List of Kansas railroads

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

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Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

During World War II, less popular routes were reclaimed by the war effort for the metal rails, because of a shortage of materials during those years.

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Anthony and Northern Railway AN&N 1912 1919 Wichita Northwestern Railway
Arkansas, Kansas and Colorado Railway RI 1887 1888 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Arkansas River and Western Railroad ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad MP 1879 1898 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railway
Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railway MP 1898 1899 Central Branch Railway
Atchison and Denver Railway MP 1878 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Atchison and Eastern Bridge Company 1898
Atchison, Jewell County and Western Railroad MP 1879 1898 Atchison, Jewell County and Western Railway
Atchison, Jewell County and Western Railway MP 1898 1899 Central Branch Railway
Atchison and Nebraska Railroad CB&Q 1869 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Atchison and Nebraska City Railroad CB&Q 1865 1869 Atchison and Nebraska Railroad
Atchison and Pike's Peak Railroad MP 1859 1867 Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad
Atchison, Republican Valley and Pacific Railway MP 1878 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Atchison, St. Joseph and Northern Railroad RI 1879 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Atchison, Solomon Valley and Denver Railway MP 1877 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Atchison and Topeka Railroad ATSF 1859 1863 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad ATSF 1863 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison Union Depot and Railroad Company ATSF/ CB&Q/ MP/ RI 1878 1968 N/A
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad SLSF 1872 1875 N/A Leased the Pacific Railroad
Barton County and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1917 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Beaver Valley Railroad CB&Q 1887 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Blackwell and Northern Railway BNR 2000 2006 Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad
Blue Valley Railway UP 1886 1887 Omaha and Republican Valley Railway
Burlingame and Northwestern Railway ATSF 1898 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad CB&Q 1886 1886 Republican Valley, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Cadillac and Lake City Railway CLK 1981 1984 Kyle Railroad
Central Branch Railway MP 1899 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad MP 1867 1898 Central Branch Union Pacific Railway
Central Branch Union Pacific Railway MP 1898 1899 Central Branch Railway
Central Kansas Railway CKRY 1993 2001 Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Cherokee and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1882 1882 Kansas and Missouri Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q CB&Q 1880 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A Leased the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Caldwell and Southern Railway RI 1886 1887 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
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 Kansas Railroad CB&Q 1883 1884 Chicago, Nebraska and Kansas Railroad
Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway RI 1886 1891 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad ATSF 1886 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Kansas and Western Railway ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Chicago, Nebraska and Kansas Railroad CB&Q 1884 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1968 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1986 N/A
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI 1947 1980 Cadillac and Lake City Railway, Kyle Railroad, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, Wabash Valley Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1878 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 1891 1893 Chicago Great Western Railway
Choctaw Northern Railroad RI 1901 1902 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad RI 1902 1936 N/A
City Terminal Railway CGW 1900 1905 Chicago Great Western Railway
Colony, Neosho Falls and Western Railroad ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad 1913 1917 N/A
Council Grove, Osage City and Ottawa Railway MP 1886 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Council Grove, Smoky Valley and Western Railway MP 1886 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Cowley, Sumner and Fort Smith Railroad ATSF 1878 1882 Wichita and Southwestern Railway
Crawford County Railroad ATSF 1884 1884 Kansas Southern Railway
Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad ATSF 1907 1907 Eastern Oklahoma Railway
Denver, Kansas and Gulf Railroad ATSF 1905 1905 Denver, Kansas and Gulf Railway
Denver, Kansas and Gulf Railway ATSF 1905 1907 Denver, Enid and Gulf Railroad
Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Railway MP 1884 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Narrow Gauge Railway MP 1883 1884 Denver, Memphis and Atlantic Railway
Dodge City and Cimarron Valley Railway ATSF 1911 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the BNSF Railway
Dodge City, Ford and Bucklin Railroad DCFB 1989 2000 Boot Hill and Western Railway
Dodge City, Montezuma and Trinidad Railway RI 1887 1893 N/A
Eastern Oklahoma Railway ATSF 1899 1907 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Edgewater Connecting Railway MP 1906 1923 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Eldorado and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1922 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Elk and Chatauqua Railroad ATSF 1878 1882 Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railway
Ellsworth, McPherson, Newton and Southeastern Railway MP 1884 1885 St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita Railroad
Emporia and Eldorado Short Line Railroad ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Florence, El Dorado and Walnut Valley Railroad ATSF 1877 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway

Florence, El Dorado, Augusta, Winfield, Arkansas City.

