Astor Street in Chicago, Illinois, United States.18 He sailed from Southampton to New York from 30 September 1933 to 6 October 1933.8 Hale sailed from New York, NY, to Los Angeles, California, from 1 February 1936 to 17 February 1936.6 He listed his address as 165 Broadway, New York, NY. He appeared in the census on 15 April 1940 at East 72nd Street in New York, New York, United States.19 He died on 23 September 1940 at the age of 71 in New York, New York, United States.3,20

Second Generation

2.  Howard Malcomb Holden3 was born on 28 August 1837 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.9,14,21–22 The birth record reads "Malcolm (changed to Howard Malcolm by order of Probate Court, 9 Oct 1855)" He appeared in the household of Eli Holden in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 He appeared in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9 Howard appeared in the census on 7 June 1880 at May Street in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.10 In 1900 he was a real estate agent in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.21 He appeared in the census on 1 June 1900 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.21 Howard was also known as Malcolm Holden.22 Mary Finley Oburn and Howard Malcomb Holden3,5 were married on 30 May 1867 in Hanover, Jefferson, Indiana, United States.

3.  Mary Finley Oburn3 was born in December 1843 in Pennsylvania, United States.9,14,21 She appeared in the household of Howard Malcomb Holden in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9,10,21 She died on 20 March 1928 at the age of 84 in San Diego, California, United States. Mary was also known as Mary O. Holden.10,21

Howard Malcomb Holden and Mary Finley Oburn had the following children:

        i.    Bertha L. Holden9–10 was born on 17 May 1868 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9,21,24 She appeared in the household of Howard Malcomb Holden in the census on 15 July 1870 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.9,10,21 She lived at 105 South 36th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1918.25,26 Louis J. Lautenbach sailed from Honolulu, Hawaii, to San Francisco, California, from 14 June 1922 to 21 June 1922.24 Bertha appeared in the census in April 1930 at 155 73rd Street in New York, New York, United States.27 She appeared in the census on 3 April 1940 at 155 73rd Street in New York, New York, United States.28 She died after 1940.20 Bertha was also known as Bertha H. Lautenbach.24,26
    1    ii.    Hale Holden, born 11 August 1869, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States; died 23 September 1940, New York, New York, United States.
        iii.    Willard Malcolm Holden20–21,25 was born on 14 May 1875 in Missouri, United States.21,25,29,10 In 1900 he was a real estate agent in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.21 He lived at 282 East Market in Akron, Ohio, United States in 1918.25 In 1918 Willard was an accountant at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron, Ohio, United States.25 He registered for the World War I draft on 12 September 1918 in Akron, Ohio, United States.25 He died on 29 June 1953 at the age of 78 in Los Angeles, California, United States.20,29

Third Generation

4.  Eli Holden22 of Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, was born on 7 May 1810.23 He appeared in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 Phebe Shute and Eli Holden22 were married on 29 April 1832 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

5.  Phebe Shute22 was born on 20 April 1810 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 She appeared in the household of Eli Holden in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 She was also known as Phoebe Shute Holden.

Eli Holden and Phebe Shute had the following children:

        i.    Mary Lynde Holden23 was born on 24 December 1833 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23 She appeared in the household of Eli Holden in the census on 21 September 1850 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.23
    2    ii.    Howard Malcomb Holden, born 28 August 1837, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
        iii.    Ellen Maria Holden was born on 16 July 1839 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 24 July 1841 at the age of 2.

6.  William Cummings Oburn was born in 1813 in Cumberland, Guernsey, Ohio. He died on 9 February 1889 at the age of 76 in Eckmansville, Wayne Township, Adams, Ohio, United States.

7.  Mary Jane Findley was born in 1818 in Muskingum,Ohio. She died in 1887 at the age of 69 in Galion, Ohio.

William Cummings Oburn and Mary Jane Findley had the following child:

    3    i.    Mary Finley Oburn, born Dec 1843, Pennsylvania, United States; died 20 March 1928, San Diego, California, United States.

Fourth Generation

8.  Ezra Holden was born on 11 April 1782 in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 25 March 1853 at the age of 70 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Phoebe Nichols and Ezra Holden were married on 19 April 1804 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

9.  Phoebe Nichols was born on 22 February 1778 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, United States. She died on 7 October 1868 at the age of 90 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Ezra Holden and Phoebe Nichols had the following children:

        i.    Ezra Holden was born on 15 April 1805 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 1 July 1874 at the age of 69.
        ii.    Phoebe Holden was born on 27 May 1807 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 17 May 1845 at the age of 37.
        iii.    __ Holden was born on 15 February 1809 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 15 February 1809.
    4    iv.    Eli Holden, born 7 May 1810, of Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.
        v.    Dana Holden was born on 20 October 1812 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 6 September 1887 at the age of 74.
        vi.    Mary Lynda Holden was born on 13 April 1815 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 29 May 1830 at the age of 15.
        vii.    Hannah Sargent Holden was born on 30 July 1817 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 17 December 1869 at the age of 52.
        viii.    Maria Hussey Holden was born on 18 December 1820 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 29 March 1894 at the age of 73.

10.  Samuel Shute was born on 4 March 1773 in Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

11.  Lucy of Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, was born about 1782.

Samuel Shute and Lucy  had the following child:

    5    i.    Phebe Shute, born 20 April 1810, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Fifth Generation

16.  John Holden was born in 1738 in Watertown, Massachusetts. He died in Feb 1806 at the age of 68 in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States. He was buried in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

17.  Mary Knight was born on 28 February 1741 in Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts. She died on 21 May 1842 at the age of 101 in Otisfield, Cumberland, Maine.

John Holden and Mary Knight had the following child:

    8    i.    Ezra Holden, born 11 April 1782, Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; died 25 March 1853, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Footnotes

    1. Harvard Business School, 20th Century American Leaders database (http://www.hbs.edu/leadership/database/leaders/hale_holden.html : accessed 2 December 2013), Hale Holden entr.
    2. , "Hale Holden," Railway Age Gazette, vol. 52, no. 10 (14 September 1914), Google Books (http://books.google.com/books?id=lEIcAQAAMAAJ : accessed 2 December 2013), page 428.
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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with I

  • Idrac, Anne-Marie (born 1951) - President of RATP 2002-2006, president of SNCF 2006-present.
  • Ingalls, Melville E. - President of Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad; president of Cincinnati, Georgetown & Portsmouth Railroad; president of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 44; Official List 1888, pp 36 and 51)
  • Ingersoll, C. E. - President of Midland Valley Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Ingham, William A. - President of East Broad Top Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57; Offical List 1888, p 75)
  • Ingraham, James E. - President of South Florida Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 180)
  • Ingram, John W. (died 2008) - Federal Railroad Administration administrator 1971-1974; president of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1974-1979 [succeeded by William M. Gibbons]; responsible for the black/blue/white livery of the Rock Island.
  • Innes, P. - President of Windsor & Annapolis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Insull, Samuel (1859-1938) - President of Sterling, Dixon & Eastern Electric Railway; president of Union Consolidated Elevated Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1273 and 1275)
  • Irvine, George (1826-1897) - Commissioner for Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway 1876-__.
  • Irwin, W. - Superintendent of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Philadelphia Division. (Poor's 1887, p 11)
  • Isham, W. B. - Owner of Austin & Northwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 9)
  • Ismay, Joseph Bruce (1862-1937) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Ivatt, Henry Alfred (1851-1923) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Northern Railway (UK) 1896-1911 [preceded by Patrick Stirling; succeeded by Nigel Gresley].
  • Ivatt, Henry George (1886-1976) - Son of Henry A. Ivatt, was commonly known as George Ivatt; Chief Mechanical Engineer for London Midland & Scottish Railway 1946-1947 [preceded by Charles Fairburn].
  • Ives, Brayton - President of Northern Pacific Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 33)
  • Ives, Charles John (1831-1906) - President of Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21; Official List 1888, p 23)

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with J

  • Jackson, W. J. - President of Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1202)
  • Jackson, W. S. - President of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Jackson, Ward - First chairman of the West Hartlepool Harbour & Railway in England.
  • Jacomb-Hood, Robert - Chief engineer for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway __-1860 [succeeded by Frederick Banister].
  • James, C. E. - President of Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 187)
  • Janney, Eli H. (1831-1912) - Inventor of the modern knuckle coupler.
  • Jarvis, Ronald G. (1911-1994) - British locomotive engineer who oversaw development of British Rail's class 43 HST power cars.
  • A. G. Jaudon A. G. Jaudon in 1859
  • Jaudon, A. G. - President of Dauphin & Susquehanna Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Jay, John (1805-1872) - British contractor and stonemason whose projects included the Stoke-on-Trent station, part of the Great Northern Railway at King's Cross station, King's Cross goods and passenger stations, London Underground's Metropolitan Line, Colchester station and much of Paddington station.
  • Jayant, M. S. - General manager of the South Central Railway Zone in India.
  • Jenks, Downing B. - President of Missouri Pacific Railroad. (Railway Age, July 13, 1970, p 60)
  • Jewell, B. M. - President of the Railway Employees division of the American Federation of Labor.
  • Jewett, E. A. - Chicago Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Johns, Robert - President of Mattoon, Shelbyville, Pana & Hillsboro Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1313)
  • Johnson, A. H. - President and general manager of Arkansas Midland Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 5)
  • Johnson, James - Locomotive superintendent for Great North of Scotland Railway 1890-1894 [preceded by James Manson; succeeded by William Pickersgill].
  • Johnson, John W. - President of Georgia Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Johnson, L. E. - President of Norfolk & Western Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 133)
  • Johnson, Samuel W. (1831-1912) - Chief mechanical engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1866-1873 [preceded by Robert Sinclair; succeeded by William Adams]; chief mechanical engineer for Midland Railway 1873-1903 [preceded by Matthew Kirtley; succeeded by Richard Deeley].
  • Johnson, William B. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1967-1969 [preceded by Wayne A. Johnston; succeeded by Alan Stephenson Boyd].
  • Johnson, W. O. - Receiver for Chicago & Milwaukee Electric Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1252)
  • Johnston, Charles E. (1881-1951) - president of Kansas City Southern Railway 1928-1938.
  • Johnston, James H. - President of City & Suburban Railway (Savannah, Georgia). (Poor's 1887, p 47)
  • Johnston, Paul W. - President of Erie Railroad 1949-__ [preceded by Robert Eastman Woodruff].
  • Johnston, Wayne A. (1897-1967) - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1945-1966 [preceded by John L. Beven; succeeded by William B. Johnson].
  • Jones, A. W. - President of Birmingham, Selma & New Orleans Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 17; Official List 1888, p 15)
  • Jones, Charles - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Metropolitan Railway.
  • Jones, David (1834-1906) - Locomotive superintendent and chief mechanical engineer for Highland Railway in Scotland 1870-1896 [preceded by William Stroudley; succeeded by Peter Drummond].
  • Jones, J. T. - President of Gulf & Ship Island Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Jones, James C. (1809-1859) - Governor of Tennessee 1841-1845; president of Memphis & Charleston Railroad 1857-1859.
  • Jones, L. A. - President of Alabama & Vicksburg Railroad; president of New Orleans & Northern Railroad; president of Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Jones, Morgan - President of Fort Worth & Denver City Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Jones, Thomas D. - President of Depue & Northwestern Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1213)
  • Jones, William A. - General Manager of Mineral Point & Northern Railway.
  • Jordan, J. A. - President of Green Bay & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1917, p 76)
  • Jourdon, James - President of Brooklyn & Brighton Beach Railroad; receiver and president of Brooklyn, Flatbush & Coney Island Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 21; Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Joyce, Patrick H. (1879-1946) - President of Chicago Great Western Railway 1931-1946.
  • W. T. Joynes W. T. Joynes
  • Joynes, W. T. - President of Petersburg & Weldon Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Judah, Theodore D. (1826-1863) - Chief engineer for Central Pacific Railroad and one of the earlier promoters of a transcontinental railroad across North America.
  • Judson, H. D. - General superintendent of Chicago & Iowa Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 39)
  • Judson, Winslow - President of St. Joseph, St. Louis & Santa Fe Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 169)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with K

  • Kalmbach, Al C. - Founder of Kalmbach Publishing Company, the publisher of Model Railroader and Trains magazines as well as a large number of books about railroading.
  • Kandó, Kálmán (1869-1931) - Hungarian engineer who designed the world's first AC traction electric railway in Italy in 1902.
  • Kane, Elisha Kent (1856-1935) - President of Big Level & Kinzua Railroad; builder of Mt. Jewett, Kinzua & Riterville Railroad (later reorganized as Kushequa Railroad). (Poor's 1887, p 17; Official List 1888, p 15; McKean County Democrat 1935)
  • Kaufman, S. - President of Pittsburgh & Castle Shannon Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 157)
  • Kearney, Edward F. - President of Wabash Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Keefe, J. S. - President of Waukegan & Mississippi Valley Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1245)
  • Keep, Albert - President and chairman of the board of Chicago & North Western Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 41; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 16)
  • Kellogg, John - President of Saratoga, Mt. McGregor & Lake George Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 174)
  • Kellogg, William Pitt (1830-1918) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1881-1883.
  • Kelsey, P. G. - President of Ohio Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 146)
  • Kendrick, John William (1853-1924) - Chief engineer, general manager and vice president of Northern Pacific Railway 1899-1901; vice chairman of the board for Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1901-1905.
  • Kenefick, John - President of Union Pacific Railroad (UP) __-1986 [succeeded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.]; CEO of UP __-1986 [succeeded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.].
  • Kennedy, John S. - Receiver for Central Railroad of New Jersey [with Joseph S. Harris]. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Kennedy, M. C. - President of Cumberland Valley Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 171)
  • Kennedy, Thomas Benton (1827-1905) - President of Mont Alto Railroad; president of Cumberland Valley Railroad 1882-__ [preceded by Frederick Watts]. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, pp 63 and 127; NYT, June 20, 1905)
  • Kennett, Luther Martin (1807-1873) - Vice president of Pacific Railroad Company; president of St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad 1853.
  • Kenney, H. F. - President of Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 157)
  • Kenney, W. P. - President of Great Northern Railway; president of Great Northern Express Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1278)
  • Kenny, Raymond P. - Acting president of Long Island Rail Road 2006-2007 [preceded by James J. Dermody as president; succeeded by Helena Williams as president]
  • Kent, Marvin (1816-1908) - One of the founders of the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad.
  • Kerr, J. B. - President of New York, Ontario & Western Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Keyes, Henry (1810-1870) - Helped to revitalize the Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers Railroad; president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1869-1870 [preceded by Henry C. Lord; succeeded by Ginery Twichell].
  • Kidde, Walter (1877-1943) - President of New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway 1937-1943.
  • Kidder, John F. - President and general manager of Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Kiley, John P. - President of the Milwaukee Road until 1957.
  • Killam, Frank - President of Western Counties Railroad [Nova Scotia]. (Official List 1888, p 193)
  • Kimball, Benjamin - President of California Southern Railroad __-1880 [succeeded by Thomas Nickerson].
  • Frederick J. Kimball Frederick J. Kimball
    Kimball, Frederick J. (1844-1903) - American civil engineer who was instrumental in the formation of the Norfolk & Western Railway; president of Norfolk & Western Railway. (Official List 1888, p 141)
  • Kimball, George L. - President of Dardanelle & Russellville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 53; Official List 1888, p 63)
  • Kimball, Ward (1914-2002) - Disney cartoonist who built the Grizzly Flats Railroad, collaborated with Walt Disney to build the Disneyland Railroad, original host of the "Tracks Ahead" television series for Milwaukee Public Television.
  • King, John - President of New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 139)
  • King, Thomas M. - President of Pittsburgh Junction Railroad; president and general manager of Sharpsville Railroad; president of Baltimore & Ohio Short Line Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 11)
  • Kinsley, Edward W. - President of Brunswick & Western Railroad; president of Wichita & Western Railroad; president of Kingman, Pratt & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 7 and 21; Official List 1888, pp 21 and 197)
  • Kirkwood, James P. (1807-1877) - Designer of Starucca Viaduct.
  • Kirtley, Matthew (1813-1873) - Brother of Thomas Kirtley. Began railway career on the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1826; fireman or Liverpool & Manchester Railway; locomotive foreman 1839-1841 and locomotive superintendent for Birmingham & Derby Junction Railway 1841-1844; chief mechanical engineer for Midland Railway 1844-1873 [succeeded by Samuel W. Johnson].
  • Kirtley, Thomas (1811-1847) - Brother of Matthew Kirtley. Began career as an engine driver for Liverpool & Manchester Railway; founded Thomas Kirtley & Co. locomotive manufacturers in 1837; returned to engine driving in 1841 when his manufacturing business failed; Locomotive superintendent of North Midland Railway 1843-1844, and London, Brighton & South Coast Railway in 1847 [preceded by John Gray; succeeded by John Chester Craven].
  • Kirtley, William (1840-1919) - Locomotive superintendent of London Chatham & Dover Railway 1874-1898.
  • Kittle, C. M. - President of Illinois Central Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Kittson, Norman (1814-1888) - Collaborated with James J. Hill, Donald Alexander Smith and George Stephen in 1879 to purchase the St. Paul & Pacific Railroad, which eventually became the oldest predecessor of Great Northern Railway.
  • Klein, John P. - President of Bridgeport & Southern Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1300)
  • Knight, B. Andrews - President of Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 97)
  • Knight, Rob - Chief Financial Officer for Union Pacific Railroad __-present.
  • Knobeloch, Adolph - President of Belleville & Mascoutah Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1300)
  • Knoph, Aden - President of Evansville, Mt. Carmel & Olney Interurban Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1308)
  • Knott, Stuart R. (1859-1943) - President of Kansas City Southern Railway 1900-1905.
  • Knorr, George (1859-1911) - inventor of the Knorr brake system, the first automatic graduated braking system designed for use in European freight trains.
  • Knox, F. W. - President of Coudersport & Port Alleghany Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Kobusch, F. W. - President of Chicago & Elgin Electric Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1302)
  • Kountze, Augustus (1826-1892) - President of Boston, Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railway; principal backer of Omaha & Northwestern Railroad; financier for Denver & South Park Railroad and Sabine & East Texas Railway; Government director for Union Pacific Railroad and played a key role in setting the locations of the UP's current Harriman Dispatch Center and shops in Omaha; director of Fitchburg Railroad __-1892. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Kountze, Herman (1833-1906) - Brother of Augustus Kountze.  Prominent investor in Omaha & Northwestern Railroad, Denver & South Park Railroad, Sabine & East Texas Railway, Boston, Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railroad and the Troy & Boston Railroad.
  • Krause, Alfred A. - President of Abbotsford & Northeastern Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 12)
  • Krebs, Robert D. - Began railroad career with the Cotton Belt in the 1960s; became the youngest Superintendent of the Pine Bluff Division in 1971 at age 29; president of Southern Pacific Company 1982-1984 [preceded by Alan Furth; succeeded by D. M. Mohan]; CEO of Santa Fe 1984-1995; shared the title of Railroader of the Year in 1996 with Gerald Grinstein (the last CEO of Burlington Northern); CEO of BNSF 1995-2002; director for RailPower Technologies 2002-2005.
  • Krenning, F. H. W. - President of White Hall Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1275)
  • Kruckenberg, Franz Friedrich (1882-1965) - German engineer of high-speed trains including the Schienenzeppelin in 1931 and DRG's class SVT 137 in 1934.
  • Julius KruttschnittJulius Kruttschnitt at a meeting in the 1910s.
  • Kruttschnitt, Julius (1854-1925) - Chairman of the Southern Pacific Company Executive Committee 1913-1925 [preceded by Robert S. Lovett; succeeded by Henry deForest]; president of Southern Pacific Company 1918-1920 [preceded and succeeded by William Sproule].
  • Kryšpín, Vojtěch - Czechoslovak locomotive builder, originator of the Kryšpín system of locomotive class naming.
  • Kummant, Alexander (born 1962) - Began railroad career with Union Pacific.  President of Amtrak 2006-2008 [preceded by David Hughes; succeded by William Crosbie (interim) and Joseph H. Boardman].
  • Kunisawa, Simbei - President of South Manchuria Railway 1917-__.
  • Kunst, A. H. - President and general manager of Clarksburg, Weston & Glenville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 55)
  • Kurrie, H. R. - President of Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1207)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with L

