The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (DRG or D&RG) generally referred to as the Rio Grande, became the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW or D&RGW) in 1920. The D&RGW served mainly as transcontinental bridge line between Denver, Colorado, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and a major origin of coal and mineral traffic with a motto of Through the Rockies, not around them. The Rio Grande was the epitome of mountain railroading, operating the highest mainline rail line in the United States over 10,240 ft (3121 m) Tennessee Pass in Colorado and the famed routes through the Moffat Tunnel and the Royal Gorge. At its height around 1890, the D&RG had the largest operating narrow gauge railroad network in North America. Known for its independence, the D&RGW operated the last private long haul passenger train in the United States, the Rio Grande Zephyr. ...more on Wikipedia about "Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad"
The Denver Pacific Railway was historic railroad that operated in the western United States in the late 19th century. Formed in 1867 in the Colorado Territory, the company operated lines in Colorado and present-day southeastern Wyoming in the 1870s until merging with the Kansas Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in 1880. The railroad was formed primarily to create a link between Denver and the transcontinental railroad at Cheyenne, an achievement that was widely credited at the time with making Denver the dominant metropolis of the region. ...more on Wikipedia about "Denver Pacific Railway"
The Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad was a historic narrow gauge railway that operated in Colorado in the western United States in the late 19th century. The railroad opened up the first rail routes to a large section of the central Colorado mining district in the decades of the mineral boom. The railroad took its name from the fact that its main line from Denver ascended the Platte Canyon and traversed South Park. The company operated as an independent railroad from its founding in 1872 until it was sold in foreclosure procedings in 1889. Its lines later became part of the Colorado and Southern Railroad. In the first half of the 20th century, nearly all the company's original lines were dismantled or converted into standard gauge. A section of the standard gauge line between Leadville and Climax is operated a passenger excursion railroad called the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad. ...more on Wikipedia about "Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad"
The European and North American Railway (E&NA) is the name for three historic Canadian and American railways which were built in New Brunswick and Maine. ...more on Wikipedia about "European and North American Railway"
Beginning In 1972, American railroad companies Seaboard Coast Line and the Louisville & Nashville Railroad began jointly marketing themselves as the Family Lines System. This also extended to their subsidiary companies the Georgia Railroad, the Atlanta and West Point Railroad, the Clinchfield Railroad, and the Western Railway of Alabama. The use of this marketing device persisted until 1983, when a merger between Seaboard Coast Line and the Louisville and Nashville resulted in the Seaboard System Railroad, which in 1986 became CSX Transportation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Family Lines System"
The Florida Midland Railway Company was incorporated under the general incorporation laws of Florida, and surveyed a line ...more on Wikipedia about "Florida Midland Railroad (defunct)"
The Fort Smith and Western was a railroad that operated in the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma. The railroad's main line extended 197 miles, from Coal Creek, Oklahoma to Guthrie, Oklahoma, with an additional 20 miles of trackage rights over the Kansas City Southern Railway between Fort Smith, Arkansas and Coal Creek. Guthrie was the territorial capital of Oklahoma, and a junction point with the Santa FeRailroad. Fort Smith and Western owned a subsidiary, St. Louis, El Reno and Western which began operating 42 miles between Guthrie and El Reno, Oklahoma in June 1904. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fort Smith and Western Railroad"
The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (G&CU) was a railroad running west from Chicago to Clinton, Iowa and Freeport, Illinois, never reaching Galena, Illinois. Incorporated in 1836, the G&CU became the first railroad built to Chicago. ...more on Wikipedia about "Galena and Chicago Union Railroad"
The Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad was a railroad that operated in northern Colorado in the United States during the 1880s. Founded with heavy backing with the Union Pacific Railroad, it was controlled by the Union Pacific from its inception and was later incorporated into the company's lines. ...more on Wikipedia about "Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific Railroad"
Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad is a former short line railroad company operating passenger and freight service on standard gauge track in south central Pennsylvania. Headquarters were in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and later in Saxton, Pennsylvania. The main shop and engine house was located in Saxton, Pennsylvania. ...more on Wikipedia about "Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad"
