Railroad Trunk Line

Railroad Trunk Line

 

a railroad line providing basic nationwide transportation ties within a country or with neighboring countries. In contrast to local lines, a trunk line has lower gradients and more gradual curves, broader and heavier tracks, and other technical improvements designed to increase its capacity.

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"Trail A: This was a railroad trunk line during World War II.
A railroad trunk line followed the river, transporting goods from Whitin Machine Works to the Providence & Worcester Railroad depot - now the site of the China Pacific Restaurant across the street from the mill.