History Main / RailroadBaron

25th Apr '18 6:09:54 AM Malady
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* This trope is the reason why some of the properties in {{Monopoly}} are railroads.

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* This trope is the reason why some of the properties in {{Monopoly}} ''TabletopGame/{{Monopoly}}'' are railroads.
4th Apr '18 6:32:03 AM DeepRed
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Historically, they were expected to be generous with their money once they got it (and some of them actually were); but even the generous often used these methods to acquire the money that they later gave away.

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Historically, they were expected to be generous with their money once they got it (and some of them actually were); but even the generous often used these methods to acquire the money that they later gave away.
away. What did them in eventually was the mass availability of the "horseless carriage".
17th Feb '18 11:09:41 PM nombretomado
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* Becoming one is the goal of ''RailroadTycoon''. Some campaigns even have you play as one of the RealLife barons.

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* Becoming one is the goal of ''RailroadTycoon''.''VideoGame/RailroadTycoon''. Some campaigns even have you play as one of the RealLife barons.
19th Dec '17 2:49:34 AM petersohn
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* Baron Rorgueil in ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney''.
30th Nov '17 4:01:59 PM ClintEastwood
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* Creator/LionelBarrymore in ''Duel in the Sun'' is an early example.

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* Creator/LionelBarrymore in ''Duel in the Sun'' ''Film/DuelInTheSun'' is an early example.
29th Apr '17 10:23:24 AM nombretomado
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* The Fat Controller of ''ThomasTheTankEngine''.

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* The Fat Controller of ''ThomasTheTankEngine''.''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''.
29th Apr '17 10:20:15 AM nombretomado
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* The Fat Controller in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.

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* The Fat Controller in ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.
8th Apr '17 11:03:19 AM nombretomado
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* The Fat Controller in TheRailwaySeries (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.

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* The Fat Controller in TheRailwaySeries ''Literature/TheRailwaySeries'' (Sir Topham Hatt in ''ThomasTheTankEngine'') fits the stereotypical appearance as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a stout man in a top-hat]] but, while stern and businesslike, is also sympathetic to his engines and certainly not evil. In addition, Sodor's railways are probably nationalised (in the two books written before the nationalisation of UK railways, he was the Fat Director), so he doesn't have the financial motives of most rail barons.
6th Jan '17 5:23:21 PM luiz4200
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* ''[[Creator/SabanEntertainment Saban's]] Around the World in 80 Dreams'': One episode features a railroad baron trying to destroy the Wright Brothers' invention because he fears planes will make the railroad business obsolete.
13th Nov '16 4:03:14 PM Discar
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-->'''Morton:''' How does it feel sitting behind that desk, Frank?
-->'''Frank:''' Almost like holding a gun... only much more powerful.
--->-- ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''

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-->'''Morton:''' ->'''Morton:''' How does it feel sitting behind that desk, Frank?
-->'''Frank:'''
Frank?\\
'''Frank:'''
Almost like holding a gun... only much more powerful.
--->-- -->-- ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''
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