Alabama Railroads

List of Railroads in Alabama

Class I Railroads in Alabama

  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Canadian National Railway (CN)
  • CSX Transportation (CSXT)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)

Class II Railroads in Alabama

  • Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway (AGR)

Class III Railroads in Alabama

  • Alabama Railroad (ALAB)
  • Alabama and Florida Railway (AF)
  • Alabama Southern Railroad (ABS)
  • Autauga Northern Railroad (ANRR)
  • Alabama and Tennessee River Railway (ATN)
  • Bay Line Railroad (BAYL)
  • Birmingham Southern Railroad (BS)
  • Chattahoochee Bay Railroad (CHAT)
  • Conecuh Valley Railroad (COEH)
  • Eastern Alabama Railway (EARY)
  • Georgia Southwestern Railroad (GSWR)
  • Huntsville and Madison County Railroad Authority (HMCR)
  • Luxapalila Valley Railroad (LXVR)
  • Meridian and Bigbee Railroad (MNBR)
  • Redmont Railway (RRCI)
  • Sequatchie Valley Railroad (SQVR)
  • Tennessee Southern Railroad (TSRR)
  • Three Notch Railroad (TNHR)
  • Wiregrass Central Railroad (WGCR)

Alabama Terminal Railroads

  • Alabama Warrior Railway (ABWR)
  • CG Railway (CGR)
  • Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks (TASD)

Alabama Industrial Railroads

  • Rapid Switching Services
  • Southern Electric Railroad

Passenger Railroads in Alabama

  • Amtrak (AMTK): Crescent

Museum Railroads in Alabama

  • North Alabama Railroad Museum (Mercury and Chase Railroad)
  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum (Calera and Shelby Railroad)

