What’s In A Name?

courtesy Karell Reader

With the placement of her new name board, No. 1 – which arrived as the “610 Limited” and had been unofficially dubbed “Texas Belle” – now carries the name “Caroline.” In contrast to her most recent change in appearance, here’s how she looked in 1979:

Courtesy Tod Peddie

Additionally, the No. 3, called “Melodia B.” continously throughout the first 110 years of its existence, will be renamed “S.M.R.” (Santa Margarita Ranch). Interestingly, its original name, assigned to the locomotive with Barker & LePine’s order, pre-dates the locomotive itself, making it among the few original vestiges from the Porter factory.

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~ by pcrailroad on April 17, 2007.

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