List of Connecticut railroads

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

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad NH 1863 1874 New York and New England Railroad
Boston and Maine Corporation BM 1983 Still exists as a lessor of Pan Am Railways operating subsidiary Springfield Terminal Railway
Boston and New York Air-Line Railroad NH 1875 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Boston and New York Central Railroad NH 1853 1858 Midland Railroad
Boston, Norwich and New London Railroad NH 1832 1836 Norwich and Worcester Railroad
Branch Company NH 1845 1850 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Central New England Railway CNE NH 1899 1927 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Central New England and Western Railroad NH 1889 1892 Philadelphia, Reading and New England Railroad
Central Vermont Railroad CN 1873 1899 Central Vermont Railway
Central Vermont Railway CV CN 1899 1995 New England Central Railroad
Colchester Railroad NH 1876 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Connecticut Central Railroad CCCL 1987 1998 Providence and Worcester Railroad
Connecticut Central Railroad NH 1871 1887 New York and New England Railroad
Connecticut Rail Systems, Inc. CTRA 1993 1993 Providence and Worcester Railroad
Connecticut Valley Railroad NH 1868 1880 Hartford and Connecticut Valley Railroad
Connecticut Western Railroad NH 1868 1881 Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1999 CSX Transportation
Danbury and Norwalk Railroad NH 1850 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Danbury Terminal Railroad DTRR 1993 1996 Housatonic Railroad
East Granby and Suffield Railroad NH 1901 1908 Central New England Railway
East Thompson Railroad NH 1853 1858 Boston and New York Central Railroad
Fairfield County Railroad NH 1835 1850 Danbury and Norwalk Railroad
Farmington Valley Railroad NH 1852 1862 New Haven and Northampton Company
Hartford and Connecticut Valley Railroad NH 1879 1892 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad NH 1881 1947 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Hartford and New Haven Railroad NH 1833 1872 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Hartford and Providence Railroad NH 1847 1849 Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad
Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad NH 1849 1879 New York and New England Railroad
Hartford and Springfield Railroad NH 1835 1847 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Housatonic Railroad NH 1836 1898 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Manchester Railroad NH 1833 1847 Hartford and Providence Railroad
Manufacturers' Railroad NH 1897 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Manufacturers' Street Railway NH 1893 1897 Manufacturers' Railroad
Meriden and Cromwell Railroad NH 1882 1888 Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut River Railroad
Meriden and Waterbury Railroad NH 1887 1888 Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut River Railroad
Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut River Railroad NH 1888 1896 Middletown, Meriden and Waterbury Railroad
Middletown Railroad NH 1844 1850 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Middletown Extension Railroad NH 1857 1861 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Middletown, Meriden and Waterbury Railroad NH 1897 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Midland Railroad NH 1858 1862 Midland Land Damage Company
Midland Land Damage Company NH 1861 1863 Southern Midland Railroad
Naugatuck Railroad NH 1845 1906 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New Britain and Middletown Railroad NH 1852 1868 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
New Canaan Railroad NH 1866 1883 Stamford and New Canaan Railroad
New England Railroad NH 1895 1908 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New Haven and Derby Railroad NH 1864 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic Railroad NH 1867 1875 Boston and New York Air-Line Railroad
New Haven and New London Railroad NH 1848 1865 Shore Line Railway
New Haven, New London and Stonington Railroad NH 1858 1864 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
New Haven and Northampton Company NH 1846 1910 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New London Northern Railroad CN 1859 1951 Central Vermont Railway
New London and Stonington Railroad NH 1852 1864 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
New London, Willimantic and Palmer Railroad CN 1849 1861 New London Northern Railroad
New London, Willimantic and Springfield Railroad CN 1847 1849 New London, Willimantic and Palmer Railroad
New York and Boston Railroad NH 1846 1865 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad
New York and Hartford Railroad NH 1845 1849 Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad
New York, Housatonic and Northern Railroad NH 1864 1882 Housatonic Railroad
New York and New England Railroad NH 1873 1895 New England Railroad
New York and New Haven Railroad NH 1844 1872 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad NH NH 1872 1969 Penn Central Transportation Company
New York, Providence and Boston Railroad NH 1833 1893 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New York and Stonington Railroad NH 1832 1833 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
Norwich and Worcester Railroad NH 1836 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1969 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philadelphia, Reading and New England Railroad NH 1892 1899 Central New England Railway
Rockville Railroad NH 1863 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Rockville Branch Railroad NH 1857 1863 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Shepaug Railroad NH 1873 1887 Shepaug, Litchfield and Northern Railroad
Shepaug, Litchfield and Northern Railroad NH 1887 1898 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Shepaug Valley Railroad NH 1866 1873 Shepaug Railroad
Shore Line Railway NH 1864 1897 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
South Manchester Railroad NH 1866 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Southbridge and Blackstone Railroad NH 1849 1853 Boston and New York Central Railroad
Southern Midland Railroad NH 1863 1863 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad
Stamford and New Canaan Railroad NH 1882 1890 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Thompson and Willimantic Railroad NH 1857 1863 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad
Vermont Central Railroad CN 1871 1873 Central Vermont Railroad
Watertown and Waterbury Railroad NH 1869 1893 Naugatuck Railroad
Windsor Locks and Suffield Railroad NH 1868 1871 Hartford and New Haven Railroad
Electric
Not completed

Notes[edit]

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

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