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California Railroads

California Common Freight Carriers

  • Almanor Railroad (AL)
  • Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • California Northern Railroad (CFNR)
  • Carrizo Gorge Railway (CZRY)
  • Central California Traction Company (CCT)
  • Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad (CORP)
  • Lake County Railroad (LCR)
  • Los Angeles Junction Railway (LAJ)
  • McCloud Railway (MCR)
  • Modesto and Empire Traction Company (MET)
  • Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR)
  • Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP) (out of service)
  • Oakdale Traction Corporation (OTCR)
  • Oakland Terminal Railway (OTR)
  • Pacific Harbor Line, Inc. (PHL)
  • Pacific Sun Railroad (PSRR)
  • Quincy Railroad (QRR)
  • Richmond Pacific Railroad (RPRC)
  • Sacramento Valley Railroad (SAV)
  • San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY)
  • San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR)
  • Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway (SCBG)
  • Santa Maria Valley Railroad (SMV)
  • Sierra Northern Railway (SERA)
  • Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad (STE)
  • Trona Railway (TRC)
  • Tulare Valley Railroad (TVRR)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
  • Ventura County Railroad (VCRR)
  • West Isle Line, Inc. (WFS)
  • Yreka Western Railroad (YW)

California Private Freight Carriers

  • San Francisco Bay Railroad
  • Southern California Railroad
  • USG Corporation

California Passenger Carriers

  • Altamont Commuter Express
  • Amtrak (AMTK): California Zephyr, Capitol Corridor, Coast Starlight, Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquins, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Calico and Odessa Railroad
  • California high-speed rail (proposed)
  • California Trolley and Railroad Corporation
  • California Western Railroad
  • Caltrain
  • Descanso, Alpine and Pacific Railway
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Fillmore and Western Railway
  • Ghost Town and Calico Railway
  • Los Angeles County Metro Rail
  • Market Street Railway
  • Metrolink
  • Muni Metro
  • Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Niles Canyon Railway
  • Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line
  • Roaring Camp and Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Sacramento Regional Transit District
  • San Diego Coaster
  • San Diego Northern Railway
  • San Diego Trolley
  • San Francisco Muni
  • Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
  • Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway
  • Sacramento RiverTrain
  • Sacramento Southern Railroad
  • Sierra Railroad
  • Sprinter
  • Western Pacific Railroad Museum
  • Western Railway Museum
  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
  • Yreka Western Railroad

California Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Alameda Belt Line ABL ATSF/ WP 1925 2007 N/A
Alameda and San Joaquin Railroad   WP 1895 1903 Western Pacific Railway
Albion Railroad     1921 1930 N/A
Albion River Railroad   NWP (ATSF) 1885 1891 Albion and Southeastern Railway
Albion and Southeastern Railway   NWP (ATSF) 1902 1905 Fort Bragg and Southeastern Railroad
Almaden Branch Railroad   SP 1887 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Amador Branch Railroad   SP 1875 1888 Northern Railway
Amador Central Railroad AMC   1908 1997 Amador Foothills Railroad
Amador Foothills Railroad     1998 2004 N/A
Arcata and Mad River Railroad AMR   1881 1985 Eureka Southern Railroad
Arcata Transportation Company     1875 1881 Arcata and Mad River Railroad
Arizona and California Railway   ATSF 1903 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1901 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1866 1897 Santa Fe Pacific Railroad
Bakersfield and Ventura Railroad     1908 1911 Ventura County Railway
Bakersfield and Ventura Railway     1903 1906 Bakersfield and Ventura Railroad
Barnwell and Searchlight Railway   ATSF 1906 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Bay and Coast Railroad   SP 1877 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Bay Point and Clayton Railroad BP&C   1906 1946 U.S. Navy
Berkeley Branch Railroad   SP 1876 1888 Northern Railway
Black Diamond Coal Mining Railroad     1868 1885 NA
Boca and Loyalton Railroad   WP 1900 1916 Western Pacific Railroad
Bodie Railway and Lumber Company     1893 1906 Mono Lake Railway and Lumber Company
Bodie Railway and Lumber Company     1881 1882 Bodie and Benton Railway and Commercial Company
Bodie and Benton Railway and Commercial Company     1882 1890 Bodie Railway and Lumber Company
Bucksport and Elk River Railroad     1884 1932 Bucksport and Elk River Railway
Bucksport and Elk River Railway     1932 1952 N/A
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Butte County Railroad   SP 1903 1915 N/A
