List of Maryland railroads

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

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Annapolis and Baltimore Short Line Railroad 1880 1894 Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad
Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad 1837 1885 Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore Railroad
Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore Railroad 1886 1908 Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway
Bachman Valley Railroad 1870 1886 Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway
Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad BLA 1935 1993 Canton Railroad
Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line Railroad 1894 1921 Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railroad
Baltimore Belt Railroad B&O 1888
Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick Railroad WM 1852 1853 Western Maryland Railroad
Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway BCA PRR 1894 1928 Baltimore and Eastern Railroad
Baltimore and Cumberland Railway
Baltimore and Cumberland Valley Railway WM 1878 1917 Western Maryland Railway
Baltimore and Delaware Bay Railroad PRR 1881 1902 Delaware Railroad
Baltimore and Delta Railway 1878 1882 Maryland Central Railroad
Baltimore and Eastern Railroad BE PRR 1923 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Baltimore and Eastern Shore Railroad PRR 1886 1894 Baltimore, Chesapeake and Atlantic Railway
Baltimore, Hampden and Towsontown Railway 1874 1878 Baltimore and Delta Railway
Baltimore and Hanover Railroad WM 1877 1886 Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway
Baltimore and Harrisburg Railway WM 1886 1917 Western Maryland Railway
Baltimore and Lehigh Railroad 1891 1894 Baltimore and Lehigh Railway
Baltimore and Lehigh Railway 1894 1901 Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1827 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Pennsylvania B&O 1912 1980 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad PRR 1852 1854 Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad
Baltimore and Port Deposit Railroad PRR 1832 1838 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad PRR 1853 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Baltimore and Sparrows Point Railroad PRR 1887 1919 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad PRR 1828 1854 Northern Central Railway
Baltimore and Swann Lake Passenger Railway 1868 1874 Baltimore, Hampden and Towsontown Railway
Baltimore, Towsontown, Dulaney's Valley and Delta Narrow Gauge Railway 1876 1878 Baltimore and Delta Railway
Bay Ridge and Annapolis Railroad B&O 1886 1903 N/A
Cambridge and Seaford Railroad PRR 1882 1899 Delaware Railroad
Caton and Loudon Railway PRR 1945 1973 N/A
Catonsville Short Line Railroad PRR 1882 1945 Caton and Loudon Railway
Central Railroad of Maryland PRR 1913 1914 York, Hanover and Frederick Railway Company
Chaffee Railroad WM 1918 1950 Western Maryland Railway
Chambersburg, Greencastle and Hagerstown Railroad PRR 1853 1859 Franklin Railroad
Chesapeake Railroad CHRR 1995 2000 N/A
Chesapeake Beach Railway 1896 1935 East Washington Railway
Chesapeake and Curtis Bay Railroad WM 1916 1989 CSX Transportation
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway CO 1987 1987 CSX Transportation
Columbia and Port Deposit Railroad PRR 1858 1890 Port Deposit Railroad
Columbia and Port Deposit Railway PRR 1890 1916 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Confluence and Oakland Railroad B&O 1890 1941 N/A
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1999 CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad C&PA, CPA WM 1850 1953 Western Maryland Railway
Cumberland Valley Railroad PRR 1860 1919 Pennsylvania Railroad
Curtis Bay Railroad CURB B&O 1915 1983 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Delaware Railroad PRR 1867 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Delaware and Chesapeake Railway PRR 1878 1899 Delaware Railroad
Delaware Coast Line Railroad DCLR 1982 1994 Maryland and Delaware Railroad
Delaware and Maryland Railroad PRR 1832 1836 Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad PRR 1883 1956 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Dorchester and Delaware Railroad PRR 1866 1883 Cambridge and Seaford Railroad
East Washington Railway 1935 1976 N/A
Eastern Shore Railroad ESHR 1981 2006 Bay Coast Railroad
Eastern Shore Railroad (1836-1884) PRR 1836 1884 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad
Elkton and Middletown Railroad PRR 1880 1916 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Emmitsburg Railroad 1868 1940 N/A
Franklin Railroad PRR 1859 1865 Cumberland Valley Railroad
Franklin Railroad PRR 1837 1850 Chambersburg, Greencastle and Hagerstown Railroad
Frederick and Northern Railroad Company PRR 1896 1897 Hanover and York Railroad Company
Frederick and Pennsylvania Line Railroad Company (F&PL) PRR 1867 1896 Frederick and Northern Railroad Company
George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad WM 1876 1917 Western Maryland Railway
