short line

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Noun1.short line - a transportation system that operates over relatively short distances
transportation, transportation system, transit - a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
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It was in the midst of the great bulk of the Negro population, and was rather secluded, being five miles from the main line of railroad, with which it was connected by a short line. During the days of slavery, and since, the town had been a centre for the education of the white people.
But what a world of meaning is to be found between four short lines! Often a door is opened, a curtain drawn aside, in the halls of romance, where the reader may roam at will.
I am so much agitated by delight that I can scarcely hold a pen; but am determined to send you a few short lines by James, that you may have some explanation of what must so greatly astonish you, as that Reginald should be returning to Parklands.
To this cord several hooks are attached by short lines, a few feet distant from each other, and baited with small fish.
Brownlow; 'and enclosed in a few short lines to you, with an intimation on the cover of the package that it was not to be forwarded till after he was dead.
OmniTrax plans to leverage its investment in Precision Scheduled Short Line Railroading to "strengthen W&W's performance, service, growth and safety," the company said.
It appeared to us that the public market was misvaluing GWR's very strategic North American short line operations in part because of the Company's international businesses.
(OTC: URAL) has acquired the New Hampshire, US-based freight short line railroad New England Southern Railroad, to establish presence in Northeast US, the company said.
Pioneer Railcorp operates as a railroad holding company that owns short line railroads and various other railroad related businesses.