[Tagging] railways, subway stations and train stations

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 19:05:45 BST 2011

On 9/25/2011 1:40 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-09-25 at 13:16 -0400, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
>> On 9/25/2011 12:59 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2011-09-22 at 07:43 -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>>>>     if it's about whether the subway/rapid-transit system is connected to
>>>>     the national rail system
>>> That doesn't quite work.  For example, the US doesn't have a national
>>> rail system.
>> Sure it does. The term (or a similar one) is used for the connected
>> common carrier freight trackage.
> Well, in the British English sense, about the only rails that such a
> phrase properly works with is the Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor.
> Everything else is just private property.

Yes, but "national rail system/network" is also used, for example by the 
AAR, to refer to these private railroads.

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