Missouri Railroads

Missouri Common Freight Carriers

  • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (AM)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Burlington Junction Railway (BJRY)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
  • Central Midland Railway (CMR)
  • Columbia Terminal Railroad (CT)
  • CSX Transportation (CSXT)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
  • Kansas City Terminal Railway (KCT)
  • Kansas City Transportation (KCTL)
  • Kaw River Railroad (KAW)
  • Manufacturers Railway (MRS)
  • Missouri North Central Railroad (MNC)
  • Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
  • Ozark Valley Railroad (OVRR)
  • Respondek Railroad operates Bi-State Development Agency Railroad (BSDA)
  • SEMO Port Railroad (SE)
  • South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL)
  • Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

Missouri Private Freight Carriers

  • Jackson and Southern Railroad
  • Motive Rail
  • TransitAmerica Services

Missouri Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad
  • Branson Scenic Railway
  • St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway

Missouri Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Adair County Railroad   CB&Q 1904 1911 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Alexandria and Bloomfield Railroad   CB&Q 1857 1866 Alexandria and Nebraska City Railroad
Alexandria, Canton, La Grange and West Quincy Railroad   CB&Q 1865 1870 Mississippi and Missouri River Air Line Railroad
Alexandria and Nebraska City Railroad   CB&Q 1866 1870 Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway
Alton Railroad A GM&O 1931 1947 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Arkansas Railroad   SLSF 1901 1901 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad
Arkansas and Ozarks Railway     1950 1961 N/A
Atchison Branch of the Chicago and South Western Railway   RI 1870 1871 Chicago and South Western Railway
Atchison and Eastern Bridge Company     1898   NA
Atchison and Nebraska Railroad   CB&Q 1871 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Atchison and St. Joseph Railroad   CB&Q 1855 1867 Missouri Valley Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad   ATSF 1875 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 BNSF Railway
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad   SLSF 1866 1878 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1900 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad   B&O 1899 1900 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway   B&O 1893 1899 Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad
Bellevue Valley Railroad         NA
Bennett and Cook Southeastern Railroad         NA
Bevier and Southern Railroad BV&S, BVS   1914   N/A
Blytheville, Leachville and Arkansas Southern Railroad   SSW 1908 1929 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Boone County and Boonville Railway   WAB 1873 1902 Columbia and St. Louis Railroad
Boone County and Jefferson City Railroad   WAB 1857 1873 Boone County and Boonville Railway
Boonville Railroad Bridge Company   MKT 1870 1925 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Boonville, St. Louis and Southern Railway   MP 1878 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Brownville and Nodaway Valley Railway   CB&Q 1872 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Brownwood and Northwestern Railway   SLSF 1886 1898 Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield and Southern Railway
Brunswick and Chillicothe Railroad   WAB 1873 1924 Wabash Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington and Southwestern Railway   CB&Q 1871 1880 Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Butler County Railroad BLC SLSF 1905 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Cairo, Arkansas and Texas Railroad   MP 1872 1874 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Cairo and Fulton Railroad   MP 1854 1866 Cairo, Arkansas and Texas Railroad
Campbell and St. Francis Valley Railway         NA
Canton and Bloomfield Railroad   CB&Q 1851 1860 Mississippi and Missouri River Air Line Railroad
Cape Girardeau Railway   SLSF 1880 1881 Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railway
Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield and Southern Railway   SLSF 1887 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Cape Girardeau and Chester Railroad     1902 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Cape Girardeau and Northern Railroad   SLSF 1901 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Cape Girardeau Northern Railway     1913 1937 N/A
Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railway   SLSF 1881 1891 St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Fort Smith Railway
Cape Girardeau and State Line Railway   SLSF 1869 1880 Cape Girardeau Railway
Cape Girardeau and Thebes Bridge Terminal Railroad     1902 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Carthage, Joplin and Short Creek Railway   MP 1881 1883 Missouri Pacific Railway
Carthage and Western Railway   MP 1902 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Cassville and Exeter Railway     1919 1956 N/A
