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

  • Cable, Ransom Reed - President of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1883-1898; president of Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 43; Official List 1888, pp 45 and 47)
  • Cadman, Alfred (1847-1905) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1895-1899.
  • Cahill, Bernie - President of Rahway Valley Railway. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Cahill, Michael Harrison - Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 1930-1933.
  • Cail, Jean-François (1804-1871) - French steam locomotive builder and licensee of the Crampton type locomotive in France.
  • Caldwell, B. D. - President of Wells Fargo & Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1279)
  • Caldwell, C. H. - President of Bainbridge & Northern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 207)
  • Caldwell, D. W. - President of New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 139)
  • John Caldwell John Caldwell in 1859
  • Caldwell, John - President of South Carolina Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Calhoun, Patrick (1856-1943) - United Railroads of San Francisco.
  • Callaway, Samuel R. (1850-1904) - Began railroad career in 1863 as a junior clerk for Grand Trunk Railway in Montreal; promoted through various positions to become secretary to the general manager in 1871; superintendent for Detroit & Milwaukee Railroad 1874-1878; general superintendent of Detroit, Saginaw & Bay City Railroad 1878-1881; general manager of Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway 1881-1884; president of Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad & Belt Line; second vice president and general manager of Union Pacific Railroad 1884-1887; president of Toledo, St Louis & Kansas City Railroad 1887-1895; president of Nickel Plate Road 1895-1897; president of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad 1897-1898; president of New York Central Railway 1898-1901 [preceded by Chauncey Depew]; president of American Locomotive Company 1901-1904 [succeeded by Albert J. Pitkin]. (Official List 1888, p 187; New York Times, May 18, 1901; Chicago Tribune, June 2, 1904; The Railroad Men, July 1904)
  • Callery, James - Receiver and president of Pittsburgh & Western Railroad [receiver with John W. Chalfant]. (Poor's 1887, p 11; Official List 1888, p 159)
  • Calthorp, Everard (1857-1927) - British railway engineer, promoter and builder of narrow gauge railways; founded the Barsi Light Railway in 1895; served as a consultant for a number of narrow gauge railways around the world.
  • Calthorp, Guy (1870-1919) - Began railroad career with the London & North Western Railway in 1886; General Superintendent of Caledonian Railway 1902-1908, General Manager of same 1908-1910; General Manager of Buenos Aires & Pacific Railway 1910-1913; General Manager of London & North Western Railway 1914-1919 [preceded by Robert Turnbull; succeeded by Isaac Thomas Williams].
  • Calvin, E. E. - President of California Northeastern Railway. President of Union Pacific Railroad 1916-1918; president of St. Joseph & Grand Island Railway; president of Oregon Short Line. (Pocket List 1907, p 231; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Camden, Johnson N. (1828-1908) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1893-1894.
  • Campbell, Henry R. (1807-1879) - Patentee of the 4-4-0 locomotive.
  • Campbell, J. - Locomotive superintendent for Maryport & Carlisle Railway [preceded by Hugh Smellie].
  • Campbell, J. R. - President of Chicago, Springfield & Cairo Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1304)
  • Campbell, James - Chairman of the Board for Alaska Railroad 1984-__.
  • Campbell, John Williams (1880-1957) - Director for New York Central Railroad 1920-__; chairman of the board for Hudson & Manhattan Railroad __-1957.
  • Campbell, P. - President of Sheffield & Birmingham Railroad. President of Dansville & Mount Morris Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175; Pocket List 1907, p 299)
  • Candler, John W. - President of Florida Southern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 83)
  • Canniff, W. H. - President of Chicago & State Line Railway; president of New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad __-1916 [succeeded by John Joseph Bernet]. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1204 and 1230)
  • Cannon, LeGrand B. - President of Crown Point Iron Company. (Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Card, Andrew (born 1947) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1992-1993 [preceded by Samuel K. Skinner; succeeded by Federico Peña].
  • Cardo, Pierre (born 1949) - President of Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires 2010-__ [first in this position].
  • Carley, F. D. - President of Kentucky Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 107)
  • Carlisle, Hugh - General manager of Tennessee & Coosa Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Carlisle, William - President of Beaumont & Great Northern Railroad. President of Cotton Belt & Northern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, pp 215 and 297)
  • Carnahan, W. H. - President of Galesburg Railway Lighting & Power Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1260)
  • Carpenter, E. P. - President of Martha's Vineyard Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 117)
  • Carpenter, M. J. - President of Chicago, Terre Haute & Southeastern Railway; president of Danville Belt Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1211 and 1305)
  • Carper, Thomas C. - Chairman of the Board for Amtrak -present.
