List of Missouri railroads

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Missouri Pacific Locomotive number 1123, n.d.

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

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Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Adair County Railroad CB&Q 1904 1911 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Alexandria and Bloomfield Railroad CB&Q 1857 1866 Alexandria and Nebraska City Railroad
Alexandria, Canton, La Grange and West Quincy Railroad CB&Q 1865 1870 Mississippi and Missouri River Air Line Railroad
Alexandria and Nebraska City Railroad CB&Q 1866 1870 Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway
Alton Railroad A GM&O 1931 1947 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Arkansas Railroad SLSF 1901 1901 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad
Arkansas and Ozarks Railway 1950 1961 N/A
Atchison Branch of the Chicago and South Western Railway RI 1870 1871 Chicago and South Western Railway
Atchison and Eastern Bridge Company 1898
Atchison and Nebraska Railroad CB&Q 1871 1908 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Atchison and St. Joseph Railroad CB&Q 1855 1867 Missouri Valley Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad ATSF 1875 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 BNSF Railway
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad SLSF 1866 1878 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1900 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad B&O 1899 1900 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway B&O 1893 1899 Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad
Bellevue Valley Railroad
Bennett and Cook Southeastern Railroad
Bevier and Southern Railroad BV&S, BVS 1914 N/A
Blytheville, Leachville and Arkansas Southern Railroad SSW 1908 1929 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Boone County and Boonville Railway WAB 1873 1902 Columbia and St. Louis Railroad
Boone County and Jefferson City Railroad WAB 1857 1873 Boone County and Boonville Railway
Boonville Railroad Bridge Company MKT 1870 1925 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Boonville, St. Louis and Southern Railway MP 1878 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Brownville and Nodaway Valley Railway CB&Q 1872 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Brownwood and Northwestern Railway SLSF 1886 1898 Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield and Southern Railway
Brunswick and Chillicothe Railroad WAB 1873 1924 Wabash Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington and Southwestern Railway CB&Q 1871 1880 Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Butler County Railroad BLC SLSF 1905 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Cairo, Arkansas and Texas Railroad MP 1872 1874 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Cairo and Fulton Railroad MP 1854 1866 Cairo, Arkansas and Texas Railroad
Campbell and St. Francis Valley Railway
Canton and Bloomfield Railroad CB&Q 1851 1860 Mississippi and Missouri River Air Line Railroad
Cape Girardeau Railway SLSF 1880 1881 Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railway
Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield and Southern Railway SLSF 1887 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Cape Girardeau and Chester Railroad 1902 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Cape Girardeau and Northern Railroad SLSF 1901 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Cape Girardeau Northern Railway 1913 1937 N/A
Cape Girardeau Southwestern Railway SLSF 1881 1891 St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Fort Smith Railway
Cape Girardeau and State Line Railway SLSF 1869 1880 Cape Girardeau Railway
Cape Girardeau and Thebes Bridge Terminal Railroad 1902 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Carthage, Joplin and Short Creek Railway MP 1881 1883 Missouri Pacific Railway
Carthage and Western Railway MP 1902 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Cassville and Exeter Railway 1919 1956 N/A
Cassville and Western Railroad 1913 1919 Cassville and Exeter Railway
Cassville and Western Railway 1896 1913 Cassville and Western Railroad
Central Railway of Missouri RI 1881 1883 St. Louis and Central Missouri Railway
Central Missouri Railway MKT 1885 1888 Cleveland, St. Louis and Kansas City Railway
Central North Missouri Branch of the St. Joseph and Iowa Railroad CB&Q 1871 1871 Linneus Branch of the Burlington and Southwestern Railway
Chariton and Randolph Railroad WAB 1858 1864 North Missouri Railroad
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway CO 1987 1987 CSX Transportation
Chester, Perryville and Ste. Genevieve Railway 1899 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Chester, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and Farmington Railroad 1894 1899 Chester, Perryville and Ste. Genevieve Railway
Chicago and Alton Railroad C&A GM&O 1870 1931 Alton Railroad
Chicago and Atchison Bridge Company 1898 Atchison and Eastern Bridge Company
Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway CB&Q 1881 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q, CBQ CB&Q 1869 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A Operated the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad under lease, but did not own any railroad
