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relation of the short lines to rail-road consolidation

Bird M. Robinson

relation of the short lines to rail-road consolidation

an address before the Academy of Political Science at its semi-annual meeting on "Railroad consolidation", April 24, 1929.

by Bird M. Robinson

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Published by Academy of Political Science in New York .
Written in English


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R. J. Corman Railroad Company Carolina Lines Receives CSX Short Line Business Development Award The R. J. Corman Carolina Lines railroad has been chosen for the CSX Short Line Business Development Award due to the extraordinary growth that is taking place.   3. It made travel more affordable. In the s, a six-month stagecoach trip across the U.S. cost $1, (about $20, in today’s dollars), according to the University of Houston’s Digital.

  One of the shortlines the company operates is called the Jackson & Lansing Railroad (reporting mark JAIL), which operates between the two namesake cities in Jackson and Ingham Counties. In , the ASLRA merged with the Regional Railroads of America to form the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA). Today, the ASLRRA continues its mandate of representing the interests of the American short line industry, and railroads, in general. Its current membership is rail lines and suppliers and contractors.

  The first railroads in America were horse-drawn, but with the development of the steam engine, railroads became a viable era of railroad building began in when Peter Cooper's locomotive called the Tom Thumb was put into service and traveled 13 miles along what would become the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 1, miles of railroad track were laid between . Short Line Marketing Team Listed by Territory. Alpha Order by Company/Railroad Name.


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Relation of the short lines to rail-road consolidation by Bird M. Robinson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Forms of Railroad Consolidation Economies of Railroad Consolidation Consolidation Amd the Weak and Short Lines Motives of Railroad Executives in Consolidations. In the seven years that have elapsed since the passage of the Transportation Act and the return of the railroads to private control, March 1,only one important change has been made in the provisions of the act.

The next section of the report will attempt to quantify aspects of the importance of short line railroads to rural and agricultural communities.

Nationwide Assessment of the Role of Short Lines in Rural and Agricultural Communities As stated previously, no assessment has relation of the short lines to rail-road consolidation book made regarding the volume of traffic carried by short lines, theCited by: 2.

New York & Atlantic Railway (reporting mark, NYA): This short line is an Anacostia Rail Holdings property that began service in to provide freight service over the historic Long Island Rail Road trackage (that railroad now provides only commuter service).

The road is contracted to serve the entire mile system and handles roug carloads annually. Railroad consolidation was a business principle during the industrial revolution in the United States. This allowed the American people to speed up transportation, with both goods and human.

short line holding companies. Only two regional railroads were formed in this peri-od (the I & M and the Central Kansas), while new lines were formed. Govern-ments owned %, the abandoning rail-road owned %, and the short lines and regional railroads (including rail holding companies) owned 69%.

Of the short line. The 's and 's were year of consolidation in the American railroads. They were the years of the great financiers such Jay Gould and JP Morgan, made fortunes buying and selling railroad stocks. Most of all however, they were the years that the rails became the backbone of American Commerce.

Short Line is also one of the four railroads in the popular board game Monopoly, named after the Shore Fast Line, an interurban streetcar line. [self-published source] 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. Seaboard Air Line Railway Portsmouth & Roanoke Rail Road formed inreorganized as Seaboard & Roanoke in Several subsequent mergers, including the Raleigh & Augusta Air-Line being acquired by the Raleigh & Gaston inby created a collection known as Seaboard Air-Line System.

The Panic of was a major global economic depression which ended rapid rail expansion in the United States.

Many lines went bankrupt or were barely able to pay the interest on their bonds, and workers were laid off on a mass scale, with those still employed subject to large cuts in wages. These short lines were usually owned by one or more major railways.

These terminal railways were very busy enterprises with many short runs, short trains and much switching to be done. A terminal railway had to service its customers (who usually very close together given the urban area they served) and handled interchange between the major.

in the regional or short-line railroad industry. Short-line and regional railroads play an important role in transporting products we consume every day. For these smaller lines, connectivity to a Class I rail—which opens access to the broader United States, Canada, and Mexico—is critical to.

search. Short lines, whose designation by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) is a Class III carrier (which includes terminal and switching lines) make up the bulk of today's freight railroads. According to the STB and American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) the definition of a short line is any earning an annual operating revenue less than $ million.

Association of American Railroads. Railroad Committee for the Study of Transportation. Subcommittee on Consolidations. Consolidation of railroads. Washington, D.C.: Association of American Railroads, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Association of American Railroads.

Railroad Committee for the Study of. Railroad History Fall/Winter The current issue of Railroad History. We close out the sesquicentennial year of transcontinental railroading with a pair of features about the years after Maury Klein summarizes his revisionist take on Jay Gould, while Don Hofsommer examines the efforts of the northern lines to colonize their.

This publication is the definitive guide to the Short Line freight rail industry with insightful narrative and supporting graphs, charts and infographics. Using the results from ASLRRA's Member Survey, the report provides an industry overview on the nation’s short line and regional railroads, their impact on the U.S.

economy, and key. Various trackage rights or leases and new connecting short lines also are requested. Those acquisitions would create a Chesapeake & Ohio system aggregat miles including trackage rights and jointly controlled lines, or a mileage of 13, with an investment of $2, in solely controlled lines.

Connecting America’s Communities. Short line and regional railroads operate 38% of the nation's rail network. For large areas of rural and small town America, short line and regional railroads are the only way shippers can stay connected to the national network, helping businesses and employment stay local.

American Shortline Railway Guide. Edward A. Lewis. Kalmbach Publishing, Co., - Crafts & Hobbies - pages. 0 Reviews.

This edition lists nearly shortline and regional railroads in the United States and Canada. Includes the history, radio frequency, locomotive roster and other information for each line as well as diesel profiles and a. NEC FUTURE is the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) comprehensive plan for improving the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from Washington, D.C., to Boston, MA.

Through NEC FUTURE, the FRA has worked closely with NEC states, railroads, stakeholders, and the public to define a long-term vision for the corridor's future. North American rail industry ripe for consolidation.

North American rail industry ripe for consolidation Satish Jindel, president, SJ Consulting Group | Union Pacific Railroad. Short Lines and Regional Railroads. Intermodal Shipping. Rail Equipment.

Bulk Transport. Labor. American Shortline Railway Guide is a great help for any train buff. Over short lines are described: history, current status, number of engines (some lines with full listing), cars, as well as address of owner and radio frequencies. I especially liked the many pictures accompanying the s: 9.Genesee & Wyoming Inc.

is unique in the rail-freight industry. Our railroads offer a short line's customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit on a global scale, investing in long-term relationships with customers in North America, Europe and elsewhere.31% of U.S. freight rail mileage moves along America’s short line and regional railroads, which receive traffic from Class I railroads for final delivery.

Some are small operators handling a few carloads a month. Others cross state lines and approach class I size. Short line and regional railroads operate in every state except Hawaii and.