Cassville and Western Railroad     1913 1919 Cassville and Exeter Railway
Cassville and Western Railway     1896 1913 Cassville and Western Railroad
Central Railway of Missouri   RI 1881 1883 St. Louis and Central Missouri Railway
Central Missouri Railway   MKT 1885 1888 Cleveland, St. Louis and Kansas City Railway
Central North Missouri Branch of the St. Joseph and Iowa Railroad   CB&Q 1871 1871 Linneus Branch of the Burlington and Southwestern Railway
Chariton and Randolph Railroad   WAB 1858 1864 North Missouri Railroad
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway CO   1987 1987 CSX Transportation
Chester, Perryville and Ste. Genevieve Railway     1899 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and Farmington Railroad     1894 1899 Chester, Perryville and Ste. Genevieve Railway
Chicago and Alton Railroad C&A GM&O 1870 1931 Alton Railroad
Chicago and Atchison Bridge Company       1898 Atchison and Eastern Bridge Company
Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway   CB&Q 1881 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q, CBQ CB&Q 1869 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway   CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad C&EI, CEI C&EI 1940 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad   C&EI 1904 1922 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway C&EI C&EI 1922 1940 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Chicago Great Western Railroad CGW CGW 1909 1941 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW CGW 1941 1968 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway   CGW 1892 1909 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway   RI 1886 1891 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Kansas City and Texas Railway   CB&Q 1887 1893 Kansas City and Atlantic Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway   MILW 1874 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1985 The Milwaukee Road, Inc.
Chicago, Missouri and Western Railway CMNW   1987 1990 Gateway Western Railway
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1968 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1995 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1948 1980 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Chicago and North Western Transportation Company, St. Louis Southwestern 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 1886 1893 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway   ATSF 1887 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway of Iowa   ATSF 1886 1887 Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway
Chicago and South Western Railway   RI 1869 1878 Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Chillicothe and Brunswick Railroad   WAB 1864 1873 Brunswick and Chillicothe Railroad
Chillicothe–Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority CBRM   1986 2007 Missouri North Central Railroad
Chillicothe and Des Moines City Railroad         NA
Chillicothe and Omaha Railroad   WAB 1869 1870 St. Louis, Council Bluffs and Omaha Railroad
Chillicothe Southern Railroad CHSR   1986 1986 Chillicothe–Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority
City Terminal Railway   CGW 1899 1905 Chicago Great Western Railway
Clarinda and St. Louis Railroad   WAB 1879 1879 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
Clarksville and Western Railroad   CB&Q 1870 1873 Mississippi Valley and Western Railway
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway   NYC 1889 1930 New York Central Railroad
Cleveland, St. Louis and Kansas City Railway   MKT 1888 1890 Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Railway
Columbia and St. Louis Railroad   WAB 1902 1902 Wabash Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR   1976 1999 CSX Transportation
Consolidated Terminal Railway of Kansas City   KCS 1891 1892 Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad
Council Bluffs and St. Louis Railroad   WAB 1878 1879 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
Crawford County Midland Railroad   SLSF 1904 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Crystal Railway   SLSF 1880 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Crystal City Railway   SLSF 1878 1881 Crystal Railway
Current River Railroad   SLSF 1887 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Deering Southwestern Railway DSW SSW 1903 1929 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Dent and Phelps Railroad   SLSF 1877 1881 St. Louis, Salem and Little Rock Railroad
Des Moines and Kansas City Railway   CB&Q 1888 1898 Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway
Des Moines, Osceola and Southern Railroad   CB&Q 1879 1887 Des Moines and Kansas City Railway
Des Peres Valley Railway         NA
Doniphan Branch Railway   MP 1882 1884 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Edgewater Terminal Railroad   MP 1900   NA
Eureka Springs Railway     1882 1899 St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway
Excelsior Springs Railroad   WAB 1893 1897 Kansas City, Excelsior Springs and Northern Railway
Forest Park and Central Railroad   RI 1877 1884 St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad
Fort Scott and Carthage Railroad   SLSF 1881 1882 Kansas and Missouri Railroad
Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1880 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Gateway Western Railway GWWR   1990 2001 Kansas City Southern Railway
Gideon and North Island Railroad   SSW 1908 1930 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Grant City and Southern Railroad   CB&Q 1898 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Gray's Point Terminal Railway   SSW 1896 1958 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Greenfield Railroad   SLSF 1884 1886 Greenfield and Northern Railroad
Greenfield and Northern Railroad   SLSF 1886 1895 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O   1940 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Hamilton and Kingston Railroad         NA
Hannibal Bridge Company   WAB 1869 1937 Wabash – Hannibal Bridge Company
Hannibal Connecting Railroad HC   1902 1965 N/A
Hannibal and Central Missouri Railroad   MKT 1867 1873 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad   CB&Q 1847 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Hannibal Union Depot Company   CB&Q 1881 1953 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Higginsville Switch Company         NA
Houck's Missouri and Arkansas Railroad   SLSF 1893 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1902 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG   1972   NA
Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company     1868 1878 St. Louis Bridge Company
Illinois Southern Railway   MP 1903 1920 Missouri–Illinois Railroad
I&M Rail Link IMRL   1997 2002 Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad
Iron County Central Railroad     1912    
Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad ICE   2002 2008 Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Iowa and St. Louis Railway   CB&Q 1901 1903 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad   RI 1876 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Jackson Branch Railroad   MP 1883 1885 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Jefferson City, Lebanon and Southwestern Railway   MP 1871 1883 Missouri Pacific Railway
Joplin Railroad   SLSF 1874 1882 Joplin Railway
Joplin Railway   SLSF 1882 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Joplin and Galena Railway   SLSF 1880 1882 Joplin Railway
Joplin Union Depot Company   ATSF/ KCS/ MKT 1908   NA
Joplin and Western Railway   MP 1890 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City and Atlantic Railroad   CB&Q 1893 1897 Kansas City and Northern Connecting Railroad
Kansas City Belt Railway     1882 1910 Kansas City Terminal Railway
Kansas City Bridge and Terminal Railway   CB&Q 1889 1893 Kansas City and Atlantic Railroad
Kansas City and Cameron Railroad   CB&Q 1866 1870 Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad
Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroad   SLSF 1884 1885 Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway
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 and Eastern Railway   MP 1878 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Eldorado and Southern Railway   MKT 1892 1899 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Kansas City, Excelsior Springs and Northern Railway   WAB 1897 1933 N/A
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad   SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis 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, Fort Smith and Southern Railroad   KCS 1887 1897 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City, Galveston, and Lake Superior Railroad   CB&Q 1857 1866 Kansas City and Cameron Railroad
Kansas City and Grandview Railway   KCS 1926 1943 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City and Independence Air Line   KCS 1891 1902 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway   MP 1880 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1872 1879 Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad
Kansas City, Memphis and Mobile Railroad   SLSF 1871 1880 Kansas City and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Nevada and Fort Smith Railroad   KCS 1889 1893 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City and Northern Connecting Railroad   CB&Q 1895 1901 Kansas City, Peoria and Chicago Railway
Kansas City, Osceola and Southern Railway   SLSF 1891 1900 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Kansas City, Ozark and Southern Railway     1908 1935 N/A
Kansas City, Peoria and Chicago Railway   CB&Q 1901 1902 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad   KCS 1893 1900 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Rich Hill and Southern Railroad   KCS 1887 1890 Kansas City, Nevada and Fort Smith Railroad
Kansas City Rock Island Railway   RI 1902 1905 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Kansas City, St. Joseph and Burlington Railway   CB&Q 1881 1881 Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad   CB&Q 1870 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad   GM&O 1877 1949 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Kansas City and Southern Railway   SLSF 1880 1891 Kansas City, Osceola and Southern Railway
