TRANSKENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION operates just under 50 miles between Paris and Maysville, Kentucky. It took over the former L&N line in 1979. a rare GE U28B 259, built in 1966 for the CB&Q, was at Paris KY. 8 May 1997. - mike-walker
Shortlines are those small companies which toil away on branch and secondary lines providing a vital link between customers and the big main line roads. Some have been in business since their lines were built others have come about by taking on lines the big boys deemed uneconomic. Whilst some shortlines use locos still bearing the faded colours of former owners, many have impressive, colourful paint schemes. As with most things, the shortline world is changing as a few conglomerates sweep up the independents.