Butte and Plumas Railway   WP 1902 1905 Western Pacific Railway
California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1911 1963 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
California Central Railroad     1912 1930 N/A
California Central Railroad   SP 1857 1868 California and Oregon Railroad
California Central Railway   ATSF 1887 1889 Southern California Railway
California Eastern Railway   ATSF 1895 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
California Midland Railroad   NWP (ATSF) 1902 1903 San Francisco and Northwestern Railway
California and Mount Diablo Railroad   ATSF 1880 1884 California and Nevada Railroad
California and Nevada Railroad   ATSF 1884 1902 Oakland and East Side Railroad
California Northeastern Railway   SP 1905 1911 Oregon Eastern Railway
California Northern Railroad   SP 1860 1881 Northern California Railroad
California and Northern Railway   NWP (ATSF) 1900 1904 San Francisco and Northwestern Railway
California Northwestern Railway   NWP (SP) 1898 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
California and Oregon Railroad   SP 1865 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
California Pacific Railroad   SP 1865 1898 Southern Pacific Railroad
California Pacific Railroad Extension Company   SP 1869 1869 California Pacific Railroad
California, Shasta and Eastern Railway     1912 1927 N/A
California Southern Railroad   ATSF 1914 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
California Southern Railroad   ATSF 1880 1889 Southern California Railway
California Southern Railroad   SP 1870 1870 Southern Pacific Railroad
California Southern Extension Railroad   ATSF 1881 1882 California Southern Railroad
California Western Railroad CWR   1947 2003 N/A
California Western Railroad and Navigation Company CWR   1905 1947 California Western Railroad
Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad CPLT   1911 1986 N/A
Carson and Colorado Railroad   SP 1881 1892 Carson and Colorado Railway
Carson and Colorado Railway   SP 1892 1905 Nevada and California Railway
Cement, Tolenas and Tidewater Railroad     1911 1930 N/A
Central California Railway   SP 1904 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Central Pacific Railroad   SP 1861 1899 Central Pacific Railway
Central Pacific Railway   SP 1899 1959 Southern Pacific Company
Chico and Northern Railroad   SP 1903 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Chino Valley Railway     1888 1901 N/A
Chowchilla Pacific Railway   SP 1913 1924 Visalia Electric Railroad
Cloverdale and Ukiah Railroad   NWP (SP) 1886 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
Coal Fields Railway     1920 1935 N/A
Coast Line Railway   SP 1905 1917 Southern Pacific Railroad
Colusa Railroad     1885 1886 Colusa and Lake Railroad
Colusa and Hamilton Railroad   SP 1911 1917 Southern Pacific Railroad
Colusa and Lake Railroad     1886 1915 N/A
Corona and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1926 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Coronado Railroad   SP 1886 1908 San Diego Southern Railway
Crescent City Railway   UP 1906 1915 Riverside, Rialto and Pacific Railroad
Death Valley Railroad     1914 1931 N/A
Diamond and Caldor Railway     1904 1952 N/A
Eel River and Eureka Railroad   NWP (ATSF) 1882 1903 San Francisco and Northwestern Railway
Elsinore, Pomona and Los Angeles Railway   ATSF 1895 1899 Southern California Railway
Eureka and Klamath River Railroad   NWP (SP) 1896 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Eureka Southern Railroad EUKA   1984 1992 North Coast Railroad
Feather River Railway     1939 1966 N/A
Felton and Pescadero Railroad   SP 1883 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Ferris and Lakeview Railway   ATSF 1898 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Fernley and Lassen Railway   SP 1909 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Folsom and Placerville Railroad   SP 1876 1877 Sacramento and Placerville Railroad
Fort Bragg and Southeastern Railroad   NWP (ATSF) 1903 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Freeport Railroad     1863 1865 N/A
Fresno County Railway   ATSF 1905 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Fullerton and Richfield Railway   ATSF 1910 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Fulton and Guerneville Railroad   NWP (SP) 1877 1877 San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad
Goose Lake and Southern Railway   SP 1908 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1930 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Great Western Railway of Colorado GWR   1986 1987 Great Western Railway of Oregon
Great Western Railway of Oregon GWR   1987 1997 Lake County Railroad
Hanford and Summit Lake Railway   SP 1910 1917 Southern Pacific Railroad
Harbor Belt Line Railroad HBL   1929 1998 Pacific Harbor Line, Inc.