  • Carroll, Charles of Carrollton (1737-1832) - Helped with founding the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; laid the cornerstone at the beginning of construction in 1828.
  • Carruth, Nathan (1808-1881) - Director of the Western Railroad of Massachusetts 1840-1842; president and general manager of Old Colony Railroad; director and treasurer of Northern Railroad of New Hampshire; director of Dorchester & Milton Branch Railroad.
  • Carruth, W. H. - President of Arkansas & Louisiana Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • Carson, John B. - President of Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad; president of Belt Railway of Chicago. (Poor's 1887, p 44; Official List 1888, p 41)
  • Carson, William - President of Bucksport & Elk River Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 227)
  • Carter, John J. - President of Bradford, Bordell & Kinzua Railroad; president of Bradford, Eldred & Cuba Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 19; Official List 1888, p 19)
  • Carter, M. S. - President of St. Augustine & South Beach Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Carter, Thomas S. - Kansas City Southern Railway 1973-__.
  • Carver, Hartwell (1789-1875) - Promoter of a railroad line across the United States to the Pacific coast as early as 1832; participated in hammering the Golden Spike at Promontory, Utah, in 1869.
  • Case, Newton - President of Shelby Iron Company's Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 175)
  • William Case William Case in 1859
  • Case, William - President of Cleveland & Erie Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Casement, John S. (1829-1909) - Directed construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad as Chief Engineer for Union Pacific Railroad beginning in 1866.
  • Casey, Lyman R. (1837-1914) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1891-1893.
  • Casey, Samuel B., Jr. (1927-2006) - CEO and President of Pullman Company 1970-1980.
  • Caspari, Leopold - President of Natchitoches Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Cass, George Washington (1810–1888) - Pennsylvania Railroad; Northern Pacific Railway 1872-1875.
  • Cassatt, Alexander J. (1839-1906) - Brother of American painter Mary Cassatt. President of New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk Railroad; president of Pennsylvania Railroad 1899–1906 [preceded by Frank Thomson; succeeded by James McCrea]. (Official List 1888, p 140)
  • Casner, F. W. - President of Denver, Wichita & Memphis Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 307)
  • Cavanaugh, Dennis Miles - Soo Line Railroad 1983-1986, 1987-1989.
  • Cawkwell, William - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1858-1874 [preceded by Mark Huish, succeeded by George Findlay].
  • Caylon, Worth E. - President of Hammond Belt Railway (subsidiary of C&O). (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1217)
  • Celinski, Krzysztof - Polskie Koleje Państwowe 2005-present.
  • Chadbourn, W. H. - President of Wilmington, Chadbourn & Conway Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Chalfant, John W. - Receiver for Pittsburgh & Western Railroad [with James Callery]. (Poor's 1887, p 11; Official List 1888, p 159)
  • Chalmers, Walter - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1919-1922 [preceded by William P. Reid].
  • Chamberlain, E. J. - President of Grand Trunk Western Railway (GTW); president of Grand Trunk Junction Railway (subsidiary of GTW). (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1216)
  • Chamberlain, Selah - President of Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 47; Official List 1888, p 58)
  • E J Chamberlin Edson J Chamberlin between circa 1910 and 1915
  • Chamberlin, Edson J. (1852-1924) - President of Grand Trunk Pacific Railway 1917-1922 [preceded by Charles Melville Hays; succeeded by Howard G. Kelley].
  • Chambers, Philip Henry - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Chambliss, W. P. - President of Coburg, Peterboro' & Marmora Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 47)
  • Chan, Ceajer Ka-keung (born 1957) - Chairman of Kowloon-Canton Raiway.
  • Chanute, Octave (1832-1910) - Designed the Hannibal Bridge, the first railroad bridge across the Missouri River in 1869; invented the process of pressure treating ties with creosote to preserve them.
  • Chapelon, André (1892-1978) - French steam locomotive designer.
  • Chapin, Chester William (1798-1883) - President of Western Railroad Corporation 1854-1867; president of Boston & Albany Railroad 1868-1878.
