Regional railroad

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In the United States, a regional railroad is a railroad company that is not Class I, but still has a substantial amount of traffic or trackage (and is thus not a short line). The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has defined the lower bound as 350 miles (560 km) of track or $40 million in annual operating revenue.[1] (The Class I threshold is $250 million, adjusted for inflation since 1991.[2])

List of regional railroads[edit]

The following railroads were classified as regional by the AAR in 2007.[3]

Railroad Mileage Notes
Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway 435
Alaska Railroad 506
Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad 699
Central Maine and Quebec Railway 527
Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad 447
Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad 1100 Purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway in 2008
Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad 534
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway 164 Purchased by Canadian National Railway in 2009
Florida East Coast Railway 386
Great Lakes Central Railroad 396
Indiana Rail Road 602
Indiana and Ohio Railway 692
Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad 1361 Purchased by Canadian Pacific Railway in 2008
Iowa Interstate Railroad 608
Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad 869
Kyle Railroad 554
Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad 583
Montana Rail Link 905
Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway 559
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway 357
Northern Plains Railroad 486
Paducah and Louisville Railway 290
Pan Am Railways 1165
Portland and Western Railroad 587
Providence and Worcester Railroad 568
Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad 326
Red River Valley and Western Railroad 575
San Joaquin Valley Railroad 351
South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad 398
Texas Northeastern Railroad 665
Texas Pacifico Transportation 393
Utah Railway 430
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway 878
Wisconsin and Southern Railroad 837

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