Some articles on railroads, railroad:

List Of Railroads Of The Confederate States Of America
... This is a list of Confederate Railroads in operation or used by the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War ... See also Confederate railroads in the American Civil War ... At the outset of the war, the Confederacy possessed the third largest set of railroads of any nation in the world, with about 9,000 miles of railroad track ...
Shortline Railroad - Classes - Class III
... A Class III railroad, or a shortline railroad, is a rail company with an annual operating revenue of less than $20 million (1991 dollars) ... Class III railroads are typically local short line railroads, either serving a small number of towns and industries or haul cars for a larger railroad or few many Class III railroads were once branch ... The majority of Class III railroads are owned by railroad holding companies, such as Genesee Wyoming and the former company RailAmerica ...
Shortline Railroad - Background
... Initially Class I railroads were defined as railroads with annual operating revenue of at least $1 million, while Class III railroads had less than $100,000 ... (If a railroad slipped below the threshold for a period, it wouldn't necessarily be immediately demoted.) In 1925 the ICC showed 174 Class I, 282 Class II and 348 Class III railroads ... Today, the Surface Transportation Board is responsible for defining the bounds of each railroad class ...
Shortline Railroad - See Also
... Class I railroads List of U.S ... Class II railroads Timeline of Class I railroads 1910-1929, 1930-1976, 1977-present Rail transport in the United States Rail transport in Canada Rail transport in Mexico ...

Famous quotes containing the word railroads:

    Indeed, I believe that in the future, when we shall have seized again, as we will seize if we are true to ourselves, our own fair part of commerce upon the sea, and when we shall have again our appropriate share of South American trade, that these railroads from St. Louis, touching deep harbors on the gulf, and communicating there with lines of steamships, shall touch the ports of South America and bring their tribute to you.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which it was already but too easy to arrive at; as railroads lead to Boston or New York.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We noticed several other sandy tracts in our voyage; and the course of the Merrimack can be traced from the nearest mountain by its yellow sand-banks, though the river itself is for the most part invisible. Lawsuits, as we hear, have in some cases grown out of these causes. Railroads have been made through certain irritable districts, breaking their sod, and so have set the sand to blowing, till it has converted fertile farms into deserts, and the company has had to pay the damages.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)