Talk:Seaboard Air Line Railroad

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I am the author of the article on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad but I did not give permission for it to be included on Wikipedia. I have removed it according to the instructions at The article was taken from my web site at Steve Storey.

Looks like you did that correctly (except that it wasn't listed on WP:CP, but when it's only a part of a page it should just be removed). --SPUI (talk) 06:15, 29 May 2005 (UTC)

Air Line[edit]

What does "Air Line" mean in this context? Presumably it has nothing to do with aircraft. Biscuittin (talk) 10:14, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

"Air Line" is a metaphor for the shortest distance between two points: a straight line drawn through the air (or on a map) between two places, ignoring hills, valleys, and natural obstacles. Hence the similar meaning of the colloquial expression "to make a bee line" or "as the crow flies." Like the Seaboard, a number of other railroads organized in the 19th century also used "air line" in their titles in order to suggest to travelers that their rail route was the shortest one between departure and arrival points; and of course, the shorter the route, the shorter the travel time. Nothing at all to do with aircraft, which weren't invented when Seaboard was organized. Does this help?  :-) Textorus (talk) 21:51, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes, thank you. Biscuittin (talk) 08:34, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Previous copyright problem[edit]

Oanabay04 (talk · contribs) introduced massive copyright violations into this article in early 2013, copying from George Drury's Historical Guide to North American Railroads. These were all removed by an IP editor in February 2015: [1]. Under no circumstances should this edit be undone; see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Trains#Major copyright problem for more information. Mackensen (talk) 02:25, 23 August 2015 (UTC)