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)
  • Abbott, W. R. - President of Central Railway of Arkansas. (Pocket List 1907, p 241)
  • 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, Edward Dean - President of Northern Pacific Railway __-1896 [succeeded by Edwin W. Winter].
  • Adams, H. C. - President of Springfield Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1241)
  • Adams, Melvin O. (1847-1920) - President of Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • 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 1929Richard 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.
  • Alderman, R. J. - President of Alcolu Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 189)
  • 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)
  • Alexander, Y. - President of Brooksville Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 227)
  • 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, Dee - President and general manager of Carolina, Glen Anna & Pee Dee Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 239)
  • Allen, Horatio (1802-1889) - Erie Railroad 1843-1844.
  • John W. AllenJohn 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)
  • Andrews, A. B. - President of Atlantic & Yadkin Railway. President of Augusta Southern Railway. President of Blue Ridge Railway. President of Danville & Western Railway. (Pocket List 1907, pp 203, 219 and 299)
  • 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.
  • William P. Appleyard in 1904William P. Appleyard in 1904
  • Appleyard, William P. - Master car builder for New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 1895-1904; president of Master Car Builders' Association 1904-__. (The Railroad Men, September 1904)
  • 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, M. C. - President of Chicago Short Line Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 279)
  • 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, B. W. - President of Duluth & Northern Minnesota Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 311)
  • Arnold, Bion Joseph (1861-1942) - Pioneered third rail electrification systems through the construction of New York's Interborough Rapid Transit subway.
  • Arpin, D. J. - President of Chippewa Valley & Northern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 283)
  • 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, H. M. - President of Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad. President of Brooksville & Hudson Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 201 and 227)
  • 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)
  • Ayers, R. A. - President of Big Stone Gap & Powell's Valley Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 219)

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