Kansas Railroads

Kansas Common Freight Carriers

  • Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad (BNG)
  • Boot Hill and Western Railway (BHWY)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Cimarron Valley Railroad (CVR)
  • Garden City Western Railway (GCW)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
  • Kansas City Terminal Railway (KCT)
  • Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (KO)
  • Kaw River Railroad (KAW)
  • Kyle Railroad (KYLE)
  • Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA)
  • Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway (NKCR)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
  • South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL)
    • Operates the Kansas Eastern Railroad (KE)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
    • Operates the Blue Rapids Railway
  • V&S Railway (VSR)
  • Wichita Terminal Association (WTA)
  • Wichita Union Terminal Railway (WUT)

Kansas Private Freight Carriers

  • New Century AirCenter

Kansas Passenger Carriers

  • Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad
  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Midland Railway

Kansas Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Anthony and Northern Railway AN&N   1912 1919 Wichita Northwestern Railway
Arkansas, Kansas and Colorado Railway   RI 1887 1888 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Arkansas River and Western Railroad   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad   MP 1879 1898 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railway
Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railway   MP 1898 1899 Central Branch Railway
Atchison and Denver Railway   MP 1878 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Atchison and Eastern Bridge Company     1898   NA
Atchison, Jewell County and Western Railroad   MP 1879 1898 Atchison, Jewell County and Western Railway
Atchison, Jewell County and Western Railway   MP 1898 1899 Central Branch Railway
Atchison and Nebraska Railroad   CB&Q 1869 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Atchison and Nebraska City Railroad   CB&Q 1865 1869 Atchison and Nebraska Railroad
Atchison and Pike's Peak Railroad   MP 1859 1867 Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad
Atchison, Republican Valley and Pacific Railway   MP 1878 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Atchison, St. Joseph and Northern Railroad   RI 1879 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Atchison, Solomon Valley and Denver Railway   MP 1877 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Atchison and Topeka Railroad   ATSF 1859 1863 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad   ATSF 1863 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison Union Depot and Railroad Company   ATSF/ CB&Q/ MP/ RI 1878 1968 N/A
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad   SLSF 1872 1875 N/A
Barton County and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1917 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Beaver Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1887 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Blackwell and Northern Railway BNR   2000 2006 Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad
Blue Valley Railway   UP 1886 1887 Omaha and Republican Valley Railway
Burlingame and Northwestern Railway   ATSF 1898 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad   CB&Q 1886 1886 Republican Valley, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Cadillac and Lake City Railway CLK   1981 1984 Kyle Railroad
Central Branch Railway   MP 1899 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad   MP 1867 1898 Central Branch Union Pacific Railway
Central Branch Union Pacific Railway   MP 1898 1899 Central Branch Railway
Central Kansas Railway CKRY   1993 2001 Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Cherokee and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1882 1882 Kansas and Missouri Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q CB&Q 1880 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway   CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A
Chicago, Caldwell and Southern Railway   RI 1886 1887 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Chicago Great Western Railroad CGW CGW 1909 1941 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW CGW 1940 1968 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway   CGW 1892 1909 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Chicago, Iowa and Kansas Railroad   CB&Q 1883 1884 Chicago, Nebraska and Kansas Railroad
Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway   RI 1886 1891 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad   ATSF 1886 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Kansas and Western Railway   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Chicago, Nebraska and Kansas Railroad   CB&Q 1884 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1968 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1986 N/A
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad   RI 1947 1980 Cadillac and Lake City Railway, Kyle Railroad, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, Wabash Valley Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1878 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1880 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City Railway   CGW 1891 1893 Chicago Great Western Railway
Choctaw Northern Railroad   RI 1901 1902 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad   RI 1902 1936 N/A
City Terminal Railway   CGW 1900 1905 Chicago Great Western Railway
Colony, Neosho Falls and Western Railroad   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad     1913 1917 N/A
