List of Florida railroads

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This is a list of railroads operating in the U.S. state of Florida.

Current railroads[edit]

Common freight carriers[edit]

Private freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Private carriers[edit]

Never built[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Alabama and Florida Railroad 1937 1942 N/A
Alabama and Florida Railroad L&N 1853 1872 Pensacola and Louisville Railroad
Alabama, Florida and Gulf Railroad 1917 1937 Alabama and Florida Railroad
Alabama, Florida and Southern Railroad 1910 1917 Alabama, Florida and Gulf Railroad
Alabama and Western Florida Railroad 1926 1939 N/A
Alafia, Manatee, and Gulf Coast Railroad SAL 1897 1906 Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway
Andalusia, Florida and Gulf Railway 1919 1925 N/A
Apalachicola Northern Railroad AN 1903 Still exists as a lessor of the AN Railway
Arcadia, Gulf Coast and Lakeland Railroad 1891 1893 Florida, Peninsular and Gulf Railroad
Arlington and Atlantic Railway FEC 1892 1892 Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad
Atlanta and St. Andrews Bay Railway A&SA, ASAB 1906 1993 Bay Line Railroad
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad ACL ACL 1902 1967 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Atlantic Coast, St. Johns and Indian River Railway FEC 1883 1899 Southeastern Railway
Atlantic and East Coast Terminal Company ACL/ FEC 1905
Atlantic and Gulf Railroad ACL 1866 1879 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Atlantic, Gulf and West India Transit Company SAL 1872 1881 Florida Transit Railroad
Atlantic, Suwannee River and Gulf Railroad SAL 1893 1893 Atlantic, Suwannee River and Gulf Railway
Atlantic, Suwannee River and Gulf Railway SAL 1893 1909 Seaboard Air Line Railway
Atlantic, Valdosta and Western Railway SOU 1897 1902 Georgia Southern and Florida Railway, St. Johns River Terminal Company
Atlantic and Western Railroad FEC 1888 1896 Florida East Coast Railway
Augusta, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad SAL 1888 1891 Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad
Birmingham, Columbus and St. Andrews Railroad 1903 1926 Alabama and Western Florida Railroad
Blue Spring, Orange City and Atlantic Railroad FEC 1878 1887 Atlantic and Western Railroad
Brooksville and Inverness Railway SAL 1925 1946 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1980 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway BNSF 1996 1997 Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway
Carrabelle, Tallahassee and Georgia Railroad SAL 1891 1906 Georgia, Florida and Alabama Railway
Central of Georgia Railway CG CG 1904 1939 N/A
Charlotte Harbor and Northern Railway SAL 1906 1946 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Chattahoochee and East Pass Railway ACL 1881 1884 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
DeLand and St. John's River Railroad ACL 1886 1890 Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway
East Florida Railway ACL 1880 1884 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
East Florida and Atlantic Railroad SAL 1891 1893 Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad
East and West Coast Railway E&WC SAL 1913 1945 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Fellsmere Railroad 1911 1924 Trans-Florida Central Railroad
Fernandina and Amelia Beach Railway SAL 1883 1894 Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad
Fernandina and Jacksonville Railroad SAL 1880 1884 Florida Railway and Navigation Company
Florida Railroad SAL 1853 1872 Atlantic, Gulf and West India Transit Company
Florida Railway 1905
Florida Railway and Navigation Company SAL 1884 1888 Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad
Florida, Alabama and Gulf Railroad 1911 1919 Andalusia, Florida and Gulf Railway
Florida, Atlantic and Gulf Central Railroad SAL 1851 1868 Florida Central Railroad
Florida Central Railroad ACL 1907 1914 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Florida Central Railroad SAL 1868 1882 Florida Central and Western Railroad
Florida Central and Gulf Railway SAL 1916 1931 N/A
Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad SAL 1888 1903 Seaboard Air Line Railway
Florida Central and Western Railroad SAL 1882 1884 Florida Railway and Navigation Company
Florida Coast and Gulf Railway FEC 1892 1892 Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway
Florida, Georgia and Western Railway SAL 1891 1895 Tallahassee Southeastern Railway
Florida Midland Railway ACL 1883 1896 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Florida, Peninsular and Gulf Railroad 1893