  • LaHood, Ray (born 1945) - United States Secretary of Transportation 2009-2013 [preceded by Mary Peters; succeeded by Anthony Foxx].
  • Laing, Samuel (1812-1897) - Secretary to the railway department of the United Kingdom 1842-1847; member of the Dalhousie Railway Commission where he made the suggestion to implement "parliamentary" rates (one penny per mile) for passenger train travel; chairman of the board of directors for the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1848-1855 [succeeded by Leo Schuster] and 1867-1896 [preceded by Walter Barttelot; succeeded by Thomas Fremantle]; chairman of the Railway Debenture Trust; chairman of the Railway Share Trust.
  • Lamar, Lucius Q. C. (1825-1893) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1880-1881.
  • Lamb, A. - President of Crescent Springs Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Lamb, E. T. - President of Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Lambie, John (1833-1895) - Locomotive superintendent for Caledonian Railway 1891-1895 [preceded by Hugh Smellie; succeeded by John F. McIntosh].
  • Lane, David H. - President of Jamesville & Washington Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Lane, J. S. - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. President of New England Roadmasters Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Laney, David M. (born 1949) - Chairman of the Board of Directors for Amtrak 2002-__.
  • Langdon, C. F. - President of Cincinnati, Columbus & Hocking Valley Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 44)
  • Langenfeld, John - President of Centralia Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1250)
  • Lanir, Charles - President of Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1234)
  • Larkin, J. C. - President of Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Larson, Jim (1935-2008) - Telegrapher for Milwaukee Road; dispatcher and division manager for Chicago & North Western Railway; assistant vice president of operations for Amtrak -1998; worked to extend the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Miami.
  • Lary, V. L. - Presdent of New Jersey & New York Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 131)
  • Lawrence, Charles Napier (1855-1927) - Chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1921-1923; chairman of the board of directors for London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1923-1924.
  • Lawrie, Peter Northall - Chairman of London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1866-1867 [preceded by Leo Schuster; succeeded by Walter Barttelot].
  • Layng, James D. - President of Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis Railway; general manager of New York Central's West Shore Division. (Poor's 1887, p 13; Official List 1888, pp 57 and 137)
  • Leach, Al (born 1935) - Chief general manager of Toronto Transit Commission 1987-1995 [preceded by Alf Savage; succeeded by David L. Gunn].
  • Leavitt, C. W. - President of Peach Bottom Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 151)
  • Elisha Lee in 1913 Elisha Lee in 1913
  • Lee, Elisha (1870-1933) - Vice president of Pennsylvania Railroad; chairman of the Managers Committee of the Railroads.
  • Leitnaker, A. N. - General superintendent of Austin & Northwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 9)
  • Lewis, B. W. - President of Cherry Valley Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 31)
  • Lewis, Roger (1912-1987) - First president of Amtrak 1971-1974. (Phillips, June 1991, p 27)
  • Ledyard, H. D. - President of Detroit Terminal Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Ledyard, Henry Brockholst (1844-1921) - Began his railroad career in 1870 workin in the Engineering Department of Northern Pacific Railroad.  He left that job to become a clerk for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad later in the same year.  He worked through promotions to become Assistant Superintendent, and then Superintendent of the railroad's eastern division.  He became the assistant to William B. Strong in 1874 who was then Superintendent of the Michigan Central Railroad.  Ledyard replaced Strong in that position in 1876.  He succeeded William H. Vanderbilt as president of the Michigan Central in 1883.  Under Ledyard's leadership, the railroad removed a great number of bridges, tight curves and steep grades, increasing the maximum train length from 30 to 80 cars and doubling the car capacities at the same time.  Ledyard then guided the construction of new lines along the Detroit River, which led to the construction of many large manufacturing plants, including the more well-known automobile plants of today.  Ledyard stepped down from the presidency in 1905 but remained Chairman of the Board.
  • Leiter, Joseph - President of Chicago, Zeigler & Gulf Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1211)
  • Lemon, Ernest (1884-1954) - Chief mechanical engineer for London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1931-1932 [preceded by Henry Fowler; succeeded by William Stanier]; later promoted to be vice president of same.
  • Lenroot, Irvine L. (1869-1949) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1919-1921.
  • Leonard, A. G. - President of Union Stock Yards & Transit Company (operated by Chicago Junction Railway). (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1244)
  • Leonard, E. F. - President of Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 187)
  • Leonard, N. A. - President of Connecticut River Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 49; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Levin, Mark - General counsel for Paducah & Louisville Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Levis, John T. - President of Kentucky Central Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Levy, C. M. - President of Western Pacific Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Levy, Jefferson M. - President of East & West of Alabama Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 75)
  • Lewis, Andrew L. "Drew", Jr. (born 1931) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1981-1983 [preceded by Neil Goldschmidt; succeeded by Elizabeth Dole]; president of Union Pacific Railroad (UP) 1986-1987 [preceded by John Kenefick; succeeded by Mike Walsh], CEO of UP 1986-1997 [preceded by John Kenefick; succeeded by Richard Davidson].
  • Lewis, B. W. - President of Cherry Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 36)
  • S. S. L'Hommedieu S. S. L'Hommedieu in 1859
  • L'Hommedieu, S. S. - President of Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Lihme, C. B. - President of Lasalle & Bureau County Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1224)
  • Lincoln, Robert T. - Chairman of Pullman Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1277)
  • Lindholt, Tore (born 1941) - Director general of Norges Statsbaner 1987-1988; president of Norges Statsbaner 1990.
  • Linsley, D. C. - President of Burlington & Lamoille Railroad; president of Canada Atlantic Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 21 and 23; Official List 1888, pp 23 and 27)
  • List, Friedrich (1789-1846) - German economist who strongly advocated for a national railway system in Germany as a means of economic unification within the country.
  • Little, J. C. - President of Louisville & Wadley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 114)
  • Littlejohn, DeWitt C. - President of Brooklyn & Rockaway Beach Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21)
  • Locke, Joseph (1805-1860) - English civil engineer; construction engineer of Stockton & Darlington Railway and Liverpool & Manchester Railway; Chief Mechanical Engineer for Grand Junction Railway.
  • Lockwood, Amelius Richard Mark (1847-1928) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Lockwood, F. St. John - President of Danbury & Norwalk Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 63)
  • Loewy, Raymond (1893-1986) - Industrial designer who worked for Pennsylvania Railroad; his most prominent designs for PRR included the S1 and T1 locomotives.
  • Long, G. L. - New York & New England Railroad. President of Association of Railway Telegraph Superintendents. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Loomis, Edward Eugene (1864-1937) - President of Lehigh Valley Railroad 1917-1937. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Loomis, Francis B. - President of Dayton & Ironton Railroad; president of Mineral Range Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 53; Official List 1888, p 123)
  • Lord, Charles V. - President of Bangor & Katahdin Iron Works Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 11)
  • Lord, George C. - President of Boston & Maine Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 17)
  • Lord, Henry C. (1824-1884) - President of Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad; President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1868-1869 [preceded by William F. Nast; succeeded by Henry Keyes]. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Leonor F. Loree before 1918 Leonor F. Loree before 1918
  • Loree, Leonor F. (1858-1940) - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1901-1904 [preceded by John K. Cowen; succeeded by Oscar G. Murray], Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1904-__, Delaware & Hudson Railroad 1907-1938, Kansas City Southern Railway 1918-1920, and chairman of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1926-1928. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 47)
  • Lorentzsen, Norman - President of Burlington Northern Railroad 1976-1985 [preceded by Robert W. Downing; succeeded by Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.].
  • Lott, John A. (1806-1878) - President of Brooklyn, Flatbush & Coney Island Railway 1874-1878.
  • Lott, U. - President and general manager of San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 173)
  • Loubser, Kobus - Chief mechanical engineer of South African Railways.
  • Love, William T. - President of Lomax Terminal Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1312)
  • Loveland, W. A. H. - President of Denver Circle Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Loveridge, Henry - President of George's Creek & Cumberland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 85)
  • Lovett, Robert S. (1860-1932) - President of Sothern Pacific Company 1909-1911 [preceded by E. H. Harriman; succeeded by William Sproule]; chairman of the Southern Pacific Company Executive Committee 1909-1913 [succeeded by Julius Kruttschnitt]; President of Union Pacific Railroad 1910-1911 [preceded by E. H. Harriman; succeeded by A. L. Mohler].
  • Lowry, Horace (1880-1931) - Son of Thomas Lowry; president of Twin City Rapid Transit __-1931.
  • Lowry, Thomas (1843-1909) - President of Minneapolis Street Railway 1877-1892; president of Twin City Rapid Transit 1892-__; president of Soo Line Railroad 1889-1890 [preceded by William D. Washburn] and 1892-1909. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 32)
  • Lowther, William (1821-1912) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Loyd, Lewis Vivian (1852-1908) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Lucas, O. J. - President of Springfield & Jacksonville Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1317)
  • Luhrsen, J. G. - Executive Secretary of the Railway Labor Executives' Association. (Palmer 1942)
  • Lukes, George H. - President of Illinois Light & Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1261)
  • Luna, Charles - President of the United Transportation Union.
  • Lydon, C. - Superintendent of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's Second Division. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Lyman, W. H. - President of Galesburg & Kewanee Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1260)
  • Lynde, Cornelius - President of Rock Island & Peoria Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Lyster, J. W. "Wes" (1923-2009) - Vice president of Canadian Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers International 1981-1986. (BLET, 14 Aug 2009)

Photo credits:

  • Elisha Lee - Cropped from a scan of the original photo available at the Library of Congress website; photo originally published in 1913 by the Bain News Service. The MARC record for this photograph (retrieved November 22, 2013) asserts that there are "no known restrictions on publication"; as this photo was first pubilshed in the US before 1923, my understanding of copyrights leads me to believe it is in the public domain.
  • S. S. L'Hommedieu - Cropped from a scan of Lloyd's American railroad map of the United States, showing the three proposed roads and the overland mail route to the Pacific, in the collection of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, available through the Library of Congress website, retreived February 11, 2014.  The original document notes that the image was created based on a photograph by "Porter" of Cincinnati for Lloyd's American Guide.  Because this document was first published in 1859, it is my understanding that this is now in the public domain.
  • Leonor F. Loree - The Wikimedia Commons image description page (retrieved May 27, 2012) asserts that this photograph is in the public domain because it was first published in the United States before 1923 (sourced to The Cyclopaedia of American biography. New enl. ed. of Appleton's cyclopaedia of American biography, originally edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. Revision to 1914 complete under editorial supervision of Charles Dick and James E. Homans (1918)).

