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29th Feb '16 6:10:14 AM StFan
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* While not literally a railroad baron, in the Discworld novel ''GoingPostal'', Reacher Gilt is definitely a clacks baron (clacks is like a telegraph) and very much dresses and acts the part.
* ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'': Harry King becomes the Disc's first RailroadBaron, much to his delight, as it allows him to leave a legacy other than his night soil business.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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While not literally a railroad baron, in the Discworld novel ''GoingPostal'', ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Reacher Gilt is definitely a clacks baron (clacks is like a telegraph) and very much dresses and acts the part.
* ** ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'': Harry King becomes the Disc's first RailroadBaron, much to his delight, as it allows him to leave a legacy other than his night soil business.
6th Jan '16 4:12:22 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Oct '15 3:39:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sir Harry Percival in ''CatBallou'' (villain)

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* Sir Harry Percival in ''CatBallou'' ''Film/CatBallou'' (villain)



* [=McCabe=] in ''McCabeAndMrsMiller'' is attacked by agents of a crooked railway baron's company after refusing to sell land to them.

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* [=McCabe=] in ''McCabeAndMrsMiller'' ''Film/McCabeAndMrsMiller'' is attacked by agents of a crooked railway baron's company after refusing to sell land to them.
15th Oct '15 11:08:59 PM gemmabeta2
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* Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt (so called because he also owned a vast steamboat network as well). This is also why the sports teams of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanderbilt_University Vanderbilt University]] (which is named after him; he provided the then-huge million-dollar endowment) are called the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanderbilt_Commodores Commodores]]." The guy never liked his trains however, and he kept refering to them as "them things that go on land".

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* Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt (so called because he also owned a vast steamboat network as well). This is also why the sports teams of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanderbilt_University Vanderbilt University]] (which is named after him; he provided the then-huge million-dollar endowment) are called the "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanderbilt_Commodores Commodores]]." The guy never liked thought much of his trains however, and he kept refering referring to them derisively as "them things that go on land".
13th Sep '15 8:11:46 AM TheHatMan
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' features trains a lot. The story ''Fanfic/TheIronHorseEverythingsBetterWithRobots'' depicts a minotaur named Cornelius Vanderbull as the owner of the largest railroad company in Equestria.
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26th Jul '15 12:03:59 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' WeirdWest {{Elseworld}} ''Justice Riders'', Maxwell Lord is a ruthless railroad baron who uses alien technology to create robot railworkers, and employs Felix Faust to wipe out any town that's in his way. Unfortunately for him, one of these towns is the home of Sheriff [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana Prince]].

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* In the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' WeirdWest {{Elseworld}} ''Justice Riders'', Maxwell Lord is a ruthless railroad baron who uses alien technology to create robot railworkers, and employs Felix Faust to wipe out any town that's in his way. Unfortunately for him, one of these towns is the home of Sheriff [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana Prince]]. Lord eventually fights the Riders as Lord Havoc, in {{Steampunk}} PoweredArmour.
26th Jul '15 12:02:46 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' WeirdWest {{Elseworld}} ''Justice Riders'', Maxwell Lord is a ruthless railroad baron who uses alien technology to create robot railworkers, and employs Felix Faust to ruthlessly wipe out any town that's in his way. Unfortunately for him, one of these towns is the home of Sheriff [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana Prince]].

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* In the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' WeirdWest {{Elseworld}} ''Justice Riders'', Maxwell Lord is a ruthless railroad baron who uses alien technology to create robot railworkers, and employs Felix Faust to ruthlessly wipe out any town that's in his way. Unfortunately for him, one of these towns is the home of Sheriff [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana Prince]].
26th Jul '15 12:01:53 PM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Comicbook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' WeirdWest {{Elseworld}} ''Justice Riders'', Maxwell Lord is a ruthless railroad baron who uses alien technology to create robot railworkers, and employs Felix Faust to ruthlessly wipe out any town that's in his way. Unfortunately for him, one of these towns is the home of Sheriff [[Comicbook/WonderWoman Diana Prince]].
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7th Jun '15 6:04:29 AM Kalmbach
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* Cheryl/Carol in ''Series/Archer'' is an heiress of the Tunt family, an expy of the Vanderbilts (see below) in owning a large railway system, a mansion and opulent hotel in [[BigApplesauce Midtown Manhattan]], and "several Cornelii".

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* Cheryl/Carol in ''Series/Archer'' ''Series/{{Archer}}'' is an heiress of the Tunt family, an expy of the Vanderbilts (see below) in owning a large railway system, a mansion and opulent hotel in [[BigApplesauce Midtown Manhattan]], and "several Cornelii".
7th Jun '15 6:02:29 AM Kalmbach
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* Cheryl/Carol in ''Series/Archer'' is an heiress of the Tunt family, an expy of the Vanderbilts (see below) in owning a large railway system, a mansion and opulent hotel in [[BigApplesauce Midtown Manhattan]], and "several Cornelii".



* Jay Gould
* Diamond Jim Fisk

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* Jay Gould
Gould manipulated stock shares to keep his Erie Railroad from being bought out from under him, almost single-handedly crashed the US economy in 1869 in an attempt to corner the gold market, and boasted that he could "hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half" when workers of another of his railroads went on strike. No surprise that he was considered the most hated man in America.
* Diamond Jim Fisk Fisk, a business partner of Gould.



* E. H. Harriman: Owned the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific.

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* E. H. Harriman: Owned the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific.
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