Washington D.C. Railroads

Washington, D.C. Common Freight Carriers

  • Canadian Pacific Railway 
  • CSX Transportation (CSXT)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)

Washington, D.C. Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Maryland Transit Administration
  • Virginia Railway Express
  • Washington Metro

Washington, D.C. Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railway   RF&P 1872 1890 Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
Alexandria and Washington Railroad   v 1854 1872 Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1831 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad   PRR 1867 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Chesapeake Beach Railway     1896 1935 East Washington Railway
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway C&O, CO C&O 1891 1987 CSX Transportation
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR   1976 1999 CSX Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railway
East Washington Railway     1935 1976 N/A
Georgetown Barge, Dock, Elevator and Railway Company   B&O 1888 1972 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad   SOU 1872 1872 Virginia and North Carolina Railroad
Penn Central Transportation Company PC   1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1918 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad   PRR 1902 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad   PRR 1891 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Richmond and Danville Railroad   SOU 1886 1894 Southern Railway
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad RF&P, RFP RF&P 1920 1991 Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railway
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railway RFP   1991    
Southern Railway SOU SOU 1894 1990 Norfolk Southern Railway
Southern Maryland Railroad     1882 1886 Washington and Potomac Railroad
Virginia Midland Railway   SOU 1880 1886 Richmond and Danville Railroad
Virginia and North Carolina Railroad   SOU 1872 1873 Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern Railway
Washington, Alexandria and Georgetown Railroad   RF&P 1862 1868 Alexandria and Washington Railroad
Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad   B&O 1873 1874 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern Railway   SOU 1873 1880 Virginia Midland Railway
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 Chesapeake Beach Railway
Washington Southern Railway WSN RF&P 1901 1920 Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
Washington Terminal Company WATC B&O/ PRR 1901    
Washington and Western Maryland Railroad   B&O 1889 1985 N/A

Washington, D.C. Electric Railroad Companies

  • Anacostia and Potomac River Railroad
  • Baltimore and Ocean City Railway
  • Baltimore and Washington Transit Company
  • Brightwood Railway
  • Capital Traction Company
  • Capital Transit Company
  • Capitol, North O Street and South Washington Railway
  • City and Suburban Railway
  • Columbia Railway
  • Georgetown and Tennallytown Railway
  • Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad
  • Metropolitan Railroad
  • Rock Creek Railway
  • Tennallytown and Rockville Railroad
  • Washington Railway and Electric Company
  • Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad
  • Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway
  • Washington, Berwyn and Laurel Electric Railway
  • Washington and Georgetown Railroad
  • Washington and Glen Echo Railroad
  • Washington and Great Falls Electric Railway
  • Washington Interurban Railway
  • Washington and Old Dominion Railway
  • Washington and Rockville Railway
  • Washington, Spa Springs and Gretta Railroad
  • Washington Traction and Electric Company
  • Washington–Virginia Railway
  • Washington, Woodside and Forest Glen Railway and Power Company