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad C&EI, CEI C&EI 1940 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad C&EI 1904 1922 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway C&EI C&EI 1922 1940 Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad
Chicago Great Western Railroad CGW CGW 1909 1941 Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW CGW 1941 1968 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago Great Western Railway CGW 1892 1909 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway RI 1886 1891 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Kansas City and Texas Railway CB&Q 1887 1893 Kansas City and Atlantic Railroad
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, Missouri and Western Railway CMNW 1987 1990 Gateway Western Railway
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1968 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1995 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1948 1980 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Chicago and North Western Transportation Company, St. Louis Southwestern 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, 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 1878 Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Chillicothe and Brunswick Railroad WAB 1864 1873 Brunswick and Chillicothe Railroad
Chillicothe–Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority CBRM 1986 2007 Missouri North Central Railroad
Chillicothe and Des Moines City Railroad
Chillicothe and Omaha Railroad WAB 1869 1870 St. Louis, Council Bluffs and Omaha Railroad
Chillicothe Southern Railroad CHSR 1986 1986 Chillicothe–Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority
City Terminal Railway CGW 1899 1905 Chicago Great Western Railway
Clarinda and St. Louis Railroad WAB 1879 1879 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
Clarksville and Western Railroad CB&Q 1870 1873 Mississippi Valley and Western Railway
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway NYC 1889 1930 New York Central Railroad
Cleveland, St. Louis and Kansas City Railway MKT 1888 1890 Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Railway
Columbia and St. Louis Railroad WAB 1902 1902 Wabash Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1999 CSX Transportation
Consolidated Terminal Railway of Kansas City KCS 1891 1892 Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad
Council Bluffs and St. Louis Railroad WAB 1878 1879 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
Crawford County Midland Railroad SLSF 1904 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Crystal Railway SLSF 1880 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Crystal City Railway SLSF 1878 1881 Crystal Railway
Current River Railroad SLSF 1887 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Deering Southwestern Railway DSW SSW 1903 1929 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Dent and Phelps Railroad SLSF 1877 1881 St. Louis, Salem and Little Rock Railroad
Des Moines and Kansas City Railway CB&Q 1888 1898 Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway
Des Moines, Osceola and Southern Railroad CB&Q 1879 1887 Des Moines and Kansas City Railway
Des Peres Valley Railway
Doniphan Branch Railway MP 1882 1884 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Edgewater Terminal Railroad MP 1900
Eureka Springs Railway 1882 1899 St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway
Excelsior Springs Railroad WAB 1893 1897 Kansas City, Excelsior Springs and Northern Railway
Forest Park and Central Railroad RI 1877 1884 St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad
Fort Scott and Carthage Railroad SLSF 1881 1882 Kansas and Missouri Railroad
Fort Scott, South Eastern and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1880 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Gateway Western Railway GWWR 1990 2001 Kansas City Southern Railway
Gideon and North Island Railroad SSW 1908 1930 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Grant City and Southern Railroad CB&Q 1898 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Gray's Point Terminal Railway SSW 1896 1958 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Greenfield Railroad SLSF 1884 1886 Greenfield and Northern Railroad
Greenfield and Northern Railroad SLSF 1886 1895 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O 1940 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Hamilton and Kingston Railroad
Hannibal Bridge Company WAB 1869 1937 Wabash – Hannibal Bridge Company
Hannibal Connecting Railroad HC 1902 1965 N/A
Hannibal and Central Missouri Railroad MKT 1867 1873 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad CB&Q 1847 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Hannibal Union Depot Company CB&Q 1881 1953 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Higginsville Switch Company
Houck's Missouri and Arkansas Railroad SLSF 1893 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1902 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG 1972
Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company 1868 1878 St. Louis Bridge Company