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with M

  • Macfarlane, Robert Stetson (1899-1982) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1951-1966 [preceded by Charles Eugene Denney; succeeded by Louis W. Menk]; director for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad; director for Colorado & Southern Railway.
  • MacInnes, Miles (1830-1909) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Mackenzie, William (1849-1923) - Part owner of Toronto Street Railway, builder of Canadian Northern Railway predecessors.
  • Mackey, Charles W. - President of Norfolk & Virginia Beach Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 141)
  • Mackey, D. J. - President of Evansville & Terre Haute Railroad; president of Peoria, Decatur & Evansville Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 79 and 155)
  • Mackinnon, F. A. - General superintendent of Canadian Pacific Railway's Ontario Division. (Official List 1888, p 27)
  • Macneill, John Benjamin (1793-1880) - Irish railway civil engineer who proposed many of the routes of the original railway lines in Ireland; he designed many of the original structures, including MacNeill's Egyptian Arch.
  • Macrae, Charles C. - Chairman of London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1920-__ [preceded by Edward Ponsonby].
  • Magee, George J. - President of Fall Brook Coal Company's Railways. (Official List 1888, p 79)
  • Magoun, George C. (1840-1893) - Chairman of the board for Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
  • Mahone, William (1826-1895) - American civil engineer who built the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad.
  • Mallet, Anatole (1837-1917) - Inventor of the Mallet articulated steam locomotive type.
  • Mallett, Charles Beatty (1816-1872) - President of the Western Railroad of North Carolina 1855-1865 and 1867-1868.
  • Mallory, Francis (1807-1860) - Financier and a founder of the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad.
  • Mallory, S. H. - President and general manager of Fulton County Railroad; president of Fitzgerald & Mallory Construction Company, which built and operated other railroad lines in Iowa. (Poor's 1887, p 55; Official List 1888, p 85)
  • Malmborg, Oscar (1820-1880) - Swedish-born U.S. immigration agent for Illinois Central Railroad 1853-1861.
  • Manchester, George H. - President of St. Louis, Kansas City & Colorado Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 171)
  • Manchester, George O. - President of California Southern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, p 25)
  • Mansell, Richard C. (1813-1904) - Carriage superintendent and later works manager for South Eastern Railway (England); locomotive superintendent of SER 1877-1878 [preceded by Alfred Mellor Watkin; succeeded by James Stirling]; resumed as works manager for SER 1878-1882. During his time as carriage superintendent, he invented and patented (in 1848, 1862 and 1866) what has come to be known as the Mansell wheel - a railway wheelset that used a solid wood core instead of spokes on the wheels.
  • Manson, James (1845-1935) - Chief mechanical engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1883-1890 [preceded by William Cowan; succeeded by James Johnson]; Locomotive superintendent for Glasgow & South Western Railway 1890-1911 [preceded by Hugh Smellie; succeeded by Peter Drummond].
  • Manvel, Allen (1837-1893) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1889-1893 [preceded by William B. Strong; succeeded by Joseph Reinhart].
  • Manwiller, Michael - Chief mechanical officer for Heber Valley Railroad.
  • Marble, J. M. C. - President of Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, p 53)
  • Marble, John Hobart (1869-1913) - Assistant to Interstate Commerce Commission member Franklin Knight Lane 1906-1912, working his way up from Lane's clerk to be the attorney in charge of all commission prosecutions; appointed secretary to the Interstate Commerce Commision in 1912, becoming a full commissioner on March 10, 1913.
  • Markham, Charles H. - President of Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad; president of Blue Island Railroad; president of Illinois Central Railroad (IC) 1911-1918 [preceded by James T. Harahan; succeeded by Charles A. Peabody] and 1919-1926 [preceded by Charles A. Peabody; succeeded by Lawrence A. Downs]; president of Kensington & Eastern Railroad; president of St. Louis, Belleville & Southern Railway (subsidiary of IC); president of South Chicago Railroad (subsidiary of IC); president of Benton Southern Railway; president of Fredonia & Reeds Railroad; president of Herrin Northern Railroad; president of Johnson City Southern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1199, 1218, 1222, 1237, 1239, 1300, 1308 and 1310-1)
  • Marquis, M. S. - President of Newcastle & Butler Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 131)
  • Marsh, Douglas Earle commonly known as D. E. Marsh or Earle Marsh (1862-1933) - Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway's Brighton Works 1904-1911 [preceded by R. J. Billinton; succeeded by L. B. Billinton as locomotive superintendent and Albert Panter as carriage and wagon superintendent].
  • Marsh, Ernest S. (1903-1975) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad 1957-1966.
  • Marsh, R. O. - President of Tri-State Traction Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1318)
  • Marshall, R. D. - Receiver for Dayton, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 63)
  • Martin, James - Southern Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Martin, John - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1894-1895.
  • Martin, R. W. - President of Batesville & Brinkley Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13; Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Martin, W. S. - President of Arkansas & Memphis Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Marvin, Robert N. - President of Chautauqua Lake Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 31; Official List 1888, p 36)
  • Mason, E. R. - Receiver for Des Moines, Osceola & Southern Railroad. (Poor;s 1887, p 57)
  • Mason, J. P. - President of Chicago, Waukegan & Fox Lake Traction Company; president of Woodstock & Sycamore Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1256 and 1276)
  • Massey, William (1856-1925) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1919-1922.
  • Masten, N. K. - President of Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Mattoon, George B. - Chairman and president of Mattoon Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 30)
  • Maunsell, Richard (1868-1944) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for South Eastern and Chatham Railway 1913-1923 and Southern Railway in England 1923-1937.
  • Maxwell, J. R. - President of Central Railroad of New Jersey. (Official List 1888, p 31)
  • Mayer, Charles F. - President of Cumberland & Pennsylvania Railroad; president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1888-1896 [preceded by Samuel Spencer; succeeded by John K. Cowen]. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 63)
  • Maynard, Moses, Jr. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1851-1852 [preceded and succeeded by Isaac E. Haviland].
  • Mayon, E. J. - President of the Order of Railway Telegraphers.
  • William Gibbs McAdoo in 1914 William Gibbs McAdoo, 1914
    McAdoo, William Gibbs (1863-1941) - Worked to electrify the Knoxville Street Railroad, involved in the Battle of Depot Street over streetcar line construction; president of Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Co. where he oversaw completion in 1908 of trans-Hudson railway tunnels that were begun by Dewitt Clinton Hasin in the 1880s (tunnels that are still in use by PATH).
  • McAlpine, John K. (1906-1984) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1954-1957 and 1960-1966.
  • McAlpine, William Jarvis (1812-1890) - Assistant engineer of Mohawk & Hudson Railroad 1830-1831; assistant engineer of St. Lawrence Improvement Co. in 1832; New York State Railroad Commissioner 1855-1857; chief engineer and assistant to the president of Erie Railroad; chief engineer and vice president of Galena & Chicago Union Railroad.
  • McCabe, R. T. - President of Wilkes-Barre & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • McCaffrey, J. B. - President of La Salle Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1312)
  • McCallum, Daniel (1815-1878) - Appointed as general superintendent of New York & Erie Railroad in 1885; founded the McCallum Bridge Company in 1858; developed the McCallum inflexible truss used in wooden railroad bridges in the 19th century.
  • McChesney, W. S. - President of East St. Louis Connecting Railway; president of St. Louis Transfer Railway; president of Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC 1915, pp 1214 and 1242)
  • McChesney, W. S., Jr. - President of East St. Louis & Carondelet Railway; president of Wiggins Ferry Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1214 and 1246)
  • McConkey, Charles R. - President of York & Peach Bottom Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • McConnell, James (1815-1883) - Locomotive superintendent for London & North Western Railway's Southern Division 1847-1862 [preceded by Edward Bury; position merged with the Northern Division in 1862; succeeded by John Ramsbottom]; designed a boiler that could burn coal smokelessly in 1852; oversaw design and construction of LNWR's Bloomer and Patent class locomotives.
  • McCormack, Doyle (born 1943) - Railroad preservationist; president of Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation; helped restore SP 4449 to operating condition.
  • McCracken, R. A. - President of Kankakee Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1265)
  • McCrea, James - President of Indianapolis Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 99)
  • McCreery, William - President of Montour Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • McCullough, J. G. - President of Bennington & Rutland Railway; president of Panama Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17; Official List 1888, pp 15 and 151)
  • McCune, J. M. - President of Columbus & Eastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • McDaniel, John Robin - President of Virginia & Tennessee Railroad. (Lloyds 1859)
  • McDonald, A. R. - President and managing director of Temiscouata Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • McDonald, Angus Daniel (1878-1941) - President of Southern Pacific Company [preceded by Paul Shoup; succeeded by Armand Mercier].
  • McDonald, J. R. - President of Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)
  • McDonald, M. A. - General manager of Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Morris McDonald in 1913 Morris McDonald in 1913
  • McDonald, Morris (1865-1938) - President of Boston & Maine Railroad 1913-1914; president of Maine Central Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • McDonnell, A. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for North Eastern Railway 1882-1885.
  • McDougall, John - President of Cumberland Railway & Coal Company. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 63)
  • McDowell, L. D. - President of Artesia, Starkville & Grenada Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • McEwen, Willard M. - President of Chicago & West Towns Railway; president of Chicago, Riverside & Lagrange Railroad; president of Suburban Railroad Compay. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1252, 1255 and 1274)
  • McFall, J. A. - President of Decatur, Sullivan & Mattoon Transit Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1305)
  • McFarlane, Graham - Receiver for Breckenridge Company. (Official List 1888, p 19)
  • McGonagle, W. A. - President of Duluth, Missabe & Northern Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 175)
  • McGuigan, Thomas M. (born 1921) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1972-1974.
  • McHenry, Edwin H. - Receiver for Northern Pacific Railroad [with Frank G. Bigelow]. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 33)
  • McIlhon, C. W. - President of the Mineral Point & Northern Railway.
  • McIntosh, Charles - Receiver and general manager for Denver Circle Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • McIntosh, John F. (1846-1918) - Chief mechanical engineer for Caledonian Railway 1895-1914 [preceded by John Lambie; succeeded by William Pickersgill].
  • McIntyre, J. C. - President of Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • McIntyre, W. H. - President of San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • McIver, Bruce C. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1985-1989 [preceded by Robin H. H. Wilson; succeeded by Charles W. Hoppe].
  • McKeen, William R. - President of Belt Railroad and Stock Yard of Indianapolis; president of Terre Haute & Indianapolis Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 15; Official List 1888, p 185)
  • McKenzie, William Innes - Builder of extensions to the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway in Canada.
  • McKinley, William B. (1856-1926) - Founder and president of Illinois Railway & Light Company 1900-1904; continued as president after its reorganization as the Illinois Traction Company 1904-1922; president of Bloomington & Normal Railway & Light Company; president of Cairo & St. Louis Railway; president of Cairo Electric & Traction Company; president of Chicago, Harvard & Geneva Lake Railway; president of Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria Railway; president of Danville Street Railway & Light Company; president of Decatur Railway & Light Company; president of Bloomington, Decatur & Champaign Railroad; president of Danville & Eastern Illinois Railway; president of Danville & Northern Railroad; president of Danville & Southeastern Railway; president of Danville, Urbana & Champaign Railway; president of Illinois Central Traction Company; president of St. Louis Electric Bridge Company; president of St. Louis Electric Terminal Railway; president of St. Louis, Springfield & Peoria Railroad; president of Jacksonville Railway; president of Northern Illinois Light & Traction Company; president of Peoria Railway; president of Quincy Railway; president of Urbana & Champaign Railway, Gas & Electric Company; president of Illinois Western Railway; president of Peoria, Streator & Ottawa Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1248-9, 1253-4, 1257, 1261-4, 1268-9, 1275, 1311 and 1315)
  • McKinnon, Arnold B. - President of Norfolk Southern Railway and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation 1987-1992 [preceded as CEO by Robert B. Claytor; succeeded by David R. Goode]; Railroader of the Year for 1990 [preceded by W. Graham Claytor, Jr.; succeeded by Mike Walsh].
  • McKissock, Thomas - Receiver and general manager for Council Bluffs & St. Louis Railway; receiver and general manager for Omaha & St. Louis Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 147)
  • McLachlan, Colin (1924-1985) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1975-1981.
  • McLane, Louis (1786-1857) - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1836-1848 [preceded by Joseph W. Patterson; succeeded by Thomas Swann].
  • McLaughlin, Richard - President of St. Johns, St. Augustine & Palatka Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 169)
  • McMeen, S. G. - President of East St. Louis & Suburban Railway; president of East St. Louis Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1258)
  • McMillan, James - President of Michigan Car Company; president of Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railroad; president of Detroit, Mackinac & Marquette Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 26 and 57; Official List 1888, p 73)
  • McMillan, William - President of Missouri Car & Foundry Company. (Poor's 1887, p 30)
  • McNear, Denman - President of Southern Pacific Company 1976-1979 [preceded by Benjamin F. Biaggini; succeeded by Alan Furth].
  • George P. McNear, Jr., in 1938 George P. McNear, Jr., 1938
  • McNear, George P., Jr. - President of Toledo, Peoria & Western Railroad.
  • McNeil, Gary - Managing director of GO Transit 1999-__ [preceded by Rick Ducharme].
  • McNeill, Daniel - President of Mobile & Spring Hill Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • McNeill, E. - President of Shepaug, Litchfield & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175-6)
  • McNulta, John - President of San Francisco, Clear Lake & Humboldt Railroad; receiver for Wabash Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 173-4 and 191)
  • Mead, Varnum B. - President of Franklin & Megantic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Means, John - President of Ashland Coal & Iron Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 5)
  • Measures, Harry Bell (1862-1940) - Architect who designed the original station buildings for the Central London Railway, which opened in 1900.
  • Meehan, J. P. - Western Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Meiggs, Henry (1811-1877) - American promoter and con-man who worked to build the original railway lines in Peru and the line connecting Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile.
  • Meily, L. M. - President of Texas, Santa Fe & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • William Gibbs McAdoo in 1914 Charles Sanger Mellen, 1914
    Mellen, Charles Sanger (1852-1927) - President of St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain Railroad; president of Northern Pacific Railway 1897-1903 [succeeded by Howard Elliott]; president of New Haven Railroad 1903-1913 [succeeded by Howard Elliott]; president of Maine Central Railroad 1910-1914. (Official List 1888, p 19; New York Times, September 3, 1913)
  • Mellon, Thomas - President of Ligonier Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 113)
  • Melnikov, Pavel Petrovich (1804-1880) - Russian engineer and Transport Minister responsible for the selection of 5 ft gauge as the standard for Russian railways.
  • Menk, Louis W. (1918-1999) - President of St. Louis - San Francisco Railway 1962-1966 [succeeded by Jack W. Gilliland]; president of Northern Pacific Railway 1966-1970 [preceded by Robert Stetson MacFarlane; succeeded by BN merger]; first president of Burlington Northern Railroad 1970-1971 [succeeded by Robert W. Downing].
  • Mercier, Armand - President of Southern Pacific Company [preceded by Angus D. McDonald; succeeded by Donald J. Russell].
  • Merriam, E. G. - President of Natchez & Southern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Merrick, George P. - President of North Shore & Western Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1268)
  • Messler, Thomas D. - President of Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley Railway; president of East St. Louis & Carondelet Railway. (Poor's 1887, pp 45 and 59; Official List 1888, pp 49, 51 and 75)
  • Meyer, E. E. - President of Danville, Crescent & Kankakee Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1305)
  • Meyer, Jean Jacques (1804-1877) - French steam locomotive builder and designer of the Meyer articulation type.
  • Michellon, James P. - President of Camden, Gloucester & Mount Ephraim Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Milbank, Jeremiah (1818-1884) - Director for Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway in 1876.
  • Millar, John A. (1855-1915) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1908-1912.
  • Miller, C. - President and general manager of Bangor & Portland Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 13; Official List 1888, p 11)
  • Miller, Charles - President of Cincinnati & Southeastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, p 51)
  • Miller, Darius (1859-1914) - President of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1910-1914 [preceded by George Harris; succeeded by Hale Holden].
  • Miller, Dennis H. - President of Iowa Interstate Railroad 2004-__.
    Miller, George Macculloch (1832-__) - President of Newport & Wickford Railroad & Steamboat Company 1871-__; director for New York, Providence & Boston Railroad 1873-__ then vice president of same; president of Providence & Stonington Steamship Company 1879-__; president of Denver, Utah & Pacific Railroad 1881-1887; president of Housatonic Railroad; director of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57; Official List 1888, p 131; Cresseveur, 2014)
  • Miller, H. W. - President of Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Miller, Henry - President of Missouri & Illinois Bridge & Belt Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1228).
  • Miller, Roswell - President of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 15)
  • Miller, W. A. - President of Chicago & Northern Interurban Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1302)
  • Mills, D. O. - President of Virginia & Truckee Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 191)
  • Mills, Edgar - President of Eureka & Palisade Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 79)
  • Mills, Frederick  (1898-1949) - Chief mechanical engineer of Western Australian Government Railways 1940-1949.
  • Milne, William - Locomotive superintendent for Natal Government Railways 1877-1896.
  • Mineta, Norman (born 1931) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2001-2006 [preceded by Rodney Slater; succeeded by Mary Peters].
  • Minton, A. B. - President of Murphysboro Electric Railway, Light, Heat & Power Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1267)
  • Missenden, Eustace (1886-1973) - General manager of Southern Railway (UK) 1941-1947; chairman of the Railway Executive 1947-1951.
  • Mitchell, Alexander (1817-1887) - President of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad 1864-1887. (Poor's 1887, p 39)
  • Mitchell, John H. (1835-1905) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1877-1879 and 1889-1891.
  • Mitchell, R. M. - President of Augusta, Gibson & Sandersville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 9; Official List 1888, p 9)
  • Moffat, David H. (1839-1911) - Colorado financier and head of nine railroads; namesake of Moffat Tunnel; president of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 69)
  • Mohan, D. M. "Mike" - Final president of Southern Pacific Company 1984-1996 [preceded by Robert Krebs].
  • Molson, John (1763-1836) - Founder of the Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad, the first railroad in Canada.
  • Mongeau, Claude - President of Canadian National Railway 2009-__ [preceded by E. Hunter Harrison].
  • Monsarrat, N. - President and general manager of Cleveland, Akron & Columbus Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 57)
  • Montague, Samuel S. (1830-1883) - Chief engineer for the Central Pacific Railroad.
  • Montgomery, F. B. - President of Chicago West Pullman & Southern Railroad; president of Illinois Northern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1211 and 1219)
  • Moohan, Michael (1899-1967) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1957-1960.
  • Moon, Richard - Chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1861-1891.
  • Mooney, S. L. - President of Bellaire, Zanesville & Cincinnati Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Moore, G. F. - President of St. Louis & O'Fallon Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1236)
  • Moore, Margaret Landry (1923-2005) - "Miss Southern Belle" spokesmodel for Kansas City Southern's Southern Belle passenger trains.
  • Moorman, Charles W. "Wick" (born 1953) - President of Norfolk Southern Railway 2004-2013 [preceded by David R. Goode; succeeded by James A. Squires]; chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation 2005-__ [preceded by David R. Goode].
  • Moorsom, Constantine Richard (1792-1861) - Director for the London & Birmingham Railway 1837-1839; Chairman of the Board for the Birmingham & Gloucester Railway 1841-1843; Chairman of the London & North Western Railway 1852-1861.
  • Moorsom, William (1804-1863) - Chief engineer for the Cromford & High Peak Railway 1830-1832; chief engineer for the Birmingham & Gloucester Railway 1836-__ during which time he oversaw the construction of the Lickey Incline; consulting engineer in 1843 on a new line for the Königlich Preußische und Großherzoglich Hessische Staatseisenbahn in Prussia; consulting engineer in 1845 for the Waterford & Kilkenny Railway in Ireland; consulting engineer in 1847 for the Southampton & Dorchester Railway; consulting engineer in 1856 for a railway connecting Kandy and Colombo in Ceylon; consulting engineer in 1862 for the Ringwood, Christchurch & Bournemouth Railway.
  • Morehead, J. T. - Receiver for Danville, Mocksville & Southwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51)
  • Morey, Edwin - President of Boston & Lowell Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Morgan, Charles Langbridge (1855-1940) - Chief engineer for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1896-__ [preceded by Frederick Banister]; Deputy Director of Railways for the British Army during World War I.
  • Morgan, John Pierpont (1837-1913) - Usually known as J. P. Morgan; American financier who fought with Jay Gould and Jim Fisk for control of several eastern US railroads.
  • Morrill, Anson Peaslee (1803-1887) - President of Maine Central Railroad 1864-1866 and 1873-1875, then vice president of same 1875-1887.
  • Morris, Howard - President of Oshkosh Transportation Company; receiver for Wisconsin Central Railroad [with Henry F. Whitcomb]. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 35 and 41)
  • Morris, Thomas A. (1811-1904) - Supervising engineer for the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad; president of the Bee Line and the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Railroad.
  • Morris, William E. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1853-1862 [preceded by Isaac E. Haviland; succeeded by Coffin Colket].
  • Morrison, Alex - President of Chatham Branch Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 31)
  • Morrison, William Ralls (1824-1909) - Member of the Interstate Commerce Commission 1887-1892; Chairman of the ICC 1892-1897.
  • Morrow, H. C. - President of Prairie State Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1315)
  • Morse, Ephraim (1823-1906) - Organized the San Diego & Gila Railroad in 1879; worked to convince the California Southern Railroad to establish its coastal endpoint in San Diego.
  • Mortimer, James D. - President of Chicago, Waukegan & North Shore Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1304)
  • Morton, Joy - President of Joliet & Eastern Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1264)
  • Morton, L. W. - President of Illinois Central Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1260)
  • Moyers, Edward L. (1928-2006) - President of MidSouth Rail Corporation 1986-1989; president of Illinois Central Railroad 1990-1993 [preceded by Harry J. Bruce; succeeded by E. Hunter Harrison]; final chairman and CEO of Southern Pacific Company 1993-1995 [preceded by Benjamin F. Biaggini; SP merged into UP in 1996]; Railway Age's "Railroader of the Year" for 1995. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Mudge, H. U. - Receiver for Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad; president of Morris Terminal Railway; president of Peoria & Bureau Valley Railroad; president of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1210, 1229 and 1231)
  • Mulliken, J. B. - General Manager of Detroit, Lansing & Northern Railroad; general manager of Saginaw Valley & St. Louis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 73)
  • Mulvane, Joab - President of Chicago, Kansas & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 7)
  • Murphy, W. P. - President of Green Pond, Walterboro & Branchville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 91)
  • Murray, Oscar G. - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1904-1910 [preceded by Leonor F. Loree; succeeded by Daniel Willard]; chairman of the board of directors for B&O 1910-__
  • Myers, Arthur (1868-1926) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1912.
  • Myers, W. H. - President of Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)

Photo credits

  • William Gibbs McAdoo - Official portrait by Harris & Ewing as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The Wikimedia Commons description page for this image (retrieved December 6, 2011) asserts that the image is in the public domain because it was published in the U.S. before 1923.
  • Morris McDonald - Cropped from a scan of the original photo available on the Library of Congress website. This photograph was originally published in 1913 by the Bain News Service. The MARC record for this photograph (retrieved on November 22, 2013) asserts that there are "no known restrictions on publication." Due to the original publish date of 1913 in the United States, my understanding of copyright law is that this photograph is in the public domain.
  • George P. McNear, Jr. - Cropped from a scan of the original photo available as part of the Harris & Ewing Collection on the Library of Congress website. The description page for this image asserts that there are "no known restrictions on publication," and the collection's rights description page (retrieved February 18, 2014) notes that the copyrights have expired on items in the collection.
  • Charles Sanger Mellen - Cropped from a scan of the original photo (available on the Library of Congress website) originally published by Harms & Ewing Photographers in 1914; the rights and reproductions statement for this photograph (retrieved November 22, 2013) assergs that there are "no known restrictions on publications."