Fort Leavenworth Railroad RI 1871 1889 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Fort Scott and Allen County Railroad MP 1870 1871 Fort Scott, Humboldt and Western Railway
Fort Scott Belt Terminal Railway MP 1889 1891 Fort Scott Central Railway
Fort Scott and Carthage Railroad SLSF 1881 1882 Kansas and Missouri Railroad
Fort Scott Central Railway MP 1891 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Fort Scott and Eastern Railway MP 1889 1891 Fort Scott Central Railway
Fort Scott, Humboldt and Pacific Railway MP 1871 1871 Fort Scott, Humboldt and Western Railway
Fort Scott, Humboldt and Western Railway MP 1871 1875 St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita Railroad
Fort Scott, Iola and Western Railway MKT 1901 1902 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1874 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railway SLSF 1874 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Fort Scott and Southern Railway MP 1889 1891 Fort Scott Central Railway
Fort Scott, Wichita and Western Railway MP 1887 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Galena, Frontenac and Northern Railway ATSF 1908 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Garden City, Gulf and Northern Railroad ATSF 1907
Garden City Northern Railway 1989 1991 Garden City Western Railway
Grouse Creek Railway MP 1887 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Gueda Springs, Caldwell and Western Railroad ATSF 1885 1886 St. Louis, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad
Harper and Western Railroad ATSF 1884 1885 Southern Kansas Railway
Harvey County Railroad ATSF 1880 1882 Wichita and Southwestern Railway
Hutchinson and Northern Railway HN 1912 2006 V&S Railway
Hutchinson, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway ATSF 1889 1889 Hutchinson and Southern Railroad
Hutchinson and Southern Railroad ATSF 1889 1898 Hutchinson and Southern Railway
Hutchinson and Southern Railway ATSF 1897 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Independence and Southwestern Railroad ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Inter-State Railroad MP 1885 1890 Interstate Railway
Interstate Railway MP 1890 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Joplin Railroad SLSF 1875 1882 Joplin Railway
Joplin Railway SLSF 1882 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Joplin and Galena Railway SLSF 1880 1882 Joplin Railway
Junction City and Fort Kearney Railway UP 1871 1899 Union Pacific Railroad
Kanopolis and Kansas Central Railway MP 1886 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railroad MP 1888 1890 Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway
Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway MP 1890 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Kansas Central Railroad UP 1879 1897 Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Railway
Kansas Central Railway UP 1871 1879 Kansas Central Railroad
Kansas City Belt Railroad 1885 1886 Kansas City Belt Railway
Kansas City Belt Railway 1886 1910 Kansas City Terminal Railway
Kansas City, Burlington and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1870 1881 Ottawa and Burlington Railroad
Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway SLSF 1885 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City Connecting Railroad KCC 1914 1983 N/A
Kansas City Connecting Railway 1915 Kansas City Connecting Railroad
Kansas City and Emporia Railroad ATSF 1880 1885 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railroad ATSF 1877 1882 Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Emporia and Southern Railway ATSF 1882 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1888 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway SLSF 1901 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad SLSF 1888 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad ATSF 1879 1880 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad ATSF 1880 1883 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas City, Lawrence and Wichita Railroad 1889 1894 N/A Leased the Lawrence and Emporia Railway
Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway MP 1880 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad ATSF 1914 1925 Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway ATSF 1925 1941 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway ATSF 1900 1914 Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad
Kansas City Northwestern Railroad 1917 1919 Kansas City Northwestern Railway
Kansas City Northwestern Railroad MP 1893 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City Northwestern Railway 1925 1925 N/A
Kansas City and Olathe Railroad ATSF 1881 1883 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas City Outer Belt and Electric Railroad Company KCS 1902 1922 Kansas and Missouri Railway and Terminal Company
Kansas City and Pacific Railroad MKT 1886 1899 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad KCS 1893 1900 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Western Railroad KCS 1892 1894 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City and Santa Fe Railroad ATSF 1879 1879 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Kansas City and Santa Fe Railroad and Telegraph Company ATSF 1868 1879 Kansas City and Santa Fe Railroad
Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad SLSF 1884 1897 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Kansas City and Southwestern Railway MP 1884 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad KCS 1895 1902 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City and Topeka Railway RI 1887 1889 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad ATSF 1875 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad MP 1887 1894 Kansas City Northwestern Railroad
Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railway MP 1885 1887 Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad
Kansas–Colorado Railroad 1908 1911 Garden City Western Railway
Kansas and Colorado Railroad MP 1883 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway MP 1891 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas Midland Railroad SLSF 1900 1900 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Kansas Midland Railroad ATSF 1873 1875 Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad
Kansas Midland Railway SLSF 1886 1900 Kansas Midland Railroad
Kansas and Missouri Railroad SLSF 1882 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Kansas and Missouri Railway and Terminal Company KM KCS 1922 1992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas and Nebraska Railway of Kansas UP 1876 1877 St. Joseph and Western Railroad
Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota Railway MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad SLSF 1865 1868 Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad
Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad 1931 1937 N/A
Kansas and Oklahoma Railway 1919 1931 Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Kansas, Oklahoma Central and South-western Railway ATSF 1894 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway KOG MP 1919 1962 N/A
Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas Railway ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Kansas Pacific Railway UP 1869 1880 Union Pacific Railway
Kansas and Southeastern Railroad ATSF 1897 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas Southern Railroad ATSF 1883 1884 Kansas Southern Railway
Kansas Southern Railway 2000 2002 N/A Operated the V&S Railway
Kansas Southern Railway ATSF 1884 1885 Southern Kansas Railway
Kansas and Southern Railway 1899 1904 Kansas Southern and Gulf Railroad
Kansas Southern and Gulf Railroad 1904 1914 Westmoreland Interurban Railroad
Kansas Southwestern Railroad ATSF 1898 1901 Kansas Southwestern Railway
Kansas Southwestern Railway KSW 1991 2000 Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Kansas Southwestern Railway ATSF 1901 1985 N/A
Kansas Southwestern Railway MP 1886 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas and Southwestern Railway UP 1879 1880 Salina and South Western Railway
Kingman, Pratt and Western Railroad ATSF 1885 1889 Wichita and Western Railway
Kiowa, Chickasha, and Fort Smith Railway ATSF 1899 1904 Eastern Oklahoma Railway
Kiowa, Hardtner and Pacific Railroad MP 1908 2002 N/A
Labette and Sedalia Railway MKT 1870 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
Lawrence and Carbondale Railway UP 1871 1873 St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad
Lawrence and Emporia Railway UP 1881 1894 N/A
Lawrence, Emporia and Southwestern Railway 1887 1894 N/A Leased the Lawrence and Emporia Railway
Lawrence and Galveston Railroad ATSF 1879 1879 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Lawrence and Topeka Railroad ATSF 1868 1875 Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad
Leavenworth, Atchison and North Western Railroad MP 1867 1880 Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway
Leavenworth Depot and Railroad Company ATSF/ MP/ RI/ UP 1885 1968 N/A
Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Railway UP 1897 1908 Union Pacific Railroad
Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad ATSF 1858 1866 Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad
Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad ATSF 1866 1878 Lawrence and Galveston Railroad
Leavenworth, Northern and Southern Railway ATSF 1885 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Western Railway
Leavenworth and Olathe Railroad MP 1886 1887 Kansas City, Wyandotte and Northwestern Railroad
Leavenworth, Pawnee and Western Railroad UP 1855 1863 Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division
Leavenworth and Platte County Bridge Company CGW 1888 1892 Leavenworth Terminal Railway and Bridge Company
Leavenworth Terminal Railway and Bridge Company CGW 1892 1940 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Leavenworth and Topeka Railroad 1918 1931 Leavenworth, Topeka and Western Railroad
Leavenworth and Topeka Railway ATSF/ UP 1899 1918 Leavenworth and Topeka Railroad
Leavenworth, Topeka and South Western Railway ATSF/ UP 1879 1899 Leavenworth and Topeka Railway
Leavenworth, Topeka and Western Railroad 1931 1932 N/A
Leroy and Caney Valley Air Line Railroad MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Leroy and Western Railway ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Lincoln and Colorado Railway UP 1887 1888 Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway
Manhattan, Alma and Burlingame Railway ATSF 1872 1898 Burlingame and Northwestern Railway
Manhattan and Blue Valley Railroad UP 1879 1886 Blue Valley Railway
Manhattan and Northwestern Railroad UP 1871 1879 Manhattan and Blue Valley Railroad
Marion Belt and Chingawasa Springs Railroad 1889 1893 N/A Marion, Chingawasa Springs.[1][2]
Marion and McPherson Railroad ATSF 1877 1882 Marion and McPherson Railroad
Marion and McPherson Railway ATSF 1882 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Florence, Marion, McPherson, Lyons, Ellinwood.
