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

  • Faber, Edmund Beckett (1847-1920) - Director for London & North Western Railway
  • Fain, S. S. - President of Caney River Railway Company. (Pocket List 1907, p 239)
  • Fairbanks, C. W. - President of Terre Haute & Peoria Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 185)
  • Fairburn, Charles (1887-1945) - Designed overhead electrification equipment for North Eastern Railway 1913-1916; managed the railway electrification department of English Electric; chief electrical engineer 1934-1938, deputy chief mechanical engineer 1938-1944 and chief mechanical engineer 1944-1945 [preceded by William Stanier; succeeded by Henry George Ivatt] for London, Midland & Scottish Railway.
  • Fairlie, Robert F. (1831-1885) - English steam locomotive builder; namesake of the Fairlie locomotive type.
  • Faithorn, J. N. - Receiver for Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 281)
  • Falkner, W. C. - President of Ship Island, Ripley & Kentucky Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 176)
  • Fallberg, Carl (1915-1996) - Cartoonist who created Fiddletown & Copperopolis.
  • Farlow, J. S. - President of Cincinnati, Sandusky & Cleveland Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 55)
  • Farnam, Henry (1803-1883) - President of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad 1854-1863.
  • Farnsworth, E. M. - President of Kanawha & Coal River Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 103)
  • Farnum, P. E. - President of Port Jervis, Monticello & New York Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 161)
  • Farrell, J. D. - President of Oregon-Washington Railway & Navigation Company. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Fay, Gordon - Chairman of Bay Colony Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Felker, W. R. - President of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Western Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 193)
  • Felton, Samuel Morse, Jr. (1853-1930) - President of Chicago & Alton Railroad 1899-1908, Chicago Great Western Railway 1909-1925; president of Pere Marquette Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 251; NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, pp 1205 and 1233)
  • Ferguson, H. H. - President of Illinois Terminal Railroad. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1219)
  • Fernandez, Vicente Corta - Interim CEO of Grupo Transportación Ferroviaria Mexicana in 2005.
  • Ferreira, Douglas (1929-2003) - General manager of Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway 1961-1994.
  • Findlay, George - General manager of London & North Western Railway 1874-1893 [preceded by William Cawkwell; succeeded by Frederick Harrison].
  • Fink, Rudolph - General manager of Memphis & Little Rock Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 118)
  • Finley, W. E. - President of Oil Belt Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1230)
  • Finley, William W. - President of Southern Railway (U.S.) 1906-1913 [preceded by Samuel Spencer; succeeded by Fairfax Harrison].
  • Firbank, Joseph (1819-1886) - British railway contractor who worked on projects for Stockton & Darlington Railway, North-Western Railway, and London & North-Western Railway.
  • Firth, Franklin J. - President of Connecting Terminal Railroad (Buffalo, New York). (Poor's 1887, p 49)
  • Fischer, Louis E. (1876-1952) - Superintendent-Power House of Danville Street Railway & Light Company 1901-1902; general manager of Danville, Champaign & Urbana Railway 1902-1906; vice president and general manager of Illinois Traction System 1906-1909; president and general manager of St. Louis Troy & Eastern Railway 1925-1927; president of Illinois Traction System 1927-1928; continued as president after its reorganization into the Illinois Terminal Railroad 1928-1933.
  • Fischer, S. M. - President of Wisconsin & Michigan Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 40)
  • Stuyvesant Fish in 1904 Stuyvesant Fish in 1904
  • Fish, Stuyvesant (1851-1923) - President of Illinois Central Railroad (IC) 1887-1906 [preceded by James C. Clarke; succeeded by James T. Harahan]; president of Chicago, Madison & Northern Railroad (subsidiary of IC). (Official List 1888, p 97; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 19)
  • Fisher, Chris - President of Hanover Railway (U.S.). (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1217)
  • Fisher, F. N. - President of Memphis Union Station Company. (NY Times; May 22, 1918)
  • Fisher, William H. - President of St. Paul & Duluth Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 171)
  • Fisk, George B. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1839-1847 [preceded by Waldron B. Post; succeeded by James H. Weeks]
  • Fisk, Jim (1834-1872) - American financier who worked with Daniel Drew for control of the Erie Railroad.
  • Wilbur C. Fisk circa 1918 Wilbur C. Fisk, between 1915 and 1920
  • Fisk, Wilbur C. - President of Hudson & Manhattan Railroad.
  • Fitch, William F. - President of Duluth & Winnipeg Railroad, President of Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Railway. President of Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic Railway. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, pp 25 and 29; Pocket List 1907, p 331)
  • Fitzgerald, Richard - President of Chicago Junction Railway. (NY Times, May 22, 1918; Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1207)
  • Fitzsimmons, T. G. - President of Antwerp & Paulding Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 3; Official List 1888, p 3)
  • Fjell, Olav (born 1951) - Chairman of the board of directors for Norwegian State Railways 2000-2003.
  • Flagler, Henry Morrison (1830-1913) - Founder and president of Florida East Coast Railway.