  • Chapman, E. R. - President of Atlantic & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 9)
  • Chapman, George D. - President of Lackawanna & Pittsburgh Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Charlick, Oliver - President of Long Island Rail Road 1863-1875 [preceded by Coffin Colket; succeeded by Henry Havemeyer].
  • Chatfield, Levi S. (1808-1884) - Major stockholder of Atlantic & Pacific Railroad 1853-1854.
  • Childs, W. G. - President and superintendent of Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 295)
  • Chipley, William Dudley (1840-1897) - Columbus & Rome Railroad; Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1873-1876; Pensacola & Atlantic Railroad.
  • Chisholm, Hugh J. (1847-1912) - Executive with the Portland & Rumford Falls Railway and the Rumford Falls & Rangeley Lakes Railroad.
  • Choate, Charles F. - President of Old Colony Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 147)
  • Christy, Doug - Iowa Interstate Railroad.
  • Chrysler, Walter (1875-1940) - Worked as a mechanic for various railroads including the Fort Worth & Denver Railway; Manager of ALCO's Allegheny erecting shops until 1911.
  • Chubbuch, H. E. - President of Peoria & Northern Railway; president of Peoria & Southern Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1314)
  • Church, L. Ruggles - President of Pontiac Pacific Junction Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Churchward, George Jackson (1857-1933) - Chief Mechanical Engineer of Great Western Railway 1902-1922.
  • Cimon, Simon (1852-1903) - Engineer for the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway in the 1870s.
  • Clapp, Harold Winthrop (1875-1852) - Began railroad career with the Brisbane Tramway Company.  Moved to the US in 1900, eventually finding work on the Interborough Rapid Transit Company in New York.  He was in charge of the electrification of the Pennsylvania Railroad's West Jersey and Seashore Divisions.  He then moved to Ohio in 1908 and joined the Southern Pacific Railroad where he worked his way up to become a vice president.  He also worked during this time for the Columbus Railway Power & Light Company and the East St. Louis Suburban Railway.  He returned to Australia in 1920 when he was named Chairman of the Commissioners of Victorian Railways.  He was appointed Director-General of Land Transport in 1942; while in this position in 1944, he submitted a plan to convert all existing rail lines in Australia to standard gauge.  He retired in 1951.
  • Clark, Charles P. - President of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 140)
  • Clark, Clarence D. (1851-1930) - Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Railroads 1895-1905.
  • Clark, D. K. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1853-1855.
  • Clark, Horace F. (1815-1873) - Union Pacific Railroad 1872-1873; president of Peoria, Canton & Galesburg Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1315)
  • Clark, James L. - President of Wisconsin, Illinois & Indiana Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1320)
  • Clark, James T. - President of Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 37)
  • Clark, John P. - New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway.
  • Clark, Lucius - President of Toledo & South Haven Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 186)
  • Clark, S. H. H. - Union Pacific Railroad 1892-1898.
  • Clark, W. A. - President of Cahaba Coal Mining Company's Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Clark, W. B. - President of Chicago & Illinois Western Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1203)
  • Clarke, C. S. - President of Central Branch Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 241)
  • Clarke, F. B. - Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway 1907-__.
  • Clarke, James C. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1883-1887 [preceded by William K. Ackerman; succeeded by Stuyvesant Fish]; president of Chicago, Madison & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 39)
  • Claughton, Gilbert Henry (1856-1921) - Chairman of the board of directors for London & North Western Railway 1911-1921.
  • Clayton, Powell - President and manager of Eureka Sprins Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 79)
  • Claytor, Robert B. (1922-1993) - Brother of W. Graham Claytor, Jr.; Norfolk & Western Railway 1981-1982; CEO of Norfolk Southern Railway 1982-1987 [succeeded by Arnold B. McKinnon].
  • Claytor, W. Graham, Jr. (1912-1994) - Brother of Robert B. Claytor; President of Southern Railway 1967-1976 [preceded by D. William Brosnan; succeeded by L. Stanley Crane], chairman of Southern Railway 1976-1977; during his tenure at Southern Railway, he oversaw creation of the railroad's heritage steam operations program, a program that was continued by successor Norfolk Southern. President of Amtrak 1982-1993 [preceded by Alan Stephenson Boyd; succeeded by Thomas M. Downs]; Railroader of the Year for 1989 [preceded by Darius W. Gaskins, Jr.; succeeded by Arnold B. McKinnon]. (Scull, June 1991, p 24.  Phillips, June 1991, p 28)
  • Cleary, Daniel - General manager of freight operations for Long Island Rail Road. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Cleaver, Alonzo - President of Central Railway of Oregon. (Pocket List 1907, p 245)
  • Clegg, Charles M., Jr. (1916-1979) - Author, photographer and railroad historian.
