In general, short lines tend to provide the most fascinating operations of any railroad.
As local, centrally based companies they are much more down-home in nature, often friendlier (than large Class Is), and are just more fun to watch than the big roads.
There are also a handful of smaller such companies including Pioneer Rail Corp, Rio Grande Pacific Corporation, Patriot Rail, Pinsly, and Gulf & Ohio.
All of these systems are included in the state-by-state list below along with the independent operations although you can also find out more information about them by visiting their respective parent's website listed above.
Judges cited a total of 1,780 winners for either First, Second or Third Place or for Certificates of Merit for those deemed worthy of honorable mention in a category.
He was an enterprising and successful farmer and led an exemplary life; his death occurred November 4, 1884.
His widow came to Warrick County with her parents about the year 1840, and Charles Dillingham, her father, was one of the early and prominent settlers.
Hazel Kathleen (Greene) Tinney was born 13 June 1900, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA; [For the record, There is some confusion regarding Hazel's given name]; died , Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA; second marriage, DIRECT DESCENDANT: . - Mary Ann Haverstick, born , Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; died , Columbus, Franklin, Ohio; buried - Clara Greene, born 1915, lived about 4 hours. Greene, born Sep 1917, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio; (unty, Ohio Birth Records, Vol. Worked on the railroad in the dining car & was in Indian Terr. [mikerose.com] - Dennis Keith Rose (1954 - 1995), born , Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio: died , Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, born , Xenia, Greene, Ohio; died (divorced), in Ohio. They were what father laughingly call them: "Slop-bucket Dutch, sometimes low Dutch, explaining high Dutch was German, low Dutch was Holland D. Walter Thompson, born 1856, died 1919, aged 63 years. It is unreasonable for this man to have had five children, prior to having "passed away , in Springfield, Mahoning, Ohio", at the age of twenty years, especially as his given (1) wife, Elizabeth O'Bannon is born in 1850; married (2) Melissa O'Bannon.
He was born 26th Aug 1905, Berry, Harrison, Kentucky, USA; died , Sacramento County, California, USA. 2, pages 118-119, actually has name recorded as John T. Greene] born , Xenia, Greene County, Ohio; (1940 Census); died ; HAZEL KATHLEEN GREENE TINNEY HISTORY BOOK pg 10; [Ran away from home at 15 years old. Joined circus at Edwardsville, Illinois and quit in Abilene, Kansas and joined another circus & traveled through Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, & Indian Terr., &c. Father told about him & a brother killed a little pig, roasted in the woods. His alleged first wife would have born five single children before she, herself was age 17.