THE DELMARVA SHORT LINES: A NEW BREED

Two short lines, under common management, the Virginia and Maryland and the Maryland and Delaware, have been designated operators for former marginal Penn Central lines on the peninsula east of Chesapeake Bay. The role of the federal government in sustaining such operations is to end in 1981 when states and operators will be faced with decisions about the futures of not only these railroads but many others in the Northeast and Midwest. There are immediate operating and traffic problems for two lines and the states of Maryland and Virginia have policy decisions to make concerning their continued operation.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1980-9-8

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 82
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM