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SHORTLINE [1 record]

Record 1 2019-07-26


Subject field(s)
  • Rail Networks

A railway company with a track network of relatively small physical stature that is usually connected to a major federally regulated railway.


shortline railway company; shortline railway: terms officially approved by the Rail Terminology Approval Committee.

Key term(s)
  • shortline
  • shortline railroad
  • short-line railway company


  • Réseaux ferroviaires

Compagnie de chemin de fer dont le réseau de voies couvre un territoire relativement restreint et est habituellement relié à un chemin de fer de compétence fédérale majeur.


Généralement, ces compagnies de chemin de fer sont issues du transfert ou de la cessation d'exploitation de tronçons de réseaux des grandes compagnies de chemin de fer de compétence fédérale.


compagnie de chemin de fer d'intérêt local; chemin de fer d'intérêt local; CFIL : termes et abréviation uniformisés par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie ferroviaire.


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