List of California railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of California.

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Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Alameda Belt Line ABL ATSF/ WP 1925 2007 N/A
Alameda and San Joaquin Railroad WP 1895 1903 Western Pacific Railway
Albion Railroad 1921 1930 N/A
Albion River Railroad NWP (ATSF) 1885 1891 Albion and Southeastern Railway
Albion and Southeastern Railway NWP (ATSF) 1902 1905 Fort Bragg and Southeastern Railroad
Almaden Branch Railroad SP 1887 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Amador Branch Railroad SP 1875 1888 Northern Railway
Amador Central Railroad AMC 1908 1997 Amador Foothills Railroad
Amador Foothills Railroad 1998 2004 N/A
Arcata and Mad River Railroad AMR 1881 1985 Eureka Southern Railroad
Arcata Transportation Company 1875 1881 Arcata and Mad River Railroad
Arizona and California Railway ATSF 1903 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1901 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad ATSF 1866 1897 Santa Fe Pacific Railroad
Bakersfield and Ventura Railroad 1908 1911 Ventura County Railway
Bakersfield and Ventura Railway 1903 1906 Bakersfield and Ventura Railroad
Barnwell and Searchlight Railway ATSF 1906 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Bay and Coast Railroad SP 1877 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Bay Point and Clayton Railroad BP&C 1906 1946 U.S. Navy
Bear Harbor and Eel River Railroad (?) 1893 1921 Abandoned
Berkeley Branch Railroad SP 1876 1888 Northern Railway
Black Diamond Coal Mining Railroad 1868 1885
Boca and Loyalton Railroad WP 1900 1916 Western Pacific Railroad
Bodie Railway and Lumber Company 1893 1906 Mono Lake Railway and Lumber Company
Bodie Railway and Lumber Company 1881 1882 Bodie and Benton Railway and Commercial Company
Bodie and Benton Railway and Commercial Company 1882 1890 Bodie Railway and Lumber Company
Bucksport and Elk River Railroad 1884 1932 Bucksport and Elk River Railway
Bucksport and Elk River Railway 1932 1952 N/A
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Butte County Railroad SP 1903 1915 N/A Leased the Chico and Northern Railroad
Butte and Plumas Railway WP 1902 1905 Western Pacific Railway
California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1911 1963 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
California Central Railroad 1912 1930 N/A
California Central Railroad SP 1857 1868 California and Oregon Railroad
California Central Railway ATSF 1887 1889 Southern California Railway
California Eastern Railway ATSF 1895 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
California Midland Railroad NWP (ATSF) 1902 1903 San Francisco and Northwestern Railway
California and Mount Diablo Railroad ATSF 1880 1884 California and Nevada Railroad
California and Nevada Railroad ATSF 1884 1902 Oakland and East Side Railroad
California Northeastern Railway SP 1905 1911 Oregon Eastern Railway
California Northern Railroad SP 1860 1881 Northern California Railroad
California and Northern Railway NWP (ATSF) 1900 1904 San Francisco and Northwestern Railway
California Northwestern Railway NWP (SP) 1898 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
California and Oregon Railroad SP 1865 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
California Pacific Railroad SP 1865 1898 Southern Pacific Railroad
California Pacific Railroad Extension Company SP 1869 1869 California Pacific Railroad
California, Shasta and Eastern Railway 1912 1927 N/A
California Southern Railroad ATSF 1914 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
California Southern Railroad ATSF 1880 1889 Southern California Railway
California Southern Railroad SP 1870 1870 Southern Pacific Railroad
California Southern Extension Railroad ATSF 1881 1882 California Southern Railroad
California Western Railroad CWR 1947 2003 N/A
California Western Railroad and Navigation Company CWR 1905 1947 California Western Railroad
Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad CPLT 1911 1986 N/A
Carrizo Gorge Railway CZRY 1997 2012 Pacific Imperial Railroad
Carson and Colorado Railroad SP 1881 1892 Carson and Colorado Railway
Carson and Colorado Railway SP 1892 1905 Nevada and California Railway
Cement, Tolenas and Tidewater Railroad 1911 1930 N/A
Central California Railway SP 1904 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Central Pacific Railroad SP 1861 1899 Central Pacific Railway
Central Pacific Railway SP 1899 1959 Southern Pacific Company
Chico and Northern Railroad SP 1903 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Chino Valley Railway 1888 1901 N/A
Chowchilla Pacific Railway SP 1913 1924 Visalia Electric Railroad
Cloverdale and Ukiah Railroad NWP (SP) 1886 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
Coal Fields Railway 1920 1935 N/A
Coast Line Railway SP 1905 1917 Southern Pacific Railroad
Colusa Railroad 1885 1886 Colusa and Lake Railroad
