short line
noun Date: circa 1917 a transportation system (as a railroad) operating over a relatively short distance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Short line — or Short Line can refer to: *Short line railroad, an independent railroad company that operates over a relatively short distance ** Short Line is also one of the four railroads in the popular board game Monopoly, probably named after the Shore… …   Wikipedia

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  • short line — a bus or rail route covering only a limited distance. [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • Short-line railroad — Short Line is also one of the four railroads in the popular board game Monopoly, probably named after the Shore Fast Line, an interurban streetcar line. A short line is an independent railroad company that operates over a relatively short… …   Wikipedia

  • Short Line Subdivision — refers to the following CSX Transportation lines: *Short Line Subdivision (Ohio), formerly the Cleveland Short Line Railway *Short Line Subdivision (West Virginia), formerly the West Virginia Short Line Railroad …   Wikipedia

  • Short Line Reading Series — The Short Line Reading Series is a free literary event that takes place at The Railway Club in Vancouver, British Columbia a venue historical for showcasing local artistic talent. Hosted by Memewar Magazine , the Short Line is advertised as “a… …   Wikipedia

  • Short Line Subdivision (Ohio) — The Short Line Subdivision is a railroad line owned by CSX Transportation in the U.S. state of Ohio. The line runs from a point northeast of downtown Cleveland south and southwest to Berea [ [http://web.archive.org/web/20030120070815/www.trainweb …   Wikipedia

  • Short Line Bridge — Infobox Bridge bridge name=Short Line Bridge caption=Train crossing the Short Line bridge in 2005 official name= crosses=Mississippi River carries=Minnesota Commercial Railway locale=Minneapolis, Minnesota design=Truss bridge mainspan=324 feet… …   Wikipedia

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