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We Need Shortline/regional Railroads

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by brandon swart, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. brandon swart

    brandon swart Member

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    Here are some Shortline/Regional Railroads that I have suggested
    My top 20 Shortline/Regional Railroads
    1.Iowa Interstate
    2.Arizona Eastern Railway
    3.Florida Central Railroad
    4.Georgia Central Railway
    5.Burlington Junction Railway
    6.Indiana Northeastern Railroad
    7.Providence and Worcester Railroad
    8.Great Lakes Central Railroad
    9.Minnesota Commercial Railway
    10.Vermont Railway
    11.Morristown and Erie Railway
    12.Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad
    13.Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
    14.Portland and Western Railroad
    15.Lancaster and Chester Railway
    16.Nashville and Eastern Railroad
    17.Wisconsin and Southern Railroad
    18.Rapid City Pierre & Eastern Railroad
    19.Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad
    20.Ohio Central Railroad
    If you all have any other suggestions for shortline railroads post it down in the comments below.
     
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  2. TommyPicklesfan1992

    TommyPicklesfan1992 Member

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    San Joaquin Valley Railroad
    Pacific Harbor Line
     
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  3. brandon swart

    brandon swart Member

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    That's a good one too i'll take it
     
  4. Buynot

    Buynot Well-Known Member

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    Some of the railroads you listed are not shortlines, but rather regional railroads. Ohio Central and Iowa Interstate are both regional, they only operate in one particular state but they still own hundreds of miles of track. Shortlines would lucky to have just a hundred miles to their name.
     
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  5. brandon swart

    brandon swart Member

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    I just changed the title Regionals would be awesome as well Also Wheeling & Lake Erie,Great Lakes Central, Providence & Worcester, Rapid City Pierre, and Vermont Railway are also regional railroads i think. The rest are shortlines. But that would be sweet if dovetail makes some in the future.
     
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  6. elyonpc

    elyonpc New Member

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    Arkansas and Missouri's 150 miles from Monett, MO to Ft. Smith, AR.
     
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  7. JGRudnick

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    As someone who lives in the central valley, would love to see a route based around the SJVR.

    A route could easily be set around here in Fresno, and include the industry's near Fresno Yosemite Airport, extend east towards Fowler, then South past Reedly to Dinuba (Maybe even to Exeter, even though this line is hardly in use), Extend west to at least Kerman, or beyond. Extend South on the UP Mainline to Goshen Junction, then east thru Visalia,to their HQ in Exeter. Fresno could also include Union Pacific's Fresno yard, and BNSF's Calwa yard, which the SJVR does exchange cars with.

    The Bakersfield area could also be the location of the route too, but IDK too much about their operations down there.

    Their locos could be their Progress Rail PR30B's still in Rail America colors, and the various Geep's and rebuilts in G&W colors.
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  9. andrew.umlauft1

    andrew.umlauft1 New Member

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    The Wisconsin and Southern sounds good, I would like to see see the northern division. SD40-2, MP15AC's and GP38-2's, easy enough right?
     
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  10. TommyPicklesfan1992

    TommyPicklesfan1992 Member

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    And also The Pacific Sun Railroad which works on the Escondido Sub, the Miramar Branch, and in Stuart Mesa Yard for The Surfliner Route.
     
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  11. JGRudnick

    JGRudnick Active Member

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    Finger Lakes Railway.
    Shortline railroad that extends between Syracuse, NY and Canandaigua, NY, originally owned by the NYC railroad. There are also two branches one in Geneva that reaches out to Kendaia, NY (ex. Lehigh Valley) and a branch from Penn Yan to Watkins Glen, NY (ex. PRR) and is reached using trackage rights over the Norfolk Southern (Total Route Miles= 167 miles). The railroad hauls approximately 18,000 carloads a year (about 50 cars a day). Commodities handled include everything from steel, to plastic, to paper, to building supplies and almost anything else you can think of (except intermodal/TOFC, autoracks, coal). The route runs through many small, quaint towns and lots of beautiful scenery. The Finger Lakes Railway has connections with CSX and the New York Susquehanna & Western in Syracuse, NY, and with Norfolk Southern in Geneva, NY.
    FGLK website... https://www.fingerlakesrail.com/marketing1.html

    Roster includes...
    2 chop-nose EMD GP9's (NYC style livery) - However they may be up for sale
    10 GE B23-7s (NYC style livery with one in Conrail blue)
    EMD GP38-2 (rebuilt from a GP40-2, NYC style livery)
    2 U23B's (one in NYC one in LV style liveries)
    3 SD38-2 (NYC style livery)
    1 GP40 (NYC style livery)

    1701 - GP9
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    1989 - B23-7
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    2305 - B23-7
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    2201 - U23B
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    3303 - SD38-2 (leased from GMTX)
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    2004 - GP38-2
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  12. TommyPicklesfan1992

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  13. andrew.umlauft1

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    The Wisconsin Central Limited would be a nice addition. If you guys want Iowa Interstate, I want the WCL. SD45's is a must for this railroad.
     
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