Alabama Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Abbeville–Grimes Railway AG   1989 1994 A&G Railroad
Abbeville Southern Railway   ACL 1892 1901 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
A&G Railroad AG   1994 1996 Bay Line Railroad
Alabama Central Railroad     1906 1961 N/A
Alabama Central Railroad   SOU 1871 1881 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad
Alabama Central Railway     1903 1939 N/A
Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad   SOU 1868 1877 Alabama Great Southern Railroad
Alabama and Florida Railroad AFLR   1986 1992 Alabama and Florida Railway
Alabama and Florida Railroad     1937 1942 N/A
Alabama and Florida Railroad   L&N 1898 1900 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Alabama and Florida Railroad   L&N 1850 1868 Mobile and Montgomery Railroad
Alabama, Florida and Gulf Railroad     1917 1937 Alabama and Florida Railroad
Alabama, Florida and Southern Railroad     1910 1917 Alabama, Florida and Gulf Railroad
Alabama Great Southern Railroad AGS SOU 1877    
Alabama Industrial Railroad AIRI   1984 1985 Huntsville and Madison County Railroad Authority
Alabama Midland Railway   ACL 1887 1901 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Alabama Mineral Railroad   L&N 1890 1903 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Alabama and Mississippi Railroad A&M   1902 1922 Mississippi and Alabama Railroad
Alabama and Mississippi Rivers Railroad   SOU 1850 1864 Selma and Meridian Railroad
Alabama Northern Railway ABN   1904 1925 Ashland Railway
Alabama and North Western Railroad     1912 1934 N/A
Alabama Southern Railroad     1985 1985 N/A
Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad   SLSF 1918 1971 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad   SLSF 1906 1913 Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railway
Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railway   SLSF 1913 1918 Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad
Alabama and Tennessee River Railroad   SOU 1848 1866 Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad
Alabama Terminal and Improvement Company   ACL 1889 1889 Alabama Midland Railway
Alabama Terminal Railroad   ACL 1907 1916 Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway
Alabama and Tombigbee Railroad     1898   N/A
Alabama Transit Company   SOU 1869 1870 Elyton and Aberdeen Railroad
Alabama Western Railroad   IC 1905 1913 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
Americus, Preston and Lumpkin Railroad   SAL 1884 1888 Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railway
Andalusia and Conecuh Railroad ACRC   1983    
Andalusia, Florida and Gulf Railway     1919 1925 N/A
Anniston and Atlantic Railroad   L&N 1883 1890 Alabama Mineral Railroad
Anniston and Cincinnati Railroad   L&N 1887 1890 Alabama Mineral Railroad
Anniston Terminal Railroad   L&N 1888 1890 Anniston and Cincinnati Railroad
Ashland Railway     1925 1940 N/A
Atlanta and Birmingham Air Line Railway   SAL 1903 1909 Seaboard Air Line Railway
Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad   ACL 1905 1916 Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway
Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railway   ACL 1916 1927 Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad
Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad   ACL 1927 1946 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Atlanta and St. Andrews Bay Railway A&SA, ASAB   1906 1993 Bay Line Railroad
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad ACL ACL 1902 1967 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Bay Minette and Fort Morgan Railroad   L&N 1904 1921 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Belt Line Railway   ACL 1889 1943 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Birmingham and Atlanta Air Line Railway   SAL 1902 1903 East and West Railroad
Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad     1890 1919 N/A
Birmingham Belt Railroad   SLSF 1899 1968 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Birmingham Mineral Railroad   L&N 1884 1904 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Birmingham, Selma and Mobile Railroad     1913 1931 N/A
Birmingham, Selma and New Orleans Railway   L&N 1886 1902 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Birmingham, Selma and Pensacola Railroad     1910 1913 Birmingham, Selma and Mobile Railroad
Birmingham, Sheffield and Tennessee River Railway   SOU 1889 1895 Northern Alabama Railway
Birmingham and Southeastern Railway B&SE   1911 1965 N/A
Birmingham and Tennessee River Railroad   SOU 1884 1885 Sheffield and Birmingham Railroad
Birmingham Terminal Company BTC CG/ IC/ SAL/ SLSF/ SOU      
Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Railroad   L&N 1915 1915 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Brierfield, Blockton and Birmingham Railway   SOU 1889 1889 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1980 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Cahaba, Marion and Greensboro Railroad   SOU 1860 1868 Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad
Canton, Aberdeen and Nashville Railroad in Alabama   IC 1898 1913 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
Carrollton Short Line Railway   SLSF 1897 1906 Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad
Central of Georgia Railway CG CG 1895 1971 Central of Georgia Railroad
Chattahoochee and Gulf Railroad CHAT   2003 2006 Chattahoochee Bay Railroad
Chattahoochee and Gulf Railroad   CG 1899 1948 Central of Georgia Railway
Chattahoochee Valley Railroad     1895 1900 Chattahoochee Valley Railway
Chattahoochee Valley Railway CHV   1900 1992 N/A
Chattanooga Southern Railroad   SOU 1896 1911 Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railroad
Chattanooga Southern Railway   SOU 1890 1895 Chattanooga Southern Railroad
Cheney Railroad CHNY   1989 1996 N/A
Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad   IC 1913 1951 Illinois Central Railroad
Cincinnati, Selma and Mobile Railway   SOU 1881 1890 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway
Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad   SOU 1871 1881 Georgia Pacific Railway
Columbus and Western Railway   CG 1880 1888 Savannah and Western Railroad
Decatur, Chesapeake and New Orleans Railway   L&N 1887 1893 Middle Tennessee and Alabama Railway
DeKalb and Western Railroad     1916   N/A
East Alabama Railway   CG 1880 1888 Savannah and Western Railroad
East Alabama and Cincinnati Railroad   CG 1868 1880 East Alabama and Cincinnati Railway
East Alabama and Cincinnati Railway   CG 1880 1880 East Alabama Railway
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad   SOU 1881 1886 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway   SOU 1886 1894 Southern Railway
East and West Railroad   SAL 1894 1903 Atlanta and Birmingham Air Line Railway
East and West Railroad of Alabama   SAL 1882 1893 East and West Railroad
Eastern Railway of Alabama   ACL 1901 1906 Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad
Elyton and Aberdeen Railroad   SOU 1870 1882 Georgia Pacific Railway
Ensley Southern Railway   SOU 1900 1926 Southern Railway, Warrior River Terminal Company
Escambia Railroad          
Eufaula and East Alabama Railway   CG 1887 1888 Savannah and Western Railroad
Eufaula and Clayton Railway   CG 1883 1888 Savannah and Western Railroad
Florence Bridge Company   SOU 1832 1850 Memphis and Charleston Railroad
Florence Railroad and Improvement Company   L&N 1888 1897 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Florida and Alabama Railroad          
Florida, Alabama and Gulf Railroad     1911 1919 Andalusia, Florida and Gulf Railway
Gadsden and Attalla Railroad   SOU 1876 1904 Southern Railway
Gadsden and Birmingham Railroad   SOU 1910 1911 Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railroad
Gainesville and Mississippi Railroad   GM&O 1852 1854 Mississippi, Gainesville and Tuscaloosa Railroad
Georgia and Alabama Railroad GAAB   1989 1995 Georgia Southwestern Railroad
Georgia and Alabama Railway   SAL 1895 1902 Seaboard Air Line Railway
Georgia Pacific Railroad   SOU 1876 1882 Georgia Pacific Railway
Georgia Pacific Railway   SOU 1882 1894 Southern Railway
Georgia Western Railroad   SOU 1860 1877 Georgia Pacific Railroad
Girard Railroad   CG 1845 1854 Mobile and Girard Railroad
Goodwater and Birmingham Railroad   CG 1886 1887 Columbus and Western Railway
Gulf, Florida and Alabama Railway DWR SLSF 1911 1922 Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railway
Gulf and Mississippi Railroad GMSR   1985 1988 SouthRail Corporation
Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad GM&N GM&O 1915 1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O, GMO GM&O 1940 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Gulf Ports Terminal Railway     1916 1926 N/A
Gulf Terminal Company   GM&O/ SOU      
Hartford and Slocomb Railroad HS   1953 1992 H&S Railroad
Hayneville and Montgomery Railroad          
H&S Railroad HS   1992 2006 Chattahoochee Bay Railroad
Huntsville and Elora Railroad   L&N 1887 1887 Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1899 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG   1972 1988 Illinois Central Railroad
Indiana, Alabama and Texas Railroad   L&N 1881 1887 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Inland Waterways Corporation     1948 1966 Birmingham Southern Railroad
Jefferson Warrior Railroad     1985 2009 Alabama Warrior Railway
Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad   SLSF 1887 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City Southern Railway KCS   1994 2005 Alabama Southern Railroad
Long Branch Coal Railroad   L&N 1901 1957 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Louisville and Nashville Railroad L&N, LN L&N 1871 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Manistee and Repton Railroad   L&N 1910 1965 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Marion Railroad   SOU 1854 1858 Marion and Cahaba Railroad
Marion and Alabama River Transportation Company   SOU 1850 1854 Marion Railroad
Marion and Cahaba Railroad   SOU 1858 1860 Cahaba, Marion and Greensboro Railroad