  • Clement, Charles M. - President of Central Railroad of Pennsylvania. (Pocket List 1907, p 245)
  • Clement, Martin W. (1881-1966) - Pennsylvania Railroad 1935–1948.
  • Clement, P. W. - President of Bristol Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • Clements, Judson C. (1846-1917) - Commissioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission 1892-1917; Chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission 1910-1912.
  • W. H. Clements W. H. Clements in 1859
  • Clements, W. H. - Superintendent of Ohio & Mississippi Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Cleveland, J. B. - President of Charleston & Western Carolina Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 247)
  • Clinch, R. T. - President of Albert Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 1)
  • Clinton, Charles - President and general manager of Tennessee Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 183)
  • Closson, James T. - President of Richmond & Alleghany Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 165)
  • Coates, J. Gordon (1878-1943) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1923-1928.
  • Cobb, B. C. - President of Dekalb-Sycamore & Interurban Traction Company; president of Rockford City Traction Company; president of Rockford & Interurban Railway; president of Springfield & Eastern Railroad; president of Springfield Consolidated Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1257, 1269-70 and 1273)
  • Cochrane, John T. - President of Alabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 189)
  • Coffin, Lorenzo S. (1823-1915) - Railroad safety advocate.
  • Coe, William R. (1869-1955) - Virginian Railway.
  • Cogswell, Charles P. - President of Kickapoo Valley & Northern Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 28)
  • Colburn, Zerah (1832-1870) - Apprentice in the drafting room at Lowell Machine Shops; worked for most of the locomotive builders in New Jersey; hired by American Railroad Journal in 1853; split off to start his own railroad journal, Railroad Advocate, but was forced to close it in 1857; moved to London to become editor of The Engineer in 1858; founded Engineering in 1866 as a competitor to The Engineer.
  • Colby, Charles L. - President of Wisconsin Central Railway. (Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Cole, C. B. - President of Wabash, Chester & Western Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1245)
  • Cole, Francis J. (1856-1923) - Locomotive designer.
  • Cole, Nathan - President of Wabash, Chester & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 191)
  • Cole, T. F. - President of Cananea Consolidated Copper Company's Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 239)
  • Coleman, D'Alton Cory - Canadian Pacific Railway 1942-1947.
  • Coleman, James - Superintendent of Prince Edward Island Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 23)
  • Coleman, John W. - President of North Pacific Coast Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 145)
  • Coleman, Robert Habersham (1856-1930) - President of Cornwall Iron Furnace; president of Cornwall & Lebanon Railroad; president of Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Coleman, William C. (1901-1976) - President of Monon Railroad. (Railway Age, August 9, 1976, p 43)
  • Coleman, William T., Jr. (born 1920) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1975-1977 [preceded by Claude S. Brinegar; succeeded by Brock Adams].
  • Coliton, William P. - Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad 1961-__.
  • Colket, Coffin President of Long Island Rail Road 1862-1863 [preceded by William E. Morris; succeeded by Oliver Charlick]..
  • Collins, David J. - Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad -present.
  • Collinson, John T. - Final president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1979-1987 [preceded by Hays T. Watkins].
  • Colnon, Aaron - Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1942-1947.
  • Colquhoun, J. - President of Arizona & New Mexico Railway and Lordsburg & Hachita Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 191)
  • Colt, Bobert - President of New London Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29)
  • Comstock, A. W. - President of Cincinnati, Georgetown & Portsmouth Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 283)
  • Conner, William S. - President of Delaware River Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 55; Official List 1888, p 69)
  • Connor, Benjamin (1813-1876) - Locomotive Superintendent for Caledonian Railway 1856-1876 [preceded by Robert Sinclair; succeeded by George Brittain].
  • Connor, W. C. - President of Dallas Terminal & Union Depot Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 299; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Conrades, Edwin H. - President of St. Louis & Illinois Belt Railway; president of St. Louis, Troy & Eastern Railroad; president of East St. Louis, Columbia & Waterloo Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1236, 1239 and 1258)
  • Conti, P. Scott - Providence & Worcester Railroad 2005-__.