 

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with N

  • Nakamura, Korekimi (1867-1927) - Chairman of the South Manchurian Railway 1908-1913, later became Railway Minister for Japan.
  • Nakamura, Yojiro - President of South Manchurian Railway 1914-1917.
  • Nash, John Francis (1908-2004) - Vice president of operations for New York Central Railroad 1953-1956; president of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad 1953-1956; president of Lehigh Valley Railroad 1965-1970.
  • Nast, William F. (1840-1893) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in September 1868 [preceded by Samuel C. Pomeroy; succeeded by Henry C. Lord].
  • Nealley, E. B. - President of Bangor & Piscataquis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 11)
  • Neel, C. M. - President of Pine Bluff, Monroe & New Orleans Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 157)
  • Negrelli, Alois (1799-1858) - Builder of the first railroad in Switzerland, which connected Zurich and Baden.  Inspector for Austrian railways 1840-1857.  Oversaw construction of railways and other public works in the Lombardy-Venetia region.
  • Neilson, Walter Montgomerie (1819-1889) - Took over the family's manufacturing business which became the locomotive manufacturer Neilson & Co.; retired in the 1870s just before the company name change to Neilson, Reid & Co., which was one of the constituents of the North British Locomotive Company merger.
  • Nettleford, Edward - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Nettleton, George H. - President of Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis Railroad; president of Kansas City, Clinton & Springfield Railroad; president of Current River Railroad; president and general manager of Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 103 and 105)
  • Newell, A. B. - President of Toledo Terminal Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Newell, John - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1871-1874 [preceded by John M. Douglas; succeeded by Wilson G. Hunt]; president of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad; president of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 111 and 157-9)
  • Newman, Howard A. - Chairman of the Board for Western Pacific Railroad. (Railway Age, July 13, 1970, p 60)
  • Newton, D. H. - President of Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Nichols, G. W. - President of Bath & Hammondsport Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13)
  • Nicholson, Frank G. - President of Eastern Illinois & Peoria Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1306)
  • Nickerson, Thomas (1810-1892) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1874-1880 [preceded by Henry Strong; succeeded by T. Jefferson Coolidge]; president of California Southern Railroad 1880-1885 [preceded by Bejamin Kimball; succeeded by George B. Wilbur]; first president of Mexican Central Railway 1880-1884 [succeeded by Levi C. Wade].
  • Nixon, W. C. - President of St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Noble, Horace A. - President of Buffalo Creek Transfer Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21)
  • Noble, John W. - President of Alabama Car Works. (Poor's 1887, p 38)
  • Nomura, Ryutaro - President of South Manchurian Railway __-1914.
  • Noon, Thomas F. - President of Peru, Lasalle & Deer Park Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1233)
  • Noonan, William T. - President of Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 10)
  • Norris, C. D. - Superintendent of Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Railway's Ohio River Division. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Norris, Earnest E. - President of Southern Railway (U.S.) 1937-1951 [preceded by Fairfax Harrison; succeeded by Harry A. deButts].
  • Norris, William (1802-1867) - Founder of Norris Locomotive Works, namesake of the 4-2-0 Norris type steam locomotive wheel arrangement.
  • Northrup, Jay H. - Receiver and general manager of Chattaroi Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 31)
  • Norton, Eckstein - President of Louisville & Nashville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 113)
  • Norton, M. G. - President of Winona Bridge Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 39)
  • Nottingham, Charles D. "Chip" - Chairman of the United States Surface Transportation Board 2006-present.
  • Nutt, Henry C. - President of Atlantic & Pacific Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 9Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Nuttall, William - President of Illinois Midland Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1310)

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with O

  • Oakes, Thomas Fletcher (1843-1919) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1888-1893. (Railway Age, 1887, p 236)
  • Oberhelman, Doug - CEO of Caterpillar, Inc. 2010-present.
  • O'Brien, J. P. - President of Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • O'Connor, M. J. - President of Louisville, New Albany & Corydon Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 115)
  • Ogden, William Butler (1805-1877) - President of Chicago & North Western Railway.
  • Ohliger, Lewis P. (1843-1923) - Trustee for the Wooster & Lodi Railway in Ohio.
  • Olyphant, R. M. - President of Delaware & Hudson Canal Company. (Poor's 1887, p 53; Official List 1888, p 67)
  • Osborn, William H. (1820-1894) - Director of Illinois Central Railroad beginning in 1854; president of Illinois Central Railroad 1855-1865 [preceded by John N. A. Griswold; succeeded by John M. Douglas]; president of Chicago, St. Louis & New Orleans Railroad 1875-1882.
  • Ossoski, Sidney - President of Chicago & Oak Park Elevated Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1252)
  • O'Toole, Tim - VP for Conrail 1987-1996; President and CEO of Conrail 1998-2001; Managing Director of London Underground 2002-2009; President of CRR Holdings 2008-__; CEO of FirstGroup 2010-__.
  • Outram, Benjamin (1764-1805) - British civil engineer and pioneer in building tramways.
  • Owen, John S. - President of Drummond & Southwestern Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 21)
  • Owen, W. F. - President of Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with P

  • Paddock, B. B. - President of Fort Worth & Rio Grande Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Page, William N. (1854-1924) - American civil engineer who built the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and the Virginian Railway.
  • George Palmer George Palmer
  • Palmer, George - President of Buffalo & Erie Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Palmer, John B. - President of Petersburg Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 7; Official List 1888, p 155)
  • Palmer, W. J. - President of Mexican National Railroad Construction Company. (Official List 1888, p 119)
  • Palmer, W. S. - President of Northwestern Pacific Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Palmer, William Jackson (1836-1909) - Builder of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, president of same. (Poor's 1887, p 55; Official List 1888, p 69)
  • Pardee, A., Jr. - President of East Tennesee & Western North Carolina Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 75)
  • Park, John C. - Locomotive superintendent for North London Railway 1873-__ [preceded by William Adams].
  • Parsons, Charles - President of Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Patterson, Joseph W. - Interim president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1836 [preceded by Philip E. Thomas; succeeded by Louis McLane].
  • Pattison, Robert K. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1976-1978 [preceded by Walter L. Schlager, Jr.; succeeded by Francis S. Gabreski].
  • Patton, I. V. - President of Sharpsville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)
  • Patton, J. R. - President of Lincoln Railway & Heating Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1266)
  • Patton, J. V. - Superintendent of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Pittsburgh Division. (Poor's 1887, p 11)
  • Patton, W. A. - President of Norfolk & Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Paul, Thomas Haig (born 1820) - American locomotive builder who built in 1864 the first narrow gauge locomotive that was constructed completely in the United States.
  • Pavey, Louis G. - President of City Railway Company of Mount Vernon. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1256)
  • Payne, Henry C. (1843-1904) - President of Milwaukee & Northern Railroad, president of Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company, president of Milwaukee & Cream City Traction Company, president of American Street Railway Association in 1893, appointed receiver for Northern Pacific Railway in August 1893.
  • Peabody, Charles A. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1918-1919 [preceded and succeeded by Charles H. Markham].
  • Peabody, John - President of Columbus & Rome Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 49; Official List 1888, p 59)
  • Pearce, T. P. - President of Cobourg, Blairton & Marmora Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 58)
  • Pearce, Thomas M. - President of Madison, Illinois & St. Louis Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1229)
  • Pearson, E. J. - President of New Haven Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Pease, Edward (1767-1858) - First owner of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
  • Peasley, J. C. - President of Ottumwa & Kirkville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Peck, G. L. - President of Dayton Union Railroad; president of Pennsylvania Terminal Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Peck, Ralph L. - President of Waukegan, Rockford & Elgin Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1246)
  • Pelletier, Jean (1935-2009) - Chairman of VIA Rail 2001-2004.
  • John J. Pelley in 1938 John J. Pelley at a meeting in 1938
  • Pelley, John Jeremiah - President of the Association of American Railroads. (Palmer 1942)
  • Pelton, G. P. - President of New York & Massachusetts Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 135)
  • Peña, Federico (born 1947) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1993-1997 [preceded by Andrew Card; succeeded by Rodney Slater].
  • Pendleton, George H. (1825-1889) - President of Kentucky Central Railroad 1869-1879.
  • Pennington, E. - President of Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste Marie Railroad; president of St. Paul Union Depot; president of Central Terminal Railway (subsidiary of MStP&SSM); president of Wisconsin Central Railway (operated by MStP&SSM); chairman and president of Western Express Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1200, 1227, 1246 and 1280)
  • Perben, Dominique (born 1945) - Minister of Transportation for France 2005-2007.
  • Perkins, A. T. - President of Chicago, Milwaukee & Gary Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1208)
  • Perkins, B. - President of East Alabama Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 57; Official List 1888, p 73)
  • Perkins, Charles Elliott (1840-1907) - President of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1881-1901 [succeeded by George Harris]; president of Burlington & Missouri River Railroad; president of Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad; president of Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 33, 35 and 37; Official List 1888, pp 23, 41, 91 and 103)
  • Perkins, Charles Elliott, Jr. - Son of Charles Elliott Perkins; president of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad 1918-1920 [preceded and succeeded by Hale Holden].
  • Perkins, George Clement (1839-1923) - President of Pacific Coast Railroad. Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1913-1915. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Perris, Fred T. (1836-1916) - Chief engineer of the California Southern Railroad, a subsidiary of the Santa Fe that built the route through Cajon Pass; chief engineer of California Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 25; Serpico 1988)
  • Perry, Marsden J. - Chairman of the board for Norfolk Southern Railroad. (Poor's 1917, p 124)
  • Perry, William F. - President of Bridgton & Saco River Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Peters, Mary (born 1948) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2006-2009 [preceded by Norman Mineta; succeeded by Ray LaHood].
  • Peters, Ralph (1853-__) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1905-1923 [preceded by William F. Potter; succeeded by Samuel Rea]. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Petsch, Charles H. - President of Keokuk, Nauvoo & Fort Madison Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1311)
  • Peyton, J. H. - President of Nashville, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Phair, E. E. - Superintendent of Kent Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 105)
  • Phelan, James D. (1861-1930) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1915-1917.
  • Phelps, D. P. - President of Peoria Terminal Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 155)
  • Phelps, John Jay (1810-1869) - One of the founders of and first president for Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad.
  • Phelps, Timothy Guy (1824-1899) - First president of Southern Pacific Company 1865-1868 [succeeded by Charles Crocker].
  • Phillips, E. B. - President of Fitchburg Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 81)
  • Phillips, William H. - President of Norfolk Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 143)
  • Phinizy, C. H. - President of Atlanta & West Point Railway. (Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Picard, F. J. - Receiver and general manager for Columbus & Eastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Pickersgill, William (1861-1928) - Locomotive superintendent for Great North of Scotland Railway 1894-1914 [preceded by James Johnson; succeeded by Thomas E. Heywood]; chief mechanical engineer for Caledonian Railway 1914-1923 [preceded by John F. McIntosh].
  • Pierce, George A. - President of St. Joe Railway. (Official List 1888, p 169)
  • Pierce, Henry B. - President of Golconda Northern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1309)
  • Pierce, T. M. - President of St. Louis Merchants' Bridge Company (subsidiary of StLMBTRy). (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1238)
  • Pihl, Carl Abraham (1825-1897) - Director of Norges Statsbaner 1865-1897.
  • Pillsbury, F. C. - President of Minneapolis, Lyndale & Minnetonka Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 123)
  • Pillsbury, J. S. - President of Minneapolis Eastern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 123)
  • Pinkney, H. K. - President of Peoria & Pekin Union Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1232)
  • Plant, Henry B. (1819-1899) - President of the Plant System; president of Charleston & Savannah Railroad; president of Savannah, Florida & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 35 and 174)
  • Plant, M. F. - President of Southern Express Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1279)
  • Platt, F. H. - President of Midland Railroad (U.S.). (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Platt, Thomas C. - President of Addison & Northern Pennsylvania Railway; president of Southern Central Railroad; receiver for Bradford, Eldred & Cuba Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 1 and 19; Official List 1888, pp 1 and 177)
  • Plunkett, David Robert (1838-1919) - Director for London & North Western Railway; chairman of the board of directors for North London Railway; director for Central London Railway 1900-__.
  • Pollitt, H. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Central Railway 1897-1900.
  • Poltevent, John - President of East Louisiana Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 75)
  • Pomeroy, Samuel C. (1816-1891) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1863-1868 [preceded by Cyrus K. Holliday; succeeded by William F. Nast].
  • Ponsonby, Edward (1851-1920) - Director for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1895-1920, and chairman of same 1908-1920 [preceded by Thomas Fremantle; succeeded by Charles C. Macrae].
  • Poor, John Alfred (1808-1871) - Developed the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad and the Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad together to promote Portland, Maine, as a viable ocean port for business connecting to Montreal; director of same 1846-1853.
  • Pope, John Henry - Minister of Railways and Canals for Canada; president of Canada Atlantic Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, pp 99 and 162)
  • Poppenhusen, Adolph - President of Long Island Rail Road in 1877 [preceded by David N. Ropes; succeeded by Thomas R. Sharp].
  • Poppenhusen, Conrad (1818-1883) - Founder of Flushing & North Side Railroad; president of Long Island Rail Road in 1876 [preceded by Henry Havemeyer; succeeded by David N. Ropes].
  • Porta, Livio Dante (1922-2003) - Argentinian steam locomotive mechanical engineer.
  • Porteous, John - President of Association of General Freight Agents of Canada. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Porter, George M. - President of St. Croix & Penobscot Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Porter, H. H. - President of Chicago & Indiana Coal Railway; president of Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad; chairman of Duluth & Iron Range Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 39; Official List 1888, pp 37 and 73)
  • Porter, Henry Kirke (1840-1921) - Founder of H. K. Porter, Inc., locomotive manufacturing company.
  • Porter, John - President and general manager of Chicago, Iowa & Dakota Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 43)
  • Porter, Joseph F. - President of Moline, Rock Island & Eastern Traction Company; president of Tri City Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1267 and 1274)
  • Posner, Henry, III - Conrail. (Trains, June 1991, p 18)
  • Post, Waldron B. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1838-1839 [preceded by Valentine Hicks; succeeded by George B. Fisk].
  • Potter, M. W. - President of Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Potter, William F. - President of Long Island Rail Road in 1905 [preceded by William H. Baldwin; succeeded by Ralph Peters].
  • Pottinger, David - Chief superintendent of Intercolonial Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Potts, F. A. - President of New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 141)
  • Potts, George H. - President of Charlotteburg & Green Lake Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 31)
  • Pratt, Julius Howard (died 1909) - Founder of the New York & Greenwood Lake Railway in 1878.
  • Prebble, Richard W. (born 1948) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1984-1990.
  • Prendergast, Thomas F. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1994-2000 [preceded by Charles W. Hoppe; succeeded by Kenneth J. Bauer].
  • Price, W. P. - President of Gainesville & Dahlonega Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 85)
  • Prill, Max - President of Centralia & Central City Traction Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1249)
  • Prouty, Charles A. (1853-1921) - Commissioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission 1896-1914, chairman of the commission 1912-1913; Director of Valuation for the ICC 1914-__; director of Division of Public Service and Accounting for the United States Railroad Administration 1918-1921.
  • Provo, Larry - President of Chicago & North Western Railway 1972-__ [preceded by Benjamin W. Heineman].
  • Pullman, George M. (1831-1897) - Founder of Pullman Palace Car Company.
  • Pulsifer, R. M. - President of Marietta & North Georgia Railroad; president of Washington & Potomac Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 117 and 193)
  • Purdy, T. C. - President of Mann's Budoir Car Company. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • Pusey, Charles J. - General manager of Irondale, Bancroft & Ottawa Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Putnam, Henry W. - President of Brooklyn Elevated Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Putnam, W. L. - President of Rumford Falls & Buckfield Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Pycott, J. S. - President of Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad.

