List of Delaware railroads

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

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Baltimore and Delaware Bay Railroad PRR 1881 1902 Delaware Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1886 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad B&O 1883 1989 CSX Transportation
Brandywine Valley Railroad BVRY 1999 2005 East Penn Railways
Breakwater and Frankford Railroad PRR 1873 1883 Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad
Cambridge and Seaford Railroad PRR 1882 1899 Delaware Railroad
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway CO 1987 1987 CSX Transportation
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1999 CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway
Delaware Railroad PRR 1836 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Delaware and Chesapeake Railway PRR 1877 1899 Delaware Railroad
Delaware and Chester County Railroad B&O 1867 1869 Wilmington and Western Railroad
Delaware Coast Line Railroad DCLR 1982 1994 Maryland and Delaware Railroad
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad PRR 1883 1956 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Delaware and Pennsylvania Railroad PRR 1857 1873 Pennsylvania and Delaware Railway
Delaware and Pennsylvania State Line Railroad RDG 1865 1866 Wilmington and Reading Railroad
Delaware Valley Railway DV 1994 1999 Brandywine Valley Railroad
Delaware Western Railroad B&O 1877 1883 Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad
Dorchester and Delaware Railroad PRR 1867 1883 Cambridge and Seaford Railroad
East Penn Railways EPRY 2005 2007 East Penn Railroad
Junction and Breakwater Railroad PRR 1857 1883 Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad
Lewes and Millsboro Railroad PRR 1835 1873 Breakwater and Frankford Railroad
Maryland and Delaware Railroad PRR 1857 1877 Delaware and Chesapeake Railway
Maryland and Delaware Coast Railway PRR 1924 1932 Maryland and Delaware Seacoast Railroad
Maryland and Delaware Seacoast Railroad PRR 1932 1935 Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad PRR 1905 1905 Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway PRR 1905 1923 Maryland and Delaware Coast Railway
New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Railroad Company PRR 1828 1877 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
New Castle Turnpike and Railroad Company PRR 1829 1830 New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Railroad Company
New Castle and Wilmington Railroad PRR 1839 1877 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
Newark and Delaware City Railroad PRR 1880 1881 Pomeroy and Newark Railroad
Octoraro Railway OCTR 1977 1994 Delaware Valley Railway
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1918 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Pennsylvania and Delaware Railway PRR 1873 1879 Newark and Delaware City Railroad
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad PRR 1902 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philadelphia and Reading Railway P&R RDG 1900 1924 Reading Company
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad PRR 1838 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Pomeroy and Newark Railroad PRR 1881 1917 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Queen Anne's Railroad PRR 1895 1905 Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad
Reading Company RDG RDG 1924 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Smyrna and Delaware Bay Railroad PRR 1865 1902 N/A
Wilmington and Brandywine Railroad RDG 1861 1865 Delaware and Pennsylvania State Line Railroad
Wilmington and Northern Railroad RDG 1877 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Wilmington and Reading Railroad RDG 1866 1876 Wilmington and Northern Railroad
Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad PRR 1832 1838 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
Wilmington and Western Railroad B&O 1869 1877 Delaware Western Railroad

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Notes[edit]

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