Washington Railroads

Washington Common Freight Carriers

  • Ballard Terminal Railroad (BDTL)
  • Bellingham International Railroad (BIRR)
  • Bellingham and Eastern Railroad (BERR)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Cascade and Columbia River Railroad (CSCD)
  • Central Washington Railroad (CWA)
  • Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRW)
  • Columbia and Cowlitz Railway (CLC)
  • Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad (EWG)
  • GNP Railway (GNPR)
  • Great Northwest Railroad (GRNW)
  • Kettle Falls International Railway (KFR)
  • Meeker Southern Railroad (MSN)
  • Montana Rail Link (MRL)
  • Mount Vernon Terminal Railway (MVT)
  • Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad (PCC)
  • Pend Oreille Valley Railroad (POVA)
  • Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad 
  • Puget Sound and Pacific Railroad (PSAP)
  • Tacoma Rail (TMBL, TRMW)
  • Tri-City and Olympia Railroad (TCRY)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
  • Washington and Idaho Railway (WIR)
  • Western Rail Switching (WRS)
  • Yelm Roy Prairie Line (YRPL)

Washington Private Freight Carriers

  • Longview Switching
  • Weyerhaeuser Woods Railroad
  • Simpson Timber Railroad

Washington Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Battle Ground, Yacolt and Chelatchie Prairie Railroad Association
  • Chehalis–Centralia Railroad
  • Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
  • Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
  • Northwest Railway Museum
  • Sound Transit
  • Yakima Electric Railway Museum
  • Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum Association
  • Yakima Valley Transportation (YVT)

