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

  • Daley, A. F. - President of Dublin & Southwestern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 309)
  • Dana, N. J. T. - President and general manager of Montana Union Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Danforth, F. L. - President of Buffalo Creek Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 21; Official List 1888, p 21)
  • Daniels, Winthrop More (1867-1944) - Commissioner for the Interstate Commerce Commission 1913-1923.
  • Dargan, William (1799-1867) - Irish engineer known as the "father of Irish railways."  Built the first railway in Ireland in 1833, connecting Dublin to Kingstown.
  • Darling, J. A. - Chairman of Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Darling, William Lafayette (1856-1938) - Construction engineer for Great Northern Railway who oversaw construction of several branches in Idaho and Montana.
  • Darlow, E. R. - President of Buffalo & Susquehanna Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Poor's 1917, p 168)
  • Darrah, A. C. - President of St. Clairsville & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 167)
  • Darre-Jenssen, Hans Jørgen (1864-1950) - Norwegian civil engineer; chief engineer for the reconstruction of the Drammen Line from 1909 until its completion in 1922; director for Norwegian State Railways.
  • Dautry, Raoul (1880-1951) - Oversaw reconstruction of the northern French rail network after World War I; director of Compagnie des chemins de fer de l'État 1928-1937.
  • Davey, John R. - President of Cincinnati Northwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 45; Official List 1888, p 55)
  • Davidson, A. J. - Began career as telegrapher on St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad. President of Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railway. President of Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad __-1906 [succeeded by H. I. Miller]. President of Evansville & Terre Haute Railroad __-1906 [succeeded by H. I. Miller]. President of Birmingham Belt Railroad. President of Colorado Southern, New Orleans & Pacific Railroad. President of St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad 1904-1909. President of Beaumont, Sour Lake & Western Railroad 1908-__ [preceded by R. C. Duff]. Restarted career after a mental breakdown, gaining employment in the executive office of Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway in 1912. (New York Times, November 16, 1906; Pocket List 1907, pp 219 and 293; Railroad Age Gazette, July 17, 1908, p 552; Railway World, November 19, 1909, pp 961-962; New York Times, March 13, 1912)
  • Davidson, B. R. - Presient of Pacific & Great Eastern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 149)
  • Davidson, P. M. - President of Vincennes, Centralia & St. Louis Transit Company. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1319)
  • Davidson, Richard K. - CEO of Union Pacific Railroad 1997-__ [preceded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.]; Railway Age's Railroader of the Year for 2003 [preceded by E. Hunter Harrison].
  • Davis, Arthur V. - President of Alton & Southern Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1196)
  • Davis, H. C. - President of Lac La Belle & Calumet Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 109)
  • Davis, H. G. - President of Coal & Coke Railway Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 291)
  • Davis, Henry G. - President of West Virginia Central & Pittsburgh Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Davis, Samuel - General superintendent of Mount Hope Mineral Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Davis, Z. W. - President of Ashland & Western Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 193)
  • Dawson, James - President of Charleston, Westfield, Marshall & Terre Haute Interurban Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1302)
  • Dayton, Henry F. - President of Quincy & Western Illinois Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1316)
  • Dean, D. Richmond - President of Pullman Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1235)
  • Dean, William (1840-1905) - Chief mechanical engineer of Great Western Railway 1877-1902.
  • Debevoise, George W. - President of Pontiac, Oxford & Port Austin Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 160)
  • deButts, Harry A. (died 1983) - President of Southern Railway (US) 1951-1962 [preceded by Earnest E. Norris; succeeded by D. William Brosnan].
  • Decker, E. - Chairman and president of Ahnapee & Western Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 13)
  • Deeley, Richard (1855-1944) - Chief mechanical engineer of Midland Railway 1904-1909 [preceded by Samuel W. Johnson; succeeded by Henry Fowler].
  • De Forest, H. W. - Chairman of the board for Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad. (Pocket list 1907, p 281)
  • J. D. De Frees J. D. De Frees
  • De Frees, J. D. - President of Peru & Indianapolis Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • del Castillo, F. A. - General manager of Desague del Valle de Mexico Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 307)
  • Delamater, B. L. - President of Chicago & Lake Superior Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 255)
  • Delamater, G. W. - President of Meadville & Linesville Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 118)
  • Delano, Frederic A. (born 1863) - Graduated from Harvard Univesrity and began railroad career in 1885 as a machinist apprentice with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, working at the company shops in Aurora, Illinois. Promoted to head the Bureau of Steel Rail Inspection in 1887. Assistant to second vice president of CB&Q 1889-1890. Superintendent of CB&Q Chicago freight terminals 1890-1899. Superintendnet of motive power for CB&Q 1899-1901. General manager of CB&Q 1901-__ [preceded by William C. Brown]. (New York Times, June 22, 1901)
  • Delatour, H. L. - Trustee with David E. Smucker for the Long Island Rail Road 1949-1950 [succeeded by William H. Draper].
