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)
  • Schiller, W. B. - President of Benwood & Wheeling Connecting Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 217)
  • Schlager, Walter L., Jr. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1969-1976 [preceded by Frank Aikman, Jr.; succeeded by Robert K. Pattison].
  • Schley, Grant B. - President of Chichuahua & Pacific Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 283)
  • Schmid, A. E. - Resident engineer for Cape Government Railways' Cape Eastern System.
  • Schoepf, W. Kelsey - Cofounder of the Ohio Electric Railway in 1907 with Randal Morgan and Hugh J. McGowan. President of Colubmbus & Lake Michigan Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 295)
  • 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)
  • A. M. Schoyer in 1904A. M. Schoyer in 1904
    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)
  • Scoles, Charles R. - General manager of Atlantic & Lake Superior Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 201)
  • 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)
  • Searing, F. F. - President of Delaware & Eastern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 301)
  • 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. (Pocket List 1907, p 233)
  • Shaw, G. B. - President of Aurora & De Kalb Line. (Pocket List 1907, p 205)
  • 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.
  • Shellenberger, W. L. - President of Altoona & Beech Creek Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 191)
  • 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)
  • Shima, Hideo (1901-1998) - Began railway career in 1925 when he joined the Japanese Government Railways' rolling stock department as an engineer; designed the first 3-cylinder steam locomotive for Japan; promoted to lead the rolling stock department in 1948; resigned in 1951 following an accident in Yokohama, but was rehired in 1955 by Japanese National Railways to design the first Shinkansen trains.
  • Sadanori ShimoyamaSadanori Shimoyama
    Shimoyama, Sadanori (1901-1949) - Minister of Railways for Japan; first president of Japanese National Railways 1949; his dismembered body was found along the Joban Line track on July 6, 1949, and it is still unclear whether this was a result of homicide or suicide (ths inicdent followed two other railway accidents within one month).
  • Shinpei, Gotō (1857-1929) - President of the South Manchuria Railway 1906-1908.
  • Shoener, Arthur - CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway and Texas Mexican Railway.
  • Shonts, Theodore Perry (1856-1919) - Superintendent of Iowa Construction Company in 1881. General superintendent of Illinois & Iowa Railroad 1882-__; promoted to general manager; promoted to president __-1902. President of Detroit & Toledo Shore Line Railroad. President of Panama Railroad & Steamship Company 1905-1907. President of Interborough Rapid Transit Company 1907-__. (Pocket List 1907, p 307; New York Times, September 21, 1919)
  • 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)
  • Silverthorne, W. E. - President of Arkansas Southeastern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 193)
  • 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, George A. R. - President of Duluth, Missabe & Western Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 311)
  • 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 (DL&W) 1867-1899 [succeeded by William H. Truesdale]. Chairman of the board for DL&W. 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; Pocket List 1907, p 301)
  • Smalley, George N. - Acting president of Dayton & Toledo Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 53)
  • Smarr, H. T. - Superintendent of Burning Springs Railway Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 229)
  • 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. D. - President of Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 295)
  • 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)
  • Sogō, Shinji (1884-1981) - Fourth president of Japanese National Railways 1955-1963, where he led the initiative to create the first Shinkansen trains
  • 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 Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 271; 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-__.
  • Sproul, W. C. - President of Coal River Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 291)
  • 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 1890
    Leland 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)
  • Starke, Charles J. - President of Arcadia & Betsey River Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 191)
  • 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)
  • Stebbins, T. - President of Dayton, Lebanon & Cincinnati Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 299)
  • Stedman, George T. - President of Chattaroi Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 35)
  • Steele, A. B. - President of Atlanta & Saint Andrews Bay Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 201)
  • 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)
  • Steger, E. D. - President of Denison, Bonham & New Orleans Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 303)
  • 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 Railway. President of Hocking Valley Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 247; 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; Pocket List 1907, p 265)
  • 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].
  • Stone, C. W. - President of Cumberland Railroad Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 297)
  • Storer, George W. - Boston & Maine Railroad. President of New England General Passenger Agents' Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • William B. Storey
    William 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].
  • Stuart, Robert S. - President of Cheswick & Harmar Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 251)
  • Studebaker, J. M. - President of Chicago & South Bend Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 259)
  • 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, Joseph "Joe" C. - Began railroad career with Illinois Central Railroad; Administrator for the Federal Railroad Administration 2009-__.

Photo credits

  • A. M. Schoyer - Cropped from a scan of the original image published in The Railroad Men, volume XVII, issue 8, May 1904 (scan available on Google Books). Since this was first published in the United States before 1923, my understanding is that this image is now in the public domain.
  • Sadanori Shimoyama - Reduced copy of an image that was first published before 1949 in Japan and is now available on Wikimedia Commons. The image description page (retrieved August 23, 2014) asserts that this image is in the public domain because it was published in Japan before 1957 (the original source is not documented).
  • Leland Stanford - Cropped from a scan of the original image available on Wikimedia Commons. The image description page (retrieved February 20, 2014) asserts that this image is in the public domain because it was first published in the United States before 1923 (sourced to Days of a Man, the autobiography of David Starr Jordan, 1922).
  • William B. Storey - Cropped from a scan of the original photo available through the Harris & Ewing Collection on the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division website.  The rights and reproductions page for this collection asserts that the copyrights on the photographs in the collection have expired and that publication is therefore permitted.