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SHORTLINING [1 record]

Record 1 2002-07-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Rail Networks
CONT

As the major freight railways retreat, however, another form of railroading known as short-lining is emerging.... The companies operate on small portions of track that hook up with the national system. Because their labor and operating costs are lower, they can make a profit where CP and CN failed.

Key term(s)
  • short lining
  • shortlining

French

Domaine(s)
  • Réseaux ferroviaires

Spanish

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