Hetch Hetchy Railroad     1915 1949 N/A
Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite Valleys Railway of California     1900 1943 N/A
Holton Interurban Railway HI SP 1903 1985 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Howard Terminal Railway HT   1917   Part of Port of Oakland Railroad
Humboldt Railroad   NWP (SP) 1901   Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Imperial and Gulf Railway   SP 1902 1905 Inter-California Railway
Indian Valley Railroad     1916 1938 N/A
Indian Valley Railway   WP 1902 1905 Western Pacific Railway
Inter-California Railway   SP 1904 1935 Southern Pacific Company
Ione and Eastern Railroad     1904 1908 Amador Central Railroad
Iron Mountain Railway     1895 1927 N/A
Kings Lake Shore Railroad     1917 1934 N/A
Kings River Railway   ATSF 1909 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Klamath Lake Railroad     1901 1913 Siskiyou Electric Light and Power Company
Lake County Railroad LCR   1997    
Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company   SP 1898 1927 Southern Pacific Company
Laton and Western Railroad   ATSF 1910 1942 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Loma Prieta Railroad   SP 1882 1884 Pajaro and Santa Cruz Railroad
Long Beach Railroad   SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Long Beach, Whittier and Los Angeles County Railroad   SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and Glendale Railroad   UP 1887 1888 Los Angeles and Glendale Railway
Los Angeles and Glendale Railway   UP 1888 1891 Los Angeles Terminal Railway
Los Angeles and Independence Railroad   SP 1875 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale Railway   UP 1889 1891 Los Angeles Terminal Railway
Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad   UP 1916 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and San Diego Railroad   SP 1876 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad   ATSF 1883 1887 California Central Railway
Los Angeles and San Pedro Railroad   SP 1868 1874 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and Santa Monica Railroad   ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
Los Angeles Terminal Railway   UP 1890 1901 San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Ludlow and Southern Railway     1902 1931 N/A
Marin and Napa Railroad   NWP (SP) 1886 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
Marysville Railroad   SP 1867 1868 California and Oregon Railroad
Marysville and Susanville Railroad   WP 1904 1905 Western Pacific Railway
McCloud River Railroad MR   1897 1992 McCloud Railway
Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway     1896 1913 Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway
Minarets and Western Railway     1921 1932 N/A
Minkler Southern Railway   ATSF 1913 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Modesto Interurban Railway     1909 1993 Modesto and Empire Traction Company
Modesto Terminal Company     1920 1938 Modesto Interurban Railway
Modoc Northern Railroad MNRR   2005 2009 Union Pacific Railroad
Modoc Northern Railway   SP 1908 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Mojave Northern Railroad     1914    
Monterey Railroad   SP 1880 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Monterey Extension Railroad   SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad   SP 1874 1879 Monterey Railroad
Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway     1913 1930 N/A
Napa Valley Railroad   SP 1864 1869 California Pacific Railroad Extension Company
National City and Otay Railway   SP 1887 1908 San Diego Southern Railway
Nevada and California Railway   SP 1905 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Nevada and California Railroad   SP 1884 1893 Nevada–California–Oregon Railway
Nevada–California–Oregon Railway   SP 1888 1945 Central Pacific Railway
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad     1874 1943 N/A
Nevada and Oregon Railroad   SP 1881 1884 Nevada and California Railroad
Nevada Southern Railway   ATSF 1892 1895 California Eastern Railway
Newport Wharf and Lumber Company   SP 1889 1893 Santa Ana and Newport Railway
North Coast Railroad NCRR   1992 1996 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
North Pacific Coast Railroad   NWP (SP) 1871 1902 North Shore Railroad
North Pacific Coast Railroad Extension Company   NWP (SP) 1882 1885 North Pacific Coast Railroad
North Shore Railroad   NWP (SP) 1902 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
North Western Railroad of California   NWP (SP) 1885 1892 North Pacific Coast Railroad
Northern Railway   SP 1871 1898 Southern Pacific Railroad
Northern California Railroad   SP 1884 1889 Northern California Railway
Northern California Railway   SP 1888 1898 Southern Pacific Railroad
Northwestern Pacific Railroad NWP   1996 2001 Northwestern Pacific Railway
Northwestern Pacific Railroad NWP NWP 1907 1992 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Northwestern Pacific Railway NWP   2001 2001 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Northwestern Pacific Railway   NWP 1906 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Oakdale Western Railway   ATSF 1904 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Oakland and East Side Railroad   ATSF 1902 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Oakland Terminal Railroad   ATSF/ WP 1935 1943 Oakland Terminal Railway