Photo credits

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with Q

  • Quarles, William Andrew (1825-1893) - President of the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railway.
  • Quinn, William John - President of the Milwaukee Road beginning in 1957.
  • Quisenberry, H. C. - President of Lincoln Railway & Light Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1266)

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with R

  • Ramsbottom, John (1814-1897) - Began railroad career with Sharp, Roberts & Co. in 1839; locomotive superintendent of the Manchester & Birmingham Railway 1842-1846; locomotive superintendent of London & North Western Railway's North Eastern Division 1846-1857, then when the division merged with the Northern Division, continued as locomotive superintendent for the Northern Division 1857-1862 [preceded by Francis Trevithick], then when the Northern and Southern divisions were merged in 1862, continued as locomotive superintendent for the whole railroad 1862-1871 [succeeded by Francis William Webb]; retired in 1871 but became a consulting engineer and director for Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway in 1883; director for Beyer-Peacock. Designed the first water troughs that were used by steam locomotives to collect water while at speed.
  • Randolph, A. Philip (1889-1979) - Founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925.
  • Randolph, E. - President of Arizona Eastern Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Rankin, John - President of Great Northern Railway (U.S.); president of Montreal & Sorel Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 89 and 129)
  • Ransom, Matt Whitaker (1826-1904) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1879-1880.
  • Raoul, W. G. - President of Mobile & Gerard Railroad; president of Port Royal & Augusta Railroad; president of Savannah, Griffin & North Alabama Railroad; president of Mexican National Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 27 and 29; Official List 1888, p 119)
  • Rastrick, John Urpeth (1780-1856) - English steam locomotive builder and partner with James Foster in Foster, Rastrick & Co., the company that built the Stourbridge Lion.
  • Rathbun, E. W. - President of Bay of Quinte Railway & Navigation Company. (Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Raven, Vincent - Chief Mechanical Engineer for North Eastern Railway 1910-1922.
  • Ravenel, A. F. - President of Cheraw & Darlington Railroad; president of Cheraw & Salisbury Railroad; president of Northeastern Railroad of South Carolina. (Poor's 1887, p 7; Official List 1888, pp 36 and 143)
  • Rawn, Ira Griffith (1855-1910) - General manager of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1904-1907; vice president of operations for Illinois Central Railroad 1907-1909; president of Monon Railroad 1909-1910 [preceded by W. H. McDoel; succeeded by Fairfax Harrison]. Rawn was implicated in a scandal involving corruption against the Illinois Central; he is alleged to have approved a number of car repair contracts in which the railroad was deliberately overcharged for repair work. The gunshot that killed him was reportedly self-inflicted as the scandal broke in court.
  • Rawson, A. E. - President of Chicago River & Indiana Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1209)
  • Samuel ReaSamuel Rea at a meeting in the 1910s.
  • Rea, Samuel (1855-1929) - President of Pennsylvania Railroad 1913-1925 [preceded by James McCrea; succeeded by William W. Atterbury]; president of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway; president of Long Island Rail Road 1923-1928 [preceded by Ralph Peters]; president of New York Connecting Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC 1915, p 1234; Poor's 1917, p 149)
  • Reale, John - Vice president for traffic of Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Reasoner, A. - Superintendent of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's Morris & Essex Division. (Poor's 1887, p 53)
  • Ree, Frank - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1909-1914 [preceded by Frederick Harrison; succeeded by Robert Turnbull].
  • Reed, Frank B. - President of Milwaukee, Peoria & St. Louis Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1313)
  • Reed, J. H. - President of Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Reed, John Shedd (1917-2008) - President of Santa Fe Railroad 1967-1986.
  • Reed, W. H. - Eastern Division superintendent for Pullman Palace Car Company. (Poor's 1887, p x)
  • Reid, Robert Gillespie (1842-1908) - Builder of many Canadian railway bridges and the Newfoundland Railway.
  • Reid, William P. (1854-1932) - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1903-1919 [preceded by Matthew Holmes; succeeded by Walter Chalmers].
  • Reidy, Edward T. (1903-1975) - President of Chicago Great Western Railway 1957-1968.
  • Reilly, T. A. - President of People's Railway. (Official List 1888, p 154)
  • Reinhart, Joseph - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1893-1894 [preceded by Allen Manvel; succeeded by Aldace F. Walker].
  • Reistrup, Paul H. - Traffic Vice President for Illinois Central Railroad.  President of Amtrak 1974-1978 [succeeded by Alan Stephenson Boyd]. (Phillips, June 1991, p 28)
  • Reuter, Lawrence G. - General manager of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority [preceded by David L. Gunn].
  • Reynolds, Joseph - President and general manager of Hot Springs Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Reynolds, Stephen W. - President of Mexican Central Railroad 1891-__ [preceded by Levi C. Wade].
  • Rhinelander, F. W. - President of Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railway. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Rhodes, Cecil (1853-1902) - British engineer responsible for the main Cape-Cairo Railway route in Africa.
  • R. N. Rice R. N. Rice in 1859
  • Rice, R. N. - Superintendent of Michigan Central Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Rich, Walter - President of Delaware Otsego Corporation; president of New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway; president of Lackawaxen & Stourbridge Railroad; president of Staten Island Railway. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Richards, E. - President of Tennessee Central Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Richards, George - President of Hibernia Mine Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Richards, H. T. - President of Sonora and New Mexico & Arizona Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 177)
  • Richards, L. Harry - President of Potomac, Fredericksburg & Piedmont Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 161-2)
  • Richardson, George W. - Awarded a US patent on September 25, 1866, for a steam locomotive pop safety valve.
  • Richmond, Dean (1804-1866) - Director of Utica & Buffalo Railroad; vice president of New York Central Railroad 1853-1864; president of New York Central Railroad 1864-1866 [preceded by Erastus Corning]; president of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway.
  • Richmond, James - General manager of Jamaica Railway 1900-__.
  • Riddles, Robert (1892-1983) - Apprenticed at London & North Western Railway's Crewe Works 1909-1913; helped with Crewe's reorganization in the mid-1920s then did similar reorganization assistance for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway's (LMS) Derby Works; assistant to William Stanier 1933-1937; mechanical & electrical engineer in Glasgow 1937-1939; chief stores superintendent for LMS 1943-1944; vice president of LMS 1944-1947; member of the railway executive for mechanical and electrical engineering (effectively chief mechanical engineer) for British Railways 1948-1953.
  • Rideout, N. D. - President of Northern California Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 143)
  • Ridgway, R. M. - Superintendent of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's 4th Division. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Riggs, Edward (1856-1924) - Assistant to the president of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; served as a liaison between the railroad and American newspapers.
  • Riley, L. A. - President of Lehigh & Hudson River Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Rintoul, James - Receiver for Houston & Texas Central Railroad [with Charles Dillingham and Nelson S. Easton]. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Rión, Francisco Javier - CEO of Grupo Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana 2005-__.
  • Ripley, Edward Hastings (1839-1915) - President of Raritan River Railroad 1888-__.
  • Ripley, Edward Payson (1845-1920) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1895-1920 [preceded by Aldace F. Walker; succeeded by William Benson Storey]; president of Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad; president of Panhandle & Santa Fe Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1196)
  • Ritchie, Robert J. - President and CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway 1995-__.
  • Ritchie, S. J. - President of Central Ontario Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 27; Official List 1888, p 33)
  • Roberts, George B. - President of Camden & Atlantic Raiload; president of Northern Central Railroad; president of Pennsylvania Railroad; president of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad; president of West Jersey Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 25, 143, 151-3, 159 and 195)
  • Robertson, A. - President of Cairo & Thebes Railroad (U.S.). (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1200)
  • David B. Robertson in 1938David B. Robertson in a meeting with the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee chairman on May 20, 1938.
  • Robertson, David B. - President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.
  • Robertson, J. G. - President of Quebec Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 163)
  • Robertson, William B. - President of Greenwich & Johnsonville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 91)
  • Robinson, Albert Alonzo (1844-1918) - Vice president and general manager of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
  • Robinson, D., Jr. - President of Toledo, Saginaw & Muskegon Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 187)
  • Robinson, Edwin - President of Richmond & Potomac Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Robinson, J. G. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Central Railway 1900-1922.
  • Robinson, John M. - President of Carolina Central Railroad; president of Raleigh & Augusta Air Line Railroad; president of Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 29, 163 and 174)
  • Robinson, Joseph - President of Scioto Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 174)
  • Robinson, Nelson - President of Kanawha & Ohio Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 103)
  • Robitaille, T. - President of Baie des Chaleurs Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 9)
  • Rogers, Albert Bowman (1829-1889) - American surveyor who, while working for Canadian Pacific Railway, found a pass through the Canadian Rockies that would eventually bear his name, Rogers Pass.
  • Rogers, D. W. - President of Talladega & Coosa Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Rogers, Henry Huttleston (1840-1909) - American financier partly responsible for the Virginian Railway.
  • Rogerson, Albert Chorley - General manager of Beyer, Peacock & Company.
  • Root, Russell C. - President of Bennington & Glastenbury Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17; Official List 1888, p 15)
  • Ropes, David N. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1876-1877 [preceded by Conrad Poppenhusen; succeeded by Adolph Poppenhusen].
  • Rose, Matt - Chief Executive Officer of BNSF Railway.
  • Ross, Alexander (1845-1923) - Began railway career for the Great North of Scotland Railway; worked for London & North Western 1871-1884 with some time in 1874 working for the North Eastern Railway; worked for Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 1884-1890; chief engineer for Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway 1890-1896; chief engineer of Great Northern Railway (UK) 1896-1911.
  • Ross, James G. - President of Quebec & Lake St. John Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 163)
  • Ross, James Levison (1848-1913) - Resident engineer for Ulster & Delaware Railroad 1870-__; chief engineer of Wisconsin Central Railway 1873-__; chief engineer of Lake Ontario Shore Railroad; manager and chief engineer of Victoria Railway; builder of Credit Valley Railway in 1878-9; consulting engineer for Ontario & Quebec Railway; general manager and chief engineer of North American Railway Contracting Company (which was formed to execute construction of Canadian Pacific Railway's main line); construction maager of Ontario & Quebec Railway 1886-__; builder of International Railway of Maine which served as Canadian Pacific's first entry into the United States.
  • John Ross John Ross in 1859
  • Ross, John - President of Grand Trunk Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Ross, Walter L. - President of Detroit & Toledo Railroad; president of Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railroad; president of Nickel Plate Road 1925-__ [preceded by John Joseph Bernet]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1243)
  • Ross, William Gilles (born 1863) - Comptroller for Montreal Street Railway 1896-1899; managing director for Montreal Street Railway 1904-1910; managing director for Montreal Park & Island Railway; president of Quebec Railway, Light & Power Company in 1909; general manager Suburban Tramway & Power Company; president of Montreal Street Railway Mutual Benefit Association; president of Canadian Street Railway Association in 1904; president of Street Railway Accountants' Association of America in 1904; vice president of American Street Railway Association in 1910; director for Nova Scotia Tramway & Power Company; director for Montreal Tramways Company. (Greene 1912, p 506)
  • Rough, William R. - President of St. Joseph Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 169)
  • Rouvillois, Philippe - President of SNCF __-1986.
  • Roy, Mukul (born 1954) - Railway Minister of India 2012-__ [preceded by Dinesh Trivedi].
  • Runkle, George N. - President of Macomb, Industry & Littleton Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1225)
  • Runnells, John S. - President of Pullman Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1277)
  • Russell, Donald J. (1900-1985) - President of Southern Pacific Company 1952-1964 [preceded by Armand Mercier; succeeded by Benjamin F. Biaggini]; chairman of the Southern Pacific Company board of directors 1964-1972 [preceded by Hale Holden in 1939; position vacant 1939-1964 and 1972-1976; succeeded by Benjamin F. Biaggini in 1976].
  • Russell, Lawrence - President of Arizona & New Mexico Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Russell, William A. - President of Cheshire Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 31; Official List 1888, p 36)
  • Ruthven, __ - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1855-1857.
  • Ryan, John T. - President of Anglesea Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • Ryan, Michael Patrick (1825-1893) - Director of Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway __-1875.

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John Shedd Reed: 1917-2008

There are various stories around the news sites today that John Shedd Reed, president of the Santa Fe Railroad from 1967 to 1986, passed away over the weekend. The AP says it happened on Sunday, but the Chicago Tribune says Saturday. Whichever day it happened (and if you have more information please let me know), the railroad industry lost an influential executive. Reed was the grandson of John G. Shedd, the second president of Marshall Field and the founder of Shedd Aquarium (Reed himself was president of the aquarium from 1984 to 1994). As president of the Santa Fe, Reed took the railroad through the deregulation period of the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was also under his leadership that the Santa Fe told Amtrak it could no longer use the "Chief" or "Super Chief" names on its passenger trains in 1976 due to a significant decrease in the perceived quality of a ride aboard them.

