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-__. President of Atlantic City Railroad. President of Catasaqua & Fogelsville Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 203 and 239)
  • Bailey, E. H. - Union Pacific Railroad 1965-1971.
  • Bailey, J. S. - President of Bee Tree Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 217)
  • 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) - President of Boston Elevated Railway 1899-__. (Pocket List 1907, p 223)
  • 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. (Pocket List 1907, p 271; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1207, 1215 and 1221; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Barber, D. D. - President of Bishopville Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 17)
  • Barber, O. C. - President of Butte County Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 229)
  • Barber, W. A. - President of Caldwell & Northern Railroad. President of Carolina & Northwestern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, pp 231 and 239)
  • 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)
  • Bartlett, G. W. - Receiver for Chicago, Indiana & Eastern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 269)
  • 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)
  • Batchelor, J. P. - President of Bearden & Ouachita River Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 215)
  • 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, C. A. - President of Catskill Mountain Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 241)
  • 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.
  • Beatty, R. J. - President of Chicago, Illinois & Indiana Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 267)
  • 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."
  • Beemer, J. G. - President of Chestnut Ridge Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 251)
  • 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.
  • Bell, J. E. - President of Delta Northern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 303)
  • Bell, W. W. - President of Big Level & Kinzua Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 219)
  • 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. A. - President of Bridgton & Saco River Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • 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)
  • Bent, L. S. - President of Baltimore & Sparrow's Point Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 213)
  • 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, George T. - President of Annapolis, Washington & Baltimore Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 191)
  • 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.
  • Blackmer, H. M. - President of Cripple Creek Central Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 297)
  • 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)
  • Blair, J. T. - President of Belington & Northern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 217)
  • 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.
  • Blue, John - President and general manager of Aberdeen & Rock Fish Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 187)
  • 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)
  • Bogue, V. G. - President of Boca & Loyalton Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 221)
  • 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, G. W. - President of Colorado & South Eastern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 291)
  • 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)
  • Bracey, S. H. - President of Cincinnati, Bluffton & Chicago Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 283)
  • 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)
  • Bradford, W. A., Jr. - President of Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville Railroad. President of Des Moines, Iowa Falls & Northern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 265 and 307)
  • 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)
  • Brock, Arthur - President of Bullfrog-Goldfield Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 229)
  • 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.
  • Brookings, J. E. - President and general manager of Brookings Lumber & Box Company's Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • 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. (born 1853) - Began railroad career as a section hand with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad; promoted to telegrapher in 1870. Dispatcher for Illinois Central Railroad 1872-__. Also worked for Rock Island and Burlington railroads through the 1870s. Promoted to chief dispatcher of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in 1880; promoted to trainmaster of the St. Louis Division 1881-1884. Assistant superintendent of the St. Louis Division 1884-1887. Superintendent of CB&Q Iowa Division 1887-1890. General manager of CB&Q subsidiary railroads 1891-1896. General manager of CB&Q 1896-1901 [succeeded by Frederic A. Delano]. Director and general manager for Lake Erie & Western Railroad 1901-__. Senior vice president of Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad. President of New York Central Railroad. (New York Times, June 22, 1901; Pocket List 1907, p 269)
  • 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.
  • Burchell, George B. - President of Canada Coal & Railroad Company, Ltd. (Pocket List 1907, p 231)
  • 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-__.
  • Burnham, G. W. - President of Crooked Creek Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 297)
  • 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)
  • T. E. Byrnes in 1907 T. E. Byrnes in 1907
  • Byrnes, T. E. - Vice president of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. (Boot and Shoe, February 20, 1907, p. 108A)

 

Photo credits