Mary Lee Railroad       1985 Jefferson Warrior Railroad
Meridian and Bigbee Railroad MBRR, MB   1952 1997 M&B Railroad
Meridian and Bigbee River Railway     1917 1952 Meridian and Bigbee Railroad
Memphis and Birmingham Railroad   SLSF 1886 1887 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad
Memphis and Charleston Railroad   SOU 1850 1898 Southern Railway
Middle Tennessee and Alabama Railway   L&N 1893 1897 Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway
Mississippi and Alabama Railroad     1922 1950 N/A
Mississippi Central Railroad MSC IC 1921 1924 N/A
Mississippi, Gainesville and Tuscaloosa Railroad   GM&O 1854 1870 Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Mobile and Alabama Grand Trunk Railroad   SOU 1866 1886 Mobile and West Alabama Railroad
Mobile and Bay Shore Railway   GM&O 1898 1903 Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Mobile and Birmingham Railroad   SOU 1895    
Mobile and Birmingham Railway   SOU 1887 1895 Mobile and Birmingham Railroad
Mobile and Girard Railroad   CG 1854 1895 Central of Georgia Railway
Mobile and Great Northern Railroad   L&N 1856 1868 Mobile and Montgomery Railroad
Mobile and Gulf Railroad MG   1925   N/A
Mobile, Hattiesburg and Jackson Railroad   GM&O 1887 1888 Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad
Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad   GM&O 1888 1909 New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad
Mobile and Montgomery Railroad   L&N 1868 1874 Mobile and Montgomery Railway
Mobile and Montgomery Railway   L&N 1874 1900 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Mobile and Northwestern Railroad   GM&O 1870 1891 Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad
Mobile and Ohio Railroad   GM&O 1848 1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Mobile Terminal and Railway Company   SLSF 1910 1913 Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railway
Mobile and West Alabama Railroad   SOU 1885 1887 Mobile and Birmingham Railway
Mobile and Western Railroad   GM&O 1906 1907 Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Montgomery Railroad   ACL/ L&N 1834 1842 Montgomery and West Point Railroad
Montgomery and Eufaula Railroad   CG 1860 1879 Montgomery and Eufaula Railway
Montgomery and Eufaula Railway   CG 1879 1895 Central of Georgia Railway
Montgomery and Florida Railway   ACL 1886 1888 Northwestern and Florida Railroad
Montgomery, Hayneville and Camden Railroad   L&N 1890 1900 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Montgomery and Prattville Railroad   L&N 1895 1896 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Montgomery Southern Railway   ACL 1880 1886 Montgomery and Florida Railway
Montgomery and West Point Railroad   ACL/ L&N 1843 1870 Western Railroad of Alabama
Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railroad MSBP SLSF 1924 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railway MSBP SLSF 1922 1924 Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railroad
Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad   L&N 1850 1873 Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway
Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway N&C, NC L&N 1873 1957 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Nashville and Decatur Railroad   L&N 1866 1990 CSX Transportation
Nashville, Florence and Sheffield Railway   L&N 1887 1900 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
New and Old Decatur Belt and Terminal Railroad   L&N 1890 1892 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad   L&N 1866 1871 New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad
New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad   GM&O 1909 1915 Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad
New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad   L&N 1871 1881 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
New Orleans and Selma Railroad   L&N 1866 1868 New Orleans and Selma Railroad and Immigration Association
New Orleans and Selma Railroad and Immigration Association   L&N 1868 1886 Birmingham, Selma and New Orleans Railway
North Alabama Railroad   L&N 1900 1910 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
North East and South West Alabama Railroad   SOU 1853 1868 Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad
Northern Alabama Railway   SOU 1895 1939 Southern Railway
Northwestern Railroad of Alabama   SOU 1854 1868 Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad
Northwestern and Florida Railroad   ACL 1888 1889 Alabama Terminal and Improvement Company
Oak Grove and Georgetown Railroad          
Oneonta and Attalla Railroad   L&N 1900 1905 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Opelika and Talladega Railroad   CG 1854 1861 Opelika and Tuscumbia Railroad
Opelika and Tuscumbia Railroad   CG 1861 1866 Savannah and Memphis Railroad
Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans Railway     1907 1917 Gulf Ports Terminal Railway
Pensacola and Selma Railroad   L&N 1880 1880 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Pine Belt Southern Railroad PBRR   1995 2001 N/A
