Texas Railroads

Texas Common Freight Carriers

  • Alamo Gulf Coast Railroad (AGCR)
  • Alliance Terminal Railroad (ATR)
  • Angelina and Neches River Railroad (ANR)
  • Austin Western Railroad (AWRR)
  • Blacklands Railroad (BLR)
  • Border Pacific Railroad (BOP)
  • Brownsville and Rio Grande International Railroad (BRG)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • CMC Railroad (CMC)
  • Corpus Christi Terminal Railroad (CCPN)
  • Dallas, Garland and Northeastern Railroad (DGNO)
  • Fort Worth and Dallas Railroad (FWDR)
  • Fort Worth and Dallas Belt Railroad (FWDB)
  • Fort Worth and Western Railroad (FWWR)
  • Galveston Railroad (GVSR)
  • Georgetown Railroad (GRR)
  • Grainbelt Corporation (GNBC)
  • Gulf, Colorado and San Saba Railway (GCSR)
  • Hondo Railway (HRR)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
  • Kiamichi Railroad (KRR)
  • Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT)
  • Missouri Pacific (MP)
  • Moscow, Camden and San Augustine Railroad (MCSA)
  • Orange Port Terminal Railway (OPT)
  • Panhandle Northern Railroad (PNR)
  • Pecos Valley Southern Railway (PVS)
  • Plainview Terminal Company (PTC)
  • Point Comfort and Northern Railway (PCN)
  • Port Terminal Railroad Association (PTRA)
  • Rio Valley Switching Company (RVSC)
  • Rockdale, Sandow and Southern Railroad (RSS)
  • Sabine River and Northern Railroad (SRN)
  • Southern Pacific (SP)
  • South Plains Lamesa Railroad (SLAL)
  • South Plains Switching, Ltd. (SAW)
  • Southern Switching Company (SSC)
  • Temple and Central Texas Railway (TC)
  • Texas Central Business Lines (TCB)
  • Texas City Terminal Railway (TCT)
  • Texas, Gonzales and Northern Railway (TXGN)
  • Texas – New Mexico Railroad (TNMR)
  • Texas Northeastern Railroad (TNER)
  • Texas and Northern Railway (TN)
  • Texas North Western Railway (TXNW)
  • Texas and Oklahoma Railroad (TXOR)
  • Texas & New Orleans (T&NO)
  • Texas and Pacific (TPRY)
  • Texas Pacifico Transportation (TXPF)
  • Texas Rock Crusher Railway (TXR)
  • Texas South-Eastern Railroad (TSE)
  • Timber Rock Railroad (TIBR)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
  • West Texas and Lubbock Railway (WTLC)
  • Western Rail Road (WRRC)
  • Wichita, Tillman and Jackson Railway (WTJR)

Texas Private Freight Carriers

  • Alamo North Texas Railroad
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Plainsman Switching
  • Quality Terminal Services
  • Sweetwater Central Switching

Texas Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Austin and Texas Central Railroad
  • Capital MetroRail
  • Grapevine Vintage Railroad
  • Jefferson and Cypress Bayou Railway
  • Tarantula Steam Train
  • Trinity Railway Express
  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

Texas Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Abilene and Northern Railway   CB&Q 1906 1952 Fort Worth and Denver Railway
Abilene and Southern Railway A&S, AS MP 1909 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Acme, Red River and Northern Railway   SLSF 1902 1909 Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway
Acme Tap Railroad   CB&Q 1899 1938 N/A
Air Line Railroad   SP 1860   Washington County Railroad
Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway     1892 1947 N/A
Artesian Belt Railroad   MP 1908 1920 San Antonio Southern Railway
Asherton and Gulf Railway   MP 1909 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Asphalt Belt Railway   MP 1923 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1965 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Austin Area Terminal Railroad AUAR   2000 2007 Austin Western Railroad
Austin Dam and Suburban Railway   MP 1895 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Austin and Northwestern Railroad AUNW   1986 1996 Longhorn Railway
Austin and Northwestern Railroad   SP 1881 1901 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
Austin and Oatmanville Railway     1883 1888 N/A
Bartlett–Florence Railway     1909 1911 Bartlett Western Railway
Bartlett Western Railway     1911 1935 N/A
Bastrop and Taylor Railway   MKT 1886 1886 Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway
Beaumont and Great Northern Railroad   MKT 1905 1923 Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railway
Beaumont, Sour Lake and Port Arthur Traction Company   MP 1903 1904 Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway
Beaumont, Sour Lake and Western Railway   MP 1904 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Beaumont and Saratoga Transportation Company     1905 1935 N/A
Beaumont Wharf and Terminal Company   ATSF 1897 1957 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Belton Railroad BRR   1960 1991 Georgetown Railroad
Black Bayou Railroad     1904   N/A
Blackwell, Enid and Texas Railway   SLSF 1901 1904 St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway
Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves GWF   1940    
Bois d'Arc and Southern Railway BDS   1934 1946 N/A
Bowers and Piney Creek Railway     1889 1891 N/A
Brazos, Santiago and Rio Grande Railroad     1865 1867 N/A
Brownsville and Gulf Railway   MP/ NDM 1883 1906 Brownsville and Matamoros Bridge Company
Brownsville and Matamoros Bridge Company   MP/ NDM 1909    
Brownwood North and South Railway   SLSF 1910 1926 N/A
Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway   SP 1850 1870 Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1980 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington – Rock Island Railroad BRI CB&Q/ RI 1930 1964 Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Burr's Ferry, Browndel and Chester Railway   SP 1906 1914 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Calvert, Waco and Brazos Valley Railroad   MP 1899 1900 International and Great Northern Railroad
Cane Belt Railroad   ATSF 1898 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Caro Northern Railway     1906 1928 N/A
Cen-Tex Rail Link CTE   1994 1996 South Orient Railroad
Central and Montgomery Railway   ATSF 1877 1882 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Central Texas and Northwestern Railway   SP 1881 1901 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway RI&G, RIG RI 1902 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Mexico Railway   RI 1900 1903 Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1947 1980 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, North Central Texas Railway, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, Texas North Western Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1939 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Texas Railway   RI 1892 1903 Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway
Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central Railway   ATSF 1880 1882 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad   RI 1901 1903 Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway
Cisco and Northeastern Railway   MP 1918 1942 N/A
Clinton–Oklahoma–Western Railroad Company of Texas   ATSF 1927 1948 Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Colorado River Western Railway CRW SP 1955 1958 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Colorado Valley Railway   ATSF 1897 1899 Panhandle and Gulf Railway
Columbus Tap Railway   SP 1860 1866 Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway
Concho, San Saba and Llano Valley Railroad   ATSF 1909 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Corpus Christi, San Diego and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad   NDM 1875 1881 Texas Mexican Railway
Crosbyton Railway CBYN   1990 1990 N/A
Crosbyton–Southplains Railroad   ATSF 1910 1916 South Plains and Santa Fe Railway
Crystal City Railroad CYCY   1990 1995 N/A
Crystal City and Uvalde Railroad   MP 1909 1912 San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad
Dallas and Cleburne Railroad   ATSF 1876 1879 Dallas, Cleburne and Rio Grande Railway
Dallas, Cleburne and Rio Grande Railway   ATSF 1879 1880 Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central Railway
Dallas, Cleburne and Southwestern Railway   MKT 1902 1923 N/A
Dallas, Fort Worth and Gulf Railway   SSW 1899 1901 Dallas Terminal Railway and Union Depot Company
Dallas and Greenville Railway   MKT 1886 1886 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Dallas and New Mexico Railway   SLSF   1908 Gulf, Texas and Western Railway
Dallas, Pacific and Southeastern Railway   SLSF 1889   Dallas and New Mexico Railway
Dallas Terminal Railway and Union Depot Company   SSW 1901 1994 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Dallas Terminal Railway and Union Depot Company   SSW 1884 1899 Dallas, Fort Worth and Gulf Railway
Dallas and Waco Railway   MKT 1886 1891 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Dallas and Wichita Railroad   MKT 1871 1881 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Dayton – Goose Creek Railway   SP 1917 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
DeKalb and Red River Railroad     1891 1899 N/A
Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railroad   MKT 1901 1928 N/A
Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railway   MKT 1888 1901 Denison, Bonham and New Orleans Railroad
Denison and Pacific Railway   MKT 1878 1880 Denison and Southeastern Railway
Denison and Pacific Suburban Railway   MP 1895 1966 N/A
Denison and Southeastern Railway   MKT 1877 1880 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Extension Railway
Denison and Washita Valley Railway   MKT 1886 1903 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway of Texas
East Line and Red River Railroad   MKT 1871 1881 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
