List of Mississippi railroads

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

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Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Alabama Central Railroad SOU 1871 1881 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad
Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad SOU 1868 1877 Alabama Great Southern Railroad
Alabama and Mississippi Railroad A&M 1902 1921 Mississippi and Alabama Railroad, Mississippi Export Railroad
Alabama and Vicksburg Railway A&V IC 1889 1959 Illinois Central Railroad
Arkansas City and Grenada Railroad C&G 1872 1873 Greenville, Columbus and Birmingham Railroad
Avera and Northeastern Railroad 1929 1933 N/A
Batesville Southwestern Railroad BSW IC 1910 1930 N/A
Bonhomie and Hattiesburg Southern Railroad 1923 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Boyle and Sunflower River Railroad IC 1896 1900 Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad
Brookhaven and Pearl River Railway IC 1904 1911 Mississippi Valley Company
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1980 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Canton, Aberdeen and Nashville Railroad IC 1882 1953 Illinois Central Railroad
Canton and Carthage Railroad C&CA 1927 1960 N/A
Canton and Jackson Railroad IC 1841 1852 New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad
Canton, Kosciusko, Aberdeen and Tuscumbia Railroad IC 1852 1853 New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad
Central Mississippi Railroad IC 1877 1878 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad IC 1878 1951 Illinois Central Railroad
Chickawsaha and Jackson Railroad 1892 1914 Chicora and Northwestern Railway
Chicora and Northwestern Railway 1914 1931 N/A
Clinton and Vicksburg Railroad IC 1831 1833 Commercial and Railroad Bank of Vicksburg
Columbia, Lumberton and Gulf Railroad IC 1894 1900 Gulf and Ship Island Railroad
Columbia and Silver Creek Railroad CLSL 1982 1988 Gloster Southern Railroad
Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad C&G 1881 1881 Georgia Pacific Railway
Columbus and Greenville Railroad C&G C&G, SOU 1920 1923 Columbus and Greenville Railway
Columbus and Greenville Railway C&G C&G 1923 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Commercial and Railroad Bank of Vicksburg IC 1833 1850 Vicksburg and Jackson Railroad
Corinth and Counce Railroad CCR 1958 1991 TennRail Corporation
Cybur, Gulf and Northwestern Railroad 1914 1918
Pearl River Valley Railroad PRV 1917 2007 N/A
DeKalb and Western Railroad DK&W, DKW 1916 1949 N/A
Delta Southern Railway C&G 1904 1921 Itta Bena and Belzoni Railroad
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad SOU 1881 1886 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway SOU 1886 1894 Southern Railway
Ellisville and Laurel Railroad GM&O 1902 1902 Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad
Fernwood, Columbia and Gulf Railroad 1920 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Fernwood and Gulf Railroad 1906 1920 Fernwood, Columbia and Gulf Railroad
Gainesville and Mississippi Railroad GM&O 1852 1854 Mississippi, Gainesville and Tuscaloosa Railroad
Georgia Pacific Railway C&G, SOU 1881 1894 Southern Railway in Mississippi
Grand Gulf and Port Gibson Railroad IC 1852 1883 New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg and Memphis Railroad
Greenville, Columbus and Birmingham Railroad C&G 1873 1881 Columbus, Fayette and Decatur Railroad
Greenville, Deer Creek and Rolling Fork Railroad C&G 1870 1880 Greenville, Columbus and Birmingham Railroad
Gulf and Chicago Railroad GM&O 1889 1903 Gulf and Chicago Railway
Gulf and Chicago Railway GM&O 1903 1909 New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad
Gulf and Mississippi Railroad GMSR 1985 1988 SouthRail Corporation
Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad GM&N GM&O 1915 1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O GM&O 1938 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad G&SI IC 1850 1945 Illinois Central Railroad
Helm and Northwestern Railroad IC 1904 1931 N/A
Hiwannee and Tombigbee Railroad 1906 1912 N/A
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1883 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG 1972 1988 Illinois Central Railroad
Itta Bena and Belzoni Railroad 1923 1928 N/A