Kansas City and Southwestern Railway of Missouri   MP 1886 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1881 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad   KCS 1887 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 and Missouri Railroad   SLSF 1882 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad   SLSF 1865 1868 Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad
Kansas Pacific Railway   UP 1869 1880 Union Pacific Railway
Kansas and Texas Coal Company     1898 1902 Missouri and Louisiana Railroad
Kennett and Osceola Railroad   SLSF 1896 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Keokuk and Kansas City Railway   WAB 1873 1875 Salisbury and Glasgow Railroad
Keokuk and Western Railroad   CB&Q 1886 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Laclede and Creve Coeur Lake Railroad   MP 1880 1883 Missouri Pacific Railway
Lawrence and Pleasant Hill Railway   SLSF 1869 1870 St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad
Lead Belt Railway     1898   NA
Leavenworth and Des Moines Railway   RI 1867 1869 Chicago and South Western Railway
Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Railway   UP 1897 1908 Union Pacific 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 and St. Joseph Railway   CGW 1890 1892 Chicago Great Western Railway
Leavenworth Terminal Railway and Bridge Company   CGW 1892 1940 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Leon, Mount Ayr and Southwestern Railroad   CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Lexington, Chillicothe and Gulf Railroad   MP 1869 1870 Lexington, Lake and Gulf Railroad
Lexington, Lake and Gulf Railroad   MP 1870 1879 Lexington and Southern Railway
Lexington and St. Louis Railroad   MP 1859 1877 St. Louis and Lexington Railroad
Lexington and Southern Railway   MP 1879 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Linneus Branch of the Burlington and Southwestern Railway   CB&Q 1871 1880 Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Little River Valley and Arkansas Railroad   SSW 1876 1881 Texas and St. Louis Railway
Louisiana Bridge Company   GM&O 1873 1873 Mississippi River Bridge Company
Louisiana and Missouri River Railroad   GM&O 1859 1949 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Louisville and Nashville Railroad L&N, LN L&N 1889 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad   SLSF 1871 1877 Missouri and Western Railway
Memphis and St. Louis Railroad   SLSF 1899 1901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
Middlebrook, Graniteville and Belleview Railroad     1903   NA
Mill Springs, Current River and Barnesville Railroad     1884 1886 Missouri Southern Railroad
The Milwaukee Road, Inc. MILW MILW 1985 1986 Soo Line Railroad
Mineral Belt Railroad   SLSF 1886 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Mississippi and Missouri River Air Line Railroad   CB&Q 1857 1871 Mississippi Valley and Western Railway
Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway   MP 1888 1945 Missouri–Illinois Railroad
Mississippi River Bridge Company   GM&O 1873 1895 Louisiana and Missouri River Railroad
Mississippi Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1871 1873 Mississippi Valley and Western Railway
Mississippi Valley Railway     1904   NA
Mississippi Valley and Western Railway   CB&Q 1871 1875 St. Louis, Keokuk and North Western Railway
Missouri and Arkansas Railroad of Missouri     1880 1882 Eureka Springs Railway
Missouri and Arkansas Railway MAR, MA   1935 1950 Arkansas and Ozarks Railway
Missouri Central Railroad         NA
Missouri Central Railway   RI 1871 1881 Central Railway of Missouri
Missouri–Illinois Railroad MI MP 1921 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri and Illinois Bridge and Belt Railroad   CB&Q 1904 1966 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway   CB&Q 1870 1886 Keokuk and Western Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Railway   MKT 1892 1896 Missouri, Kansas and Texas 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 Railway MK&T MKT 1872 1923 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Terminal Company of Kansas City   MKT 1905 1906 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Terminal Company of St. Louis   MKT 1909 1925 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Missouri and Louisiana Railroad     1902 1914 Bevier and Southern Railroad
Missouri Midland Railway   MKT 1898 1901 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri and Mississippi Railroad   WAB 1865 1873 Keokuk and Kansas City Railway
Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad M&NA   1906 1922 Missouri and North Arkansas Railway
Missouri and North Arkansas Railway M&NA   1922 1935 Missouri and Arkansas Railway
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway   MP 1913 1919 N/A
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1917 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway   MP 1876 1917 Missouri Pacific Railroad
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 River Valley Railroad   WAB 1859 1864 North Missouri Railroad
Missouri Southeastern Railway   SLSF 1891 1898 Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield and Southern Railway
Missouri Southern Railroad MS   1886 1941 N/A
