This line shapefile represents railroads in the conterminous United States and Alaska for 2012 at 1:1,000,000 scale. 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 1:1,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Atlas of the United States in the use of these data. National Atlas of the United States. (2014). 1:1,000,000-Scale Railroads, United States, 2012. National Atlas of the United States. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/jc246bw3824. This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.