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.
Ramsey, J. P. - Vice president and general manager of Chicago, Peoria & St. Louis Railway Company of Illinois. (Pocket List 1907, p 275)
Randolph, A. Philip (1889-1979) - Founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in 1925.
Randolph, Epes (1856-1921) - President of Arizona & Colorado Railroad. President and general manager of Cananea, Yaqui River & Pacific Railroad. President of Arizona Eastern Railroad 1911-1921. (Pocket List 1907, pp 191 and 239; 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)
Rathbun, E. Walter - President of Bay of Quinte Railway & Navigation Company. (Official List 1888, p 13; Pocket List 1907, p 215)
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 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)
Rector, F. C. - President and general manager of Columbus & Southern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 295)
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 in 1859
Rice, R. N. - Superintendent of Michigan Central Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
Rich, Herbert C. - President of Cranberry Lake Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 297)
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)
Rietbrock, A. C. - President of Abbotsford & Northeastern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 187)
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)
Rión, Francisco Javier - CEO of Grupo Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana 2005-__.
Riordan, T. A. - President and general manager of Central Arizona Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 241)
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. President of Beaumont Wharf & Terminal Company. President of Denver, Enid & Gulf Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 195, 217 and 305; 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 Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 27; Official List 1888, p 33; Pocket List 1907, p 241)
Ritter, W. M. - President of Big Sandy & Cumberland Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 219)
Roberts, George Brooke (1833-1897) - President of Camden & Atlantic Raiload; president of Northern Central Railroad; president of Pennsylvania Railroad 1880-1897 [preceded by Thomas A. Scott; succeeded by Frank Thomson]; president of Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad; president of West Jersey Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 25, 143, 151-3, 159 and 195)
Roberts, J. H. - President of Colusa & Lake Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 295)
Roberts, James A. (1847-1922) - Vice president of Bellevue & Lancaster Railway.
Robertson, A. - President of Cairo & Thebes Railroad (U.S.). (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1200)
David B. Robertson in a meeting with the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee chairman on May 20, 1938.
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 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)