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with S

  • Sabin, Dwight (1843-1902) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1887-1889; president of Minnesota & Wisconsin Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 31)
  • Salisbury, A. C. - Superintendent of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's Utica Division. (Poor's 1887, p 53)
  • Salius, Sol - President of Alton & Mississippi River Belt Railway & Transportation Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1299)
  • Sampsell, Marshall E. - President of Central Illinois Public Service Company; president of Central Illinois Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1249)
  • Sanborn, John P. - President of Port Huron & Northwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Sandberg, Steve - Chief Operating Officer of Friends of the 261.
  • Sanders, Thomas Collett - President of Mexican Railway. (Official List 1888, p 119)
  • Sargent, Aaron Augustus (1827-1877) - American journalist, lawyer and politician who authored the first Pacific Railroad Act, authorizing construction of the first transcontinental railroad in North America.
  • Sargent, C. S. - President of Boston & Albany Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Saunders, E. N. - Chairman and president of Northwestern Coal Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 34)
  • Saunders, Stuart T. - Chairman of Penn Central.
  • Savage, Alfred H. "Alf" - Chief general manager of Toronto Transit Commission 1981-1987 [preceded by R. Michael Warren; succeeded by Al Leach].
  • Sawyer, Philetus (1816-1900) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1883-1887.
  • Sayer, C. A. - President of Elgin-Evanston Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1307)
  • Sayler, Carl E. - President of Northern Illinois Industrial Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1314)
  • Sayles, W. F. - President of Moshassuck Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Scandrett, H. A. - Trustee for Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.
  • Scannell, Daniel Thomas, Jr. (1912-2000) - President of Long Island Rail Road in 1981 [preceded by Francis S. Gabreski; succeeded by Robin H. H. Wilson].
  • Schaff, C. E. - President of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad; president of Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Scheer, E. W. - President of Reading Railway. (Palmer 1942)
  • Schichau, Ferdinand (1814-1896) - Founder of German locomotive manufacturing company Schichau-Werke.
  • Schieffer, Kevin V. - President of Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad 1996-2008; President of Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad 2002-2008.
  • Schiff, Charles - President of Alabama Great Southern Railroad; president of New Orleans & North Eastern Railroad; president of Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railroad; president of Vicksburg & Meridian Railroad; president of Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 53)
  • Schlager, Walter L., Jr. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1969-1976 [preceded by Frank Aikman, Jr.; succeeded by Robert K. Pattison].
  • Schmid, A. E. - Resident engineer for Cape Government Railways' Cape Eastern System.
  • Schoolfield, J. H. - President of Danville & New River Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51)
  • Schott, W. H. - President of Marion & Eastern Railroad; president of Southern Illinois & St. Louis Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1226 and 1316)
  • Schoyer, A. M. - President of Calumet Western Railway; president of Englewood Connecting Railway; president of South Chicago & Southern Railroad (subsidiary of PRR). (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1200, 1215 and 1239)
  • Schreiber, Collingwood - General manager of Intercolonial Railway; general manager of Prince Edward Island Railway. (Official List 1888, pp 99 and 162)
  • Schroeder, F. A. - President of Sea View Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)
  • Schubert, Johann Andreas (1808-1870) - Builder of the first German steam locomotive, Saxonia.
  • Schultze, John S. - President of Freehold & New York Railroad; president of Newburg, Dutchess & Connecticut Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 85 and 131)
  • Schumacher, Jas. M. - President of Jacksonville & Atlantic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Schuster, Leo (1791-1871) - Chairman of London & Brighton Railway; chairman of London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1855-1866 [preceded by Samuel Laing; succeeded by Peter Northall Lawrie].
  • Schuyler, Robert - First president of Illinois Central Railroad 1851-1853 [succeeded by William P. Burrall].
  • Schwartz, J. E. - President of Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 159)
  • Schwartze, F. W. - President of Cincinnati & Westwood Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 45)
  • Schweibinz, Max - President of Somerset County Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 177)
  • Scofield, C. W. - President of Montgomery & Florida Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Scott, Charles N. - Receiver for Oregonian Railroad Limited. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Scott, D. Jackson - Resident engineer for Cape Government Railways' Cape Midland System.
  • Scott, Fred R. - President of Richmond & Petersburg Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 7; Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Scott, George S. - President of Richmond & Danville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 165)
  • Scott, I. Barry - President of CP Rail until 1995.
  • Scott, J. W. - President of Galesburg, La Salle & Kankakee Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1309)
  • Scott, John - Receiver [with W. H. Barnes] and president of Allegheny Valley Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 1; Official List 1888, p 1)
  • Scott, Thomas Alexander (1823-1881) - President of Union Pacific Railroad 1871-1872.
  • Scott, W. B. - President of Galveston, Houston & Southern Railroad; president of Houston & Texas Central Railroad; president of Houston, East & West Texas Railroad; president of Houston & Shreveport Railroad; president of Louisiana West Railroad; president of Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad; president of Texas & New Orleans Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Scott, Walter A. - President of Marshfield & Southeastern Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 36)
  • Scott, Walter Edward; popularly known as Death Valley Scotty (1872-1954) - Chartered the record-breaking Scott Special run on the Santa Fe in 1905.  Santa Fe trains didn't regularly surpass this train's speed until the Super Chief was introduced in the 1930s.
  • Scullin, John - President of East St. Louis Connecting Railroad; president of Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 75; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Secor, David - President of Chicago, Iowa & Dakota Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 39)
  • Seibert, F. A. - Superintendent of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's Buffalo Division. (Poor's 1887, p 55)
  • Seidler, Charles - President of Knoxville & New River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Seipt, A. H. - President of Perkiomen Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 155)
  • Semple, Bob (1873-1955) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1941-1949.
  • Semple, William - President of Cleveland & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 57)
  • Senécal, Louis-Adélard (1829-1887) - Superintendant of Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway 1880-__; president of Montreal City Passenger Railway Company; president of North Shore Railway; president of Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company.
  • Serpell, G. M. - President of Meherrin Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 118)
  • Setchell, J. H. - Brooks Locomotive Works. President of American Railway Master Mechanics' Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxvi)
  • Sewall, Arthur - President of Maine Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 115)
  • Sewall, James (1778-1842) - Director for Delaware & Maryland Railroad and Wilmington & Susquehanna Railroad.
  • Seymour, Hezekiah Cook (1811-1853) - Began career with the New York & Erie Railroad in 1835, eventually becoming general superintendent; chief engineer for Ontario, Huron & Lake Simcoe Railroad 1851-1853; helped plan the Ontario & Mississippi Railroad, Louisville & Nashville Railroad and the Air Line Railroad.
  • Seymour, M. T. - Superintendent of Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Railway's Toledo Division. (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Seymour, Silas (1817-1890) - Began career with the New York & Erie Railroad in 1835, promoted to division engineer in 1838; chief engineer for Dunkirk & State Line Railroad; chief engineer and general superintendent for Buffalo & New York City Railroad c1851-__; chief engineer for Washington & Alexandria Railroad 1858-1863; consulting engineer for Union Pacific Railroad 1863-1864; consulting engineer for Adirondack Railroad 1868-1871 and 1882; consulting and acting chief engineer for North Shore Railway 1871-1878; president of Massachusetts Central Railroad 1878-__; consulting engineer for West Shore Railroad.
  • Shanly, Frank - Builder of the first section of the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway in Canada.
  • Sharp, Thomas R. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1877-1881 [preceded by Adolph Poppenhusen; succeeded by Austin Corbin]; president of Cincinnati, Wheeling & New York Railroad; president of Danville, Mocksville & Southwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 45 and 51)
  • Shastri, Lal Bahadur (1904-1966) - Minister of Railways for India 1951-1956.
  • Shaughnessy, Thomas George (1853-1923) - President of Canadian Pacific Railway 1899-1918.
  • Shaw, George - Superintendent of Ferro Monte Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 79)
  • Shaw, John W. - President of Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 49; Official List 1888, p 59)
  • Shay, Ephraim (1839-1916) - Inventor of the Shay locomotive type.
  • Shea, Timothy - Acting president of the Brotherhood of Railway Firemen and Engineers 1920.
  • Sheffield, Bill (born 1928) - Chairman of the board for Alaska Railroad 1985-1997, president of Alaska Railroad 1997-2001.
  • Shepherd, R. W. - President of Carillon & Grenville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 25)
  • Sherman, George R. - President of Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Shimoyama, Sadanori (1901-1949) - Minister of Railways for Japan; president of Japanese National Railways 1949.
  • Shinpei, Gotō (1857-1929) - President of the South Manchuria Railway 1906-1908.
  • Shoener, Arthur - CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway and Texas Mexican Railway.
  • Shoup, Paul (1874-1946) - President of Southern Pacific Company 1929-1932 [preceded by William Sproule; succeeded by Angus D. McDonald].
  • Showell, Lemuel - President and general superintendent of Wicomico & Pocomoke Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Shrader, F. K. - President of Aurora, Plainfield & Joliet Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1248)
  • Sidley, W. P. - President of Manufacturers' Junction Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1226)
  • Simmons, B. F. - President and general superintendent of Pensacola & Perdido Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 154)
  • Simpson, G. W. - President of Carillon & Greenville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 29)
  • Simpson, Howard E. - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1953-__ [preceded by Roy B. White].
  • Simpson, R. - President of Cincinnati & Northwestern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 51)
  • Sinclair, Robert (1817-1898) - Chief mechanical engineer for Caledonian Railway 1847-1856 [succeeded by Benjamin Connor]; chief mechanical engineer for Eastern Counties Railway 1856-1862 [preceded by John Viret Gooch]; chief mechanical engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1862-1865 [succeeded by Samuel W. Johnson]; later a consulting engineer desigining locomotives for Great Luxembourg Railway and East Indian Railway.
  • Skelly, George M. - President of Mississippi Valley Traction Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1313)
  • Skinner, Samuel K. (born 1938) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1989-1991 [preceded by James H. Burnley IV; succeeded by Andrew Card].
  • Slater, Rodney (born 1955) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1997-2001 [preceded by Federico Peña; succeeded by Norman Mineta].
  • Sloan, Samuel (1817-1907) - President of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad 1867-1899 [succeeded by William H. Truesdale]; chairman and president of Green Bay, Winona & St. Paul Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 53; Official List 1888, pp 67 and 89; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 26)
  • Smalley, George N. - Acting president of Dayton & Toledo Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 53)
  • Smartt, John - President of Bentonville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 15)
  • Smellie, Hugh (1840-1891) - Locomotive superintendent for Maryport & Carlisle Railway 1870-1878 [preceded by George Tosh; succeeded by J. Campbell]; locomotive superintendent for Glasgow & South Western Railway 1878-1890 [preceded by James Stirling; succeeded by James Manson]; locomotive superintendent for Caledonian Railway in 1890 [preceded by Dugald Drummond; succeeded by John Lambie].
  • Smith, A. P. - Vice president of West Virginia Northern Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Smith, Alfred - Vice president of operations for Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Smith, Alfred H. - President of Cincinnati Northern Railroad; president of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway; president of Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad; president of Lake Erie Railroad; president of Mahoning Coal Railroad; president of Michigan Central Railroad; president of New York Central Railroad; president of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad; president of Rutland Railroad; president of Toledo & Ohio Central Railroad; president of Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad, president of Joliet & Northern Indiana Railroad (subsidiary of Michigan Central Railroad); president of Lake Erie & Western Railroad; president of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway; president of Peoria & Eastern Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1206, 1213, 1220-1223 and 1232; Poor's 1917, p 86)
  • Smith, Alba F. (1817-1879) - Appointed superintendent of the machine shop at Cumberland Valley Railroad in 1850; promoted to superintendent of the railroad on January 1, 1851; left Cumberland Valley to become the superintendent for the Hudson River Railroad in March 1856; retired from Hudson River Railroad in 1857; became president of Norwich & Worcester Railroad. (White 1973, p 42)
  • Smith, Clement C. - President of Evanston Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1259)
  • Smith, David - General manager of Jamaica Railway 1845-1865.
  • Smith, Donald Alexander (1820-1914) - Director for St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway 1879-__; director of Canadian Pacific Railway 1883-__; drove the last spike in the Canadian Pacific's mainline at Craigellachie, British Columbia, on November 7, 1885. President of New Brunswick Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Smith, E. C. - President of Central Vermont Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Smith, Elijah - President of Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad; president of Fort Wayne, Cincinnati & Louisville Railroad; president of Oregon Railway & Navigation Company. (Official List 1888, pp 58 and 83)
  • Smith, Isaac A. - President of Springfield & Central Illinois Railroad; president of Springfield & Central Illinois Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1316-7)
  • Smith, J. G., Hon. - President of Central Vermont Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 33)
  • Smith, J. Gregory (1818-1891) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1866-1872; president of Central Vermont Railroad (Poor's 1887, p 29).
  • Smith, John B. - President of Erie & Wyoming Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 77)
  • Smith, John W. - Receiver and general manager of Texas Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Smith, Kirby - Receiver for Colmbus & Maysville Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 49; Official List 1888, p 59)
  • Smith, Milton H. - President of Louisville & Nashville Railroad; president of Southeast & St. Louis Railway (subsidiary of L&N). (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1224 and 1240)
  • Smith, Orland, Col. - President of Cincinnati, Washington & Baltimore Railroad; president of Columbus & Cincinnati Midland Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 45 and 47; Official List 1888, pp 55 and 58)
  • Smith, W. C. - President of Missisquoi Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 125)
  • Smith, Willis - President of Galesburg & Great Eastern Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1216)
  • Smucker, David E. - Trustee with H. L. Delatour for the Long Island Rail Road 1949-1950 [succeeded by William H. Draper]
  • Smyth, Frederick - President of Concord Railroad; president of Colorado Railroad & Branches. (Poor's 1887, p 49; Official List 1888, p 59)
  • Snow, John W. (born 1939) - Assistant General Counsel for US Department of Transportation 1972-1973; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Plans and International Affairs for US DOT 1973-1974; Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs for US DOT 1974-1975; VP of Government Affairs for Chessie System 1977-1980; Senior VP of Corporate Services for CSX Corporation 1980-1985; President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1985-1986; President of CSX Transportation 1986-1988; President and COO of CSX Corporation 1988-2003; Chairman of CSX Corporation 1991-2003.
  • Snowball, J. B. - President of Northern & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 143)
  • Soebbing, J. L. - President of Chicago, Peoria & Quincy Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1303)
  • Sorrow, Paul - President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen 2008-present.
  • Sortwell, D. R. - President of Montpelier & Wells River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Souther, John (1816-1911) - Founder of Globe Locomotive Works.
  • Sowry, Roger M. (born 1958) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1990-1993.
  • Spencer, H. B. - President of Charleston Union Station Company; president of Chattanooga Station Company. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Spencer, Samuel (1847-1906) - Superintendent of Long Island Rail Road 1878-__; president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1887-1888 [preceded by Francis Burns; succeeded by Charles F. Mayer]; president of Valley Railroad of Virginia; receiver for Maryland Central Railroad [with W. Gilmor]; worked for financier J. P. Morgan as a railroad expert; First president of Southern Railway (U.S.) 1894-1906 [succeeded by William W. Finley]. (Poor's 1887, p 11; Official List 1888, pp 9 and 117)
  • Speno, Martin J. - President of Frank Speno Railroad Ballast Cleaning Company 1970-__. (Railway Age, July 13, 1970, p 61)
  • Sperry, Elmer A. (1860-1930) - Founder of Sperry Rail Services.
  • Spoor, J. A. - President of Chicago Junction Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1254)
  • Sprague, John W. - President of Olympia & Chehalis Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 147)
  • Sprague, Lucian (1882-1960) - Worked in various jobs on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Great Northern Railroad and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; began working at Uintah Railway in 1922, eventually becoming the railroad's general manager; co-receiver of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway 1935-1943; president of M&StL 1943-1954 [succeeded by Benjamin W. Heineman].
  • Spreckels, John D. (1853-1926) - Founder of the San Diego Electric Railway and the San Diego & Arizona Railway.
  • Squires, James A. - President of Norfolk Southern Railway 2013-__.
  • Sproule, William - President of Southern Pacific Company 1911-1918 [preceded by Robert S. Lovett; succeeded by Julius Kruttschnitt] and 1920-1928 [preceded by Julius Kruttschnitt; succeeded by Paul Shoup]. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Leland Stanford circa 1890Leland Stanford circa 1890
  • Stanford, Leland (1824-1893) - A member of The Big Four group of financiers in California [with Charles Crocker, Mark Hopkins and Collis P. Huntington]. First president of Central Pacific Railroad 1861-__; president of Oregon & California Railroad; president of Southern Pacific Railroad 1885-1890 [preceded by Charles Crocker; succeeded by Collis P. Huntington]. (Official List 1888, pp 147 and 177)
  • Stanier, William (1876-1965) - Began railway career as an office boy for the Great Western Railway in 1891; chief mechanical engineer of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1932-1944 [preceded by Ernest Lemon; succeeded by Charles Fairburn]; vice president of Stephenson Locomotive Society in the 1960s.
  • Stanton, Walter - President of Marietta, Columbus & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Starbuck, W. H. - President of Housatonic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Stauffer, Grant (1888-1949) - President of Chicago Great Western Railway 1948-1949.
  • Stayner, George H. - President of Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 44)
  • Stearns, Irving A. - Manager of Pennsylvania Railroad's coal holdings in the late 19th century. (White 1973, p 18)
  • Stebbins, Henry S. - General manager of Bath & Hammondsport Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Stedman, George T. - President of Chattaroi Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 35)
  • Steele, Hiram R. - President and general manager of Natchez, Red River & Texas Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Steele, Walton W. - President of Chicago, Paducah & Thebes Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1303)
  • Stephen, George (1829-1921) - President of Canadian Pacific Railway 1881-1888. (Poor's 1887, p 25; Official List 1888, p 27)
  • Stephens, A. L. - Vice president of St. Helen, Houghton Lake & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Stephenson, George (1781-1848) - British railway engineer who built the first common carrier railways in England.
  • Stephenson, John (1809-1893) - Founder of John Stephenson Company which produced the first streetcar to run on rails in 1832 for the New York & Harlem Railroad.
  • Stephenson, Robert (1803-1859) - Son of George Stephenson; British locomotive builder and railway engineer.
  • Stevens, George W. - President of Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad; president of Hocking Valley Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1201)
  • Stevens, Horace H. - President of Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 37)
  • Stevens, John Frank (1853-1943) - Chief engineer and general manager of Great Northern Railway; vice president of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad.
  • Stevens, Michael - Locomotive superintendent for Cape Government Railways' Cape Western System.
  • Stevens, Robert L. (1787-1856) - First president of the Camden & Amboy Railroad, the first railroad built in New Jersey.  His name was used as the original official name for the John Bull locomotive, Stevens.
  • Stevenson, William - General superintendent of Geneva, Ithaca & Sayre Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 85)
  • Stevenson, William H. - President of New Haven & Derby Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 131)
  • Stewart, William Morris (1827-1909) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on the Pacific Railroad 1871-1873; chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1873-1875.
  • Stickney, Alpheus Beede (1840-1916) - Construction superintendent for St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway 1879; construction superintendent for Canadian Pacific Railway 1881; founder and first president of Chicago Great Western Railway 1884-1909; president of Central Iowa Railway; president of Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 27; Official List 1888, pp 31 and 47)
  • Stilwell, Arthur (1859-1928) - President of Kansas City Southern Railroad 1897-1900.
  • Stine, J. W. - President of Louisville Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 115)
  • Stinson, William W. (born 1935) - CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway 1985-1995.
  • Stirling, James (1835-1917) - Brother of Patrick Stirling.  Apprentice locomotive engineer for Glasgow & South Western Railway under his brother Patrick; employed as a fitter for Sharp Stewart for a year then returned to the GSWR where he was promoted to works manager then to locomotive superintendent 1866-1878 [preceded by Patrick Stirling; succeeded by High Smellie]; locomotive superintendent for South Eastern Railway (England) 1878-1898 [preceded by Richard Mansell; succeeded by Harry Wainwright].
  • Stirling, Matthew (1856-1931) - Son of Patrick Stirling. Chief Mechanical Engineer for Hull & Barnsley Railway 1885-1922.
  • Stirling, Patrick (1820-1895) - Brother of James Stirling; father of Matthew Stirling.  Locomotive superintendent of Glasgow & South Western Railway 1853-1866 [succeeded by James Stirling]; works manager at Doncaster, locomotive superintendent and Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Northern Railway (UK) 1866-1895 [preceded by Archibald Sturrock; succeeded by Henry Ivatt].
  • Storer, George W. - Boston & Maine Railroad. President of New England General Passenger Agents' Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • William B. StoreyWilliam B. Storey at a meeting in the 1910s.
  • Storey, William Benson, Jr. (1857-1940) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1920-1933 [preceded by Edward Payson Ripley; succeeded by Samuel T. Bledsoe]; president of Joliet Union Depot Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1222)
  • Stotesbury, E. T. - President of Buffalo Creek Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Stowe, John J. - President of Pana, Girard & Jacksonville Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1314)
  • Strader, Jacob - President of Little Miami Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Strawn, Silas H. - President of Atlanta & Lawndale Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1299)
  • Streator, Worthy S. (1816-1902) - Builder of the Greenville & Medina Railroad and the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad; organizer and builder of the Oil Creek Railroad.
  • Strong, Henry - Worked for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad; president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1873-1874 [preceded by Ginery Twichell; succeeded by Thomas Nickerson].
  • Strong, William B. (1837-1914) - Worked at many railroads including Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, McGregor Western Railway, Chicago & North Western Railway and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railway.  Superintendent of Michigan Central Railroad in the 1870s until he was succeeded by his assistant Henry Brockholst Ledyard in 1876.  Went back to the CB&Q and was soon appointed General Manager of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, where he succeeded T. Jefferson Coolidge as president in 1881.  Strong expanded the Santa Fe to become the largest American railroad of its time.  President of Chicago, Santa Fe & California Railroad; president of Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad; president of Southern Kansas Railroad.  Strong retired from the Santa Fe in 1889, and was succeeded in that position by Allen Manvel. President of New Mexico & Arizona Railroad; president of Sonora Railway; president of Leavenworth, Topeka & Southwestern Railway (Poor's 1887, pp 4 and 7; Official List 1888, pp 5, 49, 91 and 177)
  • Stroudley, William (1833-1889) - Trained as locomotive engineer under Daniel Gooch 1854-__; transferred to Great Northern Railway to work under Charles Sacré; manager of Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway's Cowlairs Works 1861-1865; locomotive and carriage superintendent for Highland Railway 1865-1870 [preceded by Alexander Allan; succeeded by David Jones]; locomotive superintendent at London, Brighton & South Coast's Brighton Works 1870-1889 [preceded by John Chester Craven; succeeded by R. J. Billinton].
  • Sturrock, Archibald (1816-1909) - Assistant to Daniel Gooch on the Great Western Railway 1840-1866; Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Northern Railway (UK) 1850-1866 [succeeded by Patrick Stirling].
  • Sullivan, Daniel Giles (1882-1947) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1935-1941.
  • Sullivan, J. J. - President of Chicago & Desplaines Valley Electric Company; president of Chicago & Joliet Electric Railway Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1251)
  • Sully, Alfred - President of Ohio Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 146)
  • Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Cromartie (1851-1913) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Swann, Thomas (1809-1883) - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1848-1853 [preceded by Louis McLane; succeeded by William G. Harrison].
  • Sweet, A. E. - President of Denver Union Terminal. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Sweet, A. L. - President of South Wilmington & Southern Railroad; president of Thayer Junction Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1240 and 1243)
  • Sweet, Elnathan (1837-1903) - Assistant engineer for several railroads in the late 1850s and early 1860s; chief engineer of Rock Island & Quincy Railroad 1869-__; consulting engineer for Rockford Central Railroad and Cairo & St. Louis Railroad 1871-__; worked on other railroad construction projects in the 1890s; receiver for Lebanon Springs Railroad 1897-__.
  • Swift, Gustavus Franklin (1839-1903) - Founder of Swift and Company which pioneered the use of refrigerator cars in late 19th century America.
  • Swinerton, C. E. - Patentee of the polygonal driving wheel tire, an attempt at increasing the rail-wheel contact area by incorporating a large number of flat spots on the tire; founder of the Swinerton Locomotive Driving Wheel Company. (White 1973, p. 15)
  • Symon, R. R. - President of Sinaloa & Durango Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Szabo, Joe - Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration 2009-present.