Colusa and Hamilton Railroad SP 1911 1917 Southern Pacific Railroad
Colusa and Lake Railroad 1886 1915 N/A
Corona and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1926 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Coronado Railroad SP 1886 1908 San Diego Southern Railway
Crescent City Railway UP 1906 1915 Riverside, Rialto and Pacific Railroad
Death Valley Railroad 1914 1931 N/A
Diamond and Caldor Railway 1904 1952 N/A
Eel River and Eureka Railroad NWP (ATSF) 1882 1903 San Francisco and Northwestern Railway
Elsinore, Pomona and Los Angeles Railway ATSF 1895 1899 Southern California Railway
Eureka and Klamath River Railroad NWP (SP) 1896 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Eureka Southern Railroad EUKA 1984 1992 North Coast Railroad
Feather River Railway 1939 1966 N/A
Felton and Pescadero Railroad SP 1883 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Ferris and Lakeview Railway ATSF 1898 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Fernley and Lassen Railway SP 1909 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Folsom and Placerville Railroad SP 1876 1877 Sacramento and Placerville Railroad
Fort Bragg and Southeastern Railroad NWP (ATSF) 1903 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Freeport Railroad 1863 1865 N/A
Fresno County Railway ATSF 1905 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Fullerton and Richfield Railway ATSF 1910 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Fulton and Guerneville Railroad NWP (SP) 1877 1877 San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad
Goose Lake and Southern Railway SP 1908 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1930 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Great Western Railway of Colorado GWR 1986 1987 Great Western Railway of Oregon
Great Western Railway of Oregon GWR 1987 1997 Lake County Railroad
Hanford and Summit Lake Railway SP 1910 1917 Southern Pacific Railroad
Harbor Belt Line Railroad HBL 1929 1998 Pacific Harbor Line, Inc.
Hetch Hetchy Railroad 1915 1949 N/A
Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite Valleys Railway of California 1900 1943 N/A
Holton Interurban Railway HI SP 1903 1985 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Howard Terminal Railway HT 1917 Part of Port of Oakland Railroad
Humboldt Railroad NWP (SP) 1901 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Imperial and Gulf Railway SP 1902 1905 Inter-California Railway
Indian Valley Railroad 1916 1938 N/A
Indian Valley Railway WP 1902 1905 Western Pacific Railway
Inter-California Railway SP 1904 1935 Southern Pacific Company
Ione and Eastern Railroad 1904 1908 Amador Central Railroad
Iron Mountain Railway 1895 1927 N/A
Kings Lake Shore Railroad 1917 1934 N/A
Kings River Railway ATSF 1909 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Klamath Lake Railroad 1901 1913 Siskiyou Electric Light and Power Company
Lake County Railroad LCR 1997 Still exists as a lessor of the Lake Railway
Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company SP 1898 1927 Southern Pacific Company
Laton and Western Railroad ATSF 1910 1942 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Loma Prieta Railroad SP 1882 1884 Pajaro and Santa Cruz Railroad
Long Beach Railroad SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Long Beach, Whittier and Los Angeles County Railroad SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and Glendale Railroad UP 1887 1888 Los Angeles and Glendale Railway
Los Angeles and Glendale Railway UP 1888 1891 Los Angeles Terminal Railway
Los Angeles and Independence Railroad SP 1875 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles, Pasadena and Glendale Railway UP 1889 1891 Los Angeles Terminal Railway
Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad UP 1916 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and San Diego Railroad SP 1876 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad ATSF 1883 1887 California Central Railway
Los Angeles and San Pedro Railroad SP 1868 1874 Southern Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles and Santa Monica Railroad ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
Los Angeles Terminal Railway UP 1890 1901 San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Ludlow and Southern Railway 1902 1931 N/A
Marin and Napa Railroad NWP (SP) 1886 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
Marysville Railroad SP 1867 1868 California and Oregon Railroad
Marysville and Susanville Railroad WP 1904 1905 Western Pacific Railway
McCloud River Railroad MR 1897 1992 McCloud Railway
Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway 1896 1913 Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway
Minarets and Western Railway 1921 1932 N/A
Minkler Southern Railway ATSF 1913 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Modesto Interurban Railway 1909 1993 Modesto and Empire Traction Company
