List of Idaho railroads

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The following railroads operate in Idaho.

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Alder Creek Railway 1912 1918 N/A
Boise City Railway and Terminal Company UP 1893 1910 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Boise, Nampa and Owyhee Railway UP 1896 1907 Idaho Northern Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Camas Prairie RailNet CSP 1998 2004 Great Northwest Railroad
Camas Prairie Railroad CSP NP/ UP 1909 1998 Camas Prairie RailNet
Canyon Creek Railroad NP 1887 1888 Coeur d'Alene Railway and Navigation Company
Central Idaho Railroad UP 1910 1914 Oregon Short Line Railroad
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 Idaho MILW 1906 1908 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington MILW 1908 1909 Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1980 St. Maries River Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad
Clearwater Short Line Railway NP 1898 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Clearwater Valley Railroad UP 1898 1916 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Coeur d'Alene Railway and Navigation Company NP 1886 1897 Northern Pacific Railway
Coeur d'Alene and Pend d'Oreille Railway UP 1910 1941 Spokane International Railroad
Columbia and Palouse Railroad UP 1882 1910 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Craig Mountain Railway 1921 1965 N/A
Craig Mountain Lumber Company's Railway 1909 1921 Craig Mountain Railway
Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad NP 1907 1939 N/A
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1890 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Idaho Central Railway UP 1886 1889 Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway
Idaho Northern Railroad UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Idaho Northern Railway UP 1897 1912 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Idaho Southern Railroad 1908 1916 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
Intermountain Railway 1907 1935 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
Lewiston, Nezperce and Eastern Railroad 1915 1924 N/A
Malad Valley Railroad UP 1902 1910 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Milner and North Side Railroad 1907 1915 N/A
Minidoka and Southwestern Railroad UP 1904 1910 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Nezperce Railroad NEZP 1945 1983 N/A
Nez Perce and Idaho Railroad 1917 1946 Nezperce Railroad
Nez Perce and Idaho Railroad 1908 1915 Lewiston, Nezperce and Eastern Railroad
Northern Pacific Railroad NP 1864 1896 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railway NP NP 1896 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company UP 1896 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company UP 1884 1896 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Short Line Railroad UP 1897 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Oregon Short Line Railway UP 1882 1889 Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway UP 1889 1897 Oregon Short Line Railroad
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
Pacific and Idaho Northern Railway P&IN UP 1899 1936 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad PCC 1996 2006 Washington and Idaho Railway
Payette Valley Railroad UP 1906 1914 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Payette Valley Extension Railroad UP 1910 1914 Oregon Short Line Railroad
St. Anthony Railroad UP 1899 1910 Oregon Short Line Railroad
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway GN 1879 1907 Great Northern Railway
Salmon River Railroad UP 1901 1910 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Salt Lake and Idaho Railroad UP 1909 1914 Oregon Short Line Railroad
San Francisco, Idaho and Montana Railway UP 1905 1909 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and Palouse Railway GN 1926 1943 Great Northern Railway Electric until 1941
Spokane Falls and Idaho Railroad NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific 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
Utah Northern Railroad UP 1872 1878 Utah and Northern Railway
Utah and Northern Railway UP 1878 1889 Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway
Wallace and Sunset Railroad NP 1890 1898 Northern Pacific 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.
Weiser, Idaho and Spokane Railway UP 1899 Pacific and Idaho Northern Railway
Yellowstone Park Railroad UP 1905 1910 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Electric

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Association of American Railroads (2003), Railroad Service in Idaho PDF. Retrieved May 9, 2005.
  • Hilton, George W. (1990). American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2369-9.