  • Converse, Jos. H. - President of Little Rock & Fort Smith Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 3)
  • Cook, A. W. - President and general manager of Brookville Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 227)
  • Cook, W. H. - President of Duluth, Rainy Lake & Winnipeg Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 311)
  • Cooke, Bates (1787-1841) - Controlling partner of the Lewiston Railroad in New York.
  • Cooke, Charles Bowen (1859-1920) - Chief mechanical engineer of London & North Western Railway 1909-1920 [preceded by George Whale; succeeded by H.P.M. Beames].
  • Cooke, Jay (1821-1905) - Founder of Jay Cooke & Co. bank; president and chief financier of Northern Pacific Railway 1870-1873.  The failure of Jay Cooke & Co. in 1873 due to overextended railroad investments led to the great financial panic of 1873.
  • Cooke, John (1824-1882) - Apprenticed to Thomas Rogers to learn locomotive manufacturing; shop superintendent for Rogers Locomotive & Machine Works 1843-1852; partnered with Charles Danforth to form Danforth, Cooke & Co.
  • Cooke, W. P. - President of New Orleans Great Northern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Cooley, Thomas M. (1824-1898) - First chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission. (Official List 1888, p xl)
  • Coolidge, T. Jefferson (1831-1920) - President of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 1880–1881 [preceded by Thomas Nickerson; succeeded by William B. Strong]; president of Boston & Lowell Railroad White Mountain Division. (Official List 1888, p 17)
  • Corbett, W. M. - President of Kansas City Terminal Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Corbin, Austin (1827-1896) - President of Long Island Rail Road 1881-1896 [preceded by Thomas R. Sharp; succeeded by William H. Baldwin]; president of Chicago & Ohio River Railroad; president of Elmira, Cortland & Northern Railroad; president of New York, Woodhaven & Rockaway Railroad; president of Ohio, Indiana & Western Railroad; president of Philadelphia & Atlantic City Railroad; president of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 41, 77, 113, 141, 146, 155-7)
  • Corbin, D. C. - President of Woodruff Sleeping & Parlor Coach Company. (Official List 1888, p 201)
  • Corbin, Daniel C. - President of Cœur D'alene Railway & Navigation Company; president of Spokane International Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 58; NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Cornell, Thomas - President of Kaaterskill Railroad; president of Ulster & Delaware Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 103 and 187)
  • Erastus Corning Erastus Corning in 1859
  • Corning, Erastus (1794-1872) - Utica & Schenectady Railroad 1830s-1853; president of New York Central Railroad 1853-1865 [succeeded by Dean Richmond]. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Côté, Paul - President of VIA Rail 2005-present.
  • Cotton, Edward John (1829-1899) - Clerk for the Railway Clearing House 1847-1851; hired by North Eastern Railway as a Railway Clearing House trainer; Manager of Waterford & Kilkenny Railway 1853-1857; Traffic Manager of Belfast & Balleymena Railway 1857-1860; continued with Belfast & Northern Counties Railway; Manager of Ballymena, Cushendall & Red Bay Railway 1875-1884.
  • Couch, C. P. "Pete" (1890-1955) - Brother of Harvey C. Couch.  President of Kansas City Southern Railway 1939-1941.
  • Couch, Harvey C. (1877-1941) - Brother of C. P. Crouch.  Led an investment consortium to control the Louisiana & Arkansas Railway in 1928; president of Kansas City Southern Railway 1939; oversaw KCS's purchase of L&A then turned over the KCS presidency to his brother.
  • Cowan, John - President of Albert Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 1)
  • Cowan, William (1823-1898) - Chief Mechanical Engineer for Great North of Scotland Railway 1857-1883 [succeeded by James Manson].
  • Cowen, John K. (1844-1904) - Counsel for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) 1872-1876; general counsel for B&O 1876-1896; president of B&O 1896-1901 [preceded by Charles F. Mayer; succeeded by Leonor F. Loree].
  • Cox, Attilla - President of Cincinnati, Flemingsburg & Southeastern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 283)
  • Cox, William Ruffin (1832-1919) - President of Chatham Railroad.
  • Coxe, Frank - President of Charleston, Cincinnati & Chicago Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 29; Official List 1888, p 35)
  • Coxe, Henry B. - President of Chicago & Western Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 44)
  • Coykendall, E. - President of Ulster & Delaware Railroad. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Coykendall, S. D. - President of Stony Clove & Catskill Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Craig, George F. - President of Beaver Dam Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 217)
  • Craig, J. W. - Colorado & Southern Railroad. President of Roadmasters' Association of America. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Cram, F. W. - President of Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 215)
  • Crampton, Thomas (1816-1888) - English steam locomotive builder; namesake of the Crampton locomotive type.