Green Ridge Railroad 1883 1891 N/A Operated as a private carrier 1891-94
Hagerstown and State Line Railroad WM 1884 1899 Washington and Franklin Railway
Kent County Railroad PRR 1856 1877 Baltimore and Delaware Bay Railroad
Lancaster, Cecil and Southern Railroad B&O 1892 1972 N/A
Maryland Central Railroad 1867 1888 Maryland Central Railway
Maryland Central Railway 1888 1891 Baltimore and Lehigh Railroad
Maryland and Delaware Railroad PRR 1854 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 Baltimore and Eastern Railroad
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad PRR 1905 1905 Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway MDV PRR 1905 1923 Baltimore and Eastern Railroad, Maryland and Delaware Coast Railway
Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad M&PA, MPA 1901 1985 N/A
Maryland and Pennsylvania Terminal Railway 1905 1985 N/A
Metropolitan Southern Railroad B&O 1890 1988 N/A
New Castle and Frenchtown Turnpike and Railroad Company PRR 1828 1859 N/A
New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad PRR 1882 1958 Penndel Company
Norfolk and Western Railroad N&W 1881 1896 Norfolk and Western Railway
Norfolk and Western Railway N&W, NW N&W 1896 1998 Norfolk Southern Railway
Northern Central Railway PRR 1854 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Peninsula Railroad PRR 1880 1882 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Penndel Company PRR 1954 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1876 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company Separate Pennsylvania Railroad of Maryland existed 1876-1888, and merged into George's Creek and Cumberland Railroad, with the main Pennsylvania Railroad retaining trackage rights
Philadelphia and Baltimore Central Railroad PRR 1854 1916 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad PRR 1902 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad PRR 1838 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Piedmont and Cumberland Railway WM 1886 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad B&O 1837 1912 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Pennsylvania
Port Deposit Railroad PRR 1890 1890 Columbia and Port Deposit Railway
Potomac Valley Railroad WM 1890 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Preston Railroad 1897 1960 N/A
Queen Anne's Railroad PRR 1894 1905 Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railroad
Queen Anne's and Kent Railroad PRR 1856 1899 Delaware Railroad
Shenandoah Valley Railroad N&W 1870 1890 Shenandoah Valley Railway
Shenandoah Valley Railway N&W 1890 1890 Norfolk and Western Railroad
Smyrna and Delaware Bay Railroad PRR 1865 1902 N/A (owned by Baltimore and Delaware Bay Railroad)
Southern Maryland Railroad 1868 1886 Washington and Potomac Railroad
State Line and Oakland Railroad B&O 1889 1890 State Line and Oakland Railway
State Line and Oakland Railway B&O 1890 1890 Confluence and Oakland Railroad
Union Railroad of Baltimore PRR 1866 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Virginia and Maryland Railroad VAMD 1977 1981 Eastern Shore Railroad
Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout Railroad 1918 1942 U.S. Navy
Washington & Chesapeake Beach Railway 1891 1895 Chesapeake Beach Railway
Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad B&O 1872 1874 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Washington County Railroad B&O 1864
Washington and Franklin Railway WM 1899 Owned by Reading Company and leased to Western Maryland Railway; still exists as a lessor of CSX Transportation, owned by Reading International, Inc.
Washington and Potomac Railroad 1886 1900 Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railroad
Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railroad 1901 1910 Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railway
Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railway 1910 1918 Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout Railroad
West Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railway WM 1882 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Western Maryland Railroad WM 1853 1909 Western Maryland Railway
Western Maryland Railway WM WM 1909 1989 CSX Transportation
Western Maryland Tidewater Railroad WM 1883 1905 Western Maryland Railroad
Wicomico and Pocomoke Railroad PRR 1848 1890 Baltimore and Eastern Shore Railroad
Wilmington and Susquehanna Railroad PRR 1836 1838 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
Worcester Railroad PRR 1853 1883 Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad
Worcester and Somerset Railroad PRR 1867 1880 Peninsula Railroad
Hanover and York Railroad Company PRR 1897 1914 York, Hanover and Frederick Railway Company
York, Hanover and Frederick Railway Company PRR 1914 1954 Penndel Company
Electric railways
Private carriers
Passenger carriers

See also[edit]

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 Maryland. Retrieved May 12, 2005.
  • Hilton, George W. (1990). American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2369-9.