East Texas Railway   SP 1880 1881 Sabine and East Texas Railway
East Texas Central Railroad ETC   1996 1998 Blacklands Railroad
East Texas and Gulf Railway     1917 1934 N/A
Eastern Texas Railroad   SSW 1900 1921 N/A
Eastern Texas Railroad     1860 1863 N/A
Eastland, Wichita Falls and Gulf Railroad     1918 1944 N/A
El Paso and Northeastern Railroad   SP 1896 1937 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad of Texas
El Paso Northern Railway   SP 1894 1897 El Paso and Northeastern Railroad
El Paso Southern Railway   SP 1897 1961 Southern Pacific Company
El Paso and Southwestern Railroad of Texas   SP 1902 1961 Southern Pacific Company
El Paso Terminal Railroad   SP 1901 1903 El Paso and Southwestern Railroad of Texas
El Paso Union Passenger Depot Company   ATSF/ MP/
NDM/ SP
1903 1974 N/A
Emporia and Gulf Railroad     1900   N/A
Estacado and Gulf Railroad     1908 1911 N/A
Floydada and Plainview Railroad FAPR   1990 1995 Plainview Terminal Company
Fort Worth Belt Railway FWB MP 1903 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Fort Worth and Denver Railway FW&D, FWD CB&Q 1951 1982 Burlington Northern Railroad
Fort Worth and Denver City Railway FW&D CB&Q 1873 1951 Fort Worth and Denver Railway
Fort Worth and Denver Northern Railway   CB&Q 1929 1952 Fort Worth and Denver Railway
Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway   CB&Q 1925 1952 Fort Worth and Denver Railway
Fort Worth and Denver Terminal Railway   CB&Q 1890 1952 Fort Worth and Denver Railway
Fort Worth and New Orleans Railway   SP 1885 1901 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway   ATSF 1885 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Fort Worth Stock Yards Belt Railway   MP 1895 1903 Fort Worth Belt Railway
Fort Worth Union Passenger Station Company   ATSF 1899 1960 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Fredericksburg and Northern Railway     1917 1942 N/A
Gainesville, Henrietta and Western Railway   MKT 1886 1887 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Galveston Railway GVSR   1987 1991 Galveston Railroad
Galveston, Beaumont and Northeastern Railway     1906   N/A
Galveston, Brazos and Colorado Narrow Gauge Railway   ATSF 1875 1887 Galveston and Western Railway
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway GHSA SP 1870 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad GH&H, GHH MKT/ MP 1853 1989 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Galveston and Houston Junction Railroad   MKT/ MP 1861 1871 Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad
Galveston, Houston and Northern Railway   SP 1899 1905 Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway
Galveston, LaPorte and Houston Railway   SP 1895 1898 Galveston, Houston and Northern Railway
Galveston and Red River Railway   SP 1848 1856 Houston and Texas Central Railway
Galveston, Sabine and St. Louis Railway   ATSF 1882 1888 Texas, Sabine Valley and Northwestern Railway
Galveston Terminal Railway   CB&Q/ RI 1905 1985 Burlington Northern Railroad
Galveston and Western Railway   ATSF 1887 1923 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Galveston Wharf Company GWF   1870 1940 Board of Trustees of the Galveston Wharves
Georgetown Railroad   MP 1878 1879 International and Great Northern Railroad
Georgetown and Granger Railroad   MKT 1890 1902 Granger, Georgetown, Austin and San Antonio Railway
Gonzales Branch Railroad   SP 1881 1905 Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway
Granger, Georgetown, Austin and San Antonio Railway   MKT 1902 1903 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway of Texas
Granite Mountain and Marble Falls Railroad   SP 1888 1901 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
Great Southwest Railroad GSW MP/ RI 1957 1987 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Greenville Northwestern Railway     1913 1916 N/A
Greenville and Whitewright Northern Traction Company     1912 1913 Greenville Northwestern Railway
Groveton, Lufkin and Northern Railway GL&N   1908 1932 N/A
Gulf, Beaumont and Great Northern Railway   ATSF 1898 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railway   ATSF 1893 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Gulf and Brazos Valley Railway     1897 1903 N/A
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1873 1965 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Gulf and Interstate Railway of Texas   ATSF 1894 1994 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Gulf and Northern Railway     1917 1943 N/A
Gulf, Texas and Western Railway GT&W SLSF 1908 1940 Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway
Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railway   SP 1870 1905 Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway
GWI Switching Services GWSW   1994 1997 CMC Railroad
Hamlin and Northwestern Railway     1929 1956 N/A
