Maryland Railroads

Maryland Common Freight Carriers

  • Bay Coast Railroad (BCR)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway 
  • Canton Railroad (CTN)
  • CSX Transportation (CSXT)
  • Georges Creek Railway (GCK)
  • Maryland and Delaware Railroad (MDDE)
  • Maryland Midland Railway (MMID)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
  • Patapsco and Back Rivers Railroad (PBR)
  • Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (WE)
  • Winchester and Western Railroad (WW)

Maryland Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Maryland Transit Administration
  • National Capital Trolley Museum
  • Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
  • Walkersville Southern Railroad
  • Washington Metro

Maryland Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Annapolis and Baltimore Short Line Railroad     1880 1894 Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad
Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad     1837 1885 Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore Railroad
Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore Railroad     1886 1908 Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway
Bachman Valley Railroad     1870 1925 N/A
Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad BLA   1935 1993 Canton Railroad
Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad     1894 1921 Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad
Baltimore Belt Railroad   B&O 1888    
Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick Railroad   WM 1852 1853 Western Maryland Railroad
Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway BCA PRR 1894 1928 Baltimore and Eastern Railroad
Baltimore and Cumberland Valley Railway   WM 1878 1917 Western Maryland Railway
Baltimore and Delaware Bay Railroad   PRR 1881 1902 Delaware Railroad
Baltimore and Delta Railway     1878 1882 Maryland Central Railroad
Baltimore and Eastern Railroad BE PRR 1923 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Baltimore and Eastern Shore Railroad   PRR 1886 1894 Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway
Baltimore, Hampden and Towsontown Railway     1874 1878 Baltimore and Delta Railway
Baltimore and Hanover Railroad   WM 1877 1886 Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway
Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway   WM 1886 1917 Western Maryland Railway
Baltimore and Lehigh Railroad     1891 1894 Baltimore and Lehigh Railway
Baltimore and Lehigh Railway     1894 1901 Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1827 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Pennsylvania   B&O 1912 1980 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad   PRR 1852 1854 Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad
Baltimore and Port Deposit Railroad   PRR 1832 1838 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad   PRR 1853 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad   PRR 1887 1919 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad   PRR 1828 1854 Northern Central Railway
Baltimore and Swann Lake Passenger Railway     1868 1874 Baltimore, Hampden and Towsontown Railway
Baltimore, Towsontown, Dulaney's Valley and Delta Narrow Gauge Railway     1876 1878 Baltimore and Delta Railway
Bay Ridge and Annapolis Railroad   B&O 1886 1903 N/A
Cambridge and Seaford Railroad   PRR 1882 1899 Delaware Railroad
Caton and Loudon Railway   PRR 1945 1973 N/A
Catonsville Short Line Railroad   PRR 1882 1945 Caton and Loudon Railway
Central Railroad of Maryland   PRR 1913 1914 York, Hanover and Frederick Railway
Chaffee Railroad   WM 1918 1950 Western Maryland Railway
Chambersburg, Greencastle and Hagerstown Railroad   PRR 1853 1859 Franklin Railroad
Chesapeake Railroad CHRR   1995 2000 N/A
Chesapeake Beach Railway     1896 1935 East Washington Railway
Chesapeake and Curtis Bay Railroad   WM 1916 1989 CSX Transportation
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway CO   1987 1987 CSX Transportation
Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad   PRR 1858 1890 Port Deposit Railroad
Columbia and Port Deposit Railway   PRR 1890 1916 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Confluence and Oakland Railroad   B&O 1890 1941 N/A
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR   1976 1999 CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad C&PA, CPA WM 1850 1953 Western Maryland Railway
Cumberland Valley Railroad   PRR 1860 1919 Pennsylvania Railroad
Curtis Bay Railroad CURB B&O 1915 1983 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Delaware Railroad   PRR 1867 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Delaware and Chesapeake Railway   PRR 1878 1899 Delaware Railroad
Delaware Coast Line Railroad DCLR   1982 1994 Maryland and Delaware Railroad
Delaware and Maryland Railroad   PRR 1832 1836 Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad   PRR 1883 1956 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Dorchester and Delaware Railroad   PRR 1866 1883 Cambridge and Seaford Railroad
East Washington Railway     1935 1976 N/A
Eastern Shore Railroad ESHR   1981 2006 Bay Coast Railroad
Eastern Shore Railroad (1836-1884)   PRR 1836 1884 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad
Elkton and Middletown Railroad   PRR 1880 1916 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Emmitsburg Railroad     1868 1940 N/A
Franklin Railroad PRR   1859 1865 Cumberland Valley Railroad
Franklin Railroad   PRR 1837 1850 Chambersburg, Greencastle and Hagerstown Railroad
Frederick and Northern Railroad   PRR 1896 1897 York, Hanover and Frederick Railroad
Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad   PRR 1867 1896 Frederick and Northern Railroad
George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad   WM 1876 1917 Western Maryland Railway
Hagerstown and State Line Railroad   WM 1884 1899 Washington and Franklin Railway
Kent County Railroad   PRR 1856 1877 Baltimore and Delaware Bay Railroad
Lancaster, Cecil and Southern Railroad   B&O 1892 1972 N/A
Maryland Central Railroad     1867 1888 Maryland Central Railway
Maryland Central Railway     1888 1891 Baltimore and Lehigh Railroad
Maryland and Delaware Railroad   PRR 1854 1877 Delaware and Chesapeake Railway
Maryland and Delaware Coast Railway   PRR 1924 1932 Maryland and Delaware Seacoast Railroad
Maryland and Delaware Seacoast Railroad   PRR 1932 1935 Baltimore and Eastern Railroad
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad   PRR 1905 1905 Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway MDV PRR 1905 1923 Baltimore and Eastern Railroad, Maryland and Delaware Coast Railway
Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad M&PA, MPA   1901 1985 N/A
Maryland and Pennsylvania Terminal Railway     1905 1985 N/A
Metropolitan Southern Railroad   B&O 1890 1988 N/A
New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Railroad Company   PRR 1828 1859 N/A
New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad   PRR 1882 1958 Penndel Company
Norfolk and Western Railroad   N&W 1881 1896 Norfolk and Western Railway
Norfolk and Western Railway N&W, NW N&W 1896 1998 Norfolk Southern Railway
Northern Central Railway   PRR 1854 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Peninsula Railroad   PRR 1880 1882 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad
Penn Central Transportation Company PC   1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Penndel Company   PRR 1954 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1876 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad   PRR 1854 1916 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad   PRR 1902 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad   PRR 1838 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Piedmont and Cumberland Railway   WM 1886 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad   B&O 1837 1912 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Pennsylvania
Port Deposit Railroad   PRR 1890 1890 Columbia and Port Deposit Railway
Potomac Valley Railroad   WM 1890 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Preston Railroad     1897 1960 N/A
Queen Anne's Railroad   PRR 1894 1905 Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad
Queen Anne's and Kent Railroad   PRR 1856 1899 Delaware Railroad
Shenandoah Valley Railroad   N&W 1870 1890 Shenandoah Valley Railway
Shenandoah Valley Railway   N&W 1890 1890 Norfolk and Western Railroad
Smyrna and Delaware Bay Railroad   PRR 1865 1902 N/A (owned by Baltimore and Delaware Bay Railroad)
Southern Maryland Railroad     1868 1886 Washington and Potomac Railroad
State Line and Oakland Railroad   B&O 1889 1890 State Line and Oakland Railway
State Line and Oakland Railway   B&O 1890 1890 Confluence and Oakland Railroad
Union Railroad of Baltimore   PRR 1866 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Virginia and Maryland Railroad VAMD   1977 1981 Eastern Shore Railroad
Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout Railroad     1918 1942 U.S. Navy
Washington and Chesapeake Beach Railway     1891 1895 Chesapeake Beach Railway
Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad   B&O 1872 1874 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Washington County Railroad   B&O 1864    
Washington and Franklin Railway   WM 1899    
Washington and Potomac Railroad     1886 1900 Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railroad
Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railroad     1901 1910 Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railway
Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railway     1910 1918 Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout Railroad
West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway   WM 1882 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Western Maryland Railroad   WM 1853 1909 Western Maryland Railway
Western Maryland Railway WM WM 1909 1989 CSX Transportation
Western Maryland Tidewater Railroad   WM 1883 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Wicomico and Pocomoke Railroad   PRR 1848 1890 Baltimore and Eastern Shore Railroad
Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad   PRR 1836 1838 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
Worcester Railroad   PRR 1853 1883 Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad
Worcester and Somerset Railroad   PRR 1867 1880 Peninsula Railroad
York, Hanover and Frederick Railroad   PRR 1897 1914 York, Hanover and Frederick Railway
York, Hanover and Frederick Railway   PRR 1914 1954 Penndel Company