  • Crane, L. Stanley - President of Southern Railway 1977-1980 [preceded by W. Graham Claytor, Jr.].
  • Cranstoun, Charles - General manager of Morayshire Railway 1855-1857 [succeeded by James Jenkins].
  • Crapo, W. W. - President of Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 81)
  • Craven, John Chester (1813-1887) - Apprenticed at Robert Stephenson & Co. __-1827; locomotive foreman for Manchester & Leeds Railway __-1845; locomotive engineer for Eastern Counties Railway's Stratford Works 1845-1847; Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Superintendent at London, Brighton & South Coast Railway's Brighton Works 1847-1870 [preceded by Thomas Kirtley; succeeded by William Stroudley].
  • Creel, Enrique C. - President of Ferrocarril Mineral de Chihuahua. Vice president of Chihuahua & Pacific Railway. (Pocket list 1907, p 283)
  • Crerar, Peter (1785-1856) - Designed the Albion Mines Railway (the first railway in British North America) in 1836.
  • Cret, Paul Philippe (1876-1945) - Architect and industrial designer; design consultant for Cincinnati Union Terminal; designed the side fluting on the Pioneer Zephyr trainset (which debuted in 1934) and on the Santa Fe's Super Chief passenger cars (debuted in 1936).
  • Crichton, Thomas - President of Minden Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Crippen, Curtis - President of the Milwaukee Road.
  • Crocker, Alvah (1801-1874) - President of the Fitchburg Railroad.
  • Crocker, Charles (1822-1888) - A member of the Big Four group of financiers in California [with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Collis P. Huntington]; president of Central Pacific Railroad; president of Southern Pacific Company 1868-1885 [preceded by Timothy Guy Phelps; succeeded by Leland Stanford].
  • Crocker, Charles Frederick (1854-1897) - Son of Charles Crocker of California; president of San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada Railroad; vice president of Southern Pacific Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 174)
  • Crocker, Fred - President of Portland & Willamette Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Cromwell, William M. - President of Hancock & Calumet Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 91)
  • Crosbie, William - Interim president of Amtrak 2008 [preceded by Alexander Kummant; succeeded by Joseph H. Boardman].
  • A. S. Crothers A. S. Crothers in 1859
  • Crothers, A. S. - Superintendent of Jeffersonville Railroad [Indiana]. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Crowley, P. E. - President of New York Central.
  • Crozet, Claudius (1789-1864) - Principal Engineer and Surveyor for the Virginia Board of Public Works 1823-1832 and 1837-1843 where he worked on a number of railroad related projects including the design of the Chesterfield Railroad.
  • Crump, Norris Ray "Buck" (1904-1989) - Canadian Pacific Railway 1955-1964 and 1966.
  • Crush, William George - General passenger agent for Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad who staged the "Crash at Crush" publicity stunt in 1896.
  • Cubitt, Joseph (1811-1872) - British civil engineer; worked to build much of the London & South Western Railway; also built the majority of the Great Northern Railway (UK), London, Chatham & Dover Railway, Rhymney Railway, Oswestry & Newtown Railway and the Colne Valley Railway; designed the Blackfriars Railway Bridge.
  • Culver, Andrew L. - President of Prospect Park & Coney Island Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 162)
  • Culver, E. W. - President of Cache Valley Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 229)
  • Culver, W. H. - President of Arizona Narrow Gauge Railroad; president of Tucson, Globe & Northern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 187)
  • Cummer, W. W. - President of Cadillac & Northeastern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 23; Official List 1888, p 25)
  • Cummings, W. F. - President of Carolina & Western Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 239)
  • Cushman, C. W. - President of Railway Car Association. (Official List 1888, p xxxviii)
  • Cutler, William P. (1812-1889) - Obtained the charter for the Belpre & Cincinnati Railroad in 1845, for which he was named a director in 1847, then president in 1850; continued as president after the railroad reorganized as the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad; stepped down as president in 1854, continued as director; reappointed as vice president in 1857, and again as president in 1858-1859.
  • Cutting, W. Bayard - President of St. Louis, Alton & Terre Haute Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 169)

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