  • Denney, Charles Eugene (1879-1965) - President of Erie Railroad 1929-1939 [preceded by John Joseph Bernet; succeeded by Robert Eastman Woodruff]; president of Northern Pacific Railway 1939-1950 [preceded by Charles Donnelly; succeeded by Robert Stetson Macfarlane].
  • Depew, Chauncey M. (1834-1928) - President of New York Central Railroad 1885-1898 [succeeded by Samuel R. Callaway]; chairman of the board for New York Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 137; Poor's 1917, p 86)
  • Dermody, James J. - President of Long Island Rail Road 2003-2006 [preceded by Kenneth J. Bauer; succeded by Raymond P. Kenny as acting president].
  • Deuger, Adam - President of Lincoln Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1266)
  • Devine, Gregory S. - President of Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad; president of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1966-1971 [preceded by Walter Touhy; succeeded by Hays T. Watkins].
  • Dewing, William S. - President of Allegan & Lake Shore Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 1)
  • Dewy, D. B. - Receiver for Minnesota & Wisconsin Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 31)
  • Dexter, F. Gordon - President of Little Rock Junction Railway; president of Manhattan, Alma & Burlingame Railway. (Poor's 1887, pp 3 and 7)
  • Dexter, Julius - President of Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 51)
  • Dibble, S. - President of Branchville & Bowman Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • Agnew T. Dice in 1929 Agnew T. Dice in 1929
  • Dice, Agnew T. - President of Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Dick, S. B. - President of Colorado & Northwestern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 291)
  • Dickenson, E. - President of Idaho Central Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 97)
  • Dickinson, J. M. - Reciever and later president of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC 1915, p 1210)
  • Dierks, Hans - President of De Queen & Eastern Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 307)
  • Diescher, Caroline Endres (1846-1930) - Helped engineer the Monongahela Incline and the Mount Oliver Incline in Pittsburgh.
  • Diesel, Rudolf (1858-1913) - Inventor of the diesel engine.
  • Dillingham, Charles - Receiver for Houston & Texas Central Railroad [with James Rintoul and Nelson S. Easton]. (Official List 1888, p 95)
  • Dillon, Sidney - President of Denver, Texas & Fort Worth Railroad; president of Puget Sound Shore Railroad. (Official List 1888, pp 71 and 163)
  • Dilworth, Richard M. (1885-1968) - Chief engineer at General Motors Electro-Motive Division who is credited with developing the diesel-electric locomotive concept in the 1930s.
  • Dingee, F. A. - President of Youghiogheny Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 199)
  • Divine, J. F. - General superintendent of Atlantic Coast Line. (Poor's 1887, p 7)
  • Grenville M. Dodge in 1911 Grenville M. Dodge in 1911
  • Dodge, Grenville Mellen (1831-1916) - American Railway Improvement Company of Colorado. International Railway Improvement Company of Colorado. Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railway. Fort Worth & Denver Railway. President of St. Louis, Des Moines & Northern Railroad. Des Moines Union Railway. Colorado & Texas Construction Company. Denver, Texas & Fort Worth Railway. Des Moines & Northern Railway. Wichita Valley Railway. Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf Railway. Chairman of the board for Colorado & Southern Railway. (Official List 1888, p 171; Pocket List 1907, p 291)
  • Dole, Elizabeth (born 1936) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 1983-1987 [preceded by Andrew L. Lewis, Jr.; succeeded by James H. Burnley IV].
  • Doocy, Edward - President of Louisiana & Pike County Railroad. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1224)
  • Donahue, James M. - President of San Francisco & North Pacific and Sonoma Valley Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 173)
  • Donnelly, Charles (1869-1939) - President of Northern Pacific Railway 1920-1939 [preceded by Jule Murat Hannaford; succeeded by Charles Eugene Denney].