  • Flanders, J. C. - President of Columbia River & Northern Railway. (Pocket List 1907, p 295)
  • Fleishel, M. L. - President of Colonial Railway System. (Pocket List 1907, p 291)
  • Fleming, S. B. - President of Benton & Fairfield Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 217)
  • Fleming, Sanford (1827-1915) - Surveyor for Canadian Pacific Railway who set up Canadian time zones.
  • Fletcher, Alfred - Director for London & North Western Railway.
  • Fletcher, E. - Chief Mechanical Engineer for North Eastern Railway 1854-1882.
  • Floyd, E. E. - President of Iron Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 101)
  • Forbes, George William (1869-1947) - New Zealand Minister of Railways 1931-1935.
  • Forbes, James Staats (1823-1904) - General manager of Dutch-Rhenish Railway; general manager of London, Chatham & Dover Railway, then chairman 1873-1899; director for Metropolitan District Railway, then chairman 1872-1901; director for Hull & Barnsley Railway; chairman of Whitechapel & Bow Railway; financial adviser to Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway.
  • Forbes, John Murray (1813-1898) - President of Michigan Central Railroad 1846-1855, director and president of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in the 1850s; chairman of the board for Chicago, Burlington & Northern Railroad. (Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 18)
  • Ford, Thomas E. - President of Carlyle & St. Louis Railway. (Illinois PUC 1915, p 1301)
  • Fordyce, Samuel W. (1840-1919) - President of St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas Railway 1886-1889; president of St. Louis Southwestern Railway 1890-1898; president of Kansas City Southern Railway in 1900. (Official List, 1888, p 170)
  • Forney, Matthias N. (1835-1908) - American steam locomotive manufacturer.
  • Forrest, George J. - President of Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 197)
  • Forteath, Alexander - Chairman of the Morayshire Railway 1846-1851 [succeeded by David Manson].
  • Foster, James (1786-1853) - English ironworker and partner with John Urpeth Rastrick in Foster, Rastrick & Co., the company that built the Stourbridge Lion.
  • Foster, N. C. - President and general manager of Chicago, Fairchild & Eau Claire River Railroad; president and general manager of Sault Ste Marie & Southwestern Railroad. (Poor's 1887, p 37; Official List 1888, p 43; Wisconsin Railroad Commission 1897, p 19)
  • Fowler, Charles N., Jr. - President of Brandon & West Rutland Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 225)
  • Fowler, E. W. - President of Peoples Traction Company. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1268)
  • Fowler, Henry (1870-1938) - Chief mechanical engineer of the Midland Railway 1909-1923 [preceded by Richard Deeley; succeeded by George Hughes]; Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway 1925-1931 [preceded by George Hughes; succeeded by Ernest Lemon].
  • Fowler, Thomas P. - President of New York, Ontario & Western Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 140)
  • Fox, Charles (1810-1874) - Assisted in the construction of Novelty for the Rainhill Trials.  Patentee in 1832 of the railway switch using movable points.  Later went on to engineer many standard and narrow gauge projects throughout the British Empire.
  • Fox, H. R. - General manager of Jamaica Railway in the mid-20th century.
  • Foxx, Anthony (born 1971) - U.S. Secretary of Transportation 2013-__ [preceded by Ray LaHood].
  • Franklin, Walter S. - President of Long Island Rail Road 1954-1955 [preceded by William Wyer as trustee; succeeded by Thomas M. Goodfellow].
  • Frazer, R. - President of Bellefonte Central Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 217)
  • Freeman, T. J. - President of International & Great Northern Railroad. (NY Times, May 22, 1918)
  • Freeman, William C. - President of Cornwall Railroad (U.S.). (Poor's 1887, p 51; Official List 1888, p 62)
  • Fremantle, Thomas (1830-1918) - Director for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1868-1908; chairman of LB&SCR 1896-1908 [preceded by Samuel Laing; succeeded by Edward Ponsonby].
  • S. L. Fremont S. L. Fremont
  • Fremont, S. L. - General superintendent and engineer for Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. (Lloyd 1859)
  • Frey, J. J. - President of Hillsboro Railway. (Illinois PUC, 1915, p 1271)
  • Frick, Henry Clay (1849-1919) - Chairman of Carnegie Steel Company, financed construction of Pennsylvania Railroad and Reading Company.
  • Frisbie, G. N. - President of Middleburgh & Scoharie Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 121)
  • Frost, A. C. - President of Alaska Central Railroad. (Pocket List 1907, p 189)
  • Frost, M. S. - President of Pittsburgh, Shenango & Lake Erie Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 159)
  • Fuller, J. C. - President of Gettysburg, Harrisburg & South Mountain Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 87)
  • Fuller, Mortimer - President of Genesee & Wyoming Railroad; president of Rochester & Southern Railroad. (Congressional Record 1986, p 24914)
  • Fuller, Philo C. (1787-1855) - President of Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad.
  • Fulton, James - President of Stewartstown Railroad. (Official List 1888, p 181)
  • Furth, Alan - President of Southern Pacific Company 1979-1982 [preceded by Denman McNear; succeeded by Robert Krebs].

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