Washington Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Bellingham Bay and British Columbia Railroad   MILW 1883 1912 Bellingham and Northern Railway
Bellingham Bay and Eastern Railroad   NP 1891 1903 Northern Pacific Railway
Bellingham and Northern Railway   MILW 1912 1918 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Bellingham Terminals and Railway Company   MILW 1909 1912 Bellingham and Northern Railway
Blakely Railroad     1896 1917 N/A
Blue Mountain Railroad BLMR   1992 1999 Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad
BNSF Acquisition, Inc.     1996 2008 BNSF Railway, Columbia Basin Railroad
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington Northern (Oregon–Washington) Inc.     1981 1985 Burlington Northern Railroad
Camas Prairie RailNet CSP   1998 2004 Great Northwest Railroad
Camas Prairie Railroad CSP NP/ UP 1909 1998 Camas Prairie RailNet
Cascades Railroad   UP 1859   N/A
Central Washington Railroad   NP 1888 1898 v
Centralia Eastern Railroad   NP 1907 1917 Northern Pacific Railway
Chehalis and Cowlitz Railway   GN/ MILW/NP/ UP 1911 1916 Cowlitz, Chehalis and Cascade Railway
Chehalis Western Railroad     1980 1992 Tacoma Eastern Railway
Chehalis Western Railroad     1936 1975 Curtis, Milburn and Eastern Railroad
Chelatchie Prairie Railroad CCPR   1981 1986 Lewis and Clark Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway   MILW 1909 1912 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway   MILW 1912 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington   MILW 1906 1909 Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1980 Chehalis Western Railroad, Pend Oreille Valley Railroad,Seattle and North Coast Railroad
Clealum Railroad   NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Clearwater Short Line Railway   NP 1898 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Columbia Railway and Navigation Company   GN/ NP 1890 1902 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
Columbia and Palouse Railroad   UP 1882 1910 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Columbia and Puget Sound Railroad   GN 1880 1916 Pacific Coast Railroad
Columbia and Red Mountain Railway   GN 1895 1907 Great Northern Railway
Columbia River and Northern Railway   GN/ NP 1902 1908 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
Columbia Valley Railroad   UP 1899 1907 Ilwaco Railroad
Connell Northern Railway   NP 1909 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Cowlitz, Chehalis and Cascade Railway   GN/ MILW/NP/ UP 1916 1955 N/A
Curtis, Milburn and Eastern Railroad CMER   1973 1993 N/A
Eastern-Washington Railroad   UP 1904   Spokane – Columbia River Railroad and Navigation Company
Eastern Washington Railway   NP 1885 1886 Spokane and Palouse Railway
Eastside Railway   UP 1896 1914 Olympia Terminal Railway
Everett and Cherry Valley Traction Company   GN 1907 1912 Great Northern Railway
Everett and Monte Cristo Railway   NP 1892 1900 Monte Cristo Railway, Seattle and International Railway
Fairhaven and Southern Railroad   GN 1888 1898 Seattle and Montana Railroad
Farmers' Railway, Navigation and Steamboat Portage Company   GN/ NP 1885 1890 Farmers' Transportation Company
Farmers' Transportation Company   GN/ NP 1890 1890 Columbia Railway and Navigation Company
Grays Harbor and Puget Sound Railway   UP 1906 1910 Oregon and Washington Railroad
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1890 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Green River and Northern Railroad   NP 1890 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Hartford Eastern Railway HE   1915 1933 N/A
Idaho and Washington Northern Railroad   MILW 1907 1916 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Idaho and Western Railway   MILW 1909 1912 Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway
Ilwaco Railroad   UP 1907 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Ilwaco Railway and Navigation Company   UP 1888 1907 Ilwaco Railroad
Klickitat Northern Railroad     1914 1918 N/A
Kootenai Valley Railway   GN 1898 1913 Great Northern Railway
Lake Creek and Coeur d'Alene Railroad   UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Lewis and Clark Railway LINC   1987 2004 Columbia Basin Railroad
Longview, Portland and Northern Railway LPN   1922 1981 Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
Mason County Central Railroad     1889 1891 Shelton Southwestern Railroad
Mill Creek Railroad   NP 1903 1905 Washington and Columbia River Railway
Mill Creek Flume and Manufacturing Company   NP 1880 1903 Mill Creek Railroad
Monte Cristo Railway   NP 1900 1903 Northern Pacific Railway
Newaukum Railroad     1914 1914 Newaukum Valley Railroad
Newaukum Valley Railroad NV   1914 1943 N/A
North Coast Railroad   UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
North Coast Railway   UP 1905 1906 North Coast Railroad
North Yakima and Valley Railway   NP 1905 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railroad   NP 1864 1896 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railway NP NP 1896 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Northern Pacific and Cascade Railroad   NP 1884 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific and Puget Sound Shore Railroad   NP 1884 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Olympia Railroad Union   NP 1874 1877 Olympia and Chehalis Valley Railroad
Olympia and Chehalis Valley Railroad   NP 1881 1891 Port Townsend Southern Railroad
Olympia Southern Railway   MILW 1913 1913 Puget Sound and Willapa Harbor Railway
Olympia Terminal Railway   MILW, UP 1911 1915 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company,Puget Sound and Willapa Harbor Railway
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company   UP 1896 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Railway Extensions Company   UP 1888 1896 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company   UP 1879 1896 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Steam Navigation Company   UP 1860 1880 Oregon Railway and Navigation Company
Oregon Short Line Railway   UP 1887 1889 Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway   UP 1889 1896 N/A
Oregon Trunk Railway OT GN/ NP 1909 1981 Burlington Northern (Oregon–Washington) Inc.
Oregon and Washington Railroad   UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company   UP 1910 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Oregon, Washington and Idaho Railroad   UP 1903 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon and Washington Territory Railroad   NP 1886 1892 Washington and Columbia River Railway
Pacific Railway   MILW 1905 1906 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington
Pacific Coast Railroad PC GN 1916 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Pacific and Eastern Railway   MILW 1906 1913 Puget Sound and Willapa Harbor Railway
Port Angeles Western Railroad     1925 1950 N/A
Port Ludlow, Port Angeles and Lake Crescent Railway   MILW 1911 1911 Seattle, Port Angeles and Lake Crescent Railway
Port Townsend Railroad PTRR MILW 1945 1975 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Port Townsend and Puget Sound Railway     1914 1929 N/A
Port Townsend Southern Railroad   MILW, NP 1887 1945 Port Townsend Railroad
Portland and Puget Sound Railroad   NP 1889   Washington and Oregon Railway
Portland and Seattle Railway   GN/ NP 1905 1908 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
Portland, Vancouver and Yakima Railway   NP 1897 1903 Washington Railway and Navigation Company
Priest Rapids Railway   MILW 1907 1910 Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway
Puget Sound and Cascade Railway     1912 19391 Mount Vernon Terminal Railway
Puget Sound and Grays Harbor Railroad and Transportation Company   NP 1886 1896 Blakely Railroad, United Railroads of Washington
Puget Sound Shore Railroad   NP 1882 1889 Northern Pacific and Puget Sound Shore Railroad
Puget Sound and Willapa Harbor Railway   MILW 1913 1918 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Republic and Kettle Valley Railway     1900 1906 Spokane and British Columbia Railway
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway   GN 1879 1907 Great Northern Railway
Sea Lion Railroad     1997 1998 Ballard Terminal Railroad
Seattle and International Railway   NP 1896 1901 Northern Pacific Railway
Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway   NP 1885 1896 Seattle and International Railway, Spokane and Seattle Railway
Seattle and Montana Railroad   GN 1898 1907 Great Northern Railway
Seattle and Montana Railway   GN 1890 1898 Seattle and Montana Railroad
Seattle and North Coast Railroad SNCT   1979 1984 N/A
Seattle and Northern Railway   GN 1888 1902 Seattle and Montana Railroad
Seattle, Port Angeles and Lake Crescent Railway   MILW 1911 1915 Seattle, Port Angeles and Western Railway
Seattle, Port Angeles and Western Railway   MILW 1915 1918 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Seattle and San Francisco Railway and Navigation Company   NP 1899 1903 Northern Pacific Railway
Seattle Southeastern Railway   MILW 1906 1912 Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway
Seattle Terminal Railway and Elevator Company   NP 1890 1903 Northern Pacific Railway
Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad   GN 1876 1880 Columbia and Puget Sound Railroad
Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad and Transportation Company   GN 1873 1876 Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad
Seattle and West Coast Railway   NP 1887 1888 Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
Shelton Southwestern Railroad     1891 1898 Shelton Southwestern Railway
Shelton Southwestern Railway     1898   N/A
Snake River Valley Railroad   UP 1898 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Snohomish, Skykomish and Spokane Railway and Transportation Company   NP 1889 1892 Everett and Monte Cristo Railway
Spokane and British Columbia Railway     1906 1919 N/A
Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Palouse Railway   GN 1926 1943 Great Northern Railway
Spokane – Columbia River Railroad and Navigation Company   UP 1905 1906 North Coast Railroad
Spokane Falls and Idaho Railroad   NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Spokane Falls and Northern Railway   GN 1888 1907 Great Northern Railway
Spokane International Railroad SI UP 1941 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Spokane International Railway   UP 1905 1941 Spokane International Railroad
Spokane and Palouse Railway   NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway SP&S, SPS GN/ NP 1908 1979 Burlington Northern Inc.
Spokane and Seattle Railway   NP 1896 1900 Northern Pacific Railway
Spokane Union Depot Company   UP 1900 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Tacoma Eastern Railroad   MILW 1890 1918 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Tacoma Eastern Railway TE   1995 1998 Tacoma Rail
Tacoma Municipal Belt Line Railway TMBL     1998 Tacoma Rail
Tacoma, Olympia and Chehalis Valley Railroad   NP 1889 1890 Tacoma, Olympia and Grays Harbor Railroad
Tacoma, Olympia and Grays Harbor Railroad   NP 1890 1892 United Railroads of Washington
Tacoma, Orting and Southeastern Railroad   NP 1888 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Thurston Railroad Construction Company   NP 1877 1881 Olympia and Chehalis Valley Railroad
Toppenish, Simcoe and Western Railway   NP 1909 1912 North Yakima and Valley Railway
Union Depot Company of Spokane Falls   UP 1889 1898 Spokane Union Depot Company
United Railroads of Washington   NP 1890 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Vancouver, Klickitat and Yakima Railroad   NP 1887 1897 Portland, Vancouver and Yakima Railway
Walla Walla and Columbia River Railroad   UP 1868 1910 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Walla Walla Valley Railway WWV NP 1910 1985 N/A
Washington Railway and Navigation Company   NP 1903 1903 Northern Pacific Railway
Washington Central Railroad WCRC   1986 1996 BNSF Acquisition, Inc., Columbia Basin Railroad
Washington Central Railway   NP 1898 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Washington and Columbia River Railway   NP 1892 1907 Northern Pacific Railway
Washington Electric Railway   GN/ MILW/NP/ UP 1912 1916 Cowlitz, Chehalis and Cascade Railway
Washington and Great Northern Railway   GN 1901 1907 Great Northern Railway
Washington and Idaho Railroad   UP 1886 1896 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway WIM MILW 1905 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
Washington Northern Railway   UP 1906 1906 Oregon and Washington Railroad
Washington and Oregon Railway   NP 1900 1903 Washington Railway and Navigation Company
Washington Short Line Railway   NP 1888 1900 Northern Pacific Railway
Washington Western Railway WTW   1912 1929 N/A
Waterville Railway     1909 1948 N/A
Western American Company   NP 1896 1901 Northern Pacific Railway
Yakima and Pacific Coast Railroad   NP 1890 1892 United Railroads of Washington

