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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 reasons.

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 research.

  Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company

  Bay Colony Railroad Corp.

  Canton Railroad (Baltimore, MD)

  Chattooga and Chickamauga Railway Company

  Columbus and Greenville Railway Company

  Delaware Valley Railway

  Garden City Western Railway

  Green Mountain Railroad Corporation

  GWI Oregon Region

  Illinois Western Railroad

  Juniata Valley Railroad Company

  Lexington & Ohio Railroad

  Luxapalila Valley Railroad Company

  Lycoming Valley Railroad Company

  Maryland Midland Railway

  Montana Rail Link

  New York Cross Harbor Railroad

  Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad Company

  North Shore Railroad and Affiliated Railroads

  Portland & Western RR, Inc.

  Puget Sound & Pacific Railroad

  RailAmerica, 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

  Shamokin Valley Railroad Company

  Southern Railway of British Columbia

  Stourbridge Railroad Company

  Union County Industrial Railroad

  Vermont Rail System (VRS)

  Wellsboro & Corning Railroad Company

  Willamette & Pacific RR, Inc.

  Wisconsin & Southern Railroad

  Yolo Shortline Railroad

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