The Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad was formed out of a merger between the Wills Valley Railroad and the North East and South West Alabama Railroad in 1868. It was originally planned to run 293 miles from Meridian, MS to Chattanooga, TN but only completed about 230 miles when it was reorganized into the Alabama Great Southern Railroad in 1877. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad"
The Albany and Susquehanna Railroad was chartered April 19, 1851; construction from Albany to Schoharie Junction, New York, a distance of 35 miles (56 km), was completed in 1863. The railroad was extended to Binghamton in 1869, increasing the railroad's total mileage to 143 miles (230 km). ...more on Wikipedia about "Albany and Susquehanna Railroad"
The Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railway emerged from the 1877 re-organization of the Atlanta and Richmond Air Line Railway. Later, in 1894, it became part of the Southern Railway (US). ...more on Wikipedia about "Atlanta and Charlotte Air-Line Railway"
Organized in 1870, the Atlanta & Richmond Air-Line combined the Georgia Air Line Railway and the Air Line Railroad Company of South Carolina under president Algernon S. Buford. The line was complete by 1873 but went broke the next year when it was re-organized into the Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line Railway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railway"
Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad was formed in 1870 in Virginia from 3 east-west railroads which traversed across the southern portion of the state. Organized and led by former Confederate general William Mahone (1826-1895), the 428-mile line linked Norfolk with Bristol, Virginia by way of Suffolk, Petersburg, Lynchburg, and Salem. The A,M & O was promoted as a trade link to the west, and further expansion was envisioned with the goal of increasing Virginia's Ohio Valley and Mississippi Valley commerce. It was heavily backed by investors from England and Scotland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad"
Auto-Train Corporation ( AAR reporting mark: AUT) was a privately-owned railroad which used its own rolling stock, and traveled on rails leased from major railroads along the route of its trains. Auto-Train Corporation trains initially operated on Seaboard Coast Line and Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac tracks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Auto-Train Corporation"
The Blue Ridge Railroad was owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose was to provide a crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains for the Virginia Central Railroad. The Virginia Board of Public Works, always keen to help with "internal improvements" owned a portion of Virginia Central stock, and that railroad had found a planned crossing at Swift Run Gap to be financially unfeasible around 1855. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blue Ridge Railroad"
The Lowell Line is a railroad line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from Boston to Lowell, Massachusetts. Originally built as the Boston and Lowell Railroad, and later operated as part of the Boston and Maine Railroad's Southern Division, the line was one of the first railroads in North America and the first major one in Massachusetts. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boston and Lowell Railroad"
The Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad was an 8.8 mile (14.2 km) narrow gauge (3 ft) passenger-carrying railroad in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. It was chartered May 5, 1874, opened July 29, 1875, and abandoned January 27, 1940. A ferry connection from the railroad's southern terminus at East Boston connected to Rowe's Wharf in the city of Boston proper, with a connection to the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (from 1901 to 1938). The railroad followed the coastline north-eastwards through the resort of Revere Beach to the far terminus at Lynn. A branch split to a loop through Winthrop. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad"
The Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway (BC&C) was incorporated in the states of New York and Pennsylvania in October 1880 by the New York bankers Clark, Post, and Martin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Buffalo, Cleveland and Chicago Railway"
Camas Prairie Railroad was a short line railroad in northern Idaho owned and operated by Northern Pacific Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The Camas Prairie Railroad was knowen as the "railroad on stilts" due to the many trestles. In one five mile stretch, there are more than a dozen trestles. The CPR was a remnant of the great railroad wars in the 19th and 20th century, when the Harriman and the Hill were fighting over this whole inland area to see who could get the most rails into the Pacific Northwest. They called it “the war” and the Camas Prairie Railroad was the result of that war and in many ways the end of the war. In the end, the railroads cooperated to build the Camas Prairie Railroad. The Camas Prairie railroad was built to tap the rolling, fertile hills of the Palouse prairie, as well as the more southerly Camas Prairie and the forested hills and canyonlands of the area's rivers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Camas Prairie Railroad"
The Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad was the follow-on to the Atchison and Pike's Peak Railroad. Established in the 1860s, after an initial round of construction it existed as a 100-mile-long line in Kansas between Atchison and Waterville. In the late 1870s the line extended west to Beloit and then to Downs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Central Branch Union Pacific"
The Central Pacific Railroad, (later to become the Southern Pacific Railroad), was planned by Theodore Judah and financed mostly through the efforts of " The Big Four" (who also called themselves "The Associates"), who were Sacramento, California businessmen Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. It was created to build the First Transcontinental Railroad. Alfred A. Hart was the official photographer of the CPRR construction. ...more on Wikipedia about "Central Pacific Railroad"
The Chesterfield Railroad was located in Chesterfield County, Virginia. It was a 13 mile (21 km) long mule-and-gravity powered line that connected the Midlothian coal mines with wharves that were located at Manchester, directly across from Richmond. It began operating in 1831, was Virginia's first railroad, and one of the first in the U.S. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chesterfield Railroad"
The Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway (CM&W), was a Class II railroad that operated in the midwest of the United States between 1987 and 1990. Never financially stable, less than a year after it was created it was bankrupt and sold off its lines piecemeal to other railroads in 1989 and 1990. ...more on Wikipedia about "Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway"
The Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad proposed in 1905 to build a beeline-straight electric railroad 743 miles long between Chicago and New York. The trip over the completed line was projected to take ten hours. (For comparison, the 20th Century Limited when inaugurated in 1902 took twenty hours to make the trip over an 800 mile route, and 15.5 hours in later years; while as of 2005 the highway trip takes 12.1 hours over a 787 mile route.) ...more on Wikipedia about "Chicago-New York Electric Air Line Railroad"
The Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad (C&LE) was a short-lived electric interurban streetcar line that operated between Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Toledo, Ohio. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad"
City Point Railroad was a nine-mile railroad in eastern Virginia established in 1838 which ran from City Point (now part of the independent City of Hopewell) on the navigable portion of the James River to Petersburg, Virginia. It was acquired by the Southside Railroad in 1854. ...more on Wikipedia about "City Point Railroad"
The Clay Springs and Apopka Railroad ran from the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad's Orlando Division southeast of Apopka, north and northeast across the Florida Midland Railroad at East Apopka, to Clay Springs (now Wekiwa Springs). It was operational from around 1890 to sometime after 1900. If it had not already been shut down, the paving of Wekiva Springs Road ( Orange County Bond Project 44) in the late 1920s spelled the demise of the railroad. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clay Springs and Apopka Railroad"
The Colorado & Southern Railroad began as the consolidation of bankrupt railroads on 1898. The Colorado Central Railroad and Cheyenne and Northern Railway were brought together to form the Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf Railroad in 1890. When Union Pacific went bankrupt in 1893 they were seprated from Union Pacific and united with the Denver, Leadville and Gunnison Railway and others, by Frank Trumbull to form the Colorado and Southern Railroad in 1898. In 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad bought control of the C&S. It would later merge in to the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1981 and is still in use today. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colorado and Southern Railroad"
The Colorado Central Railroad was a U.S. railroad company that operated in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming in the late 19th century. Originally founded in the Colorado Territory in the wake of the Colorado Gold Rush to ship gold from the mountains, it eventually expanded from its initial Golden– Denver line to form a crucial link connecting Colorado with the transcontinental railroad and the national rail network. The history of the railroad throughout the 1870s was driven at times by a fierce struggle between local interests, led by W.A.H. Loveland, and outside investors of the Union Pacific Railroad led at times by Jay Gould. The early struggle of the company to build its lines was a major part of the early competition between Denver and Golden for supremacy as the principal metropolis of Colorado. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colorado Central Railroad" The article you are reading is from www.shortopedia.com shortopedia
The Colorado Midland Railway, incorporated in 1883, was the first standard gauge railroad built over the Continental Divide in Colorado. It ran from Colorado Springs to Leadville and through the divide at Hagerman Pass to Aspen and Grand Junction. Later the line was extended eleven miles (17.7 km) west of Grand Junction to New Castle. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colorado Midland"
On April 13, 1897 Lucian D. Ross, Thomas Burk, James L. Lindsay, W.T. Doubt and Kurnel R. Babbitt organized the Cripple Creek District Railway Company to operate a 6.25 mile standard gauge electric line between Cripple Creek and Victor, CO. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway"
The Deepwater Railway was an intrastate short line railroad located in West Virginia in the United States which operated from 1898 to 1907. William N. Page, a civil engineer and entrepreneur in 1896 had begun a small logging railroad, the Loup Creek and Deepwater Railway which formed the basis for the Deepwater Railway. In 1902, assisted by silent partner, millionaire industrialist Henry Huttleston Rogers of Standard Oil fame, Page expanded his plans, first to extend further in West Virginia, and then to the state line with Virginia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deepwater Railway"
The Denver and New Orleans Railroad, later to link up with the Denver and Fort Worth Railroad and both would become part of part of the Colorado and Southern Railroad. The D&NO was started by Colorado Governor John Evans, David Moffat and other associates in 1881 to give Denver an outlet to the Gulf. The goal was later changed to a connection with Fort Worth & Denver City Railroad which was building northwest from Fort Worth. They built from Denver to Pueblo, Colorado, and then The Denver, Texas & Fort Worth Railroad was organized to build south from Pueblo, Colorado. In 1888 it link up with Fort Worth & Denver City Railroad and all soon came under up control by General Grenville Dodge and Union Pacific Railroad. The sourthen lines were brought together with Colorado Central Railroad and Cheyenne and Northern Railway to form the Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf Railroad. When Union Pacific went bankrupt in 1893 they were seprated from Union Pacific and united with the Denver, Leadville and Gunnison Railway by Frank Trumbull in to Colorado and Southern Railroad in 1899. In 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad bought control of the C&S. It would later merge in to the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1981 and is still in use today. ...more on Wikipedia about "Denver and New Orleans" http://www.shortopedia.com for you!
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