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Alabama Railroads: Amtrak, Canadian National Railway, Bnsf Railway, List of Alabama Railroads, Norfolk Southern Railway, Csx Transportati Source Wikipedia

Alabama Railroads: Amtrak, Canadian National Railway, Bnsf Railway, List of Alabama Railroads, Norfolk Southern Railway, Csx Transportati

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Published August 12th 2011
ISBN : 9781156389300
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56 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: Amtrak, Canadian National Railway, BNSF Railway, List of Alabama railroads, Norfolk Southern Railway,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 55. Chapters: Amtrak, Canadian National Railway, BNSF Railway, List of Alabama railroads, Norfolk Southern Railway, CSX Transportation, Georgia Southwestern Railroad, Alabama Great Southern Railroad, Bay Line Railroad, Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks, Birmingham Southern Railroad, Chattahoochee and Gulf Railroad, Alabama and Florida Railway, Alabama Warrior Railway, Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, Wiregrass Central Railroad, Alabama Southern Railroad, Conecuh Valley Railroad, Eastern Alabama Railway, Three Notch Railroad, CG Railway, M&B Railroad, Tennessee Southern Railroad, Huntsville and Madison County Railroad Authority, Autauga Northern Railroad, Luxapalila Valley Railroad, Sequatchie Valley Railroad, Jefferson Warrior Railroad, Redmont Railway. Excerpt: The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak (reporting mark AMTK), is a government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service in the United States. Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and track. It is headquartered at Union Station in Washington, D.C. All of Amtraks preferred stock is owned by the U.S. federal government. The members of its board of directors are appointed by the President of the United States and are subject to confirmation by the United States Senate. Common stock was issued in 1971 to railroads that contributed capital and equipment- these shares convey almost no benefits but their current holders declined a 2002 buy-out offer by Amtrak. Amtrak employs nearly 19,000 people. It operates passenger service on 21,000 miles (34,000 km) of track primarily owned by freight railroads connecting 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. In fiscal year 2008, Amtrak served 28.7 mill...