Missouri Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1867 1870 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Missouri Valley Park Railroad MVP   2003 2010 NA
Missouri and Western Railway   SLSF 1875 1879 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Mobile and Ohio Railroad   GM&O   1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Morley and Morehouse Railroad   SLSF 1897 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Nevada and Girard Railway   MP 1882 1885 Nevada and Minden Railway
Nevada and Minden Railway   MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
New York Central Railroad NYC NYC 1930 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad NKP NKP 1923 1964 Norfolk and Western Railway
Nodaway Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1879 1900 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Norfolk and Western Railway NW   1964 1998 Norfolk Southern Railway
North Missouri Railroad   WAB 1851 1871 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
North Missouri Central Railroad         NA
Northern Railroad   CB&Q 1898 1898 Kansas City and Northern Connecting Railroad
Ohio and Mississippi Railway   B&O 1889 1893 Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway
Omaha, Kansas City and Eastern Railroad   CB&Q 1896 1902 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis Railroad   WAB 1896 1901 Wabash Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis Railway   WAB 1887 1896 Omaha and St. Louis Railroad
Oregon Interurban Railway     1907   NA
Osage Valley and Southern Kansas Railroad   MP 1857 1881 Boonville, St. Louis and Southern Railway
Ozark Southern Railway         NA
Ozark Valley Railway         NA
Pacific Railroad   MP 1849 1876 Missouri Pacific Railway
Paragould and Buffalo Island Railway   SSW 1887 1893 Paragould Southeastern Railway
Paragould–Memphis Railroad         NA
Paragould and Memphis Railway         NA
Paragould Southeastern Railway   SSW 1893 1958 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Pemiscot Railroad   SLSF 1892 1895 St. Louis, Kennett and Southern Railroad
Pemiscot Southern Railroad   SLSF 1900 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Penn Central Transportation Company PC   1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1921 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Pierce City and Kansas Railroad   SLSF 1875 1875 Missouri and Western Railway
Pike County Short Line Railroad     1871 1872 St. Louis and Keokuk Railroad
Pilot Knob, Cape Girardeau and Belmont Railroad   SLSF 1859 1869 Cape Girardeau and State Line Railway
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad   PRR 1917 1921 Pennsylvania Railroad
Platte City and Fort Des Moines Railroad   RI 1864 1867 Leavenworth and Des Moines Railway
Platte Country Railroad   CB&Q 1863 1864 Atchison and St. Joseph Railroad, Weston and Atchison Railroad
Platte County Railroad   CB&Q 1853 1863 Platte Country Railroad
Platte County and Fort Des Moines Railroad   RI 1860 1864 Platte City and Fort Des Moines Railroad
Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad   SLSF 1877 1885 Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway
Pleasant Hill Division of the Lexington, Chillicothe and Gulf Railroad   MP 1870 1870 Lexington, Lake and Gulf Railroad
Pleasant Hill and Lawrence Branch of the Pacific Railroad   SLSF   1870 St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad
Poplar Bluff and Dan River Railway     1906    
Quincy Bridge Company   CB&Q 1866 1866 Quincy Railroad Bridge Company
Quincy, Missouri and Pacific Railroad   CB&Q 1869 1888 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railway   CB&Q 1887 1897 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad   CB&Q 1897 1939 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Quincy and Palmyra Railroad   CB&Q 1856 1867 Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad
Quincy Railroad Bridge Company   CB&Q 1866 1903 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Railroad Switching Service of Missouri RSM   1989 2005 N/A
Rich Hill Railroad   SLSF 1880 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Rock Island – Frisco Terminal Railway   RI/ SLSF 1906 1957 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Rock Port, Langdon and Northern Railway     1889 1945 N/A
St. Charles Bridge Company   WAB 1868 1878 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
St. Clair, Madison and St. Louis Belt Railroad   CB&Q 1890 1904 Missouri and Illinois Bridge and Belt Railroad
St. Francois Valley Railroad   SLSF 1898 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
St. Joseph Belt Railway SJB   1908   NA
St. Joseph and Central Branch Railway   MP 1905   NA
St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad   CB&Q 1867 1870 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
St. Joseph and Des Moines Railroad   CB&Q 1877 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway SJGI UP 1898 1936 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Joseph and Iowa Railroad   RI 1857 1888 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
St. Joseph and Nebraska Railroad   CB&Q 1882 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Joseph and St. Louis Railroad   ATSF 1874 1888 St. Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fe Railway
St. Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1888 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
St. Joseph and Santa Fe Railroad   ATSF 1887 1888 St. Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fe Railway
St. Joseph Terminal Company   ATSF/ UP 1886 1887 St. Joseph Terminal Railroad
St. Joseph Terminal Railroad SJT ATSF/ UP 1887   NA
St. Joseph Union Depot Company   ATSF/ CB&Q/ CGW/ MP/ RI/ UP 1880 1962 N/A
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway   SSW 1886 1891 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway   SLSF 1880 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Terminal Railway   SSW 1888 1888 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway
St. Louis Belt and Terminal Railway     1902   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis Bridge Company     1878   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Fort Smith Railway   SLSF 1891 1899 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad
St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Southern Railroad     1900 1902 Cape Girardeau and Chester Railroad
St. Louis, Caruthersville and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1897 1901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
St. Louis and Central Missouri Railway   RI 1883 1886 St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad
St. Louis, Chillicothe and Omaha Railroad   WAB 1868 1869 Chillicothe and Omaha Railroad
St. Louis, Council Bluffs and Omaha Railroad   WAB 1870 1924 Wabash Railway
St. Louis and Fort Scott Railroad   RI 1870 1871 Missouri Central Railway
St. Louis and Gulf Railway   SLSF 1902 1904 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
St. Louis and Hannibal Railroad SL&H, SLH   1917 1944 N/A
St. Louis and Hannibal Railway     1885 1917 St. Louis and Hannibal Railroad
St. Louis, Hannibal and Kansas City Railway     1891 1893 St. Louis, Hannibal and Keokuk Railroad
St. Louis, Hannibal and Keokuk Railroad     1872 1885 St. Louis and Hannibal Railway
St. Louis and Illinois Bridge Company     1864 1868 Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company
St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad   MP 1851 1874 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway   MP 1874 1917 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis, Kansas and Arizona Railway   MP 1879 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis and Kansas City Railway   MKT 1895 1895 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad   RI 1884 1905 Kansas City Rock Island Railway
St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway   WAB 1872 1879 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
St. Louis, Kennett and Southeastern Railroad   SLSF 1906 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis, Kennett and Southern Railroad   SLSF 1890 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
St. Louis and Keokuk Railroad     1857 1872 St. Louis, Hannibal and Keokuk Railroad
St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad   CB&Q 1887 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Louis, Keokuk and North Western Railway   CB&Q 1875 1887 St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad   SLSF 1870 1874 St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad   SLSF 1874 1877 Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad
St. Louis and Lexington Railroad   MP 1877 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1898 1901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
St. Louis and Memphis Railway   SLSF 1901 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad   SLSF 1902 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis Merchants Bridge Company     1886 1920 St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway
St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway SLMB   1887   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis and Missouri Southern Railway     1910   NA
St. Louis, Morehouse and Southern Railroad   SLSF 1899 1904 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway     1899 1906 Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad
St. Louis, Oak Hill and Carondelet Railway   MP 1886 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis Railway and Dock Company          
St. Louis and St. Joseph Railroad   ATSF 1868 1874 St. Joseph and St. Louis Railroad
St. Louis, Salem and Arkansas Railway   SLSF 1887 1897 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis, Salem and Little Rock Railroad   SLSF 1871 1887 St. Louis, Salem and Arkansas Railway
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad   SLSF 1896 1916 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis and San Francisco Railway   SLSF 1876 1896 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1916 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis and Santa Fe Railroad, Missouri Division   MKT 1869 1872 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SSW 1891 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis Terminal Railway     1892   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis Transfer Railway     1884   Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis Tunnel Railroad     1872 1878 Tunnel Railroad of St. Louis
