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4-8-4s in the South.

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4-8-4s in the South.
Posted by SPer on Sunday, August 15, 2021 11:55 AM

Why did railroads in the South refused to call the 4-8-4s Northerns.

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Posted by selector on Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:33 PM

Probably because they had their own visions for their power, and not those of the Northern Pacific way up there in the north.  Their own culture, their own state history, their own corporate benefactors and heroes, their own named mountain ranges...that sort of thing.  Identity is important when in a competitive market.  Brand loyalty equally so.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Sunday, August 15, 2021 3:07 PM

SPer

Why did railroads in the South refused to call the 4-8-4s Northerns.

Remember who won the Civil War?  

 

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