Marion and McPherson Extension Railroad ATSF 1878 1882 Marion and McPherson Railway
Marysville and Blue Valley Railroad UP 1879 1886 Blue Valley Railway
Marysville or Palmetto and Roseport Railroad UP 1857 1862 St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad
McPherson, Texas and Gulf Railroad ATSF 1887 1889 Hutchinson and Southern Railroad
Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad SLSF 1872 1877 Missouri and Western Railway
Memphis and Ellsworth Narrow Gauge Railroad SLSF 1876 1878 Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railroad
Memphis, Kansas and Colorado Railroad SLSF 1877 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Miami Mineral Belt Railroad SLSF 1917 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Midland Valley Railroad MV MP 1903 1967 Texas and Pacific Railway
Missouri, Kansas and Northwestern Railroad MKT 1900 1902 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad M-K-T, MKT MKT 1923 1989 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad MKT 1870 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway MK&T MKT 1870 1923 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad MP 1912 1927 Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway MP 1912 1919 Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1917 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway MP 1876 1917 Kansas City Northwestern Railroad, Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway in Kansas MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Missouri Pacific Railway of Kansas MP 1881 1882 Missouri Pacific Railway
Missouri River Railroad MP 1865 1880 Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway
Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad SLSF 1868 1879 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad
Missouri and Western Railway SLSF 1875 1879 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Montgomery County Railway ATSF 1903 1903 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado RailNet 1996 2005 Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway
Nebraska, Topeka, Iola and Memphis Railroad ATSF 1881 1884 Crawford County Railroad
Neosho Valley and Holden Railway MKT 1870 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
Nevada and Minden Railway of Kansas MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Northeast Oklahoma Railroad NEO SLSF 1919 1967 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Northern Kansas Railroad UP 1866 1866 St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad
Oakley and Colby Railway UP 1885 1888 Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway
Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad OKKT MKT 1980 1989 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Omaha, Abilene and Wichita Railway RI 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway
Omaha and Republican Valley Railway UP 1887 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Oswego and State Line Railroad SLSF 1875 1875 Missouri and Western Railway
Ottawa and Burlington Railroad ATSF 1881 1883 Southern Kansas Railway
Ottawa, Osage City and Council Grove Railroad ATSF 1883 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Pacific Railroad MP 1866 1876 Missouri Pacific Railway
Pacific Railway in Kansas MP 1887 1887 Pacific Railway in Nebraska
Pacific Railway in Nebraska MP 1887 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Parsons and Pacific Railroad MKT 1885 1887 Kansas City and Pacific Railroad
Pawnee Valley and Denver Railroad ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Pittsburg and Columbus Railway SLSF 1886 1926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Pittsburg, Fort Smith and Southern Railroad KCS 1892 1894 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad SLSF 1877 1885 Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway
Republican Valley Railroad CB&Q 1878 1888 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Republican Valley Railway MP 1876 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Republican Valley, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad CB&Q 1886 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Rich Hill Railroad SLSF 1880 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Rooks County Railroad MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Joseph Bridge Building Company UP 1870 1885 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad
St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad UP 1862 1876 Kansas and Nebraska Railway of Kansas, St. Joseph and Pacific Railroad
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad UP 1885 1887 St. Joseph, Hanover and Western Railway
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway SJGI UP 1897
St. Joseph, Hanover and Western Railway UP 1896 1897 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway
St. Joseph and Marysville Railroad UP 1885 1885 St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad
St. Joseph and Pacific Railroad UP 1876 1877 St. Joseph and Western Railroad
St. Joseph and Topeka Railroad 1857 1878 N/A
St. Joseph and Western Railroad UP 1877 1885 St. Joseph and Marysville Railroad
St. Louis and Emporia Railroad MP 1881 1890 Interstate Railway
St. Louis, Fort Scott and Wichita Railroad MP 1880 1887 Fort Scott, Wichita and Western Railway
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway MP 1888 1917 Missouri Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Kansas and Southwestern Railroad ATSF 1886 1899 Kansas Southwestern Railroad
St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad ATSF, SLSF, UP 1865 1874 St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad ATSF, SLSF, UP 1874 1877 Kansas City, Topeka and Western Railroad, Lawrence, Emporia and Southwestern Railway, Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad SLSF 1896 1915 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1916 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis and San Francisco Railway SLSF 1879 1896 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SP 1980 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Wichita and Western Railway SLSF 1879 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Salina, Lincoln and Western Railway UP 1885 1888 Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway
Salina Northern Railroad SN ATSF 1914 1924 Salina and Santa Fe Railway
Salina and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1924 1942 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Salina and South Western Railway UP 1880 1900 Union Pacific Railroad
Salina and Southwestern Railway UP 1878 1880 Salina and South Western Railway
Salina, Sterling and El Paso Railroad MP 1883 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Scott City Northern Railroad 1910 1913 Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Short Creek and Joplin Railroad SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Solomon Railroad UP 1877 1900 Union Pacific Railroad
Southeast Kansas Railroad SEKR 1987 1999 South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Southern Kansas Railroad ATSF 1871 1879 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Railroad
Southern Kansas Railway ATSF 1883 1899 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Southern Kansas and Panhandle Railroad ATSF 1886 1890 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Southern Kansas and Western Railroad ATSF 1879 1880 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Southwestern Mineral Railway MKT 1894 1894 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
State Line, Oswego and Southern Kansas Railway SLSF 1872 1872 Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad
Sumner County Railroad ATSF 1880 1880 Kansas City, Lawrence and Southern Kansas Railroad
Texas and Pacific Railway MP 1967 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Topeka and Northwestern Railroad UP 1904 1908 Union Pacific Railroad
Topeka, Salina and Western Railroad MP 1880 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Union Pacific Railway UP 1880 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division UP 1863 1869 Kansas Pacific Railway
Union Pacific Railway, Southern Branch MKT 1865 1870 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad
Union Pacific, Lincoln and Colorado Railway UP 1888 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Terminal Railroad KCS 1891 1902 Kansas City Southern Railway
Verdigris Valley, Independence and Western Railroad MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Wabash Valley Railroad WVRC 1981 1981 Kyle Railroad
Walnut Valley and Colorado Railroad ATSF 1885 1886 Chicago, Kansas and Western Railroad
Waterville and Washington Railroad MP 1876 1879 Atchison, Colorado and Pacific Railroad
Watonga and Northwestern Railroad RI 1900 1901 Choctaw and Northern Railroad
Westmoreland Interurban Railroad 1914 1918 N/A
Wichita and Colorado Railway MP 1885 1891 Kansas and Colorado Pacific Railway
Wichita, McPherson and Gulf Railroad MP 1910 1911 Wichita and Midland Valley Railroad
Wichita and Midland Valley Railroad MP 1911 1929 Midland Valley Railroad
Wichita Northwestern Railway WNW 1919 1941 N/A
Wichita and Southwestern Railroad ATSF 1871 1882 Wichita and Southwestern Railway
Wichita and Southwestern Railway ATSF 1882 1901 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Wichita and Western Railroad ATSF 1883 1889 Wichita and Western Railway
Wichita and Western Railway ATSF 1889 1898 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
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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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