Modesto Terminal Company 1920 1938 Modesto Interurban Railway
Modoc Northern Railroad MNRR 2005 2009 Union Pacific Railroad
Modoc Northern Railway SP 1908 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Mojave Northern Railroad 1914 Still exists as a private carrier subsidiary of Cemex
Monterey Railroad SP 1880 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Monterey Extension Railroad SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad SP 1874 1879 Monterey Railroad
Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods Railway 1913 1930 N/A
Napa Valley Railroad SP 1864 1869 California Pacific Railroad Extension Company
National City and Otay Railway SP 1887 1908 San Diego Southern Railway
Nevada and California Railway SP 1905 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Nevada and California Railroad SP 1884 1893 Nevada–California–Oregon Railway
Nevada–California–Oregon Railway SP 1888 1945 Central Pacific Railway
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad 1874 1943 N/A
Nevada and Oregon Railroad SP 1881 1884 Nevada and California Railroad
Nevada Southern Railway ATSF 1892 1895 California Eastern Railway
Newport Wharf and Lumber Company SP 1889 1893 Santa Ana and Newport Railway
North Coast Railroad NCRR 1992 1996 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
North Pacific Coast Railroad NWP (SP) 1871 1902 North Shore Railroad
North Pacific Coast Railroad Extension Company NWP (SP) 1882 1885 North Pacific Coast Railroad
North Shore Railroad NWP (SP) 1902 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
North Western Railroad of California NWP (SP) 1885 1892 North Pacific Coast Railroad
Northern Railway SP 1871 1898 Southern Pacific Railroad
Northern California Railroad SP 1884 1889 Northern California Railway
Northern California Railway SP 1888 1898 Southern Pacific Railroad
Northwestern Pacific Railroad NWP 1996 2001 Northwestern Pacific Railway
Northwestern Pacific Railroad NWP NWP 1907 1992 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Northwestern Pacific Railway NWP 2001 2001 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Northwestern Pacific Railway NWP 1906 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Oakdale Western Railway ATSF 1904 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Oakland and East Side Railroad ATSF 1902 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Oakland Terminal Railroad ATSF/ WP 1935 1943 Oakland Terminal Railway
Oakland Township Railroad SP 1881 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Ocean Shore Railroad 1911 1920 N/A
Ocean Shore Railway 1905 1911 Ocean Shore Railroad
Oregon Eastern Railway SP 1911 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Oregon and Eureka Railroad 1903 1911 N/A Leased the Eureka and Klamath River Railroad and Humboldt Railroad
Otay Railway SP 1887 1888 National City and Otay Railway
Outer Harbor Terminal Railway 1927 1955 N/A
Pacific Coast Railroad 1882 1882 Pacific Coast Railway
Pacific Coast Railway 1882 1941 N/A
Pacific Electric Railway PE SP 1901 1965 Southern Pacific Company Electric until 1961
Pacific Southwestern Railroad SP 1922 1924 Southern Pacific Company
Pajaro and Santa Cruz Railroad SP 1884 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Pajaro Valley Railroad 1890 1897 Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad
Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad 1897 1928 N/A
Pajaro Extension Railway 1897 1897 Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad
Palmdale Railroad 1888 1893 N/A
Parr Terminal Railroad PRT 1950 2002 Richmond Pacific Railroad
Pasadena Railway UP 1887 1892 Los Angeles Terminal Railway
Patterson and Western Railroad 1915 1921 N/A
Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railway 1904 1911 Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad
Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad SP 1862 1869 Sacramento and Placerville Railroad
Port Railroads, Inc. PRI 1973 1996 San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Porterville Northeastern Railway SP 1910 1934 Southern Pacific Company
Quincy and Eastern Railroad 1908 1909 Quincy Western Railway
Quincy Western Railway 1909 1917 Quincy Railroad
Ramona and San Bernardino Railroad SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Randsburg Railway ATSF 1897 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Redondo Beach Railway ATSF 1888 1889 Southern California Railway
Richmond Belt Railway ATSF/ SP 1902 1932 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Southern Pacific Company
Riverside, Rialto and Pacific Railroad UP 1915 1917 Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Riverside, Santa Ana and Los Angeles Railway ATSF 1885 1887 California Central Railway
Sacramento Northern Railway SN WP 1921 1987 Western Pacific Railroad Electric until 1946
Sacramento and Oakland Railway WP 1903 1903 Western Pacific Railway
