Trucks are not the only way to move
freight around the country. Apparel, footwear, fabrics, etc., can
move by train.
In the United States, a regional railroad is a railroad company that
is not Class I, but still has a substantial amount of traffic or trackage
(and is thus not a short line). The Association of American Railroads (AAR)
has defined the lower bound as 350 miles (560 km) of track or $40 million
in annual operating revenue. (The Class I threshold is $250 million, adjusted
for inflation since 1991.)
A shortline railroad is a small or mid-sized railroad company that operates
over a relatively short distance relative to larger, national railroad networks.
The term is used primarily in the United States and Canada. In the U.S.,
railroads are categorized by operating revenue, and most shortline railroads
fall into the Class III or Class II categorization defined by the Surface
Transportation Board. Shortlines generally exist for one of three reasons:
to link two industries requiring rail freight together (for example, a gypsum
mine and a wall board factory, or a coal mine and a power plant); to interchange
revenue traffic with other, usually larger, railroads; or to operate a tourist
passenger train service. Often, short lines exist for all three of these
Shipping Industry B2B Directory - Regional & Shortlines.
Note: we don't track the revenue for this companies each year.
So, we can't promise that they still technically fall into the "regional"
or "short lines" categories. You will have to do your own further
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad
and Chickamauga Railway Company
and Greenville Railway Company
Green Mountain Railroad Corporation
GWI Oregon Region
Valley Railroad Company
Montana Rail Link
New York Cross Harbor
Bald Eagle Railroad Company
North Shore Railroad
and Affiliated Railroads
Portland & Western RR, Inc.
Sound & Pacific Railroad
Inc.: RailAmerica, Inc., owns leading short line and regional
railroads providing rail service to customers across North America. In 2008
RailAmerica relocated its Corporate Office to Jacksonville, Florida. The
Company's 45 affiliated railroads operate in 28 states and 3 Canadian provinces
with approximately 7,500 miles of track.
Seminole Gulf Railway
Southern Railway of British Columbia
Union County Industrial
Corning Railroad Company
Willamette & Pacific RR, Inc.
Yolo Shortline Railroad
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