Short Line Railroad

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A small railroad company that operates on a shorter distance or in a specific region.

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What is Short Line Railroad?

A Short Line Railroad is a small railroad company that operates over short distances, typically less than 350 miles. These railroads are usually owned by private companies and have a limited number of customers. Short Line Railroads are often used to connect smaller communities to larger railroad networks and provide a vital link in the transportation of goods and materials. 

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