Connecticut Railroads

Connecticut Common Freight Carriers

  • Branford Steam Railroad (BRFD)
  • Central New England Railroad (CNZR)
  • Connecticut Southern Railroad (CSO)
  • CSX Transportation (CSXT)
  • Housatonic Railroad (HRRC)
  • Naugatuck Railroad (NAUG)
  • New England Central Railroad (NECR)
  • Pan Am Railways through subsidiary Springfield Terminal Railway (ST)
  • Providence and Worcester Railroad (PW)

Connecticut Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Connecticut Trolley Museum
  • Danbury Railway Museum
  • Metro-North Railroad (MNCW)
  • Naugatuck Railroad (Railroad Museum of New England)
  • New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail Line (proposed)
  • Shore Line East
  • Shore Line Trolley Museum
  • Valley Railroad (VALE)

Connecticut Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad   NH 1863 1874 New York and New England Railroad
Boston and Maine Corporation BM   1983    
Boston and New York Air Line Railroad   NH 1875 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Boston and New York Central Railroad   NH 1853 1858 Midland Railroad
Boston, Norwich and New London Railroad   NH 1832 1836 Norwich and Worcester Railroad
Branch Company   NH 1845 1850 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Central New England Railway CNE NH 1899 1927 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Central New England and Western Railroad NH   1889 1892 Philadelphia, Reading and New England Railroad
Central Vermont Railroad   CN 1873 1899 Central Vermont Railway
Central Vermont Railway CV CN 1899 1995 New England Central Railroad
Colchester Railroad   NH 1876 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Connecticut Central Railroad CCCL   1987 1998 Providence and Worcester Railroad
Connecticut Central Railroad   NH 1871 1887 New York and New England Railroad
Connecticut Rail Systems, Inc. CTRA   1993 1993 Providence and Worcester Railroad
Connecticut Valley Railroad   NH 1868 1880 Hartford and Connecticut Valley Railroad
Connecticut Western Railroad   NH 1868 1881 Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR   1976 1999 CSX Transportation
Danbury and Norwalk Railroad   NH 1850 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Danbury Terminal Railroad DTRR   1993 1996 Housatonic Railroad
East Granby and Suffield Railroad   NH 1901 1908 Central New England Railway
East Thompson Railroad   NH 1853 1858 Boston and New York Central Railroad
Fairfield County Railroad   NH 1835 1850 Danbury and Norwalk Railroad
Farmington Valley Railroad   NH 1852 1862 New Haven and Northampton Company
Hartford and Connecticut Valley Railroad   NH 1879 1892 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad   NH 1881 1947 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Hartford and New Haven Railroad   NH 1833 1872 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Hartford and Providence Railroad   NH 1847 1849 Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad
Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad   NH 1849 1879 New York and New England Railroad
Hartford and Springfield Railroad   NH 1835 1847 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Housatonic Railroad   NH 1836 1898 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Manchester Railroad   NH 1833 1847 Hartford and Providence Railroad
Manufacturers' Railroad   NH 1897 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Manufacturers' Street Railway   NH 1893 1897 Manufacturers' Railroad
Meriden and Cromwell Railroad   NH 1882 1888 Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut River Railroad
Meriden and Waterbury Railroad   NH 1887 1888 Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut River Railroad
Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut River Railroad   NH 1888 1896 Middletown, Meriden and Waterbury Railroad
Middletown Railroad   NH 1844 1850 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Middletown Extension Railroad   NH 1857 1861 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Middletown, Meriden and Waterbury Railroad   NH 1897 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Midland Railroad   NH 1858 1862 Midland Land Damage Company
Midland Land Damage Company   NH 1861 1863 Southern Midland Railroad
Naugatuck Railroad   NH 1845 1906 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New Britain and Middletown Railroad   NH 1852 1868 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
New Canaan Railroad   NH 1866 1883 Stamford and New Canaan Railroad
New England Railroad   NH 1895 1908 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New Haven and Derby Railroad   NH 1864 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad   NH 1867 1875 Boston and New York Air Line Railroad
New Haven and New London Railroad   NH 1848 1865 Shore Line Railway
New Haven, New London and Stonington Railroad   NH 1858 1864 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
New Haven and Northampton Company   NH 1846 1910 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New London Northern Railroad   CN 1859 1951 Central Vermont Railway
New London and Stonington Railroad   NH 1852 1864 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
New London, Willimantic and Palmer Railroad   CN 1849 1861 New London Northern Railroad
New London, Willimantic and Springfield Railroad   CN 1847 1849 New London, Willimantic and Palmer Railroad
New York and Boston Railroad   NH 1846 1865 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad
New York and Hartford Railroad   NH 1845 1849 Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad
New York, Housatonic and Northern Railroad   NH 1864 1882 Housatonic Railroad
New York and New England Railroad   NH 1873 1895 New England Railroad
New York and New Haven Railroad   NH 1844 1872 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New York, Hew Haven and Hartford Railroad NH NH 1872 1969 Penn Central Transportation Company
New York, Providence and Boston Railroad   NH 1833 1893 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New York and Stonington Railroad   NH 1832 1833 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
Norwich and Worcester Railroad   NH 1836 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Penn Central Transportation Company PC   1969 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philadelphia, Reading and New England Railroad   NH 1892 1899 Central New England Railway
Rockville Railroad   NH 1863 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Rockville Branch Railroad   NH 1857 1863 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Shepaug Railroad   NH 1873 1887 Shepaug, Litchfield and Northern Railroad
Shepaug, Litchfield and Northern Railroad   NH 1887 1898 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Shepaug Valley Railroad   NH 1866 1873 Shepaug Railroad
Shore Line Railway   NH 1864 1897 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
South Manchester Railroad   NH 1866 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Southbridge and Blackstone Railroad   NH 1849 1853 Boston and New York Central Railroad
Southern Midland Railroad   NH 1863 1863 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad
Stamford and New Canaan Railroad   NH 1882 1890 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Thompson and Willimantic Railroad   NH 1857 1863 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad
Vermont Central Railroad   CN 1871 1873 Central Vermont Railroad
Watertown and Waterbury Railroad   NH 1869 1893 Naugatuck Railroad
Windsor Locks and Suffield Railroad   NH 1868 1871 Hartford and New Haven Railroad 

Connecticut Electric Railways

  • Connecticut Company
  • Consolidated Railway
  • Farmington Street Railway
  • Hartford and West Hartford Horse Railroad
  • Meriden, Southington and Compounce Tramway Company
  • Stafford Springs Street Railway
  • Torrington and Winchester Street Railway

Connecticut Not Completed Railroads

  • New York and Boston Rapid Transit Company