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North Dakota Railroads

North Dakota Common Freight Carriers

  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
  • Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad (DMVW)
  • Dakota Northern Railroad (DN)
  • Mohall Railroad (MRI)
  • Mohall Central Railroad (MHC)
  • Northern Plains Railroad (NPR)
  • Red River Valley and Western Railroad (RRVW)
  • Rutland Line, Inc. (RL)
  • Yellowstone Valley Railroad (YSVR)

North Dakota Private Freight Carriers

  • Cenex Harvest States Cooperatives

North Dakota Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)

North Dakota Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Aberdeen, Bismarck and Northwestern Railway   CP 1887 1888 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Bismarck, Washburn and Fort Buford Railway   CP 1889 1900 Bismarck, Washburn and Great Falls Railway
Bismarck, Washburn and Great Falls Railway   CP 1900 1904 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Brandon, Devils Lake and Southern Railway   GN 1905 1943 Great Northern Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Casselton Branch Railroad   GN 1880 1883 St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway   MILW 1909 1912 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway   MILW 1885 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of South Dakota   MILW 1906 1908 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington   MILW 1908 1909 Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1982 Burlington Northern Railroad
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1879 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1986 Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Dakota Central Railway   CNW 1879 1900 Winona and St. Peter Railroad
Dakota and Great Northern Railway   GN 1900 1907 Great Northern Railway
Dakota and Great Southern Railway   MILW 1883 1886 Chicago, St. Paul and Milwaukee Railway
Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad DME   1986 1991 Red River Valley and Western Railroad
Devils Lake and Northern Railway   GN 1900 1902 Farmers' Grain and Shipping Company
Duluth and Manitoba Railroad   NP 1885 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Duluth and Manitoba Railway   NP 1884 1885 Duluth and Manitoba Railroad
Fairmount and Veblen Railway   CP 1912 1915 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Fargo and Southern Railway   MILW 1881 1885 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Fargo and Southwestern Railroad   NP 1881 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Farmers' Grain and Shipping Company FG&S GN 1902 1943 Great Northern Railway
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1890 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
James River Valley Railroad   NP 1883 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Jamestown and Northern Railroad   NP 1881 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Jamestown and Northern Extension Railroad   NP 1889 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Midland Continental Railroad MICO CP/ NP 1903 1970 N/A
Minneapolis and Pacific Railway   CP 1884 1888 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad SOO CP 1944 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway SOO CP 1888 1944 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
Missouri River Railway   NP 1906 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Montana Eastern Railway   GN 1912 1928 Great Northern Railway
Northern Dakota Railway     1907 1922 N/A
Northern Pacific Railroad   NP 1864 1896 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railway NP NP 1896 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Northern Pacific, Fergus and Black Hills Railroad   NP 1881 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific, La Moure and Missouri River Railroad   NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Ordway, Bismarck and Northwestern Railway   CP 1883 1887 Aberdeen, Bismarck and Northwestern Railway
Red River Valley and Western Railroad   GN 1893 1893 St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway   GN 1879 1907 Great Northern Railway
Sanborn, Coopertown and Turtle Mountain Railroad   NP 1882 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
South-Eastern Dakota Railroad   NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Western Dakota Railway   NP 1906 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Winona and St. Peter Railroad   CNW 1900 1900 Chicago and North Western Railway

North Dakota Electric Railway

  • Devils Lake and Chautauqua Railway

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