Hearne and Brazos Valley Railway   SP 1891 1914 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
Henderson and Burkeville Railroad     1852 1856 Mexican Gulf and Henderson Railroad
Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad   MP 1874 1911 International and Great Northern Railway
Horton Gravel Railroad   SP 1928 1929 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Houston Railway   SP 1892 1902 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
Houston Belt and Magnolia Park Railway   MP 1889 1893 Houston, Oaklawn and Magnolia Park Railway
Houston Belt and Terminal Railway HBT ATSF/CB&Q/
 MP/RI
1905    
Houston and Brazos Valley Railway H&BV MP 1907 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Houston East and West Texas Railway HEWT SP 1875 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Houston and Great Northern Railroad   MP 1866 1873 International and Great Northern Railroad
Houston Municipal Railway     1905 1924 Port Terminal Railroad Association
Houston North Shore Railway   MP 1925 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Houston, Oaklawn and Magnolia Park Railway   MP 1899 1903 International and Great Northern Railroad
Houston Tap Railroad   MP 1850 1858 Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway
Houston Tap and Brazoria Railway   MP 1856 1873 Houston and Great Northern Railroad
Houston and Texas Central Railroad H&TC SP 1889 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Houston and Texas Central Railway   SP 1856 1889 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
Huntsville Branch Railway   MP 1871 1873 Houston and Great Northern Railroad
Imperial Valley Railway   MP 1907 1912 Sugar Land Railway
Indianola Railroad   SP 1858 1871 Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railway
International Railroad   MP 1870 1873 International and Great Northern Railroad
International – Great Northern Railroad IGN MP 1922 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
International and Great Northern Railroad   MP 1873 1911 International and Great Northern Railway
International and Great Northern Railway I&GN MP 1911 1922 International – Great Northern Railroad
Jasper and Eastern Railway   ATSF 1904 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Jefferson and Northwestern Railroad     1934 1941 N/A
Jefferson and Northwestern Railway     1899 1934 Jefferson and Northwestern Railroad
Kansas City, El Paso and Mexican Railway of Texas   SP 1888 1892 El Paso Northern Railway
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway of Texas   ATSF 1905 1965 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad   SSW 1880 1887 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway in Texas
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway KOG MP 1948 1964 N/A
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway of Texas   MP 1921 1964 N/A
Kildare and Linden Railway     1889 1900 N/A
Lake Creek Railroad     1884 1896 N/A
Lancaster Tap Railroad   SP 1890 1905 Houston and Texas Central Railroad
LaPorte, Houston and Northern Railroad   SP 1892 1895 Galveston, LaPorte and Houston Railway
Livingston and Southeastern Railway     1903 1913 N/A
Llano Estacado Railway   ATSF 1909 1910 Pecos and Northern Texas Railway
Longhorn Railway LHRR   1996 2000 Austin Area Terminal Railroad
Longview and Sabine Valley Railway   ATSF 1877 1886 Galveston, Sabine and St. Louis Railway
Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company of Texas   KCS 1923 1930 Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas Railway
Louisiana and Arkansas Railway L&A, LA KCS 1939 1992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas Railway   KCS 1930 1939 Louisiana and Arkansas Railway
Louisiana Western Extension Railroad   SP 1879 1900 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Lufkin, Hemphill and Gulf Railway LH&G   1912 1937 N/A
Marshall and East Texas Railway     1908 1918 Marshall, Elysian Fields and Southeastern Railway, Texas and Pacific Railway, Winnsboro and Gilmer Railroad
Marshall, Elysian Fields and Southeastern Railway     1922 1945 N/A
Marshall, Jefferson and North Western Railway     1883 1883 Marshall and Northwestern Railway
Marshall and Northwestern Railway     1883 1885 Marshall, Paris and Northwestern Railway
Marshall and Northwestern Railway     1882 1883 Marshall, Jefferson and North Western Railway
Marshall, Paris and Northwestern Railway     1885 1888 Paris, Marshall and Sabine Pass Railway
Marshall, Timpson and Sabine Pass Railway   ATSF 1896 1904 Texas and Gulf Railway
Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Railroad   MP 1853 1873 Texas and Pacific Railway
Mexican Gulf and Henderson Railroad   SSW 1856 1860 Eastern Texas Railroad
Midland and Northwestern Railway     1916 1920 N/A
Mineral Wells and Eastern Railway MWRY   1989 1992 N/A
Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad MKT MKT 1960 1989 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad of Texas MKTT MKT 1923 1960 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway   MKT 1870 1893 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway of Texas, Sherman, Shreveport and Southern Railway
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway of Texas MKTT MKT 1891 1923 Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company of Texas, Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad of Texas
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Extension Railway   MKT 1880 1881 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway of Texas   MP 1910 1921 Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway of Texas
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1956 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway   MP 1880 1888 N/A
Motley County Railway MCY SLSF 1913 1926 Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway
Nacogdoches and Southeastern Railroad     1905 1954 N/A
New York, Texas and Mexican Railway   SP 1880 1905 Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway
North Central Texas Railway NCTR   1982 1982 Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad
North Galveston, Houston and Kansas City Railroad   SP 1892 1895 Galveston, LaPorte and Houston Railway
North Plains and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1930 1948 Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
North Texas and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1916 1948 Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Northside Belt Railway     1925 1964 Port Terminal Railroad Association
Nueces Valley, Rio Grande and Mexico Railway   MP 1905 1909 Asherton and Gulf Railway
Oklahoma City and Texas Railroad   SLSF 1901 1904 St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway
Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad OKKT MKT 1980 1989 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Orange and Northwestern Railroad   MP 1901 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Panhandle Railway   ATSF 1887 1898 Southern Kansas Railway of Texas
Panhandle and Gulf Railway   ATSF 1899 1905 Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway of Texas
Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1914 1965 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Paris, Choctaw and Little Rock Railway     1888   N/A
Paris and Great Northern Railroad   SLSF 1881 1928 St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway
Paris, Marshall and Sabine Pass Railway     1888 1892 Texas Southern Railway
Paris and Mount Pleasant Railroad P&MP, PMP   1909 1956 N/A
PB Railroad     1974 1975 Western Rail Road
Peach River and Gulf Railway     1904 1908 N/A
Pecos and Northern Texas Railway   ATSF 1898 1948 Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Pecos River Railroad   ATSF 1890 1948 Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Port Arthur Canal and Dock Company   KCS 1902    
Port Arthur Channel and Dock Company   KCS 1897 1902 Port Arthur Canal and Dock Company
Port Bolivar Iron Ore Railway   ATSF 1910 1927 N/A
Port Isabel and Rio Grande Valley Railway   MP 1928 1940 St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railroad, San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railroad
Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway QA&P, QAP SLSF 1909 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Red River and Southwestern Railway     1890   Southwestern Railway
Red River, Texas and Southern Railway   SLSF 1901 1904 St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway
Rio Grande Railroad   MP 1870 1911 Rio Grande Railway
Rio Grande Railway   MP 1911 1926 Port Isabel and Rio Grande Valley Railway
Rio Grande City Railway   MP 1924 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Rio Grande and Eagle Pass Railway     1885 1947 N/A
Rio Grande and El Paso Railroad   ATSF 1880 1914 Rio Grande, El Paso and Santa Fe Railroad
Rio Grande, El Paso and Santa Fe Railroad   ATSF 1914 1994 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Rio Grande, Micolithic and Northern Railway     1926 1929 N/A
Rio Grande Northern Railroad     1893 1897 N/A
Rio Grande and Pecos Railway     1882 1884 Rio Grande and Eagle Pass Railway
Rio Valley Railroad RVRR   1993    
Riverside and Gulf Railway     1907 1913 Union Lumber Company
Riviera Beach and Western Railway     1912 1917 N/A
Roby and Northern Railroad     1915 1941 N/A
Roscoe, Snyder and Pacific Railway RS&P, RSP   1906 1984 N/A
Rusk Transportation Company   SSW 1874 1879 Kansas and Gulf Short Line Railroad
Sabine and East Texas Railway   SP 1881 1882 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Sabine and Galveston Bay Railroad and Lumber Company   SP 1856 1859 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Sabine and Neches Valley Railway     1921 1944 N/A