Sacramento and Placerville Railroad SP 1877 1888 Northern Railway
Sacramento and San Francisco Railroad SP 1864 1865 California Pacific Railroad
Sacramento Southern Railroad SP 1903 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Sacramento Valley Railroad SP 1852 1877 Sacramento and Placerville Railroad
Sacramento Valley and Eastern Railway 1906 1927 N/A
San Bernardino and Eastern Railway ATSF 1890 1892 Southern California Railway
San Bernardino and Los Angeles Railway ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
San Bernardino and San Diego Railway ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
San Bernardino Valley Railway ATSF 1887 1887 California Central Railway
San Diego and Arizona Railway SP 1906 1933 San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway
San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway SDAE SP 1933 Still exists as a lessor of the Carrizo Gorge Railway and San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad
San Diego and Arizona Eastern Transportation Company SDAE 1979 1984 San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad
San Diego Central Railroad ATSF 1886 1887 California Central Railway
San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway SP 1909 1912 San Diego and South Eastern Railway
San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway SP 1887 1888 San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway
San Diego, Cuyamaca and Eastern Railway SP 1888 1909 San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway
San Diego and South Eastern Railway SP 1912 1917 San Diego and Arizona Railway
San Diego Southern Railway SP 1908 1912 San Diego and South Eastern Railway
San Francisco and Alameda Railroad SP 1863 1870 San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Railroad
San Francisco, Alameda and Stockton Railroad SP 1863 1864 San Francisco and Alameda Railroad
San Francisco Bay Railroad SP 1868 1869 Western Pacific Railroad
San Francisco Belt Railroad SFB 1969 1993 N/A
San Francisco and Colorado River Railroad SP 1883 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
San Francisco and Eureka Railway NWP (SP) 1903 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad NWP (SP) 1868 1869 San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Marysville Railroad SP 1857 1865 California Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Napa Railway SP 1903 1911 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad NWP (SP) 1869 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
San Francisco and North Pacific Railway NWP (SP) 1888 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Northwestern Railway NWP (ATSF) 1903 1907 Northwestern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and Oakland Railroad SP 1861 1870 San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Railroad
San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda Railroad SP 1870 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway ATSF 1895 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
San Francisco and San Jose Railroad SP 1860 1870 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Francisco and San Rafael Railroad NWP (SP) 1882 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
San Francisco, Tamalpais and Bolinas Railway NWP (SP) 1889 1892 North Pacific Coast Railroad
San Francisco Terminal Railway and Ferry Company WP 1902 1903 Western Pacific Railway
San Gabriel Valley Rapid Transit Railway SP 1887 1894 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Jacinto Valley Railway ATSF 1887 1887 California Central Railway
San Joaquin and Eastern Railroad SJ&E 1912 1933 N/A
San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad SP 1882 1888 Northern Railway
San Joaquin Valley Railroad SP 1891 1893 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Joaquin Valley Railroad SP 1868 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
San Joaquin Valley and Yosemite Railroad SP 1886 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Jose and Almaden Railroad SP 1886 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Juan Pacific Railway 1907 1912 California Central Railroad
San Luis Obispo Railroad 1873 1875 San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Valley Railroad
San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Valley Railroad 1875 1882 Pacific Coast Railway
San Pablo and Tulare Railroad SP 1871 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Pablo and Tulare Extension Railroad SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad SLR UP 1901 1916 Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
San Rafael and San Quentin Railroad NWP (SP) 1869
San Ramon Valley Railroad SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Santa Ana Railroad SP 1889 1892 Newport Wharf and Lumber Company
Santa Ana and Newport Railway SP 1892 1899 Southern Pacific Railroad
Santa Ana and Westminster Railway SP 1890 1899 Santa Ana and Newport Railway