Florida Southern Railroad ACL 1892 1903 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Florida Southern Railway ACL 1881 1892 Florida Southern Railroad
Florida Steinhatchee Railway
Florida Transit Railroad SAL 1881 1883 Florida Transit and Peninsular Railroad
Florida Transit and Peninsular Railroad SAL 1883 1884 Florida Railway and Navigation Company
Florida West Shore Railway SAL 1903 1909 Seaboard Air Line Railway
Florida Western Railroad SAL 1881 1882 Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad
Florida Western and Northern Railroad SAL 1924 1945 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Fort Myers Southern Railroad FMS ACL 1917 1987 Seminole Gulf Railway
Fort White and Southern Railway 1896
Gainesville and Gulf Railway SAL 1895 1907 Tampa and Jacksonville Railway
Gainesville, Ocala and Charlotte Harbor Railroad ACL 1876 1881 Florida Southern Railway
Gainesville, Rocky Point and Micanopy Railway SAL 1884 1895 Gainesville and Gulf Railway
Georgia and Florida RailNet GFRR 1999 2005 Georgia and Florida Railway
Georgia and Florida Railroad GFRR 1995 1999 Georgia and Florida RailNet
Georgia and Florida Railroad G&F G&F 1926 1951 Valdosta Southern Railroad
Georgia and Florida Railway G&F G&F 1906 1926 Georgia and Florida Railroad
Georgia, Florida and Alabama Railroad GF&A SAL 1927 1974 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Georgia, Florida and Alabama Railway GF&A SAL 1901 1928 Georgia, Florida and Alabama Railroad
Georgia Pine Railway SAL 1895 1901 Georgia, Florida and Alabama Railway
Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad SOU 1889 1895 Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
Green Cove and Midland Railway 1885 1892 Southwestern Railroad
Green Cove Springs and Melrose Railroad 1881 1885 Green Cove and Midland Railway
Gulf Coast Railway 1915 1921 N/A
Gulf, Florida and Alabama Railway DWR SLSF 1911 1922 Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railway
Gulf Ports Terminal Railway SLSF 1916 1927 Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railroad
Halifax and Indian River Railway FEC 1891 1892 Florida Coast and Gulf Railway
Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad FEC 1892 1892 Jacksonville and Atlantic Railway
Jacksonville and Atlantic Railway FEC 1893 1900 Florida East Coast Railway
Jacksonville Belt Railroad SAL 1886 1888 Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad
Jacksonville Bridge Company FEC 1888 1892 Florida Coast and Gulf Railway
Jacksonville, Gainesville and Gulf Railway SAL 1926 1943 N/A
Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad SAL 1869 1882 Florida Central and Western Railroad
Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Halifax River Railway FEC 1881 1892 Florida Coast and Gulf Railway
Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway FEC 1892 1895 Florida East Coast Railway
Jacksonville and St. John's River Railway ACL 1899 1899 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Jacksonville and Southwestern Railroad ACL 1899 1904 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway ACL 1881 1899 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Jacksonville and St. John's River Railway
Jacksonville Terminal Company JTCO ACL/ FEC/ SAL/ SOU 1894 1978 N/A
Jaxport Terminal Railway JXPT 1989 1996 Talleyrand Terminal Railroad
Jupiter and Lake Worth Railway 1888 1895 N/A
Kissimmee River Railway SAL 1917 N/A
Lake Monroe and Orlando Railroad ACL 1875 1879 South Florida Railroad
Lake Wimico and St. Joseph Canal and Railroad Company 1836 1841 N/A
Leesburg and Indian River Railroad SAL 1881 1884 Florida Railway and Navigation Company
Live Oak and Gulf Railway 1894 1904 Suwannee and San Pedro Railroad
Live Oak and Perry Railroad SOU 1903 1905 Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad
Live Oak, Perry and Georgia Railroad 1995 1999 Georgia and Florida RailNet
Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad SOU 1905 1971 Live Oak, Perry and South Georgia Railway
Live Oak, Perry and South Georgia Railway LPSG SOU 1971 1993 Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
Live Oak and Rowland's Bluff Railroad ACL 1881 1884 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Live Oak, Tampa and Charlotte Harbor Railroad ACL 1881 1884 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Louisville and Nashville Railroad L&N, LN L&N 1880 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Macon and Florida Air Line Railroad SOU 1884 1889 Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad
Madison Southern Railway 1922 N/A
Marianna and Blountstown Railroad M&BT, MBT 1909 1972 N/A
Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railroad MSBP SLSF 1924 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railway MSBP SLSF 1922 1924 Muscle Shoals, Birmingham and Pensacola Railroad
Naples, Seaboard, and Gulf Railway SAL 1926 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Ocala Northern Railroad 1909 1915 Ocklawaha Valley Railroad
Ocala and Southwestern Railroad 1923 N/A
Ocklawaha Valley Railroad 1915 1922 N/A
Orange Belt Railway ACL 1885 1893 Sanford and St. Petersburg Railroad
Orange Ridge, DeLand and Atlantic Railroad ACL 1880 1886 DeLand and St. John's River Railroad
Orlando and Winter Park Railway SAL 1886 1891 East Florida and Atlantic Railroad
Ormond Bridge Company FEC 1887 1898 Florida East Coast Railway
Osceola and Lake Jesup Railway SAL 1889 1891 East Florida and Atlantic Railroad
Palatka Bridge Company FEC 1888 1893 Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway
Palatka and Indian River Railway ACL 1881 1887 Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway
Pelham and Havana Railroad 1906 1923 N/A
Peninsular Railroad SAL 1878 1883 Florida Transit and Peninsular Railroad
Pensacola Railroad L&N 1877 1880 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Pensacola, Alabama and Tennessee Railroad SLSF 1892 1915 Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans Railway
Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad L&N 1881 1891 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Pensacola and Barrancas Railroad L&N 1870 1882 Florida Western Railroad
Pensacola Electric Company 1906
Pensacola Electric Terminal Railway 1897 1906 Pensacola Electric Company
Pensacola and Georgia Railroad SAL 1853 1869 Atlantic and Gulf Railroad, Tallahassee Railroad
Pensacola and Louisville Railroad L&N 1868 1878 Pensacola Railroad
Pensacola and Mobile Railroad and Manufacturing Company L&N 1861 1881 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans Railway SLSF 1907 1917 Gulf Ports Terminal Railway
Pensacola and Perdido Railroad SLSF 1869 1915 Pensacola, Mobile and New Orleans Railway
Pensacola Street Car Company 1882 1891 Pensacola Terminal Company
Pensacola Terminal Company 1891 1897 Pensacola Electric Terminal Railway
Plant System ACL 1894 1902 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Plant City, Arcadia and Gulf Railway SAL 1905 1909 Seaboard Air Line Railway
Port Inglis Terminal Company SAL 1916 Florida Central and Gulf Railway
Port St. Joe Dock and Terminal Railway 1912 1929 N/A
St. Andrews Bay Railway and Terminal Company 1914
St. Augustine and Halifax River Railway FEC 1889 1893 Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway
St. Augustine and Palatka Railway FEC 1886 1889 St. Augustine and Halifax River Railway
St. Augustine and South Beach Railway 1886
St. Cloud and Sugar Belt Railway ACL 1888 1893 South Florida Railroad
St. Johns Railway FEC 1858 1893 Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway
St. Johns and Halifax Railway FEC 1881 1888 St. Johns and Halifax River Railway
St. Johns and Halifax River Railway FEC 1888 1893 Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Indian River Railway
St. John's and Lake Eustis Railroad ACL 1896 1902 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
St. John's and Lake Eustis Railway ACL 1879 1896 St. John's and Lake Eustis Railroad
St. Johns River Terminal Company SJRT SOU 1901
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1928 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
Sanford and Everglades Railroad ACL 1908 1913 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Sanford and Indian River Railroad ACL 1881 1893 South Florida Railroad
Sanford and Lake Eustis Railroad ACL 1885 1890 Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway
Sanford and St. Petersburg Railroad ACL 1893 1903 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Savannah, Florida and Western Railway ACL 1876 1902 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Seaboard Air Line Railroad SAL SAL 1946 1967 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Seaboard Air Line Railway SAL 1900 1945 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Seaboard-All Florida Railway SAL 1925 1945 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad SCL 1967 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Seaboard System Railroad SBD 1983 1986 CSX Transportation
Silver Springs, Ocala and Gulf Railroad ACL 1875 1901 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Silver Springs and Western Railroad
South Central Florida Railroad SCFE 1990 1994 South Central Florida Express, Inc.
