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TELEGRAPH OPERATOR/AGENT/DISPATCHER NICKNAMES

Telegraph Operator, Agent, Dispatcher (RTC) and Railway Nicknames


Below is the beginnings of a collection of Telegraph Operator/Agent Nicknames. Unless otherwise stated, the actual name of the operator/agent is not given (when given it will appear in brackets under the nickname).

Gerard suggested a new catagory for Dispatchers (RTCs) - have added below! Thank you GM!!

[ Grand Trunk / CNR Nicknames | CPR Nicknames | Fictional Nicknames | Dispatcher / RTC Nicknames ]

Grand Trunk Railway of Canada / Canadian National Railways Telegraph Nicknames
Lightning Man
Clicker Chuck
Grandpa Ham (GTR)
Pappa Brendan (GTR)
Baldy
Soupbone
Skinny Jones
Cockman Davies
Dinky Munroe
Sunshine
Windy Willy
Mud
Tank
Steer
Chippy
Click
Slim
Cutie Spence (my uncle)
Lips
Killer Cam
Follow the Leader
Flicker Parks
Cheapy Todd
Turkey Weiz
Windy Campbell
Stinky Callum
Whiskey Bill
Tanglewire Roberts
Whacky Warson
Old Man Pots
Nitpicker Burns
Stumpy Atkins
Blockem Reid
Puddenhead Dower
Shiner Bob
Never Hoop Hughes
Foxy Reed
Dogger Brown
PU Op
Shorty Tylers
Blimy Bill
Spitoon Corbett
Porky Reid
Ratman Wilson
Huff Duff Harvey
'The Quill' (OBH)
Rev Bev (OBH)
Taffy
(Robert Morritt)
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Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph Nicknames
Tiny
Red
Old Dog McConnell
Broncho Bill
Dirty Tom
Long John Wiley
Father Doyle
Banger Bill
Casey of the Key
Fibber McGee Tomson
Dinky
Live Wire Roger
Lord Todd
Gabby Clay
Toughman Tilson
Nasty Burt
Studman Holloway
Billyboy Will
Dusty
HighWire George
Prettyboy McAlister
Daddy Burke
Profanity Rob
Pokey Dave
Miss-the-hoop Hood
Swift Sammy
Squealer Larson
Watercloset Will
Chief Cole
The Colonel
Jumbo Mcquire
MouseMan Carriero
Porky Bosum
Scotty McMurphy
Red Burnet
The Count
King George
Patsey Byer
Scrap Iron Bill
Spitting Golloway
Ham Strung McTaggert
Flicker Arscott
Fireball Fagan (Pacific div 1950s)
Galt Sub Robbie
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Fictional Op/Agent & Boomer Nicknames from True & Fictional Stories
Old Man Hagen
Fatty Clements
Curly Davis
Smokey Spots Curly Brewster Boots Harlow Lie-able Bill Patsy Paul
Pop Hartwell
Damnit Henry (Coldwell)
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Train Dispatcher (RTC) Nicknames
GM
Garbage Meets
GM
Good Man
RCG
Real Cool Guy
BDC
Be Darn Careful
DTH
Down The Hatch
YB
Yogi Bear
NFF
No Freaking Favours
GWH
God With Him
RGB
Routes Gone Bad
MM
Mister Mistakes
WSM
Why So Many
WJB
Was Just Braggin'
HRH
His Royal Highness
YBL
You'll Be Late
LT
Lionel Train
IHT
I Heard That
YRJ
You Are Joking
JCD
Just Creative Dispatching
ICE
It Comes Eventually
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