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frogpipe
May 22nd, 2013, 02:12 AM
Quick hunt turn up:

Frisco High Line - which didn't really run at any great elevation (?)

High Line section of Denver and Rio Grande - cliffside part of their route

High Line section of Denver and Silverton - cliffside part of their route

(Are the last 2 the same thing?)

High Line in New York, and former elevated section of trackage that allow freight shipping without interfering with street level traffic, now converted to an "Elevated Park".

Any others? Mostly interested in USA, but any other part of the world welcome.

rgcx
May 22nd, 2013, 02:17 AM
Great Northern
Western Pacific

Shortline2
May 22nd, 2013, 04:35 AM
In the Cripple Creek District in Colorado there was a standard gauge Trolley line called the High Line. :)
It even had steam switching trains running on parts of it.. ;)

And one called the Low Line...

Went by various names, but Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railroad should be one of those if curious.

Linda

RRSignal
May 22nd, 2013, 09:35 AM
The ex-PRR "High Line" runs through downtown Philadelphia, immediately west of 30th Street Station. It's used as a freight bypass, connecting freight from the southern U.S. and the southern edge of Philadelphia itself to the South Jersey, New York and Harrisburg markets.

And there are a few "Low Lines" around Philly too...:)

nfitzsimmons
May 22nd, 2013, 09:49 AM
High Line section of Denver and Rio Grande - cliffside part of their route

High Line section of Denver and Silverton - cliffside part of their route

(Are the last 2 the same thing?)


It's actually the Durango & Silverton, and yes, they are the same. The D&RGW actually operated the tourist line until the late 1970's, when it was bought out by private owners who renamed it the Durango and Silverton.

Bob5446
May 22nd, 2013, 02:16 PM
As rgcx indicates the BNSF Inside Gateway Sub is known as the High Line while their Northern Transcon is known as the Hi-Line. Or is it the other way round!?

torino72
May 22nd, 2013, 02:27 PM
The BNSF line across northern Montana and through the Marias Pass is known as the "high line".