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The compilation of the lists used
on this site include many date and cross references to aid the
understanding of the context of each timetable. The lists attempt to
reflect names changes from the perspective of timetable publication,
which is not always the same as corporate structure. Railways often
continued the use of a former corporate title as a "DBA" after a change
in legal structure. The control of one railway by another was sometimes
very public, sometimes very discreet. Control itself could be exercised
many ways, through ownership, joint ownership by a "paper" parent,
operating lease, stock majority, and so forth.
These sources were used in compiling the lists and should be consulted by
those desiring more complete or more accurate information:
- American Railroad Manual, Edward Vernon, 1874
- The Electric Interurban Railways in America, George W. Hilton and
John F. Due, 1960
- American Narrow Gauge Railroads, George W. Hilton, 1990
- American Shortline Railway Guide, Edward A.
- Train-Watcher's Guide to North American Railroads,
George H. Drury, 1984;
- Historical Guide to North American
Railroads, George H. Drury, 1994 (all in many other
- The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the
United States, Porto[sic] Rico, Canada, Mexico and Cuba (and early
- Poor's Manual of Railroads, 1868-1924*
- McGraw Electric Railway Manual; "The Red Book", 1893-1914; McGraw Transit Directory, 1918-1924*
- Railroad Names, William Edson, 1989 (revised in editions up to
* - some available on-line.
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