This line shapefile represents railroads in the conterminous United States and Alaska at 1:2,000,000. This is a replacement for the December 1998 map layer. This layer is part of the 1997-2014 edition of the National Atlas of the United States.These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000 data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Atlas of the United States in the use of these data.