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    Default What is a "Class 1 Railroad"?

    What the title asked.

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    According to Wikipedia: "In the United States, the Surface Transportation Board defines a Class I railroad as "having annual carrier operating revenues of $250 million or more in 1991 dollars", which adjusted for inflation was $452,653,248 in 2012."

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    I found it on the internet, so it can't be wrong

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    It's the big railroads. CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, BNSF, Kansas City Southern, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National.

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    Any railroad that will sue you for violation of intellectual property.

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    Here is a link that explains the track classifications http://trn.trains.com/railroads/abcs...lassifications

    This link explains the railroad classifications has to do with the revenue https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_classes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puros_bran View Post
    It's the big railroads. CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, BNSF, Kansas City Southern, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National.
    Aha! Hauptbahnen, like the Deutsch Bahn AG. DB-AG. Thank for all the responses everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puros_bran View Post
    It's the big railroads. CSX, Norfolk Southern, Union Pacific, BNSF, Kansas City Southern, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National.
    I had to laugh about what I have been seeing lately on my local CP line. Old Soo loco's, really ratty C&NW box cars and just this afternoon a Norfolk Southern engine! I think they based their business plan on the C&NW. Cheap and Nothing Wasted!

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    It's worthwhile to mention that the classification of railroads as Class I, Class II, and Class III are based upon criteria which have changed over time since the classification system was introduced in 1911. The main driving factors in the moving of the boundaries of the different classes are inflation, mergers, and regulatory/legal obligations.
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