Sabine Pass, Alexandria and Northwestern Railway     1892 1901 N/A
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway in Texas   SSW 1886 1891 St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas, Tyler Southeastern Railway
St. Louis, Brownsville and Mexico Railway SB&M, SBM MP 1903 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1964 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis, San Francisco and Texas Railway   SLSF 1900 1964 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SSW 1954 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas SSW SSW 1891 1984 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway SAAP SP 1884 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
San Antonio Belt and Terminal Railway   MKT 1912 1989 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Northern Railway     1913 1917 Fredericksburg and Northern Railway
San Antonio and Gulf Railroad   SP 1897 1905 Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway
San Antonio and Gulf Shore Railway   SP 1893 1896 San Antonio and Gulf Railroad
San Antonio and Mexican Gulf Railroad   SP 1850 1871 Gulf, Western Texas and Pacific Railway
San Antonio Southern Railway   MP 1920 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad   MP 1912 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway SB&R MP 1912 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Interurban Railway   MP 1912 1912 San Benito and Rio Grande Valley Railway
San Diego and Gulf Railway   NDM 1929 1935 N/A
Sanford and Northern Railway     1931   N/A
Seagraves, Whiteface and Lubbock Railroad SWGR   1990 1995 West Texas and Lubbock Railroad
Sherman, Denison and Dallas Railway   MKT 1890 1891 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Sherman, Shreveport and Southern Railway   MKT 1893 1901 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway of Texas
Shreveport, Houston and Gulf Railroad     1906 1936 N/A
South Galveston and Gulf Shore Railroad     1891 1895 N/A
South Orient Railroad SO   1992 2001 Texas Pacifico Transportation
South Plains and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1916 1948 Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Southern Kansas Railway of Texas   ATSF 1886 1914 Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1934 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Company   SP 1885 1889 N/A
Southern Pacific Railroad   MP 1856 1872 Texas and Pacific Railway
Southern Pacific Terminal Company   SP 1901 1962 Southern Pacific Company
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
Southern Trans-Continental Railway   MP 1870 1872 Texas Pacific Railroad
Southwestern Railroad SW   1990 2006 N/A
Southwestern Railway     1907 1920 N/A
Stamford and Northwestern Railway   CB&Q 1909 1952 Fort Worth and Denver Railway
Stephenville North and South Texas Railway   SSW 1907 1941 N/A
Sugar Land Railway SL MP 1893 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Taylor, Bastrop and Houston Railway   MKT 1886 1886 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway   KCS 1889 1943 Kansas City Southern Railway
Texarkana and Northern Railway   KCS 1885 1889 Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway
Texarkana Union Station Trust TUST KCS/ MP/SSW 1927    
Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana Railway     1897 1920 N/A
Texas Central Railroad TEXC MKT 1892    
Texas Central Railway   MKT, SP 1879 1891 Texas Central Railroad, Texas Midland Railroad
Texas City Terminal Company     1898 1921 Texas City Terminal Railway
Texas City Terminal Railway     1893 1897 Texas City Terminal Company
Texas City Transportation Company     1904 1920 Texas City Terminal Railway
Texas Export Railroad TXRC   1972 1976 N/A
Texas and Gulf Railway   ATSF 1904 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Texas and Louisiana Railroad   SSW 1900 1903 St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas
Texas, Louisiana and Eastern Railroad   ATSF 1891 1897 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Texas Mexican Railway TM NDM 1881    
Texas Mexican Northern Railway   NDM 1882 1906 Texas Mexican Railway
Texas Midland Railroad   SP 1892 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Texas – New Mexico Railway TNM MP 1927 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Texas and New Orleans Railroad T&NO, TNO SP 1859 1961 Southern Pacific Company
Texas and Northeastern Railway     1900 1901 N/A
Texas Northern Railway     1908 1908 Groveton, Lufkin and Northern Railway
Texas Pacific Railroad   MP 1871 1872 Texas and Pacific Railway
Texas and Pacific Railway T&P, TP MP 1872 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Texas and Sabine Valley Railway   ATSF 1892 1904 Texas and Gulf Railway
Texas, Sabine Valley and Northwestern Railway   ATSF 1887 1904 Texas and Gulf Railway