Plant System   ACL 1894 1902 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Richmond and Danville Railroad   SOU 1889 1894 Southern Railway
Rome and Decatur Railroad   SOU 1882 1889 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad   SLSF 1903 1916 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1916 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
Savannah, Americus and Montgomery Railway   SAL 1888 1895 Georgia and Alabama Railway
Savannah, Florida and Western Railway   ACL 1901 1902 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Savannah and Memphis Railroad   CG 1866 1880 Columbus and Western Railway
Savannah and Western Railroad   CG 1885 1895 Central of Georgia Railway
Seaboard Air Line Railroad SAL SAL 1946 1967 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Seaboard Air Line Railway   SAL 1900 1945 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad SCL   1967 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Seaboard System Railroad SBD   1983 1986 CSX Transportation
Selma and Gulf Railroad   L&N 1858 1879 Pensacola and Selma Railroad
Selma and Greensboro Railroad   SOU 1878 1881 Cincinnati, Selma and Mobile Railway
Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad   SOU 1868 1878 Selma and Greensboro Railroad
Selma and Meridian Railroad   SOU 1864 1871 Alabama Central Railroad
Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad   SOU 1866 1880 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad
Sheffield and Birmingham Railroad   SOU 1885 1887 Sheffield and Birmingham Coal, Iron and Railway Company
Sheffield and Birmingham Coal, Iron and Railway Company   SOU 1887 1889 Birmingham, Sheffield and Tennessee River Railway
Sheffield and Tuscumbia Railroad   L&N 1895 1896 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Sheffield and Tuscumbia Street Railway   L&N 1886 1895 Sheffield and Tuscumbia Railroad
South and North Alabama Railroad   L&N 1854 1914 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Southern Railway SOU SOU 1894 1990 Norfolk Southern Railway
Southern Alabama Railroad SUAB   1988 2001 Conecuh Valley Railroad
Southern Alabama Railroad   L&N 1899 1899 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
SouthRail Corporation SR   1988 1994 Kansas City Southern Railway
Southwestern Railroad   CG 1859    
Southwestern Alabama Railway   ACL 1896 1901 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Sumter and Choctaw Railway SC   1904 1983 Alabama Southern Railroad (never operated)
Sylacauga and Wetumpka Railroad          
Talladega and Coosa Valley Railroad     1883 1890 Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad
Tallassee and Montgomery Railway     1895 1912 Birmingham and Southeastern Railway
Tennessee and Alabama Railroad   L&N 1887 1887 Nashville, Florence and Sheffield Railway
Tennessee and Alabama Central Railroad   L&N 1853 1866 Nashville and Decatur Railroad
Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railroad   SOU 1911 1922 Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway
Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway TA&G, TAG SOU 1922    
Tennessee Coal and Iron Railroad          
Tennessee and Coosa Railroad   L&N 1844 1891 Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway
Tennessee Valley Railroad   SOU 1848 1851 Memphis and Charleston Railroad
Tombigbee and Northern Railway          
Tombigbee Valley Railroad   SLSF 1904 1913 Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railway
Tredegar Mineral Railway   SAL 1891 1900 East and West Railroad
Tuscaloosa Mineral Railroad   L&N 1910 1915 Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Railroad
Tuscumbia Railway   SOU 1830 1850 Memphis and Charleston Railroad
Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad   SOU 1832 1847 Tennessee Valley Railroad
Tuskegee Railroad TK   1860 1963 N/A
Tyson Railroad TSNR   1989 1992 CSX Transportation
Union Springs and Northern Railway     1901 1911 Birmingham and Southeastern Railway
Vicksburg and Brunswick Railroad   CG 1867 1879 Eufaula and Clayton Railway
Vredenburgh Saw Mill Company          
Warrior River Terminal Company     1926 1948 Inland Waterways Corporation
Warrior Southern Railway     1901 1938 Twin Seam Mining Company
Washington and Choctaw Railway     1910 1927 N/A
Western Railroad of Alabama   ACL/ L&N 1860 1883 Western Railway of Alabama
Western Railway of Alabama WA ACL/ L&N 1883 2002 CSX Transportation
Wills Valley Railroad   SOU 1852 1868 Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad
Winchester and Alabama Railroad   SOU 1850 1875 Memphis and Charleston Railroad
Woodstock and Blocton Railway   L&N/ SOU 1906    
Woodward Iron Company          
Yellow River Railroad    L&N 1887 1906 Louisville and Nashville Railroad

Alabama Electric Railways

  • Birmingham and Edgewood Electric Railway
  • Birmingham Railway and Electric Company
  • Birmingham Street Railway
  • Birmingham–Tuscaloosa Railway and Utilities Company
  • Metropolitan Rapid Transit, Light and Power Company