A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 19, 2019
Amcrash (Amtrak nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Other Amtrak nicknames include “Amcrap,” “Amquack” and “Amtrash.”


Wikipedia: Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to nine Canadian cities.

Founded in 1971 as a quasi-public corporation to operate many U.S. passenger rail services, it receives a combination of state and federal subsidies but is managed as a for-profit organization. Amtrak’s headquarters is located one block west of Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Amtrak serves more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, operating more than 300 trains daily over 21,400 miles (34,000 km) of track. (...) The name Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and trak, the latter itself a sensational spelling of track.

Google Groups: misc.transport.rail.misc
Railroad Nicknames Oct. 1997
Tom Stolte
9/30/97
(...)
Amtrak
Amcrash
Amtrash
Amcrap
Amquack

Original Hobo Nickel Society
Railroad Nicknames −by Christopher D. Coleman, 3/1/2002
(...)
Amtrak
AmCrash
AmTrash
AmWreck
Amcrap
Amquack
Animaltrak
Anthrax
Anthrax
Slamtrack
Animal Krackers

Original Hobo Nickel Society
Railroad Nicknames −by Jon Macleod, texas_madman_1999, Jan 10, 2008
(...)
Amtrak
AmCrash
AmTrash
AmWreck
Amcrap
Amquack
Animaltrak
Anthrax
Slamtrack
Animal Krackers

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Saturday, October 19, 2019 • Permalink