Jackson and Brandon Railroad and Bridge Company IC 1841 1852 Southern Railroad
Jackson and Brandon Railroad and Bridge Company IC 1836 1838 Mississippi and Alabama Railroad
Jackson and Eastern Railway GM&O 1916 1929 Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad
Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad SLSF 1886 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kentwood and Eastern Railroad 1922 N/A
Kentwood and Eastern Railway K&E 1906 1922 N/A
Kingston and Central Mississippi Railway GM&O 1901 1902 Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad
Kosciusko and Southeastern Railroad 1916 1931 N/A
Leland Southwestern Railroad IC 1906 1916 N/A
Liberty–White Railroad 1902 1921 N/A
Louisville and Nashville Railroad L&N L&N 1880 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway IC 1884 1892 Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad
Memphis, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad SLSF 1885 1887 Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad
Memphis and Charleston Railroad SOU 1850 1898 Memphis and Charleston Railway
Memphis and Charleston Railway SOU 1898 2002 Norfolk Southern Railway
Memphis, Holly Springs and Mobile Railroad SLSF 1859 1867 Memphis, Holly Springs, Okolona and Selma Railroad
Memphis, Holly Springs, Okolona and Selma Railroad SLSF 1867 1870 Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad
Memphis, Holly Springs and Selma Railroad SLSF 1881 1881 Memphis, Selma and Brunswick Railroad
Memphis and New Orleans Railroad and Levee Company IC 1882 1887 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
Memphis, Selma and Brunswick Railroad SLSF 1881 1885 Memphis, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad
Memphis and Vicksburg Railroad IC 1870 1884 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
Meridian and Bigbee Railroad MBRR, MB 1952 1997 M&B Railroad
Meridian and Bigbee River Railway 1917 1952 Meridian and Bigbee Railroad
Meridian, Brookhaven and Natchez Railroad IC 1891 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Meridian, Brookhaven and Natchez Railroad IC 1882 1888 Illinois Central Railroad
Meridian and Deep Water Railway 1911 Meridian and Bigbee River Railway
Meridian and Memphis Railway M&M GM&O 1911 1929 Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad
Meridian Terminal Company GM&O/ IC/ SOU 1904 1958 New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad
MidSouth Rail Corporation MSRC 1986 1993 Kansas City Southern Railway
Minter City Southern and Western Railroad IC 1904 1932 N/A
Mississippi and Alabama Railroad 1922 1950 N/A
Mississippi and Alabama Railroad IC 1905 1913 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
Mississippi and Alabama Railroad IC 1836 1841 Jackson and Brandon Railroad and Bridge Company
Mississippi Central Railroad MSC IC 1904 1967 Illinois Central Railroad
Mississippi Central Railroad IC 1852 1874 New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad
Mississippi Eastern Railway ME 1903 1942 N/A
Mississippi, Gainesville and Tuscaloosa Railroad GM&O 1854 1870 Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Mississippi and Schoona Valley Railroad 1925 1926 Mississippi and Skuna Valley Railroad
Mississippi Southern Railroad 1922 1932 N/A
Mississippi and Tennessee RailNet MT 1998 2003 Mississippi Tennessee Railroad
Mississippi Tennessee Railroad MTNR 2003 2011 Ripley and New Albany Railroad
Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad IC 1852 1889 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
Mississippi Valley Company IC 1872 1945 Illinois Central Railroad
Mississippi Valley and Ship Island Railroad IC 1873 1883 New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg and Memphis Railroad
Mississippi and Western Railroad 1917 1932 N/A
Mississippian Railway MISS 1923 1986 Mississippian Railway Cooperative
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1965 1982 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Mobile, Hattiesburg and Jackson Railroad GM&O 1888 1890 Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad
Mobile, Jackson and Kansas City Railroad GM&O 1890 1909 New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad
Mobile and Northwestern Railroad IC 1870 1889 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway, Mississippi Valley Company
Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O 1848 1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Moss Point and Pascagoula Railroad 1894 1903 Pascagoula Street Railway and Power Company
Nashville and Mississippi Delta Railroad SOU 1890 1902 Southern Railway
Natchez, Columbia and Mobile Railroad 1892 1933 N/A
Natchez and Eastern Railway IC 1906 1909 Mississippi Central Railroad
Natchez and Jackson Railroad IC 1870 1872 Natchez, Jackson and Columbus Railroad
Natchez, Jackson and Columbus Railroad IC 1872 1890 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
Natchez and Southern Railway MP 1902 1965 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Natchez Trace Railroad NTR 1982 1993 Mississippi Central Railroad
New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg and Memphis Railroad IC 1882 1884 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
New Orleans Great Northern Railroad NOGN GM&O 1905 1933 New Orleans Great Northern Railway
New Orleans Great Northern Railway GM&O 1933 1983 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad IC 1852 1874 New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad
New Orleans, Jackson and Northern Railroad IC 1877 1878 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad L&N 1867 1871 New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad
New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad GM&O 1909 1915 Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad
New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad L&N 1871 1881 Louisville and Nashville Railroad
New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad N&NE SOU 1871 1969 Alabama Great Southern Railroad
New Orleans and Northwestern Railway MP 1884 1902 Natchez and Southern Railway
New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad IC 1874 1877 Central Mississippi Railroad, New Orleans, Jackson and Northern Railroad
North East and South West Alabama Railroad SOU 1854 1868 Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad
Oak Grove and Georgetown Railroad 1904 1927 N/A
Okolona, Houston & Calhoun City Railway O.H.&C.C. 1933 1939 N/A
Pascagoula – Moss Point Northern Railroad 1912 1915 Alabama and Mississippi Railroad
Pascagoula Northern Railroad 1909 1912 Pascagoula – Moss Point Northern Railroad
Pearl and Leaf Rivers Railroad IC 1897 1904 Mississippi Central Railroad
Richmond and Danville Railroad C&G, SOU 1889 1894 Southern Railway
Ripley Railroad GM&O 1871 1872 Ship Island, Ripley and Kentucky Railroad
Rosedale and Mississippi Central Railroad IC 1890 1898 Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1916 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad SLSF 1903 1916 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Sanoody Valley Railroad 1908 1915 DeKalb and Western Railroad
Sardis and Delta Railroad 1900 1929 N/A
Seaboard System Railroad SBD 1983 1986 CSX Transportation
Selma, Marion and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1870 1881 Memphis, Holly Springs and Selma Railroad
Ship Island, Ripley and Kentucky Railroad GM&O 1872 1889 Gulf and Chicago Railroad
Shubuta and Southwestern Railroad 1905 1922 N/A
Southern Railroad IC 1846 1867 Vicksburg and Meridian Railroad
Southern Railway SOU SOU 1894 1990 Norfolk Southern Railway
Southern Railway in Mississippi C&G, SOU 1894 1920 Columbus and Greenville Railroad
SouthRail Corporation SR 1988 1993 Kansas City Southern Railway
Sunflower and Eastern Railway IC 1901 1930 N/A
Tallahatta Railroad 1902 1919 N/A
TennRail Corporation 1991 1993 Kansas City Southern Railway
Vicksburg and Jackson Railroad IC 1850 1857 Southern Railroad
Vicksburg and Meridian Railroad IC 1867 1889 Alabama and Vicksburg Railway
Vicksburg, Pensacola and Ship Island Railroad IC 1871 1873 Mississippi Valley and Ship Island Railroad
West and East Railroad IC 1873 1886 Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad
West Feliciana Railroad IC 1831 1888 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
Yazoo Delta Railway IC 1895 1900 Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad IC 1882 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Private freight carriers
Electric

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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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