List of Iowa railroads

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

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Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Albia and Centerville Railway 1890 1910 Southern Iowa Traction Company
Albia, Knoxville and Des Moines Railroad CB&Q 1868 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Ames and College Railway 1890 1907 Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad ATSF 1889 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atlantic and Audubon Railroad RI 1878 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Atlantic Northern Railway 1913 1936 N/A
Atlantic Northern and Southern Railway 1906 1913 Atlantic Northern Railway, Atlantic Southern Railway
Atlantic Southern Railroad RI 1879 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Atlantic Southern Railway 1913 1915 N/A
Avoca, Harlan and Northern Railroad RI 1878 1899 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Avoca, Macedonia and South Western Railroad RI 1879 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Bellevue and Cascade Railroad 1933 1936 N/A
Boone County Railway CNW 1899 1900 Chicago and North Western Railway
Boone Valley Coal and Railway Company CNW 1893 1899 Marshalltown and Dakota Railway
Boyer Valley Railway CNW 1898 1900 Chicago and North Western Railway
Brownville and Nodaway Valley Railway CB&Q 1872 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway RI 1868 1878 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway RI 1876 1903 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Burlington, Fort Madison and Southwestern Railway CB&Q 1870 1871 Burlington and Southwestern Railway
Burlington and Missouri Railroad CB&Q 1871 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad CB&Q 1852 1875 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska CB&Q 1869 1880 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington, Muscatine and Northwestern Railway RI 1925 1952 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington and Northwestern Railway CB&Q 1876 1902 Burlington and Western Railway
Burlington and Northwestern Narrow Gauge Railway CB&Q 1875 1876 Burlington and Northwestern Railway
Burlington and Southwestern Railway CB&Q 1871 1880 Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Burlington and Southwestern Railway CB&Q 1869 1870 Burlington, Fort Madison and Southwestern Railway
Burlington and Western Railway CB&Q 1881 1903 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Cedar Falls and Minnesota Railroad IC 1858 1896 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Falls and New Hartford Railroad IC 1903 1904 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Falls and North Eastern Railroad IC 1904 1905 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Rapids and Burlington Railroad RI 1867 1868 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway
Cedar Rapids and Chicago Railroad IC 1886 1888 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Rapids and Clinton Railway RI 1882 1902 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Cedar Rapids, Garner and Northwestern Railway RI 1898 1900 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway RI 1880 1902 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Cedar Rapids and Missouri River Railroad CNW 1860 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Cedar Rapids and St. Louis Railroad MILW 1871 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Cedar Rapids and St. Paul Railway RI 1865 1868 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway
Cedar Valley Railroad CVAR 1984 1991 Cedar River Railroad
Centerville, Albia and Southern Railway 1914 1916 Iowa Southern Utilities Company
Centerville, Moravia and Albia Railroad 1879 1890 Albia and Centerville Railway
Central Railroad of Iowa MSTL 1869 1877 Central Iowa Railway
Central Iowa Railway CIRC 1974 1974 N/A
Central Iowa Railway MSTL 1878 1888 Iowa Railway
Chariton, Des Moines and Southern Railroad CB&Q 1876 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Charles City Railway Line, Inc. CCRY 1987 1994 N/A
Charles City Western Railway 1910 1964 Iowa Terminal Railroad
Cherokee and Dakota Railroad IC 1887 1888 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Chicago, Anamosa and Northern Railway 1903 1916 N/A
Chicago, Bellevue, Cascade and Western Railway MILW 1878 1880 Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway CB&Q 1880 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad CB&Q 1885 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q CB&Q 1868 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A Leased the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Pacific Railroad MSTL 1882 1882 Central Iowa Railway
Chicago, Clinton and Dubuque Railroad MILW 1871 1877 Clinton and Dubuque Railroad
Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad MILW 1878 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago, Clinton and Western Railroad RI 1877 1878 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Chicago, Decorah and Minnesota Railway RI 1881 1902 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Chicago, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad MILW 1871 1877 Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines Railroad CB&Q 1899 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines Railway CB&Q 1890 1899 Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines Railroad
Chicago Great Western Railroad CGW CGW 1909 1941 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW CGW 1940 1968 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW 1892 1909 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Chicago, Iowa and Dakota Railway CNW 1882 1903 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Iowa and Kansas Railway RI 1876 1877 Chicago, Clinton and Western Railroad
Chicago, Iowa and Minnesota Railway CNW 1895 1901 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad CNW 1856 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Iowa and Northern Pacific Railroad RI 1885 1888 Davenport, Iowa and Dakota Railroad
Chicago and Iowa Western Railway RI 1891 1894 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway MILW 1874 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1985 The Milwaukee Road, Inc.
