It is another G&W line with interchange connections including NS, KCS, and Columbus & Greenville.: The historic Meridian & Bigbee has been in service since the 1930s and still operates its original route from Montgomery, Alabama to Meridian, Mississippi.It is currently owned by G&W and handles a wide range of freight.: This independent short line has operated since 1995 over about 41 miles of track on former Illinois Central trackage.It operates west and south of Birmingham connecting Bessemer and Port Birmingham.The road has its own mechanical and locomotive shop.The guide is compiled in alphabetical order by state (all American Association of Railroads [AAR] reporting marks are also included with each short line) and I hope you find it useful and helpful, particularly if you are planning a railfan outing and are interested in knowing where a short line operation or two can found in a particular area.Many short lines operating around the country are now owned by large conglomerates notably Watco, Genesee & Wyoming, and Iowa Pacific.The road operates more than 230 miles of track and handles more than 13,000 carloads annually amongst a wide range of freight.It has been a G&W property since 2008.: This short line operates about 38 miles of track from Columbus, Mississippi to Belk, Alabama handling forest and waste products.
: The historic Apache Railway has been in service since 1917 connecting Mc Nary to Holbrook, Arizona via Snowflake.
The route's heritage traces back to the eastern extent of the St.
Louis-San Francisco's network and today the railroad handles more than 61,000 carloads annually including coal, iron and steel, chemicals, scrap iron, pulp and paper, and limestone.: The A&TR is owned by Omni Trax and has been in service since 2004 after acquiring 120 miles from CSX.
It handles about 1,500 carloads annually with freight including plastics and lumber.: This terminal railroad is based in Mobile and has been in service since 1928.
The railroad has a total of 75 miles of track and serves the local port moving everything from coal and scrap steel to automotive products and chemicals.