Washington Electric Railway Companies

  • Aberdeen Electric Company
  • Arlington Heights Motor Railway
  • City Park Railway
  • Coeur d'Alene and Spokane Railway
  • Everett Railway and Electric Company
  • Everett Railway, Light and Water Company
  • Grays Harbor Railway and Light Company
  • Grays Harbor Electric Company
  • Inland Empire Railroad
  • Loyal Railway
  • North Shore Electric Company
  • Olympia Light and Power Company
  • Pacific Northwest Traction Company
  • Pacific Traction Company
  • Puget Sound Electric Railway
  • Puget Sound International Railway and Power Company
  • Puget Sound Traction, Light and Power Company
  • Ross Park Street Railway
  • Seattle Electric Company
  • Seattle Municipal Railway
  • Seattle and Rainier Beach Railway
  • Seattle and Renton Railway
  • Seattle, Renton and Southern Railway
  • South Bend Electric Company
  • Spokane Cable Railway
  • Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Palouse Railway
  • Spokane and Eastern Railway and Power Company
  • Spokane Electric Railway
  • Spokane and Inland Railway
  • Spokane and Inland Empire Railroad
  • Spokane Street Railway
  • Spokane Traction Company
  • Tacoma Railway and Motor Company
  • Tacoma Railway and Power Company
  • Tacoma Railways
  • Tacoma Traction Company
  • Twin City Electric Company
  • Twin City Light and Traction Company
  • Vancouver Traction Company
  • Walla Walla Valley Railway (WWV)
  • Walla Walla Valley Traction Company
  • Washington–Oregon Corporation
  • Washington Water Power Company
  • Whatcom County Railway and Light Company
  • Willapa Electric Company
  • Willapa Harbor Railway
  • Yakima Valley Transportation Company (YVT)