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with T

  • Tait, E. E. - President of Pittsburgh & Shawmut Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Tait, Thomas James (1864-1940) - Began railroad career with Grand Trunk Railway in 1880 and was promoted through various positions to eventually become manager of transportation for Canadian Pacific Railway; appointed chairman of commissioners for Victorian Railways in Australia, serving from March 1903 to 1911.
  • Talmadge, H. P. - President of South Carolina Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 177)
  • Talmadge, O. G. - President of Chicago & Interurban Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1251)
  • Tatsumi, Yoshiaki - Chairman of Seibu Railway.
  • Taverner, William Burgoyne (c. 1880-1958) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1928-1930.
  • Taylor, A. M. - President of Orange Belt Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 147)
  • Taylor, Edward B. - President of Akron & Barberton Railroad and Akron Union Depot; president of Terre Haute & Peoria Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1242)
  • Taylor, Jas. L. - President of National Association of General Passenger Agents. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Taylor, Knowles - First president of Long Island Rail Road 1835-1837 [succeeded by Valenine Hicks].
  • Taylor, William J. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1976-1983 [preceded by Alan Stephenson Boyd; succeeded by Harry J. Bruce].
  • Tedder, S. R. - President of Ashley, Drew & Northern Railway. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Tellier, Paul (born 1939) - President of Canadian National Railway 1992-2002 [succeeded by E. Hunter Harrison]; Railroader of the Year 1997; president of Bombardier 2002-2004.
  • Temple, Thomas - President of Sebasticook & Moosehead Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)
  • Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, Richard (1823-1889) - Chairman of London & North Western Railway 1857-1861.
  • Thatcher, Thomas - Receiver for Centreville, Moravia & Albia Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Thayer, Nathaniel - President of Chicago & West Michigan Railway; president of Eastern Kentucky Railroad; president of South Atlantic & Ohio Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 44; Official List 1888, pp 41, 75 and 177)
  • Thomas, Anthony J. - President and receiver [with Charles E. Tracy] of Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, p 25)
  • Thomas, D. O. - President of St. Clair Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1318)
  • Thomas, J. W. - President of Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Thomas, Philip E. (1776-1861) - First president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1827-1836 [succeeded by Joseph W. Patterson].
  • Thomas, Samuel - President of East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad; president of Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway. (Official List 1888, p 77; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 22)
  • Thomas, W. B. - President of Blue Ridge & Atlantic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 15)
  • Thompson, E. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for London & North Eastern Railway 1941-__.
  • Thompson, George W. - President of Ohio River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 146)
  • Thompson, John E. - President of Eames' Vacuum Brake Company. (Poor's 1887, p xlii)
  • Thomson, John Edgar (1808-1874) - President of the Pennsylvania Railroad 1852-1874.
  • Thrower, J. R. - Roadmaster for Raleigh & Gaston Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 165)
  • Thurston, W. W. - President of Georgetown & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Thwing, J. E. - President of Blue Springs, Orange City & Atlantic Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Tien-yow, Jeme (1861-1919) - Chinese engineer who oversaw construction of the first railroad built in China without foreign assistance.
  • Tiffany, Joel - Patentee of the first successful refrigerator car.  He was awarded US patent number 193,357 for his design on July 24, 1877.
  • Tillar, Benjamin D. - President of Atlantic & Danville Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 7)
  • Tilney, J. D. - Locomotive superintendent for Cape Government Railway's Cape Eastern System.
  • Tinkham, William - President and general manager of Providence & Springfield Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • Tod, David (1805-1868) - President of Cleveland & Mahoning Railroad.
  • Todd, Percy R. - President of Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 164)
  • Todd, Robert I. - President of Terre Haute, Indianapolis & Eastern Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1274)
  • Tosh, George (1813-1900) - Locomotive superintendent for Maryport & Carlisle Railway 1854-1870 [preceded by __ Scott; succeeded by Hugh Smellie].
  • Totten, George Muirson (1808-1884) - Chief construction engineer for the Panama Railway.
  • Touhy, Walter (died 1966) - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad __-1965 [succeeded by Gregory S. Devine].
  • Touzalin, A. E. - President of Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 33; Official List 1888, p 43)
  • Tower, C., Jr. - President of Duluth & Iron Range Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57)
  • Tracy, Charles E. - Receiver for Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago Railroad [with Anthony J. Thomas]. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Trantum, Tad - President of Gulf & Mississippi Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Travis, Walter - President of Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Tredway, Dwight - President of St. Louis Cable & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 171)
  • Trevithick, Francis (1812-1877) - Son of Richard Trevithick. Resident engineer for Grand Junction Railway 1840-1841; locomotive superintendent for Grand Junction Railway 1841-1846; locomotive superintendent for London & North Western Railway's Northern Division 1846-1857 [succeeded by John Ramsbottom]
  • Trevithick, Richard (1771-1833) - Early English steam locomotive designer and builder.
  • Trimble, Isaac R. (1802-1888) - Surveyor for the early routes of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; construction engineer for Boston & Providence Railroad; chief engineer for Baltimore & Susquehanna Railroad; chief engineer for Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad; chief engineer for Philadelphia & Baltimore Central Railroad; superintendent of Baltimore & Potomac Railroad 1859-1861; built President Street Station in Baltimore in 1849.
  • Trivedi, Dinesh (born 1950) - Railway Minister for India 2011-2012 [preceded by Mamata Banerjee; succeeded by Mukul Roy].
  • Troll, John T. - President of Bellaire & St. Clairsville Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 15)
  • Troup, George (1863-1941) - First official architect of New Zealand Railways; known as "Gingerbread George" for his design of Dunedin station.
  • Truesdale, William Haynes (1851-1935) - President and general manager of Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway 1887-__; first vice president and general manager of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad __-1899; president of Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad 1899-1925 [preceded by Samuel Sloan]; chairman of DL&W __-1930. (Official List 1888, p 123; NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 56)
  • Tunstall, Whitmell P. (1810-1854) - Founder of the Richmond & Danville Railroad, a predecessor of Norfolk & Western Railway.
  • Turnbull, George (1809-1889) - Civil engineer in charge of the 1843 construction of the line from Shakespeare Tunnel to Dover in England; resident engineer for Great Northern Railway (UK) 1846-1849, when he helped develop the plans for Kings Cross Station; chief engineer for East Indian Railway 1850-__, during which he oversaw construction of the first line built from Calcutta in 1851-1862; designed Howrah station in Calcutta.
  • Turnbull, Robert - General manager of London & North Western Railway in 1914 [preceded by Frank Ree; succeeded by Guy Calthorp].
  • Turner, J. J. - President of Chicago Union Station; president of Indianapolis Union Railway; president of Vandalia Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1244)
  • Turpin, Frank (1923-2005) - President of Alaska Raiload 1984-1991; CEO of Alaska Railroad, 1985-1993.
  • Ginery Twichell Ginery Twichell in the late 1870s
  • Twichell, Ginery (1811-1883) - Became assistant superintendent of Boston & Worcester Railroad in 1847; promoted to president of Boston & Worcester Railroad in 1857; president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1870-1873 [preceded by Henry Keyes; succeeded by Henry Strong]; president of Boston, Barre & Garden Railroad; president of Hoosac Tunnel & Western Railroad.
  • Tyler, A. L. - President of Anniston & Atlantic Railroad; president of Anniston & Cincinnati Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Tyler, Daniel (1799-1882) - President of the Norwich & Worcester Railroad. (White 1973, p 42)
  • Tyler, H. W. - President of Grand Trunk Railway of Canada; president of San Pete Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 89 and 174)
  • Tyler, Sidney F. - President and receiver for Shenandoah Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)

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  • Ginery Twichell - Cropped from a scan of the original photo available on the English language edition of Wikipedia (retrieved March 30, 2014); original source listed there is "A History of Brookline, Massachusetts" by John William Denehy (1906), p. 136.  Since the photograph was taken in the 1870s and published in the United States before 1923, my understanding of current law is that this image is in the public domain.

 

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with U

  • Underhill, H. P. - President of Annapolis & Baltimore Short Line Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • Frederick Douglas UnderwoodFrederick Douglas Underwood at a meeting in the 1910s.
  • Underwood, Frederick Douglas (1849-1942) - General superintendent of Minneapolis & Pacific Railway in 1886.  Construction superintendent then general manager of Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway 1886-__. Vice president and general manager of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1899-1900. President of Erie Railroad 1901-1926 [succeeded by John Joseph Bernet]; president of New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad. Director of Wells Fargo & Company 1902-1918. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC 1915, p 1203; Poor's 1917, pp 64 and 114)
  • Upchurch, D. T. - President of Galatia, Harrisburg & Southeastern Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1309)
  • Usher, Edw. P. - President of Grafton Centre Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with V

  • Valentine, Joseph L. - President of Hamilton Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1310)
  • Van Dyke, George - President of Upper Coos Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 189)
  • Van Horne, William Cornelius (1843-1915) - President of Canadian Pacific Railway __-1899; president of International Railroad; youngest superintendent of Illinois Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 99)
  • Van Natta, John E. - President of Chicago, Fox Lake & Lake Geneva Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1303)
  • Van Riper, J. C. - President of Alton & Jacksonville Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1247)
  • Van Santvoord, A. - President of Catskill Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 31)
  • Van Sweringen, Mantis James (1881-1935) and Van Sweringen, Oris Paxton (1879-1936) - Together developed and inaugurated the Shaker Heights Rapid Transit company in 1906, and purchased a controlling interest in the Nickel Plate Road in 1915.  By 1928 the two brothers controlled over 30,000 miles of railroad including the Erie, Pere Marquette, Hocking Valley and Chesapeake & Ohio railroads.
  • Vance, John - President of Eel River & Eureka Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 77)
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius (1794-1877) - Financier who created the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad through the merger of several smaller New York area railroads.
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius, II (1843-1899) - President of New York Central Railroad; president of Michigan Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 119 and 137)
  • Vanderbilt, Harold Stirling (1884-1970) - President of New York Central Railroad.
  • Vanderbilt, William H. (1821-1885) - President of New York Central & Hudson River Railroad 1877-__; president of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway; president of Canada Southern Railway; president of Michigan Central Railroad __-1883, succeeded by Henry Brockholst Ledyard.
  • Vanderbilt, William Kissam (1849-1920) - President of New York Central Railroad __-1903.
  • Vaughan, Frederic Willis (born 1844) - President of Louisville Bridge & Iron Company 1879-; consulting engineer for Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1883-__.
  • Vaughan, Paul - Chief Engineer of Diesel Engine Design for ALCO.
  • Veitch, Bill A. (1870-1961) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1930-1931.
  • Verma, A. K. - General manager of Indian Railways' South Eastern Railway zone.
  • Victor, Jacob Nash (1835-1907) - Oversaw construction of the California Southern Railroad from San Diego through Cajon Pass to Barstow, California.
  • Villard, Henry (1835-1900) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1881-1884.
  • Volpe, John A. (1908-1994) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1969-1973 [preceded by Alan Stephenson Boyd; succeeded by Claude S. Brinegar].
  • Von Gerstner, Franz Anton Ritter (1796-1840) - Austrian railway engineer.
  • Von Ghega, Carl Ritter (1802-1860) - Designer of the Semmeringbahn in Germany.

