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Baltimore and Ohio Short Line Railroad

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Baltimore and Ohio Short Line Railroad
LocaleAllegheny County, Pennsylvania
Dates of operation1883–
PredecessorPittsburgh Southern Railway
SuccessorWheeling, Pittsburgh and Baltimore Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Previous gauge3 ft (914 mm) gauge
Length34 miles

The Baltimore and Ohio Short Line Railroad was the successor to the Pittsburgh Southern Railway, and a subsidiary of the B&O Railroad, and was organized as a legal entity 25 February 1885. The railroad was a link in the attempt of the B&O to serve the Pittsburgh market, and became part of the Wheeling Division of that railroad. It was constructed by gauge conversion of the former 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railway to 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge and the building of the Whitehall Tunnel. It ran from Glenwood Junction to Washington, Pennsylvania, a distance of 34 miles.[1]

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  1. ^ "Baltimore and Ohio Short Line". Poor's Directory of Railway Officials. New York: Poor's Railroad Manual: 11. 1887. OCLC 5583830. Baltimore and Ohio Short Line.

"A Baltimore and Ohio Short Line" (PDF). The New York Times. 1902-12-25. Retrieved 5 March 2009.