Santa Clara and Pajaro Valley Railroad SP 1868 1870 Southern Pacific Railroad
Santa Cruz Railroad SP 1873 1881 Pajaro and Santa Cruz Railroad
Santa Cruz and Felton Railroad SP 1874 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
Santa Fe and Los Angeles Harbor Railway ATSF 1922 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe Pacific Railroad ATSF 1897 1902 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Fe and Santa Monica Railway ATSF 1892 1892 Southern California Railway
Santa Fe Terminal Company of California ATSF 1899 1912 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Santa Rosa and Carquinez Railroad SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Shingle Springs and Placerville Railroad SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Sierra Railroad SERA 1935 2003 Sierra Northern Railway
Sierra Railway of California SRYC 1897 1937 Sierra Railroad
Sierra and Mohawk Railway SP 1911 1915 Sierra and Mohawk Railway
Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad SP 1885 1895 Sierra Valleys Railway
Sierra Valleys Railway SP 1895 1909 Sierra and Mohawk Railway
Sonoma County Railroad NWP (SP) 1868 1868 San Francisco and Humboldt Bay Railroad
Sonoma and Marin Railroad NWP (SP) 1875 1877 San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad
Sonoma and Santa Rosa Railroad NWP (SP) 1881 1885 Sonoma Valley Railroad
Sonoma Valley Railroad NWP (SP) 1878 1889 San Francisco and North Pacific Railway
Sonoma Valley Prismoidal Railway NWP (SP) 1875 1878 Sonoma Valley Railroad
South Pacific Coast Railroad SP 1876 1887 South Pacific Coast Railway
South Pacific Coast Railway SP 1887 1937 Southern Pacific Company
South San Francisco Belt Railway SP 1907 1945 Southern Pacific Company
Southern California Railway ATSF 1889 1906 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Southern California Motor Road SP 1887 1895 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1885 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Railroad SP 1865 1955 Southern Pacific Company
Southern Pacific Railroad Extension Company SP 1888 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Branch Railroad SP 1872 1873 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Branch Railway SP 1886 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
State Belt Railroad 1873 1969 San Francisco Belt Railroad
Stockton and Beckwith Pass Railway WP 1902 1903 Western Pacific Railway
Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad SP 1865 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Stockton and Ione Railroad 1873 1875 N/A
Stockton and Tulare Railroad SP 1887 1888 Southern Pacific Railroad
Stockton and Visalia Railroad SP 1869 1877 Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad
Sugar Pine Railway 1903 1922 N/A
Sunset Railroad ATSF/ SP 1900 1912 Sunset Railway
Sunset Railway SUN ATSF/ SP 1912 Still exists as a joint subsidiary of the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad, leased to the San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Sunset Western Railway ATSF/ SP 1909 1912 Sunset Railway
Tidewater and Southern Railroad WP 1910 1912 Tidewater Southern Railway
Tidewater Southern Railway TSO, TS WP 1912 1987 Western Pacific Railroad
Tidewater and Southern Transit Company WP 1912 1912 Tidewater Southern Railway
Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad 1904 1940 N/A
Vaca Valley Railroad SP 1869 1870 Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad
Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad SP 1877 1888 Northern Railway
Ventura County Railway VCY 1911 Still exists as a lessor of the Ventura County Railroad
Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad SP 1896 1899 Southern Pacific Railroad
Visalia Railroad SP 1874 1899 Southern Pacific Railroad
Visalia Electric Railroad VE SP 1904 1992 Southern Pacific Transportation Company Electric until 1944
Visalia and Tulare Railroad 1887 1900 N/A
West Side and Mendocino Railroad SP 1886 1888 Northern Railway
Western Nevada Railroad SP 1879 1880 Nevada and Oregon Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad WP WP 1916 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad SP 1862 1870 Central Pacific Railroad
Western Pacific Railway WP 1903 1916 Western Pacific Railroad
Winters and Ukiah Railway SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Woodland, Capay and Clear Lake Railroad SP 1887 1888 Northern Railway
Yolo Shortline Railroad YSLR 1991 2003 Sierra Northern Railway
Yosemite Short Line Railway 1905 1917 N/A
Yosemite Valley Railroad 1902 1935 Yosemite Valley Railway
Yosemite Valley Railway 1934 1945 N/A
Yreka Railroad 1888 1935 Yreka Western Railroad
Yuba Railroad SP 1862 1869 California and Oregon Railroad
Private carriers

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  1. ^ This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.

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