Maryland Electric Railways

  • Baltimore and Bel Air Electric Railway
  • Baltimore, Halethorpe and Elkridge Railway
  • Baltimore, Sparrow's Point and Chesapeake Railway
  • Blue Ridge Railway
  • Capital Traction Company
  • City and Suburban Railway
  • Cumberland Electric Railway
  • Cumberland and Westernport Electric Railway
  • Frederick Railroad
  • Frederick and Middletown Railroad
  • Hagerstown Railway
  • Hagerstown and Frederick Railway
  • Kensington Railway
  • Loraine Electric Railway
  • Maryland Electric Railways
  • North Beach Railway
  • Potomac and Severn Electric Railway
  • Towson and Cockeysville Electric Railway
  • United Railways and Electric Company
  • Washington and Annapolis Electric Railway
  • Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad 
  • Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway
  • Washington, Berwyn and Laurel Electric Railway
  • Washington Railway and Electric Company
  • Washington and Glen Echo Railroad
  • Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
  • Washington Interurban Railway
  • Washington and Maryland Railway
  • Washington and Rockville Railway
  • Washington, Spa Spring and Gretta Railway
  • Washington, Woodside and Forest Glen Railway and Power Company

Maryland Private Carriers

  • Eckhart Branch Railroad
  • Georges Creek Railroad
  • Green Ridge Railroad
  • Maryland Mining Company
  • Mount Savage Railroad

Maryland Passenger Carriers

  • Indian Head Central Railway