South Florida Railroad ACL 1879 1893 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
South Florida and Gulf Railroad 1914 1918 N/A
South Georgia Railway SOU 1900 1971 Live Oak, Perry and South Georgia Railway
Southeastern Railway FEC 1899 1902 Florida East Coast Railway
Southwestern Railroad 1892 1899 N/A
Standard and Hernando Railroad SAL 1903 1916 Florida Central and Gulf Railway
Starke and Sampson City Railroad SAL 1890 Atlantic, Suwannee River and Gulf Railway
Suwannee and San Pedro Railroad 1900 1905 Florida Railway
Tallahassee Railroad SAL 1834 1870 Jacksonville, Pensacola and Mobile Railroad
Tallahassee, Perry and Southeastern Railway SAL 1905 1909 Seaboard Air Line Railway
Tallahassee Southeastern Railway SAL 1895 1906 Tallahassee, Perry and Southeastern Railway
Tampa and Gulf Coast Railroad SAL 1913 1976 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Tampa and Gulf Coast Railway SAL 1909 1913 Tampa and Gulf Coast Railroad
Tampa and Jacksonville Railway SAL 1906 1927 Jacksonville, Gainesville and Gulf Railway
Tampa Northern Railroad TN SAL 1906 1946 Seaboard Air Line Railroad
Tampa, Peace Creek and St. John's River Railroad ACL 1878 1881 Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway
Tampa Southern Railroad TAS ACL 1917 1982 Seaboard System Railroad
Tampa Terminal Company SAL 1906
Tampa and Thonotosassa Railroad ACL 1893 1901 Savannah, Florida and Western Railway
Tampa Union Station Company ACL/ SAL 1910 1968 N/A
Tavares, Apopka and Gulf Railroad SAL 1881 1890 Tavares and Gulf Railroad
Tavares and Gulf Railroad TV&G SAL 1890 1969 Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
Tavares, Orlando and Atlantic Railroad SAL 1881 1891 Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad
Thomasville, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad SAL 1882 1888 Augusta, Tallahassee and Gulf Railroad
Trans-Florida Central Railroad 1924 1953 N/A
Tropical Florida Railroad SAL 1881 1883 Florida Transit and Peninsular Railroad
United States and West Indies Railroad and Steamship Company SAL 1900 1903 Florida West Shore Railway
Valdosta Southern Railroad VSO 1951 1972 N/A
Valdosta Southern Railway G&F 1895 1907 Georgia and Florida Railway
West Coast Railway SOU 1900 1924 South Georgia Railway
West India Fruit and Steamship Company WIF 1946 1961 N/A
Western Railway of Florida 1886 1892 Southwestern Railroad Leased the Green Cove and Midland Railway
Winston and Bone Valley Railroad ACL 1892 1909 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Withlacoochee Railway G&F 1893 1895 Valdosta Southern Railway
Yalaha and Western Railroad ACL 1900 1902 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Yellow River Railroad SAL 1887 1906 Louisville and Nashville Railroad

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Under same management and with a walking-distance transfer between the two.
  2. ^ Under same management and with a walking-distance transfer between the two.