Council Grove, Osage City and Ottawa Railway   MP 1886 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Council Grove, Smoky Valley and Western Railway   MP 1886 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Cowley, Sumner and Fort Smith Railroad   ATSF 1878 1882 Wichita and Southwestern Railway
Crawford County Railroad   ATSF 1884 1884 Kansas Southern Railway
Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad   ATSF 1907 1907 Eastern Oklahoma Railway
Denver, Kansas and Gulf Railroad   ATSF 1905 1905 Denver, Kansas and Gulf Railway
Denver, Kansas and Gulf Railway   ATSF 1905 1907 Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad
Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Railway   MP 1884 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Narrow Gauge Railway   MP 1883 1884 Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Railway
Dodge City and Cimarron Valley Railway   ATSF 1911    
Dodge City, Ford and Bucklin Railroad DCFB   1989 2000 Boot Hill and Western Railway
Dodge City, Montezuma and Trinidad Railway   RI 1887 1893 N/A
Eastern Oklahoma Railway   ATSF 1899 1907 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Edgewater Connecting Railway   MP 1906 1923 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Eldorado and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1922 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Elk and Chatauqua Railroad   ATSF 1878 1882 Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railway
Ellsworth, McPherson, Newton and Southeastern Railway   MP 1884 1885 St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita Railroad
Emporia and Eldorado Short Line Railroad   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Florence, El Dorado and Walnut Valley Railroad   ATSF 1877 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Fort Leavenworth Railroad   RI 1871 1889 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Fort Scott and Allen County Railroad   MP 1870 1871 Fort Scott, Humboldt and Western Railway
Fort Scott Belt Terminal Railway   MP 1889 1891 Fort Scott Central Railway
Fort Scott and Carthage Railroad   SLSF 1881 1882 Kansas and Missouri Railroad
Fort Scott Central Railway   MP 1891 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Fort Scott and Eastern Railway   MP 1889 1891 Fort Scott Central Railway
Fort Scott, Humboldt and Pacific Railway   MP 1871 1871 Fort Scott, Humboldt and Western Railway
Fort Scott, Humboldt and Western Railway   MP 1871 1875 St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita Railroad
Fort Scott, Iola and Western Railway   MKT 1901 1902 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1874 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railway   SLSF 1874 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Fort Scott and Southern Railway   MP 1889 1891 Fort Scott Central Railway
Fort Scott, Wichita and Western Railway   MP 1887 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Galena, Frontenac and Northern Railway   ATSF   1908 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Garden City, Gulf and Northern Railroad   ATSF 1907    
Garden City Northern Railway     1989 1991 Garden City Western Railway
Grouse Creek Railway   MP 1887 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Gueda Springs, Caldwell and Western Railroad   ATSF 1885 1886 St. Louis, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad
Harper and Western Railroad   ATSF 1884 1885 Southern Kansas Railway
Harvey County Railroad   ATSF 1880 1882 Wichita and Southwestern Railway
Hutchinson and Northern Railway HN   1912 2006 V&S Railway
Hutchinson, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway   ATSF 1889 1889 Hutchinson and Southern Railroad
Hutchinson and Southern Railroad   ATSF 1889 1898 Hutchinson and Southern Railway
Hutchinson and Southern Railway   ATSF 1897 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Independence and Southwestern Railroad   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Inter-State Railroad   MP 1885 1890 Interstate Railway
Interstate Railway   MP 1890 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Joplin Railroad   SLSF 1875 1882 Joplin Railway
Joplin Railway   SLSF 1882 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Joplin and Galena Railway   SLSF 1880 1882 Joplin Railway
Junction City and Fort Kearney Railway   UP 1871 1899 Union Pacific Railroad
Kanopolis and Kansas Central Railway   MP 1886 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railroad   MP 1888 1890 Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway
Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway   MP 1890 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Kansas Central Railroad   UP 1879 1897 Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Railway
Kansas Central Railway   UP 1871 1879 Kansas Central Railroad
Kansas City Belt Railroad     1885 1886 Kansas City Belt Railway
Kansas City Belt Railway     1886 1910 Kansas City Terminal Railway
Kansas City, Burlington and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1870 1881 Ottawa and Burlington Railroad
Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway   SLSF 1885 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City Connecting Railroad KCC   1914 1983 N/A
Kansas City Connecting Railway       1915 Kansas City Connecting Railroad
Kansas City and Emporia Railroad   ATSF 1880 1885 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railroad   ATSF 1877 1882 Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railway   ATSF 1882 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad   SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1888 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway   SLSF 1901 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad   SLSF 1888 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad   ATSF 1879 1880 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad   ATSF 1880 1883 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas City, Lawrence and Wichita Railroad     1889 1894 N/A
Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway   MP 1880 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad   ATSF 1914 1925 Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway   ATSF 1925 1941 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway   ATSF 1900 1914 Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad
Kansas City Northwestern Railroad     1917 1919 Kansas City Northwestern Railway
Kansas City Northwestern Railroad   MP 1893 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City Northwestern Railway     1925 1925 N/A
Kansas City and Olathe Railroad   ATSF 1881 1883 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas City Outer Belt and Electric Railroad Company   KCS 1902 1922 Kansas and Missouri Railway and Terminal Company
Kansas City and Pacific Railroad   MKT 1886 1899 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad   KCS 1893 1900 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Western Railroad   KCS 1892 1894 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City and Santa Fe Railroad   ATSF 1879 1879 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Kansas City and Santa Fe Railroad and Telegraph Company   ATSF 1868 1879 Kansas City and Santa Fe Railroad
Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad   SLSF 1884 1897 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Kansas City and Southwestern Railway   MP 1884 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad   KCS 1895 1902 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City and Topeka Railway   RI 1887 1889 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad   ATSF 1875 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad   MP 1887 1894 Kansas City Northwestern Railroad
Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railway   MP 1885 1887 Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad
Kansas–Colorado Railroad     1908 1911 Garden City Western Railway
Kansas and Colorado Railroad   MP 1883 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway   MP 1891 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas Midland Railroad   SLSF 1900 1900 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Kansas Midland Railroad   ATSF 1873 1875 Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad
Kansas Midland Railway   SLSF 1886 1900 Kansas Midland Railroad
Kansas and Missouri Railroad   SLSF 1882 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Kansas and Missouri Railway and Terminal Company KM KCS 1922 1992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas and Nebraska Railway of Kansas   UP 1876 1877 St. Joseph and Western Railroad
Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota Railway   MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad   SLSF 1865 1868 Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad
Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad     1931 1937 N/A
Kansas and Oklahoma Railway     1919 1931 Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Kansas, Oklahoma Central and South-western Railway   ATSF 1894 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway KOG MP 1919 1962 N/A
Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Railway   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Kansas Pacific Railway   UP 1869 1880 Union Pacific Railway
Kansas and Southeastern Railroad   ATSF 1897 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas Southern Railroad   ATSF 1883 1884 Kansas Southern Railway
Kansas Southern Railway     2000 2002 N/A
Kansas Southern Railway   ATSF 1884 1885 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas and Southern Railway     1899 1904 Kansas Southern and Gulf Railroad
Kansas Southern and Gulf Railroad     1904 1914 Westmoreland Interurban Railroad
Kansas Southwestern Railroad   ATSF 1898 1901 Kansas Southwestern Railway
Kansas Southwestern Railway KSW   1991 2000 Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Kansas Southwestern Railway   ATSF 1901 1985 N/A
Kansas Southwestern Railway   MP 1886 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas and Southwestern Railway   UP 1879 1880 Salina and South Western Railway
Kingman, Pratt and Western Railroad   ATSF 1885 1889 Wichita and Western Railway
Kiowa, Chickasha, and Fort Smith Railway   ATSF 1899 1904 Eastern Oklahoma Railway
Kiowa, Hardtner and Pacific Railroad   MP 1908 2002 N/A
Labette and Sedalia Railway   MKT 1870 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
Lawrence and Carbondale Railway   UP 1871 1873 St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad
Lawrence and Emporia Railway   UP 1881 1894 N/A
Lawrence, Emporia and Southwestern Railway     1887 1894 N/A
Lawrence and Galveston Railroad   ATSF 1879 1879 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Lawrence and Topeka Railroad   ATSF 1868 1875 Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad
Leavenworth, Atchison and North Western Railroad   MP 1867 1880 Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway
Leavenworth Depot and Railroad Company   ATSF/ MP/ RI/ UP 1885 1968 N/A
Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Railway   UP 1897 1908 Union Pacific Railroad
Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad   ATSF 1858 1866 Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad
Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad   ATSF 1866 1878 Lawrence and Galveston Railroad
Leavenworth, Northern and Southern Railway   ATSF 1885 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Western Railway
Leavenworth and Olathe Railroad   MP 1886 1887 Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad
Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western Railroad   UP 1855 1863 Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division
Leavenworth and Platte County Bridge Company   CGW 1888 1892 Leavenworth Terminal Railway and Bridge Company
