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Bill Reidy

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"Top of (the) Mountain" to ya!
« on: January 25, 2021, 07:36:51 PM »
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Also going on this weekend and week: Nicole, Steve P. (and Johnny) cut, prepped and put a first coat of primer on brand new station signs for Trout Brook and Top of the Mountain. The signs will receive more primer during the week before they are prepped for their base coat.

Will the ToM sign be "Top of Mountain" or "Top of the Mountain"?  Per our timetable, the location is listed as "Top of Mountain".
« Last Edit: January 26, 2021, 10:36:45 AM by Ed Lecuyer »
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Re: "Top of (the) Mountain" to ya!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 07:53:21 PM »
I vote for "Top of Mountain"
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Re: "Top of (the) Mountain" to ya!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 10:42:37 PM »
A good question to ask! I had been calling it Top of Mountain, then I’ve heard people call it otherwise. The definitive answer should come from the timetable though.

Philip Marshall

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Re: "Top of (the) Mountain" to ya!
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 01:10:07 AM »
Which is more historically correct? Linwood Moody used the definite article and called it Top of the Mountain (with "the mountain" being the grade to the north), but what other sources are there? The name never appeared on the original railroad's timetable because it was never a station (until now), and Moody isn't always reliable, but I would be inclined to follow his usage nonetheless.

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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 08:20:22 AM »
The question came up a number of months ago for the WW&F Newsletter.  One of our most thorough proofreaders called out the mixed usage of "Top of the Mountain" and "Top of Mountain."  I decided going forward we would use the official name as set by our timetable:  "Top of Mountain."
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