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1864 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1995 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Omaha and St. Joseph Railroad RI 1872 1882 Cedar Rapids and Clinton Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1947 1980 Burlington Northern Inc., Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Chicago and North Western Railway, Iowa Railroad, Iowa Northern Railway, Keokuk Junction Railway, Kewash Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI 1902 1916 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI 1866 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1880 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City Railway CGW 1886 1893 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway CMO CNW 1881 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway ATSF 1887 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway of Iowa ATSF 1886 1887 Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway
Chicago and South Western Railway RI 1869 1876 Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Chillicothe and Chariton Railroad CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Clarinda, College Springs and South Western Railroad CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Clinton and Dubuque Railroad MILW 1877 1878 Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Colfax Northern Railroad 1901 1912 Colfax Northern Railway
Colfax Northern Railway 1912 1926 N/A
Council Bluffs Railway CBGR 1991 2006 Iowa Interstate Railroad
Council Bluffs and Ottumwa Railway CBOA 1989 1991 Council Bluffs Railway
Council Bluffs and St. Joseph Railroad CB&Q 1858 1869 St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Council Bluffs and St. Louis Railway WAB 1878 1886 Omaha and St. Louis Railway
Creston Branch of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad CB&Q 1871 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Creston and Northern Railroad CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Creston, Winterset and Des Moines Railroad 1911 1918 N/A
Crooked Creek Railroad and Coal Company CNW 1875 1916 Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad
Davenport, Clinton and Eastern Railway CB&Q/ MILW 1895 1901 Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway
Davenport, Iowa and Dakota Railroad RI 1882 1892 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Davenport and North Western Railway MILW 1876 1879 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Davenport and Rock Island Railway Bridge Company CB&Q/ MILW 1884 1895 Davenport and Rock Island Bridge, Railway and Terminal Company
Davenport and Rock Island Bridge, Railway and Terminal Company CB&Q/ MILW 1895 1898 Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway
Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway DRI CB&Q/ MILW 1898 1995 Soo Line Railroad
Davenport and St. Paul Railroad MILW 1868 1876 Davenport and North Western Railway
Des Moines, Adel and Western Railroad MILW 1875 1880 Des Moines North Western Railway
Des Moines and Central Iowa Railroad D&CI, DCI CNW 1922 1949 Des Moines and Central Iowa Railway Electric until 1949
Des Moines and Central Iowa Railway DCI CNW 1949 1983 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad MSTL 1874 1915 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Des Moines, Indianola and Missouri Railroad RI 1870 1876 Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Des Moines, Iowa Falls and Northern Railway RI 1899 1908 St. Paul and Des Moines Railroad
Des Moines and Kansas City Railway CB&Q 1888 1898 Keokuk and Western Railroad
Des Moines and Knoxville Railway CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Des Moines and Minneapolis Railroad CNW 1877 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Des Moines and Minnesota Railroad CNW 1870 1877 Des Moines and Minneapolis Railroad
Des Moines and Northern Railway MILW 1889 1891 Des Moines, Northern and Western Railway
Des Moines, Northern and Western Railroad MILW 1895 1899 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Des Moines, Northern and Western Railway MILW 1891 1895 Des Moines, Northern and Western Railroad
Des Moines North Western Railway MILW 1880 1888 Des Moines and Northwestern Railway
Des Moines and Northwestern Railway MILW 1887 1891 Des Moines, Northern and Western Railway
Des Moines, Osceola and Southern Railroad CB&Q 1879 1887 Des Moines and Kansas City Railway
Des Moines and St. Louis Railroad WAB 1881 1899 Wabash Railroad
Des Moines Southern Railway RI 1901 1903 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Des Moines Terminal Company 1902