Leavenworth Terminal Railway and Bridge Company   CGW 1892 1940 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Leavenworth and Topeka Railroad     1918 1931 Leavenworth, Topeka and Western Railroad
Leavenworth and Topeka Railway   ATSF/ UP 1899 1918 Leavenworth and Topeka Railroad
Leavenworth, Topeka and South Western Railway   ATSF/ UP 1879 1899 Leavenworth and Topeka Railway
Leavenworth, Topeka and Western Railroad     1931 1932 N/A
Leroy and Caney Valley Air Line Railroad   MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Leroy and Western Railway   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Lincoln and Colorado Railway   UP 1887 1888 Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway
Manhattan, Alma and Burlingame Railway   ATSF 1872 1898 Burlingame and Northwestern Railway
Manhattan and Blue Valley Railroad   UP 1879 1886 Blue Valley Railway
Manhattan and Northwestern Railroad   UP 1871 1879 Manhattan and Blue Valley Railroad
Marion Belt and Chingawasa Springs Railroad     1889 1893 N/A
Marion and McPherson Railroad   ATSF 1877 1882 Marion and McPherson Railway
Marion and McPherson Railway   ATSF 1882 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Marion and McPherson Extension Railroad   ATSF 1878 1882 Marion and McPherson Railway
Marysville and Blue Valley Railroad   UP 1879 1886 Blue Valley Railway
Marysville or Palmetto and Roseport Railroad   UP 1857 1862 St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad
McPherson, Texas and Gulf Railroad   ATSF 1887 1889 Hutchinson and Southern Railroad
Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad   SLSF 1872 1877 Missouri and Western Railway
Memphis and Ellsworth Narrow Gauge Railroad   SLSF 1876 1878 Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railroad
Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railroad   SLSF 1877 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Miami Mineral Belt Railroad   SLSF 1917 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Midland Valley Railroad MV MP 1903 1967 Texas and Pacific Railway
Missouri, Kansas and Northwestern Railroad   MKT 1900 1902 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad M-K-T, MKT MKT 1923 1989 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad   MKT 1870 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway MK&T MKT 1870 1923 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad   MP 1912 1927 Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway   MP 1912 1919 Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1917 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway   MP 1876 1917 Kansas City Northwestern Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway in Kansas   MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Missouri Pacific Railway of Kansas   MP 1881 1882 Missouri Pacific Railway
Missouri River Railroad   MP 1865 1880 Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway
Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad   SLSF 1868 1879 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad
Missouri and Western Railway   SLSF 1875 1879 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Montgomery County Railway   ATSF 1903 1903 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado RailNet     1996 2005 Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway
Nebraska, Topeka, Iola and Memphis Railroad   ATSF 1881 1884 Crawford County Railroad
Neosho Valley and Holden Railway   MKT 1870 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
Nevada and Minden Railway of Kansas   MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Northeast Oklahoma Railroad NEO SLSF 1919 1967 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Northern Kansas Railroad   UP 1866 1866 St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad
Oakley and Colby Railway   UP 1885 1888 Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway
Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad OKKT MKT 1980 1989 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Omaha, Abilene and Wichita Railway   RI 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Omaha and Republican Valley Railway   UP 1887 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Oswego and State Line Railroad   SLSF 1875 1875 Missouri and Western Railway
Ottawa and Burlington Railroad   ATSF 1881 1883 Southern Kansas Railway
Ottawa, Osage City and Council Grove Railroad   ATSF 1883 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Pacific Railroad   MP 1866 1876 Missouri Pacific Railway
Pacific Railway in Kansas   MP 1887 1887 Pacific Railway in Nebraska
Pacific Railway in Nebraska   MP 1887 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Parsons and Pacific Railroad   MKT 1885 1887 Kansas City and Pacific Railroad
Pawnee Valley and Denver Railroad   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Pittsburg and Columbus Railway   SLSF 1886 1926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Pittsburg, Fort Smith and Southern Railroad   KCS 1892 1894 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad   SLSF 1877 1885 Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway
Republican Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1878 1888 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Republican Valley Railway   MP 1876 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Republican Valley, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad   CB&Q 1886 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Rich Hill Railroad   SLSF 1880 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Rooks County Railroad   MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Joseph Bridge Building Company   UP 1870 1885 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad
St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad   UP 1862 1876 Kansas and Nebraska Railway of Kansas, St. Joseph and Pacific Railroad