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with W

  • Wacker, C. H. - President of Chicago Heights Terminal Transfer Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1206)
  • Wade, J. H. - President of Cincinnati, Wabash & Michigan Railway; president of Valley Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, pp 55 and 191)
  • Wade, Levi Clifford (1843-1891) - President of Mexican Central Railroad 1884-1891 [preceded by Thomas Nickerson; succeeded by Stephen W. Reynolds]. (Official List 1888, p 118)
  • Wagner, George A. - President of Blackville, Aston & Newberry Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 15)
  • Wagner, Webster (1817-1883) - Founder of Wagner Palace Car Company.
  • Wainwright, Harry (1864-1923) - Carriage and Wagon Superintendent for South Eastern & Chatham Railway 1899-1913.
  • Waite, C. C. - President of Dayton & Union Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 13)
  • Walden, Edwin - President of Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad; president of Boston, Winthrop & Shore Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 19)
  • Walker, Aldace Freeman (1842-1901) - Commissioner for Interstate Commerce Commission __-1889; chairman of Interstate Commerce Railway Association 1889-__; chairman of Western Traffic Association; president of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1894-1895 [preceded by Joseph Reinhart; succeeded by Edward Payson Ripley].
  • Walker, Charles H. - President of Chicago Heights Street Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1253)
  • Walker, Charles Vincent (1812-1882) - Electrician for South Eastern Railway 1845-1882; pioneered improvements to railway telecommunications including a method for transmitting the standard time to every station from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
  • Thomas D. Walker Thomas D. Walker in 1859
  • Walker, Thomas D. - President of Wilmington & Manchester Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Wall, James H. - President of Big Falls Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 14)
  • Wallace, William A. - President of Beech Creek Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 15; Official List 1888, p 13)
  • Waller, David Jewett, Sr. (1815-1893) - Sold land in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's station there; involved in the construction of North & West Branch Railway 1880-1881; president of North & West Branch Railway; early promoter of Bloomsburg & Sullivan Railroad; arranged for the Lackawanna & Bloomsburg Railroad's station to be built on his land in Bloomsburg.
  • Waller, John E. - President of Skaneateles Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Walschaerts, Egide (1820-1901) - Belgian mechanical engineer who developed the Walschaerts valve gear for steam locomotives; works manager for Belgian State Railways 1842-1901.
  • Walsh, E. C. - President of Rock Island Southern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1270)
  • Walsh, Julius S. - President of East St. Louis Belt Railroad; president of Granite City & Madison Belt Line Railroad; president of Illinois Transfer Railroad (subsidiary of TRRA); president of St. Louis Bridge Company (subsidiary of TRRA); president of Terminal Railroad of East St. Louis (subsidiary of TRRA); president of St. Louis Bridge & Tunnel Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 171; Illinois PUC 1915, pp 1214, 1217, 1220, 1237 and 1241)
  • Walsh, M. A. - President of Rock Island Southern Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1270)
  • Walsh, Mike - President of Union Pacific Railroad 1987-__ [preceded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.].
  • Walsh, Patrick - President of Augusta & Summerville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 9)
  • Walters, Henry - President and general manager of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 7; Official List 1888, p 9; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Ward, Henry - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Ward, Joseph (1856-1930) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1900-1906.
  • Warfield, Solomon Davies (1862-1927) - President of Seaboard Air Line Railroad.
  • Warren, R. Michael - Chief general manager of Toronto Transit Commission __-1981 [succeeded by Alf Savage].
  • Warriner, S. J. - President of Lehigh & New England Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • J. B. Warring J. B. Warring in 1859
  • Warring, J. B. - President of Cleveland & Toledo Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Warrington, George (1952-2007) - Began railroad career with New Jersey Transit in 1979, eventually promoted to Vice President and General Manager of NJT's rail operations.  Deputy Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Transportation 1990-1992.  Executive Director and President of Delaware River Port Authority and Port Authority Transit Corporation 1992-1994.  President of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Business Unit 1994-1998; President of Amtrak 1998-2002 [preceded by Thomas M. Downs; succeeded by David L. Gunn].  Executive Director of New Jersey Transit 2002-2007.
  • Washburn, William D. (1831-1912) - First president of Soo Line Railroad 1883-1889 [succeeded by Thomas Lowry]; president of Minneapolis, Sault Ste Marie & Atlantic Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 123)
  • Washington, J. B. - President of Baltimore & Philadelphia Railroad (subsidiary of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad); president of Wheeling, Pittsburgh & Baltimore Railroad (B&O subsidiary); president of Somerset & Columbia Railroad (B&O subsidiary). (Poor's 1887, p 11)
  • Waters, M. - President of Warren & Farnsworth Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 193)
  • Watkin, Alfred Mellor - Locomotive superintendent of South Eastern Railway (England) until 1877 [succeeded by Richard Mansell].
  • Watkin, Edward (1819-1901) - Secretary for Trent Valley Railway 1845-1846; assistant to Mark Huish, general manager of London & North Western Railway, 1846-1852; secretary of Worcester & Hereford Railway 1852-1854; general manager of Manchester Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway 1854-1862; chairman of MS&LR 1864-1894; strong proponent of the Canadian Pacific Railway's construction; assisted in construction of a line connecting Athens and Piraeus, Greece; director for Great Western Railway, Great Eastern Railway and eight other railways in the 1860s through the 1880s; early proponent of the Channel Tunnel.
  • Watkins, Hays T. - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1971-1979 [preceded by Gregory S. Devine; succeeded by John T. Collinson]; president of Chessie System 1974-__.
  • Watkins, J. Elfreth (1852-1903) - American railroad civil engineer and the first curator of the Smithsonian Institution's railroad artifacts, including John Bull.
  • Watson, Arthur - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1920-1923 (he was the last person to hold this office) [preceded by Isaac Thomas Williams].
  • Watts, Frederick - President of Cumberland Valley Railroad __-1882 [succeeded by Thomas B. Kennedy]. (NYT, June 20, 1905)
  • Webb, Francis William (1836-1906) - Apprentice at Crewe Works 1851-1857; Chief Draughtsman at Crewe Works 1859-1861; Works Manager and Chief Assistant to John Ramsbottom at Crewe Works 1861-1866; Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London & North Western Railway 1871-1903 [preceded by John Ramsbottom; succeeded by George Whale].
  • Webb, W. S. - President of Wagner Palace Car Company. (Official List 1888, p 201)
  • Webber, W. L. - President of Saginaw, Tuscola & Huron Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 173)
  • Webster, Gary M. - Chief general manager of Toronto Transit Commission 2006-2012 [preceded by Rick Ducharme; succeeded by Andy Byford as CEO].
  • Weed, James B. - President of Slate Run Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Weed, Smith M., Hon. - President of Chateguay Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 31; Official List 1888, p 35)
  • Weeks, James H. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1847-1850 [preceded by George B. Fisk; succeeded by Isaac E. Haviland].
  • Welborn, J. F. - President of Colorado & Wyoming Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Welch, Benjamin G. - President and general manager of Williamsport & North Branch Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Wells, Calvin - President of Pittsburgh Forge & Iron Company (railroad supplies). (Poor's 1887, p 58)
  • Werbiski, Alexander - President of Rio Grande Railroad (Texas). (Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Wescott, E. - President of Anglesea Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Wescott, George P. - President of Portland & Rochester Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • West, George - President of Ohio & North-Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 146)
  • West, L. P. - President of Conesus Lake Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 59)
  • West, Joseph R. (1822-1898) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1875-1877.
  • Westinghouse, George, Jr. (1846-1914) - Developed railroad air brakes in 1869, patented the Westinghouse air brake in 1872, organized the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (WABCO) soon after to produce and market the braking system, founded Union Switch and Signal Company in 1881. President of Standard Car Heating & Ventilating Company. (Poor's 1887, p 56)
  • Weyerhauser, F. - President of Chippewa River & Menomonie Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 20)
  • Whale, George (1842-1910) - Began railway career in the shop working under James McConnell in 1858; continued under John Ramsbottom from 1862; Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London & North Western Railway 1903-1909 [preceded by Francis William Webb; succeeded by Charles Bowen Cooke]. Designed LNWR's Precursor class.
  • Wharton, William, Jr. - President of Delaware Bay & Cape May Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 53)
  • Wheatley, Thomas (1821-__) - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1867-1874 [succeeded by Dugald Drummond].
  • Wheeler, Burton K. - Chairman of the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee.
  • Whitcomb, Henry F. - Receiver for Wisconsin Central Railroad [with Howard Morris]. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 41)
  • Albert Smith White circa 1860 Albert Smith White, circa 1860
  • White, Albert Smith (1803-1864) - President of Indianapolis & La Fayette Railroad __-1856; president of Wabash & Western Railroad.
  • White, Alfred T. - President of Hannibal Bridge Company (subsidiary of both Wabash Railroad and Missouri Pacific Railway). (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1218)
  • White, Roy B. - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1941-1953 [preceded by Daniel Willard; succeeded by Howard E. Simpson].
  • White, U. J. - President of St. Johns & Halifax Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 169)
  • White, W. H. - President of Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad; president of Washington Southern Railway. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Whitehead, Charles E. - President of Des Moines & Fort Dodge Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 57)
  • Whitelegg, Robert (1871-1957) - Son of Thomas Whitelegg. Locomotive, carriage & wagon and marine superintendent for London, Tilbury & Southend Railway 1910-1912 [preceded by Thomas Whitelegg]; locomotive superintendent for Glasgow & South Western Railway 1918-1923 [preceded by Peter Drummond]; general manager of Beyer, Peacock & Company 1923-1929.
  • Whitelegg, Thomas (1836-1911) - Locomotive, carriage & wagon and marine superintendent for London, Tilbury & Southend Railway 1875-1910 [succeeded by Robert Whitelegg].
  • Whiting, H. A. - President of Monson Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Whitman, Reginald N. - United States Federal Railroad Administrator 1969-1970; president of Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1970-1975. (Railway Age, July 13, 1970, p 12)
  • Whitney, A. F. - President of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. (Palmer 1942)
  • Whitney, Asa (1791-1874) - After working to supervise the installation of cotton machinery, Asa was hired by the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad in 1830, eventually becoming superintendent; partnered with Matthias W. Baldwin 1842-1844 to produce steam locomotives; founded his railroad wheel manufacturing company in 1846, through which he authored a few patents on wheel design; president of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad __-1861.
  • Whitney, Henry A. - President of Boston & Providence Railroad; president of Providence, Warren & Bristol Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, pp 19 and 163)
  • Whyte, Frederick Methvan (1865-1941) - Mechanical engineer for New York Central Railroad who developed Whyte notation to describe the wheel arrangement of steam locomotives.
  • Whyte, William (1843-1914) - Station agent for West of Fyfe Railway 1862-1863; emigrated to Canada in 1863; hired on with the Grand Trunk Railway as a brakeman, working his way up to become superintendent; general superintendent of Credit Valley Railway 1882-1883; general superintendent of the Ontario and Quebec division of Canadian Pacific Railway 1883-1886, eastern division 1885-1886, western division 1886-1896, all western lines 1896-1901; assistant to the president of CPR 1901-1904; second vice president of CPR 1904-1910; vice president of CPR 1910-1911. (Poor's 1887, p 25; Official List 1888, p 27)
  • Wicker, Cassius Milton (1846-1913) - Assistant general freight agent for Chicago & North Western Railway 1871-1876; hired on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad as an agent in 1876, worked his way up to eventually become general manager of B&O's Illinois coal mines; commissioner for Chicago Freight Bureau 1882-1887; vice president of Colorado Eastern Railway 1887-1889; president of Zanesville & Ohio River Railway 1889-__; vice president of Forth Worth & Rio Grande Railway; vice president of Brooklyn, Queens County & Suburban Railroad; president of Hudson Valley Railway; president of Denver Railroad, Land & Coal Company; president of North Shore Traction Company.
  • Wickersham, C. A. - President of Altanta & West Point Railroad; president of Western Railroad of Alabama. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Wickam, Williams Carter (1820-1888) - President of Virginia Central Railroad 1865-1868; president of Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad 1868-1869; stepped down to become vice president when Collis P. Huntington took over in 1869; served as vice president of C&O 1869-1878; receiver for C&O in 1878 until the railroad's reorganization as the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, remained as second vice president of the new C&O 1878-1888.
  • Wiederhold, Fred - Inspector General of Amtrak __-2009.
  • Wiggins, William A. - President and general manager of Bowling Green & Toledo Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 19)
  • Wikoff, A. T. - President and general manager of Cleveland & Marietta Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 57)
  • Wilbur, E. P. - President of Lehigh Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 111)
  • Wilbur, George B. - President of California Southern Railroad 1885-__ [preceded by Thomas Nckerson].
  • Wilcox, George G. - President of Chicago, Evanston & North Shore Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1303)
  • Wilcox, H. C. - President of Meriden & Cromwell Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 118)
  • Wilcoxon, C. N. - President of Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1254)
  • Wilgus, William J. (1865-1949) - Chief architect responsible for the 1902 design of Grand Central Station in New York City.
  • Wilkinson, J. B. - President of Alma & Little Rock Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 1)
  • Daniel WillardDaniel Willard at a meeting in the 1910s.
  • Willard, Daniel (1861-1942) - President of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1910-1941 [preceded by Oscar G. Murray; succeeded by Roy B. White]; president of Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railway; president of Cincinnati, Indianapolis & Western Railway; president of Staten Island Rapid Transit; chairman of the board of directors for B&O 1941-1942. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1197 and 1212)
  • Williams, A. H. A. - President of Oxford & Henderson Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Williams, Helena - President of Long Island Rail Road 2007-present [preceded by Raymond P. Kenny as acting president].
  • Williams, Isaac Thomas - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1919-1920 [preceded by Guy Calthorp; succeeded by Arthur Watson].
  • Williams, Norman - President of Chicago, Santa Fe & California Railway (successor to Chicago & St. Louis Railroad, controlled by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway); president of Joliet, Aurora & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 43; Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Williams, Walter W. - Presdent of Egyptian Southern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1307)
  • Williamson, F. E. - President of New York Central Railroad.
  • Williamson, J. D. - President of Rome & Carrollton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Willson, Walter C. - President and general manager of Crooked Creek Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Wilson, A. M. - Superintendent of Reading & Columbia Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 165)
  • Wilson, Bluford - President of Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Railroad; president of Alton Terminal Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1196 and 1209)
  • Wilson, John T. - American track foreman who founded the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes in 1887.
  • Wilson, R. T. - President of Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 115)
  • Wilson, Robin H. H. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1981-1985 [preceded by Daniel T. Scannell; succeeded by Bruce C. McIver].
  • Winburn, W. A. - President of Central of Georgia Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Wing, D. L. - President and general manager of St. Louis & Chicago Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 170)
  • Winner, W. E. - President of Kansas City, Independence & Park Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 103)
  • Winslow, E. F. - President of St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 170)
  • Winter, Edwin (born 1845) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1896; president of Boston Rapid Transit Company 1902-__.
  • Wolcott, Henry R. - President of Denver, Utah & Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 71)
  • Wolf, L. J. - President of Aurora, Elgin & Chicago Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1247)
  • Wolff, Frederick - President of Cincinnati, Selma & Mobile Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Wolverton, W. H. - President of Kansas City & Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 103)
  • Wood, Henry - General manager of Arkansas Valley Route. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • Wood, Josiah - President of New Brunswick & Prince Edward Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 131)
  • Woodruff, Robert Eastman (1884-1957) - President of Erie Railroad 1939-1949 [preceded by Charles Eugene Denney; succeeded by Paul W. Johnston].
  • Woolworth, C. C. - General superintendent of New York Central, Hudson River & Fort Orange Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 139)
  • Worcester, E. D. - President of Dunkirk, Allegheny Valley & Pittsburgh Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 73)
  • Worsdell, T. W. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great Eastern Railway 1881-1885; Chief Mechanical Engineer for North Eastern Railway 1885-1890.
  • Worsdell, W. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for North Eastern Railway 1890-1910.
  • Worthington, B. A. - President of Cincinnati, Indiana & Western Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Wragge, Edmund - Chief Mechanical Engineer for the Toronto, Grey & Bruce Railway.
  • Wrenshall, J. C. - Receiver for Danville & New River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 63)
  • Wright, C. B., Jr. - President of Rio Grande & Eagle Pass Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 166)
  • Wright, F. C. - President of Chicago Short Line Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1211)
  • Wright, W. H. - Treasurer and agent for Tuskegee Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 187)
  • Wyer, William - Trustee for Long Island Rail Road 1951-1954 [preceded by William H. Draper; succeded by Walter S. Franklin as president].
  • Wylie, J. S. - President of Iowa Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 99 and 101)
  • Wynne, Robert J. - President of Decatur Southern Traction Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1305)

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Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with Y

  • Yadav, Lalu Prasad (born 1947) - Minister of Railways for India 2004-2009.
  • Yakunin, Vladimir (born 1948) - Deputy Russian Transport Minister 2000-2003; Deputy Head of Russian Railways 2003-2005; president of Russian Railways 2005-present.
  • Yarnall, F. C. - President of Lehigh & Lackawanna Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 111)
  • Yates, A. G. - President of Silver Lake Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Yeomans, James Dallas (1845-1906) - Began railroad career on the Erie Railroad 1862-1864; moved to Tennessee and worked on various railroads for the Union government during the Civil War; assistant superintendent for Buffalo, New York & Philadelphia Railway 1872-1873, superintendent of same in 1873; general superintendent of Olean, Bradford & Warren Railway; worked with railroad construction projects in New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan; commissioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission 1894-1905.
  • Yerington, Henry Marvin (1829-1910) - President of Bodie & Benton Railway & Commercial Company; president and general superintendent of Carson & Colorado Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17; Official List 1888, pp 15 and 29)
  • Yocum, Fred - Chicago & North Western Railway. (Trains, June 1991, p 18)
  • Young, Bennett H. - President of Kentucky & Indana Bridge Company; president of Southwestern Railroad of Kentucky. (Official List 1888, pp 107 and 180)
  • Young, James H. - President of Brighthope Railway; president of Norfolk Southern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 19; NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 124)
  • Young, Jim - CEO of Union Pacific Railroad.
  • Young, Robert Ralph (1897-1958) - Financier and controlling stockholder of New York Central Railroad.  After suspending company dividents in 1958, Young comitted suicide.

Who's Who list by name, surname beginning with Z

  • Zimmerman, E. - President of Chesapeake & Nashville Railroad; president of Cincinnati & Green River Railroad; president of Kentucky & South Atlantic Railroad. (Poor's 1887, pp 31 and 44; Official List 1888, p 105)

Who's Who in railroad history: Sources and bibliography

Books

Newspapers, journals and magazines

  • "Arrivals and Departures: Iowa Saga Incomplete," Trains (June 1991). Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing. p 18.
  • "Arrivals and Departures: Obituaries," Trains (June 1991). Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing. p 18.
  • "The Death of Elisha Kent Kane," McKean County Democrat (February 21, 1935). Transcribed for the Planet Smethport Project; retrieved February 24, 2014.
  • "Death List of a Day," New York Times (June 20, 1905)
  • Jenkins, Dale, Illinois Traction Society (Spring 2011). "The People of the Illinois Terminal," The Flyer. Kansas City, MO: White River Productions. pp 3-9.
  • "John Insley Blair Dead," New York Times (December 3, 1899)
  • "Juluis Howard Pratt dead: Named Montclair and built New York & Greenwood Lake Railroad," New York Times (October 15, 1909).
  • "List of Principal Railroad Presidents Affected by Director General's Order," New York Times (May 22, 1918).
  • "Menk happy with BN's 'first hundred days'," Railway Age (July 13, 1970).  New York, New York: Robert G. Lewis, Publisher. p 11.
  • Morgan, David P. (May 1969). "Containers by passenger train". Modern Railways vol XXV (248): pp 248-9.
  • "Obituary," Railway Age (August 9, 1976). p 43.
  • "People in the News," Railway Age (July 13, 1970). New York, New York: Robert G. Lewis, Publisher. pp 55-67.
  • Phillips, Don (June 1991). "Riding with the presidents: An Amtrak perspective." Trains.  Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing. pp 27-28.
  • "Robert B. Claytor, 71, A Railroad Executive," New York Times (April 11, 1993)
  • Scull, Theodore W. (June 1991). "'I foresee even faster improvement'; An interview with Amtrak President W. Graham Claytor Jr." Trains.  Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing.  pp 24-25.
  • "Sleeping Homecomers Victims of Rear-end Collision," New York Times (September 3, 1913).
  • Thiessen, Mark, Associated Press (August 2, 2013). "Alaska Railroad CEO to step down." Miami Herald. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  • "Whitman takes over as Katy president," Railway Age (July 13, 1970).  New York, New York: Robert G. Lewis, Publisher. p 12.

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