Oakland Township Railroad   SP 1881 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Ocean Shore Railroad     1911 1920 N/A
Ocean Shore Railway     1905 1911 Ocean Shore Railroad
Oregon Eastern Railway   SP 1911 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Oregon and Eureka Railroad     1903 1911 N/A
Otay Railway   SP 1887 1888 National City and Otay Railway
Outer Harbor Terminal Railway     1927 1955 N/A
Pacific Coast Railroad     1882 1882 Pacific Coast Railway
Pacific Coast Railway     1882 1941 N/A
Pacific Electric Railway PE SP 1901 1965 Southern Pacific Company
Pacific Southwestern Railroad   SP 1922 1924 Southern Pacific Company
Pajaro and Santa Cruz Railroad   SP 1884 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Pajaro Valley Railroad     1890 1897 Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad
Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad     1897 1928 N/A
Pajaro Extension Railway     1897 1897 Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad
Palmdale Railroad     1888 1893 N/A
Parr Terminal Railroad PRT   1950 2002 Richmond Pacific Railroad
Pasadena Railway   UP 1887 1892 Los Angeles Terminal Railway
Patterson and Western Railroad     1915 1921 N/A
Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railway     1904 1911 Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad
Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad   SP 1862 1869 Sacramento and Placerville Railroad
Port Railroads, Inc. PRI   1973 1996 San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Porterville Northeastern Railway   SP 1910 1934 Southern Pacific Company
Quincy and Eastern Railroad     1908 1909 Quincy Western Railway
Quincy Western Railway     1909 1917 Quincy Railroad
Ramona and San Bernardino Railroad   SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Randsburg Railway   ATSF 1897 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Redondo Beach Railway   ATSF 1888 1889 Southern California Railway
Richmond Belt Railway   ATSF/ SP 1902 1932 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Southern Pacific Company
Riverside, Rialto and Pacific Railroad   UP 1915 1917 Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Riverside, Santa Ana and Los Angeles Railway   ATSF 1885 1887 California Central Railway
Sacramento Northern Railway SN WP 1921 1987 Western Pacific Railroad
Sacramento and Oakland Railway   WP 1903 1903 Western Pacific Railway
Sacramento and Placerville Railroad   SP 1877 1888 Northern Railway
Sacramento and San Francisco Railroad   SP 1864 1865 California Pacific Railroad
Sacramento Southern Railroad   SP 1903 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Sacramento Valley Railroad   SP 1852 1877 Sacramento and Placerville Railroad
Sacramento Valley and Eastern Railway     1906 1927 N/A
San Bernardino and Eastern Railway   ATSF 1890 1892 Southern California Railway
San Bernardino and Los Angeles Railway   ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
San Bernardino and San Diego Railway   ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
San Bernardino Valley Railway   ATSF 1887 1887 California Central Railway
San Diego and Arizona Railway   SP 1906 1933 San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway
San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway SDAE SP 1933   NA
San Diego and Arizona Eastern Transportation Company SDAE   1979 1984 San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad
San Diego Central Railroad   ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway   SP 1909 1912 San Diego and South Eastern Railway
San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway   SP 1887 1888 San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway
San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway   SP 1888 1909 San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway
San Diego and South Eastern Railway   SP 1912 1917 San Diego and Arizona Railway
San Diego Southern Railway   SP 1908 1912 San Diego and South Eastern Railway
San Francisco and Alameda Railroad   SP 1863 1870 San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Railroad
San Francisco, Alameda and Stockton Railroad   SP 1863 1864 San Francisco and Alameda Railroad
San Francisco Bay Railroad   SP 1868 1869 Western Pacific Railroad
San Francisco Belt Railroad SFB   1969 1993 N/A
San Francisco and Colorado River Railroad   SP 1883 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
San Francisco and Eureka Railway   NWP (SP) 1903 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad   NWP (SP) 1868 1869 San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Marysville Railroad   SP 1857 1865 California Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Napa Railway   SP 1903 1911 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad   NWP (SP) 1869 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