Des Moines Union Railway DMU 1884 1989 Norfolk and Western Railway
Des Moines Valley Railroad MSTL, RI 1864 1873 Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad, Keokuk and Des Moines Railway
Des Moines Western Railway CNW 1974 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Des Moines Western Railway MILW 1871 1874 Des Moines, Adel and Western Railroad
Des Moines, Winterset and South Western Railroad RI 1871 1879 Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Dubuque, Bellevue and Mississippi Railway MILW 1870 1871 Chicago, Clinton and Dubuque Railroad
Dubuque and Dakota Railroad CGW 1878 1887 Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad
Dubuque and MacGregor Railway MILW 1868 1869 Dubuque and Minnesota Railway
Dubuque, Marion and Western Railroad MILW 1860 1863 Dubuque South Western Railroad
Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad MILW 1877 1878 Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Dubuque and Minnesota Railway MILW 1869 1871 Chicago, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Dubuque and Northwestern Railway CGW 1883 1886 Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad
Dubuque and Pacific Railroad IC 1853 1860 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad IC 1860 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Dubuque South Western Railroad MILW 1863 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Dubuque Western Railroad MILW 1855 1861 Dubuque, Marion and Western Railroad
Dunleith and Dubuque Bridge Company IC 1867 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Eldora Railroad and Coal Company MSTL 1866 1868 Iowa River Railway
Fairfield and Ottumwa Railroad CB&Q 1900 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Farmers Union Railroad 1875 1875 N/A
Forest City Southern Railway CNW 1881 1882 Chicago, Iowa and Dakota Railway
Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad CNW 1906 1942 Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railway
Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railway FDDM CNW 1942 1983 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company Electric until 1955
Fort Dodge and Fort Ridgeley Railroad MSTL 1878 1881 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
Fort Dodge and Fort Ridgeley Railroad and Telegraph Company MSTL 1876 1878 Fort Dodge and Fort Ridgeley Railroad
Fort Dodge and Omaha Railroad IC 1898 1900 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Fort Madison, Farmington and Western Railroad CB&Q 1869 1870 Burlington, Fort Madison and Southwestern Railway
Fort Madison and Keokuk Railway and Transportation Company CB&Q 1862 1867 Keokuk and St. Paul Railway
Fort Madison and Northwestern Railway CB&Q 1872 1890 Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines Railway
Fort Madison, Oskaloosa and Northwestern Railway CB&Q 1872 1872 Fort Madison and Northwestern Railway
Fort Madison, West Point, Keosauqua and Bloomfield Railroad CB&Q 1853 1857 Iowa Southern Railroad
Galena and Chicago Union Railroad CNW 1862 1864 Chicago and North Western Railway
Gowrie and Northwestern Railway RI 1899 1900 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1907 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Grinnell and Montezuma Railroad MSTL 1875 1882 Keithsburg, Grinnell and Dakota Railway
Guthrie and Northwestern Railroad RI 1879 1890 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Harlan and Kirkman Railway CNW 1899 1900 Chicago and North Western Railway
Hastings and Avoca Railroad CB&Q 1870 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Humeston and Shenandoah Railroad CB&Q 1881 1896 Humeston and Shenandoah Railway
Humeston and Shenandoah Railway CB&Q 1896 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1867 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG 1972 1985 Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad
I&M Rail Link IMRL 1997 2002 Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad
Iowa Railroad IRRC 1981 1987 N/A
Iowa Railway MSTL 1888 1888 Iowa Central Railway
Iowa Railway, Coal and Manufacturing Company CNW 1873 1887 Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa Central Railway MSTL 1888 1912 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Iowa Central Air Line Railroad CNW 1853 1864 Mississippi, Maquoketa and Northwestern Railroad
Iowa Central and Northwestern Railway MSTL 1880 1882 Central Iowa Railway
