On linedating companies
In general, short lines tend to provide the most fascinating operations of any railroad.
As local, centrally based companies they are much more down-home in nature, often friendlier (than large Class Is), and are just more fun to watch than the big roads.
There are also a handful of smaller such companies including Pioneer Rail Corp, Rio Grande Pacific Corporation, Patriot Rail, Pinsly, and Gulf & Ohio.
All of these systems are included in the state-by-state list below along with the independent operations although you can also find out more information about them by visiting their respective parent's website listed above.
It is another G&W line with interchange connections including NS, KCS, and Columbus & Greenville.: The historic Meridian & Bigbee has been in service since the 1930s and still operates its original route from Montgomery, Alabama to Meridian, Mississippi.
It is currently owned by G&W and handles a wide range of freight.: This independent short line has operated since 1995 over about 41 miles of track on former Illinois Central trackage.
Its heritage can be traced back to 1899 and for many years was jointly owned by the Southern and Louisville & Nashville.
The railroad still provides regular passenger schedules along with its extensive freight service.
The route's heritage traces back to the eastern extent of the St.