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Posted by NEAL LUTYENS on Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:25 PM

Having lived in Illinois, New Mexico and Arizona I have had three different license plates.  Ill,was RR NUT, NM was, RAILFAN and AZ was FE HORS

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Posted by morseman on Sunday, May 21, 2017 3:28 PM

 The Ontario licence plate on my Honda Accord is  AMTRAK 1    Someone else in  Ontario had  AMTRAK   so I had to go for #1

   Thanks for mentioning South West Chief         I'm the Sunset Limited'                   At the end of 2019 I will have completed traversing the complete Amtrak      system      Only five more short routes to cover.



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Posted by Boyd on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 12:11 AM

I remember looking at an application for a Minnesota personal plate about 30 years ago. It was $100 then and is now at least $200. On the application you have to explain the meaning of the wording you are seeking. 

Modeling the "Fargo Area Rapid Transit" in O scale 3 rail.

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Posted by Maine_Central_guy on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:53 AM

I have seen CRRONJ ,too! in altoona pa.

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Posted by penncentral2002 on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:38 AM

I used to have those plates on my car- I had the standard plates with the CJ number which I believe they have run out of - now they reside in my license plate collection and my car has Virginia's light house plates. 

I believe that Virginia has another plate with railroad subject matter - I am pretty sure that the James River Park system plate shows the CSX/former Atlantic Coast Line bridge over the James River -


The trails around the James River can indeed lead to some very good views of that bridge - Pump House Park which also features the former steam pump house for the City of Richmond and canal locks is a particularly cool location along the park system.

Those might be my next plates

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Posted by K4sPRR on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:08 PM

For over twenty years I've had Ohio plate "K4S PRR" which currently is on my 99 Wrangler TJ.  One of my older plates is on license display wall at the Station Inn in Cresson PA.  Cost is about 80 per year to have a personalized plate in Ohio.

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Posted by Ron Hill on Thursday, May 25, 2017 8:59 PM


What railroad themed licensed plates do you own, have you seen or heard of? Today in downtown Minneapolis I saw a black Telsa with Wisconsin plates: FE EQUUS 




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Posted by HI IRON on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:49 PM

My personalized licence plate is HI IRON. I have had it for at least 20 years and I got the idea from the steam powered excursion trips sponsored by The High Iron Company back in the 70s and 80s.  

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Posted by Paul3 on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:57 PM

A friend of mine had BNSF here in Massachusetts, but gave it up when he moved to New Hampshire.

Another friend has had AMTRAK since 1971, and I ran across a Vermont AMTRAK up at White River Jct., VT on the car of the Amtrak ticket clerk.

Yet another has "NHRR" for New Haven Railroad, and one in Connecticut has EP5 370 (a New Haven electric EP-5).

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