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Central Phoenix Railroad
Hi all,
I have seen many model and prototype railroads that have the name "terminal" in them. I know that the word terminal means end, but what exactly is a terminal railroad? I.E. the Illinois Terminal Railroad.


Railroad Photographer
From what I understand, a Terminal railroad does switching at one location - a terminal - rather than moving cars around the country. A terminal could be a small area or an entire town, county, waterfront, etc. They do the moving of the rail cars rather than the delivering railroad.

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