I have found at least two references in notes passed down to my be others that indicated they might have Railroad spur / section was named after them.
Searching Newspaper.com and Google Books while they tend to be named after the geographic area or a local business, there are some references to spurs named after specific individuals.
I have googled their names a couple different ways and not been able to find anything specifically under their name or a reference site for looking up such things. This was primarily in the 1880-1960 time frame, but I am thinking the naming would have been more so in the 1900-1940 time frame.
The two specific examples, both of which I had passed down to me from different individuals, I have are for Chester Emerson Souser (C.E. Souser) in Nebraska working for the Union Pacific RR and Ross Russell (R.R. Souser) in Pennsylvania working for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. RR in particular is mentioned frequently in news articles due to being injured in a major train accident. George W. and J.S. Souser also worked for the railroad but not as prominently mentioned; W.B. Souser in Youngstown, PA also was a railroad man and mentioned in several news articles but doubt with his participation in this incident he got anything named after him.
In searching so far, and not being a railroad enthusiast, it seems Spurs / Sections were effecting 'accounting sections' with their associated fees / tariffs / staffing; so possibly accounting records may also be a potential source.
I mainly want to know where it was, and acknowledging that the railroad spur may not even exist today, or it may have just been honorary, or even just be incorrect family lore....
Question: Is there any search Railroad enthusiast or Historical Record sites that that I could search for these place's designated names whether they be geographic, named after a person, ranch, local lore, business, etc to be able to be able to determine the facts behind these notes as well as use for related research?