Iowa Central and Western Railway MSTL 1898 1916 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad ICE 2002 2008 Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Iowa City and Western Railway RI 1878 1902 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Iowa Eastern Railroad MILW 1872 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Iowa Falls and Sioux City Railroad IC 1867 1888 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Iowa and Great Northern Railway GN 1905 1910 Great Northern Railway
Iowa Midland Railway CNW 1870 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa and Minnesota Railroad RI 1870 1883 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway
Iowa and Minnesota Railway CNW 1866 1870 Des Moines and Minnesota Railroad
Iowa, Minnesota and North Pacific Railway RI 1871 1877 Newton and Monroe Railroad
Iowa, Minnesota and Northwestern Railway CNW 1898 1900 Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa and Missouri State Line Railroad CB&Q 1859 1870 Burlington and Southwestern Railway
Iowa Northern Railway 1882 1901 Colfax Northern Railroad
Iowa Northern Central Railroad CB&Q 1867 1870 Keokuk, Iowa City and Minnesota Railroad
Iowa and Omaha Short Line Railway 1908 1916 N/A
Iowa Pacific Railroad CGW 1870 1879 Dubuque and Dakota Railroad, Mason City and Fort Dodge Railroad
Iowa River Railway MSTL 1868 1869 Central Railroad of Iowa
Iowa and St. Louis Railway CB&Q 1901 1903 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Iowa Southern Railroad ISR 1984 1989 Council Bluffs and Ottumwa Railway
Iowa Southern Railroad CB&Q 1857 1862 Fort Madison and Keokuk Railway and Transportation Company
Iowa Southern Railway CNW 1913 1920 Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa Southern Railway CB&Q 1868 1870 Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway
Iowa Southern Junction Railroad CB&Q 1858 1859 Iowa Southern Railroad
Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad RI 1876 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Iowa Southern Utilities Company ISN, ISU 1916 1941 Southern Iowa Railway
Iowa Southwestern Railroad RI 1870 1872 Chicago, Omaha and St. Joseph Railroad
Iowa and Southwestern Railway 1916 N/A
Iowa South Western Railway CNW 1880 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa Terminal Railroad IAT 1961 1987 Charles City Railway Line, Inc., Iowa Traction Railroad
Iowa Transfer Railway CB&Q/ CGW/ RI 1906
Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad CB&Q 1870 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Keithsburg Bridge Company MSTL 1881 1901 Iowa Central Railway
Keithsburg, Grinnell and Dakota Railway MSTL 1882 1882 Central Iowa Railway
Keokuk Railway and Improvement Company CB&Q 1891 1900 St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Keokuk and Des Moines Railway RI 1874 1924 St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad
Keokuk, Fort Des Moines and Minnesota Railroad MSTL, RI 1853 1864 Des Moines Valley Railroad
Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge Company 1868
Keokuk and Hamilton Mississippi Bridge Company 1866 1868 Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge Company
Keokuk, Iowa City and Minnesota Railroad CB&Q 1870 1874 Burlington and Northwestern Railway, Keokuk and North Western Railroad
Keokuk and Minnesota Railway CB&Q 1869 1870 Keokuk, Iowa City and Minnesota Railroad
Keokuk, Mount Pleasant and Muscatine Railroad CB&Q 1855 1866 Keokuk and St. Paul Railway
Keokuk, Mount Pleasant and Northern Railroad CB&Q 1879 1881 Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad CB&Q 1881 1889 Mount Pleasant and Keokuk Railroad
Keokuk and North Western Railroad CB&Q 1876 1881 Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Keokuk and St. Paul Railway CB&Q 1867 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Keokuk Union Depot Company CB&Q/ RI/ TP&W/ WAB 1890 Still exists as a subsidiary of the Keokuk Junction Railway
Keokuk and Western Railroad CB&Q 1886 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Keosauqua and Southwestern Railroad RI 1880 1890 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Kewash Railroad KWTR 1983 1988 N/A
Leon, Mount Ayr and Southwestern Railroad CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Linn County Railway CNW 1886 1887 Chicago and North Western Railway
Manchester and Oneida Railway 1900 1951 N/A
Maple River Railroad CNW 1876 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Maple Valley Railway CNW 1886 1887 Chicago and North Western Railway
Maquoketa, Hurstville and Dubuque Railroad MILW 1888 1903 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Marshalltown and Dakota Railway CNW 1895 1903 Newton and Northwestern Railroad
Mason City and Fort Dodge Railroad CGW 1881 1940 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Mason City and Fort Dodge Railway CGW 1902 1905 Mason City and Fort Dodge Railroad
Mason City and Minnesota Railway MILW 1870 1871 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
McGregor and Missouri River Railway MILW 1869 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
McGregor and Sioux City Railway MILW 1868 1869 McGregor and Missouri River Railway, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
McGregor Western Railway MILW 1863 1867 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Milwaukee, Chicago, Cassville and Montana Railroad MILW 1871 1872 Iowa Eastern Railroad
Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railway MILW 1865 1867 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
The Milwaukee Road, Inc. MILW MILW 1985 1986 Soo Line Railroad
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway MILW 1867 1874 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad MSTL 1895 1944 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad and Telegraph Company of Iowa MSTL 1895 1895 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway MSTL MSTL 1939 1960 Chicago and North Western Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway MSTL 1881 1894 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad and Telegraph Company of Iowa
Minnesota and Iowa Railway CNW 1898 1900 Chicago and North Western Railway
Minnesota and Iowa Southern Railway MSTL 1878 1881 Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad CGW 1886 1887 Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City Railway
Mississippi, Maquoketa and Northwestern Railroad CNW 1868 1871 Iowa Midland Railway
Mississippi and Missouri Railroad RI 1853 1866 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Mississippi River Railroad and Toll Bridge Company ATSF 1886 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Mississippi Valley and Western Railway CB&Q 1871 1875 St. Louis, Keokuk and North Western Railway
Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway CB&Q 1870 1886 Keokuk and Western Railroad
Missouri Valley and Blair Railway and Bridge Company CNW 1882 1920 Chicago and North Western Railway
Moulton, Albia and Des Moines Railroad WAB 1899 1899 Wabash Railroad
Mount Pleasant and Keokuk Railroad CB&Q 1889 1889 St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Moville Extension Railway CNW 1901 1901 Sioux City and Pacific Railroad
Murray and Creston Railroad CB&Q 1900 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Muscatine, Burlington and Southern Railroad RI 1916 1925 Burlington, Muscatine and Northwestern Railway
Muscatine and Iowa City Railway 1915 1916 N/A Leased several lines from the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Muscatine North and South Railroad RI 1893 1905 Muscatine North and South Railway
Muscatine North and South Railway RI 1905 1916 Muscatine, Burlington and Southern Railroad
Muscatine Western Railroad RI 1870 1872 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway
Nebraska Railway CB&Q 1875 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Nebraska City, Sidney and North Eastern Railway CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
New Sharon, Coal Valley and Eastern Railroad MSTL 1880 1882 Chicago, Burlington and Pacific Railroad
Newton and Monroe Railroad RI 1877 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Newton and Northwestern Railroad CNW 1902 1909 Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad
Norfolk and Western Railway N&W, NW 1964 1998 Norfolk Southern Railway
Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway Company IC 1893 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis Railroad WAB 1896 1901 Wabash Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis Railway WAB 1887 1896 Omaha and St. Louis Railroad
Ottumwa, Cedar Falls and St. Paul Railway CNW 1883 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Ottumwa Terminal Railroad 1989 Council Bluffs and Ottumwa Railway
Red Oak and Atlantic Railroad CB&Q 1870 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Sabula, Ackley and Dakota Railroad MILW 1870 1872 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Sac City and Wall Lake Railroad CNW 1877 1878 Maple River Railroad
St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad CB&Q 1869 1870 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
St. Louis and Cedar Rapids Railway WAB 1865 1873 St. Louis, Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids Railway
St. Louis, Des Moines and Northern Railway MILW 1881 1889 Des Moines and Northern Railway