The International Railway of Maine was a historic railroad operating between Megantic, Quebec and Mattawamkeag, Maine. It was built to connect the Canadian Pacific Railway with the port of Saint John, New Brunswick, with the line opening in 1889, thereby making CPR a truly transcontinental railway. ...more on Wikipedia about "International Railway (Canada)"
The Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad is a defunct U.S. railroad; it was operationally absorbed into the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in 1896 although the assets were not formally transferred to the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway until 1928. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad"
The Kansas Pacific Railway (KP) was a historic railroad company that operated in the western United States in the late 19th century. It was a federally chartered railroad, backed with government land grants. It operated many of the first long-distance lines in the state of Kansas in the 1870s, extending the national railway network westward across that state and into Colorado. Its main line furnished a principal transportation route that opened up settlement of the central Great Plains, and its link from Kansas City to Denver actually provided the last link in the coast-to-coast railway network in 1870. The railroad was consolidated with the Union Pacific in 1880, but its mainline continues to be an integral part of the Union Pacific network today. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kansas Pacific Railway"
The Lake Erie and Western Railroad was a railroad that operated in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lake Erie and Western Railroad" My way is www.shortopedia.com
The Lake View & Collamer Railroad opened on 1 May 1875 on the east side of Cleveland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lake View and Collamer Railroad"
The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad later merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Atlantic Coast Line Railroad precursors"
Commuter railroads – See also ...more on Wikipedia about "List of defunct United States railroads"
The New York Central Railroad later merged with the Pennsylvania Railroad to form Penn Central. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of New York Central Railroad precursors"
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad later merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of Seaboard Air Line Railroad precursors"
The Lorton and Occoquan Railroad (L&O) was a seven-mile railroad line running between the District of Columbia-operated prison (see also Lorton Reformatory) at Lorton, Virginia and the wharf at Occoquan, Virginia across the Occoquan River separating Fairfax County and Prince William County. The line operated from 1911 until it was decommissioned in 1977, and most of the rolling stock was sold in 1980, and was powered at various times by cable, steam, and diesel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lorton and Occoquan Railroad"
The Louisa Railroad chartered in Virginia in 1836 became the Virginia Central Railroad in 1850. It was the oldest portion of today's CSX Transportation, and is operated under lease by the Buckingham Branch Railroad. ...more on Wikipedia about "Louisa Railroad"
Loup Creek and Deepwater Railway was a short line logging railroad founded in Fayette County, West Virginia by William Nelson Page in 1896. It extended from an interchange point at Deepwater, West Virginia with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) on the south bank of the navigable Kanawha River a distance of about four miles up a steep grade into the mountainous terrain southward, following the winding Loup Creek to reach a sawmill at Robson which was owned by the Loup Creek Estate. It was operated by the C&O under a verbal agreement. ...more on Wikipedia about "Loup Creek and Deepwater Railway"
The Macon & Western Railroad was originally chartered in 1833 it was completed into Atlanta in 1846. ...more on Wikipedia about "Macon and Western Railroad"
The Magma Arizona Railroad was built by the Magma Copper Company and operated from 1920 - 1997. Originally headquartered in Superior, Arizona, the company primarily hauled cattle and copper on 30.2 miles (48.6 km) of standard gauge track to and from the Southern Pacific mainline in Magma, Arizona between Florence and Queen Creek. ...more on Wikipedia about "Magma Arizona Railroad"
The Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad (M&C), now defunct, was a railroad of southern Ohio later absorbed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O). The M&C started as The Belpre and Cincinnati Railroad (B&C) in 1845 to connect to the B&O at Parkersburg, WV/ Belpre, Ohio. The Virginia Government would only allow the B&O to go to the Ohio River at Wheeling, WV. The planned route of the B&C was changed to Marietta, Ohio and the name also changed in 1851. Right of way extended up river from Marietta to Bellaire, Ohio for a connection to the B&O. The M&C was bankrupt by 1857 but continued west to reach Cincinnati, Ohio. The first through train from Cincinnati ran on April 9 1857. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad" www.shortopedia.com, it's as simple as that!
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