St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad   RI 1911 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Salem, Winona and Southern Railroad     1908 1928 N/A
Saline Valley Railroad     1904 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Salisbury and Glasgow Railroad   WAB 1877 1877 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
Seaboard System Railroad SBD   1983 1986 CSX Transportation
Sedalia, Warsaw and Southern Railway   MP 1879 1891 Sedalia, Warsaw and South Western Railway
Sedalia, Warsaw and South Western Railway   MP 1891 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Shelby County Railway     1906 1938 N/A
Shelby Northwestern Railway     1911 1938 N/A
Short Creek and Joplin Railroad   SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Sibley Bridge Company   ATSF 1887 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Sligo and Eastern Railroad SL&E   1902 1929 N/A
Sligo Furnace Railroad   SLSF 1880 1881 St. Louis, Salem and Little Rock Railroad
Soo Line Railroad SOO   1986 1997 I&M Rail Link
South Pacific Railroad   SLSF 1868 1870 Atlantic and Pacific Railroad
Southern Railway SOU SOU 1902 1990 Norfolk Southern Railway
Southern Missouri Railway   MP 1900 1903 Illinois Southern Railway
Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad   SLSF 1899 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Southwest Pacific Railroad   SLSF 1866 1868 South Pacific Railroad
Springfield Connecting Railway   SLSF 1886 1926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Springfield and Northern Railway   SLSF 1884 1885 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Springfield and Southern Railway   SLSF 1882 1885 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Springfield Southwestern Railway   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad   SLSF 1877 1888 Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad
Springfield Western and Southern Railroad of Missouri   SLSF 1875 1877 Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad
Tarkio Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1880 1900 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Tebo and Neosho Railroad   MKT 1860 1872 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Terminal Railroad of St. Louis     1880 1889 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad   PRR 1902 1905 Vandalia Railroad
Texas and St. Louis Railway   SSW 1881 1886 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway
Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad   NKP   1923 New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Tunnel Railroad of St. Louis     1878 1988 City of St. Louis (for MetroLink)
Union Belt Line     1882 1882 Kansas City Belt Railway
Union Depot Company     1875 1910 Kansas City Terminal Railway
Union Depot Company of St. Louis     1874 1889 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Union Depot Bridge and Terminal Railroad         NA
Union Pacific Railway   UP 1880 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division   UP 1863 1869 Kansas Pacific Railway
Union Railway and Transit Company of St. Louis     1874 1889 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Union Terminal Railway UT   1901    
Union Transit Company     1880 1884 Kansas City Belt Railway
Vandalia Railroad   PRR 1905 1917 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Wabash Railroad WAB WAB 1942 1991 Norfolk and Western Railway
Wabash Railroad   WAB 1889 1915 Wabash Railway
Wabash Railway   WAB 1915 1942 Wabash Railroad
Wabash and Grand River Railway WGRY   1990 1993 Chillicothe–Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority
Wabash – Hannibal Bridge Company   WAB 1937 1943 Wabash Railroad
Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway   WAB 1879 1886 Omaha and St. Louis Railway, Wabash Western Railway
Wabash Western Railway   WAB 1887 1889 Wabash Railroad
Warrensburg and Pertle Springs Railroad         NA
Western Cable Railway         NA
Weston and Atchison Railroad   CB&Q 1859 1867 Missouri Valley Railroad
Williamsville, Greenville and St. Louis Railway     1894   NA
Wyandotte, Kansas City and Northwestern Railway    MP 1872 1878 Kansas City and Eastern Railway 

Missouri Electric Railways and Predecessors

  • Cape Girardeau – Jackson Interurban Railway
  • East St. Louis and Suburban Railway
  • Illinois Terminal Company
  • Illinois Terminal Railroad (ITC)
  • Interurban South Side Railway
  • Kansas City, Clay County and St. Joseph Railway
  • Kansas City Interurban Railway
  • Kansas City, Kaw Valley Railroad
  • Kansas City, Kaw Valley and Western Railway (KV&W, KVW)
  • Kansas City Public Service Company
  • Kansas City and Westport Belt Railway (KCWB)
  • Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway
  • St. Francois County Electric Railroad
  • St. Francois County Railroad
  • St. Francois County Railway
  • St. Joseph and Savannah Interurban Railway
  • St. Louis and Florissant Railroad
  • St. Louis and Suburban Railway
  • Southwest Missouri Railroad
  • West End Narrow Gauge Railroad

Missouri Heritage Railways

  • Kansas City Railroad Museum