Texas and St. Louis Railway in Texas   SSW 1879 1886 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway in Texas
Texas Short Line Railway   MP 1901 1962 N/A
Texas Southern Railway     1897 1908 Marshall and East Texas Railway
Texas State Railroad   SP 1907 1969 N/A
Texas Transportation Company TXTC   1897 2000 N/A
Texas Transportation Company   SP 1866 1896 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Texas Trunk Railroad   SP 1879 1895 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Texas Western Railroad   MP 1852 1856 Southern Pacific Railroad
Texas Western Railway     1881 1896 N/A
Texas Western Narrow Gauge Railway     1875 1881 Texas Western Railway
Timpson and Henderson Railway     1909 1923 N/A
Timpson and Northwestern Railway     1901 1909 Timpson and Henderson Railway
Trinity and Brazos Valley Railway   CB&Q/ RI 1902 1930 Burlington – Rock Island Railroad
Trinity, Cameron and Western Railroad   MKT 1892 1902 Granger, Georgetown, Austin and San Antonio Railway
Trinity and Sabine Railway   MKT 1881 1882 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Trinity Valley Railroad     1899 1901 Trinity Valley Southern Railroad
Trinity Valley and Northern Railway     1906 1932 N/A
Trinity Valley Southern Railroad     1901 1936 N/A
Tyler Southeastern Railway   v 1891 1899 St. Louis Southwestern Railway of Texas
Tyler Tap Railroad   SSW 1871 1879 Texas and St. Louis Railway in Texas
Union Passenger Depot Company of Galveston   ATSF 1897 1957 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Union Terminal Company   ATSF/CB&Q/ 
MKT/MP/
 RI/SLSF/ 
SSW/SP
1912 1974 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad, St. Louis – San Francisco Railway, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, Southern Pacific Transportation Company, Texas and Pacific Railway (one-eighth interest each in trackage)
Uvalde and Northern Railway     1914 1941 N/A
Velasco, Brazos and Northern Railway   MP 1901 1906 Houston and Brazos Valley Railway
Velasco Terminal Railway   MP 1891 1901 Velasco, Brazos and Northern Railway
Victoria and Columbia Railroad   MP 1866 1873 Houston and Great Northern Railroad
Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railway     1923 1959 N/A
Waco and Northwestern Railroad   SP 1870 1873 Houston and Texas Central Railway
Waco Tap Railroad   SP 1866 1870 Waco and Northwestern Railroad
Warren Central Railroad   SP 1930 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Warren and Corsicana Pacific Railway     1899 1908 N/A
Washington County Railroad   SP 1856 1868 Houston and Texas Central Railway
Waxahachie Tap Railroad   SP 1875 1881 Central Texas and Northwestern Railway
Weatherford, Mineral Wells and Northwestern Railway WM&N, WMWN MP 1889 1988 Missouri Pacific Railroad
West Texas and Lubbock Railroad WTLR   1995    
Western Narrow Gauge Railway     1870 1875 Texas Western Narrow Gauge Railway
Wichita Falls Railway   MKT 1894 1969 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Wichita Falls and Northwestern Railway of Texas   MKT 1906 1969 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Wichita Falls and Oklahoma Railway   CB&Q 1903 1942 N/A
Wichita Falls, Ranger and Fort Worth Railroad   MKT 1919 1940 Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad
Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad   MKT 1920 1955 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Wichita Falls and Southern Railway   MKT 1907 1940 Wichita Falls and Southern Railroad
Wichita Falls and Wellington Railway of Texas   MKT 1910 1958 N/A
Wichita Valley Railroad   CB&Q 1905 1952 Fort Worth and Denver Railway
Wichita Valley Railway WV CB&Q 1890 1952 Fort Worth and Denver Railway

Texas Electric Railway Companies

  • Austin Dam and Suburban Railway
  • Belton–Temple Traction Company
  • Bryan and Central Texas Interurban Railway
  • Bryan and College Interurban Railway
  • Bryan–College Traction Company
  • Dallas Southern Traction Company
  • Denison and Sherman Railway
  • Eastern Texas Electric Company
  • Fort Worth Southern Traction Company
  • Galveston–Houston Electric Railway
  • Houston North Shore Railway
  • Jefferson County Traction Company
  • Northern Texas Traction Company
  • Rio Grande Valley Traction Company
  • Roby and Northern Railroad
  • Southern Traction Company
  • Southwestern Traction Company
  • Tarrant County Traction Company
  • Texas Electric Railway (TER)
  • Texas Interurban Railway
  • Texas Traction Company

Texas Not Completed Railroads

  • Brazos and Galveston Railroad
  • Columbus, San Antonio and Rio Grande Railroad
  • Enid, Ochiltree and Western Railroad
  • Gulf and West Texas Railway
  • Harrisburg Railroad and Trading Company
  • Houston, Trinity and Tyler Railroad
  • Pan American Railway
  • Temple–Northwestern Railway
  • Winnsboro and Gilmer Railroad