GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Montana Railroads from the 1:100,0000 Scale National Rail Network, 2003

Data Provider Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Date 2003
Content Type Downloadable Data
Abstract This is a slightly modified version of the National Rail Network data for Montana. A field has been added to the attribute table for the full name of the current owner, empty fields have been deleted, and the data has been converted to Montana State Plane Coordinates. Some of the metadata has been modified slightly from the original provided by BTS.Upon inspection of the data, it appears that features representing abandoned railroads are not very accurately located. Some of these features were observed to be more than 200 meters from their correct locations. Railroads that still exist on the ground were rarely observed to be more than 30 meters from their correct locations.The Rail Network is a comprehensive database of the nation's railway system at the 1:100,000 scale. The data set covers the 48 contiguous States plus the District of Columbia.The data was downloaded from http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/download_sites/ntad02/statedownloadform.html.
Purpose The data set provides location and partial attribute information for use in national and regional network analysis applications.
Supplemental Information
Acknowledgment of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Bureau Transportation Statistics (BTS) National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) would be appreciated in products derived from these data. The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Data Access https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/NonMSDI/Shapefiles/Railroad2003.zip
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Distribution liability The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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Metadata date 07/31/2014