  • Donohue, Jas. - General superintendent of Des Moines & Kansas City Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 71)
  • Doris, Carole R. - Chairman of the board for Metra 2006-present.
  • Dorr, Jonathan - President of Nantucket Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 129)
  • Dorrington, William E. (1852-1926) - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Douglas, James - President of El Paso & Southwestern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Douglas, John M. - President of Illinois Central Railroad 1865-1871 [preceded by William H. Osborn; succeeded by John Newell] and 1875-1876 [preceded by Wilson G. Hunt; succeeded by William K. Ackerman].
  • Dowd, William - President of Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 114)
  • Downing, Robert W. - President of Burlington Northern Railroad 1971-1976 [preceded by Louis W. Menk; succeeded by Norman Lorentzsen].
  • Downs, Lawrence A. - President of Illinois Central railroad 1926-1938 [preceded by Charles H. Markham; succeeded by John L. Beven].
  • Downs, Thomas M. - President of Amtrak 1993-1998 [preceded by W. Graham Claytor, Jr.; succeeded by George Warrington].
  • Dowty, Robert R. (1923-2004) - Construction foreman for the Jupiter and 119 steam locomotive replicas at the Golden Spike National Historic Site at Promontory, Utah.
  • Drake, F. M. - President of Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 99)
  • Drake, J. A. - President of Bennettsville & Cheraw Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 217)
  • Draper, William Henry, Jr. (1894-1974) - Trustee for Long Island Rail Road 1950-1951 [preceeded by co-trustees David E. Smucker and H. L. Delatour; scceeded by William Wyer].
  • Drayton, Thomas (1809-1891) - President of Charleston & Savannah Railroad 1853-1856.
  • Drew, Daniel (1797-1879) - Financier of the Erie Railroad, in conjunction with Jim Fisk.
  • Drew, J. G. - President of Coal Belt Electric Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1257)
  • Drexel, Jos. W. - President of Natchez, Jackson & Columbus Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 130)
  • Drummond, Dugald (1840-1912) - Chief mechanical engineer for North British Railway 1875-1882 [preceded by Thomas Wheatley; succeeded by Matthew Holmes]; locomotive superintendent for Caledonian Railway 1882-1890 [preceded by George Brittain; succeeded by Hugh Smellie]; locomotive superintendent for London & South Western Railway 1895-1912 [preceded by William Adams; succeeded by Robert Urie].
  • Drummond, George - President of Cumberland Railway & Coal Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 297)
  • Drummond, Peter (1850-1918) - Chief mechanical engineer for Highland Railway 1896-1911 [preceded by David Jones; succeeded by Fredrick George Smith]; chief mechanical engineer for Glasgow & South Western Railway 1912-1918 [preceded by James Manson; succeeded by Robert Harben Whitelegg].
  • Dubach, E. C. - President of D'Arbonne Valley Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 299)
  • DuBois, J. D. - President of Wheeling & Elm Grove Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Ducharme, Richard C. "Rick" (born 1948) - Managing director of GO Transit 1993-1999 [preceded by Al Leach; succeeded by Gary McNeil]; Chief general manager of Toronto Transit Commission 1999-2006 [preceded by David L. Gunn; succeeded by Gary Webster].
  • Dudley, E. L. - Receiver and general manager of Central Iowa Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 27)
  • Duff, R. C. - President of Beaumont, Sour Lake & Western Railroad __-1908 [succeeded by A. J. Davidson]. (Pocket List 1907, p 217; Railroad Age Gazette, July 17, 1908, p 552)
  • Dunbaugh, Harry J. - President of Chicago & Elmhurst Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1251)
  • Duncan, James - President of Litchfield & Madison Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1224)
  • Duncan, William Butler - President of Mobile & Ohio Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 127)
  • Dunlap, D. C. - President of Elgin Belt Railway; president of Elgin Terminal Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1307)
  • Dunn, John N. - President of Atlanta & Florida Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 7)
  • Dunsmuir, R. - President of Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 79)
  • Du Pont, H. A. - President of Wilmington & Northern Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 198)
  • Durant, Thomas Clark (1820-1885) - Vice president of Union Pacific Railroad; set up the financial processes that led to the Credit Mobilier scandals.
  • Durant, W. W. - President of Adirondack Railway. (Poor's 1887, p 1; Official List 1888, p 1)
  • Duval, H. R. - Receiver for Florida Railway & Navigation Company. (Official List 1888, p 81)

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