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad   UP 1885 1887 St. Joseph, Hanover and Western Railway
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway SJGI UP 1897    
St. Joseph, Hanover and Western Railway   UP 1896 1897 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway
St. Joseph and Marysville Railroad   UP 1885 1885 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad
St. Joseph and Pacific Railroad   UP 1876 1877 St. Joseph and Western Railroad
St. Joseph and Topeka Railroad     1857 1878 N/A
St. Joseph and Western Railroad   UP 1877 1885 St. Joseph and Marysville Railroad
St. Louis and Emporia Railroad   MP 1881 1890 Interstate Railway
St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita Railroad   MP 1880 1887 Fort Scott, Wichita and Western Railway
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway   MP 1888 1917 Missouri Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad   ATSF 1886 1899 Kansas Southwestern Railroad
St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad   ATSF, SLSF, UP 1865 1874 St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad   ATSF, SLSF, UP 1874 1877 Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad, Lawrence, Emporia and Southwestern Railway, Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad   SLSF 1896 1915 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1916 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis and San Francisco Railway   SLSF 1879 1896 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SP 1980 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Wichita and Western Railway   SLSF 1879 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Salina, Lincoln and Western Railway   UP 1885 1888 Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway
Salina Northern Railroad SN ATSF 1914 1924 Salina and Santa Fe Railway
Salina and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1924 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Salina and South Western Railway   UP 1880 1900 Union Pacific Railroad
Salina and Southwestern Railway   UP 1878 1880 Salina and South Western Railway
Salina, Sterling and El Paso Railroad   MP 1883 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Scott City Northern Railroad     1910 1913 Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Short Creek and Joplin Railroad   SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Solomon Railroad   UP 1877 1900 Union Pacific Railroad
Southeast Kansas Railroad SEKR   1987 1999 South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Southern Kansas Railroad   ATSF 1871 1879 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Southern Kansas Railway   ATSF 1883 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Southern Kansas and Panhandle Railroad   ATSF 1886 1890 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Southern Kansas and Western Railroad   ATSF 1879 1880 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Southwestern Mineral Railway   MKT 1894 1894 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
State Line, Oswego and Southern Kansas Railway   SLSF 1872 1872 Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad
Sumner County Railroad   ATSF 1880 1880 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Texas and Pacific Railway   MP 1967 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Topeka and Northwestern Railroad   UP 1904 1908 Union Pacific Railroad
Topeka, Salina and Western Railroad   MP 1880 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Union Pacific Railway   UP 1880 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division   UP 1863 1869 Kansas Pacific Railway
Union Pacific Railway, Southern Branch   MKT 1865 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway   UP 1888 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Terminal Railroad   KCS 1891 1902 Kansas City Southern Railway
Verdigris Valley, Independence and Western Railroad   MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Wabash Valley Railroad WVRC   1981 1981 Kyle Railroad
Walnut Valley and Colorado Railroad   ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Waterville and Washington Railroad   MP 1876 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Watonga and Northwestern Railroad   RI 1900 1901 Choctaw and Northern Railroad
Westmoreland Interurban Railroad     1914 1918 N/A
Wichita and Colorado Railway   MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Wichita, McPherson and Gulf Railroad   MP 1910 1911 Wichita and Midland Valley Railroad
Wichita and Midland Valley Railroad   MP 1911 1929 Midland Valley Railroad
Wichita Northwestern Railway WNW   1919 1941 N/A
Wichita and Southwestern Railroad   ATSF 1871 1882 Wichita and Southwestern Railway
Wichita and Southwestern Railway   ATSF 1882 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Wichita and Western Railroad   ATSF 1883 1889 Wichita and Western Railway
Wichita and Western Railway    ATSF 1889 1898 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

Kansas Electric Railroads

  • Arkansas Valley Interurban Railway
  • Hutchinson and Northern Railway (HN)
  • Joplin–Pittsburg Railway
  • Kansas City, Kaw Valley Railroad
  • Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western Railway (KV&W, KVW)
  • Kansas City, Lawrence and Topeka Railway
  • Kansas City – Leavenworth Railway
  • Kansas City, Leavenworth and Western Railway
  • Kansas City and Olathe Electric Railway
  • Kansas City Outer Belt and Electric Railroad Company
  • Kansas City Public Service Company
  • Kansas and Missouri Railway and Terminal Company
  • Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway
  • Northeast Oklahoma Railroad (NEO)
  • Southwest Missouri Railroad
  • Union Electric Railway

Kansas Not Completed Railroads

  • Nebraska, Kansas and Southern Railway