Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

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The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad was a former Class I railroad company operating in the Southeastern United States beginning in 1967. Its passenger operations were taken over by Amtrak in 1971. Eventually the railroad was merged with its affiliate lines to create the Seaboard System in 1983.

History

The Seaboard Coast Line emerged on July 1, 1967 following the merger of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Following the merger, the combined system totaled , the eighth largest in the United States at the time. In addition, the railroad had $1.2 billion in assets and revenue, with a 54% market share of rail service in the Southeast, facing competition primarily from the Southern.

Prior to the creation of Amtrak on May 1, 1971 the Seaboard Coast Line provided passenger service over its system, including local passenger trains on some lines.Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Passenger Schedules, July 1, 1967. Although several named passenger trains survived through the Amtrak era, many were renamed or combined with other services.

The first expansion for the Seaboard Coast Line came in 1969 with the acquisition of the Piedmont and Northern Railway, which operated approximately in North and South Carolina. Later, the SCL...
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