San Francisco and North Pacific Railway   NWP (SP) 1888 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Northwestern Railway   NWP (ATSF) 1903 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Oakland Railroad   SP 1861 1870 San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Railroad
San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Railroad   SP 1870 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway   ATSF 1895 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
San Francisco and San Jose Railroad   SP 1860 1870 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and San Rafael Railroad   NWP (SP) 1882 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
San Francisco, Tamalpais and Bolinas Railway   NWP (SP) 1889 1892 North Pacific Coast Railroad
San Francisco Terminal Railway and Ferry Company   WP 1902 1903 Western Pacific Railway
San Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit Railway   SP 1887 1894 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Jacinto Valley Railway   ATSF 1887 1887 California Central Railway
San Joaquin and Eastern Railroad SJ&E   1912 1933 N/A
San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad   SP 1882 1888 Northern Railway
San Joaquin Valley Railroad   SP 1891 1893 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Joaquin Valley Railroad   SP 1868 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
San Joaquin Valley and Yosemite Railroad   SP 1886 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Jose and Almaden Railroad   SP 1886 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Juan Pacific Railway     1907 1912 California Central Railroad
San Luis Obispo Railroad     1873 1875 San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Valley Railroad
San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Valley Railroad     1875 1882 Pacific Coast Railway
San Pablo and Tulare Railroad   SP 1871 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Pablo and Tulare Extension Railroad   SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad SLR UP 1901 1916 Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
San Rafael and San Quentin Railroad   NWP (SP) 1869   NA
San Ramon Valley Railroad   SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Santa Ana Railroad   SP 1889 1892 Newport Wharf and Lumber Company
Santa Ana and Newport Railway   SP 1892 1899 Southern Pacific Railroad
Santa Ana and Westminster Railway   SP 1890 1899 Santa Ana and Newport Railway
Santa Clara and Pajaro Valley Railroad   SP 1868 1870 Southern Pacific Railroad
Santa Cruz Railroad   SP 1873 1881 Pajaro and Santa Cruz Railroad
Santa Cruz and Felton Railroad   SP 1874 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Santa Fe and Los Angeles Harbor Railway   ATSF 1922 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe Pacific Railroad   ATSF 1897 1902 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe and Santa Monica Railway   ATSF 1892 1892 Southern California Railway
Santa Fe Terminal Company of California   ATSF 1899 1912 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Rosa and Carquinez Railroad   SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Shingle Springs and Placerville Railroad   SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Sierra Railroad SERA   1935 2003 Sierra Northern Railway
Sierra Railway of California SRYC   1897 1937 Sierra Railroad
Sierra and Mohawk Railway   SP 1911 1915 Sierra and Mohawk Railway
Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad   SP 1885 1895 Sierra Valleys Railway
Sierra Valleys Railway   SP 1895 1909 Sierra and Mohawk Railway
Sonoma County Railroad   NWP (SP) 1868 1868 San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad
Sonoma and Marin Railroad   NWP (SP) 1875 1877 San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad
Sonoma and Santa Rosa Railroad   NWP (SP) 1881 1885 Sonoma Valley Railroad
Sonoma Valley Railroad   NWP (SP) 1878 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
Sonoma Valley Prismoidal Railway   NWP (SP) 1875 1878 Sonoma Valley Railroad
South Pacific Coast Railroad   SP 1876 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
South Pacific Coast Railway   SP 1887 1937 Southern Pacific Company
South San Francisco Belt Railway   SP 1907 1945 Southern Pacific Company
Southern California Railway   ATSF 1889 1906 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Southern California Motor Road   SP 1887 1895 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1885 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Railroad   SP 1865 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Southern Pacific Railroad Extension Company   SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Branch Railroad   SP 1872 1873 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Branch Railway   SP 1886 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
State Belt Railroad     1873 1969 San Francisco Belt Railroad
Stockton and Beckwith Pass Railway   WP 1902 1903 Western Pacific Railway
Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad   SP 1865 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Stockton and Ione Railroad     1873 1875 N/A
Stockton and Tulare Railroad   SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Stockton and Visalia Railroad   SP 1869 1877 Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad
Sugar Pine Railway     1903 1922 N/A
Sunset Railroad   ATSF/ SP 1900 1912 Sunset Railway
Sunset Railway SUN ATSF/ SP 1912    
Sunset Western Railway   ATSF/ SP 1909 1912 Sunset Railway
Tidewater and Southern Railroad   WP 1910 1912 Tidewater Southern Railway
Tidewater Southern Railway TSO, TS WP 1912 1987 Western Pacific Railroad
Tidewater and Southern Transit Company   WP 1912 1912 Tidewater Southern Railway
Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad     1904 1940 N/A
Vaca Valley Railroad   SP 1869 1870 Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad
Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad   SP 1877 1888 Northern Railway
Ventura County Railway VCY   1911    
Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad   SP 1896 1899 Southern Pacific Railroad
Visalia Railroad   SP 1874 1899 Southern Pacific Railroad
Visalia Electric Railroad VE SP 1904 1992 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Visalia and Tulare Railroad     1887 1900 N/A
West Side and Mendocino Railroad   SP 1886 1888 Northern Railway
Western Nevada Railroad   SP 1879 1880 Nevada and Oregon Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad WP WP 1916 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad   SP 1862 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
Western Pacific Railway   WP 1903 1916 Western Pacific Railroad
Winters and Ukiah Railway   SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Woodland, Capay and Clear Lake Railroad   SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Yolo Shortline Railroad YSLR   1991 2003 Sierra Northern Railway
Yosemite Short Line Railway     1905 1917 N/A
Yosemite Valley Railroad     1902 1935 Yosemite Valley Railway
Yosemite Valley Railway     1934 1945 N/A
Yreka Railroad     1888 1935 Yreka Western Railroad
Yuba Railroad   SP 1862 1869 California and Oregon Railroad

California Private Carriers

  • Albion Lumber Company
  • American River Land and Lumber Company
  • Bayside Logging Railroad
  • Bear Harbor and Eel River Railroad
  • Birch and Smart Railroad
  • Brookings Lumber and Box COmpany
  • Butte and Plumas Railway
  • California Door Company
  • California Redwood Company
  • Camino, Cable and Northern Railroad
  • Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company
  • Caspar, South Fork and Eastern Railroad
  • C.D. Danaher Pine Company
  • Charles W. Kitts
  • Clover Valley Lumber Company
  • Crane Creek Lumber Company
  • Crescent City and Smith River Railroad
  • Del Norte Southern Railroad
  • Diamond Match Company
  • Disneyland Viewliner
  • Duncan Mill Land and Lumber Company
  • Eagle Mountain Railroad
  • El Dorado Lumber Company
  • Elk Creek Railroad
  • Feather River Pine Mills, Inc.
  • Fruit Growers Supply Company
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Glen Blair Redwood Company
  • Glendale Railroad
  • Goodyear Redwood Lumber Company
  • Grande Ronde Pine Company
  • Gualala River Railroad
  • Gualala River Railway
  • Hammond and Little River Redwood Company
  • Hammond Lumber Company
  • Hammond Redwood Lumber Company
  • Hardy Creek and Eel River Railroad
  • Hobart Southern Railroad
  • Humboldt Bay and Trinidad Logging and Lumbering Company
  • Humboldt Logging Railway
  • Humboldt Lumber Mill Company
  • Humboldt Northern Railway
  • Hutchison Lumber Company
  • Imperial Gypsum Company
  • Lake Valley Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • L.E. White Lumber Company (Greenwood Railroad)
  • Little River Redwood Company
  • Long–Bell Lumber Company
  • Madera Sugar Pine Company
  • Mammoth Copper Mining Company
  • Marsh Lumber Company
  • Metropolitan Redwood Lumber Company
  • Michigan–California Lumber Company
  • Mono Lake Railway and Lumber Company
  • Mono Lake Lumber Company
  • Navarro Lumber Company
  • Northern Redwood Lumber Company
  • Outer Harbor Dock and Wharf Company
  • Pacific Coast Borax Company (Borate and Daggett Railroad)
  • Pacific Lumber Company
  • Pacific Portland Cement Company
  • Parr–Richmond Industrial Corporation
  • PeopleMover
  • Pittsburg Railroad
  • Rainbow Mill and Lumber Company
  • Raymond Granite Company
  • R.E. Danaher Company
  • Read Timber and Lumber Company
  • Red River Lumber Company
  • Red Rock Railroad
  • Selby Smelting and Lead Company
  • Shaver Lake Lumber Company (Shaver Lake Railroad)
  • Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company
  • Siskiyou Electric Light and Power Company
  • South San Francisco Land and Improvement Company
  • Southwestern Portland Cement Company
  • Stearns Lumber Company
  • Sugar Pine Lumber Company
  • Tecopa Railroad
  • Terry Lumber Company (Anderson and Bella Vista Railroad)
  • Towle Brothers Company
  • Union Lumber Company (Fort Bragg Railroad)
  • Union Sugar Company
  • Weed Lumber Company
  • West Side Flume and Lumber Company
  • West Side Lumber Company railway
  • Western Meat Company
  • Western Plant Services, Inc.
  • Western Redwood Lumber Company
  • Wood Sheldon Lumber Company
  • Yellow Aster Mining Company
  • Yosemite Lumber Company
  • Yosemite Sugar Pine Lumber Company

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