St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad CB&Q 1887 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Louis, Keokuk and North Western Railway CB&Q 1875 1887 St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
St. Louis, Keosauqua and St. Paul Railroad RI 1873 1875 Keosauqua and Southwestern Railroad
St. Louis, Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids Railway WAB 1875 1887 Wabash Western Railway
St. Paul and Des Moines Railroad RI 1905 1911 St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad
St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad RI 1911 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad CNW 1879 1881 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Sioux City Bridge Company CNW 1872 1956 Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Dakota Railroad MILW 1879 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Sioux City, Dakota and North Western Railway CNW 1909 1910 Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Northern Railroad GN 1887 1900 Willmar and Sioux Falls Railway
Sioux City and Pacific Railroad CNW 1864 1901 Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Pembina Railway MILW 1870 1879 Sioux City and Dakota Railroad
Sioux City and St. Paul Railroad CNW 1866 1879 St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad
Sioux City Terminal Railroad and Warehouse Company GN 1889 1900 Union Terminal Railway
Sioux City Terminal Railway SCT 1907 1972 N/A
Sioux Valley Railway CNW 1887 1887 Chicago and North Western Railway
Soo Line Railroad SOO CP 1986 1997 I&M Rail Link
Southern Industrial Railroad SIRR 1964 1967 N/A
Southern Iowa Railway 1941 1965 Southern Industrial Railroad
Southern Iowa Railway CNW 1900 1901 Chicago and North Western Railway
Southern Iowa Traction Company 1910 1914 Centerville, Albia and Southern Railway
Stacyville Railroad IC 1897 1903 Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Stanwood and Tipton Railway CNW 1872 1884 Chicago and North Western Railway
Tabor and Northern Railway 1887 1934 N/A
Tama and Toledo Railroad CNW 1953 Chicago and North Western Railway Electric until 1925
Tarkio Valley Railroad CB&Q 1880 1900 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Toledo and Northwestern Railway CNW 1869 1890 Chicago and North Western Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw Railway TP&W 1869 1880 Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad TP&W, TPW TP&W 1926 1983 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad TP&W 1879 1886 Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway TPW 1989 2001 Keokuk Junction Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway TP&W TP&W 1887 1927 Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad UP 1862 1880 Union Pacific Railway
Union Pacific Railway UP 1880 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Terminal Railway GN 1900 1910 Great Northern Railway
Wabash Railroad WAB WAB 1937 1991 Norfolk and Western Railway
Wabash Railroad WAB 1889 1915 Wabash Railway
Wabash Railway WAB 1915 1941 Wabash Railroad
Wabash Western Railway WAB 1887 1889 Wabash Railroad
Waterloo Railroad WLO IC/ RI 1955
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railroad IC/ RI 1944 1956 Waterloo Railroad
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway IC/ RI 1904 1944 Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railroad
Waukon and Mississippi Railroad MILW 1875 1880 Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Waverly Short Line RI 1885 1902 Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Webster City and Southwestern Railroad CNW 1883 1890 Crooked Creek Railroad and Coal Company
Western Iowa Railroad CB&Q 1884 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Willmar and Sioux Falls Railway GN 1900 1907 Great Northern Railway
Winona, Osage and Southwestern Railway CGW 1891 1891 Winona and Southwestern Railway
Winona and Southwestern Railway CGW 1888 1894 Winona and Western Railway
Winona and Western Railway CGW 1894 1901 Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad
Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska Railway CGW 1882 1886 Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City Railway
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad CGW 1901 1920 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Worthington and Sioux Falls Railroad CNW 1879 1879 St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad
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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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