Illinois Southern Railway MP 1903 1920 Missouri–Illinois Railroad
I&M Rail Link IMRL 1997 2002 Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad
Iron County Central Railroad 1912
Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad ICE 2002 2008 Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Iowa and St. Louis Railway CB&Q 1901 1903 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad RI 1876 1880 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Jackson Branch Railroad MP 1883 1885 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Jefferson City, Lebanon and Southwestern Railway MP 1871 1883 Missouri Pacific Railway
Joplin Railroad SLSF 1874 1882 Joplin Railway
Joplin Railway SLSF 1882 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Joplin and Galena Railway SLSF 1880 1882 Joplin Railway
Joplin Union Depot Company ATSF/ KCS/ MKT 1908 Still exists as a joint subsidiary of the BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern Railway, and Union Pacific Railroad
Joplin and Western Railway MP 1890 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City and Atlantic Railroad CB&Q 1893 1897 Kansas City and Northern Connecting Railroad
Kansas City Belt Railway 1882 1910 Kansas City Terminal Railway
Kansas City Bridge and Terminal Railway CB&Q 1889 1893 Kansas City and Atlantic Railroad
Kansas City and Cameron Railroad CB&Q 1866 1870 Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad
Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railroad SLSF 1884 1885 Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway
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 and Eastern Railway MP 1878 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Eldorado and Southern Railway MKT 1892 1899 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Kansas City, Excelsior Springs and Northern Railway WAB 1897 1933 N/A
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis 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, Fort Smith and Southern Railroad KCS 1887 1897 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City, Galveston, and Lake Superior Railroad CB&Q 1857 1866 Kansas City and Cameron Railroad
Kansas City and Grandview Railway KCS 1926 1943 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City and Independence Air Line KCS 1891 1902 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Leavenworth and Atchison Railway MP 1880 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1872 1879 Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad
Kansas City, Memphis and Mobile Railroad SLSF 1871 1880 Kansas City and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Nevada and Fort Smith Railroad KCS 1889 1893 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City and Northern Connecting Railroad CB&Q 1895 1901 Kansas City, Peoria and Chicago Railway
Kansas City, Osceola and Southern Railway SLSF 1891 1900 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Kansas City, Ozark and Southern Railway 1908 1935 N/A
Kansas City, Peoria and Chicago Railway CB&Q 1901 1902 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad KCS 1893 1900 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Rich Hill and Southern Railroad KCS 1887 1890 Kansas City, Nevada and Fort Smith Railroad
Kansas City Rock Island Railway RI 1902 1905 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Kansas City, St. Joseph and Burlington Railway CB&Q 1881 1881 Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad CB&Q 1870 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad GM&O 1877 1949 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Kansas City and Southern Railway SLSF 1880 1891 Kansas City, Osceola and Southern Railway
Kansas City and Southwestern Railway of Missouri MP 1886 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1881 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Kansas City Suburban Belt Railroad KCS 1887 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 and Missouri Railroad SLSF 1882 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad SLSF 1865 1868 Missouri River, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad
Kansas Pacific Railway UP 1869 1880 Union Pacific Railway
Kansas and Texas Coal Company 1898 1902 Missouri and Louisiana Railroad
Kennett and Osceola Railroad SLSF 1896 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Keokuk and Kansas City Railway WAB 1873 1875 Salisbury and Glasgow Railroad
Keokuk and Western Railroad CB&Q 1886 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Laclede and Creve Coeur Lake Railroad MP 1880 1883 Missouri Pacific Railway
Lawrence and Pleasant Hill Railway SLSF 1869 1870 St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad
Lead Belt Railway 1898
Leavenworth and Des Moines Railway RI 1867 1869 Chicago and South Western Railway
Leavenworth, Kansas and Western Railway UP 1897 1908 Union Pacific 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 and St. Joseph Railway CGW 1890 1892 Chicago Great Western Railway
Leavenworth Terminal Railway and Bridge Company CGW 1892 1940 Chicago Great Western Railroad
Leon, Mount Ayr and Southwestern Railroad CB&Q 1878 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Lexington, Chillicothe and Gulf Railroad MP 1869 1870 Lexington, Lake and Gulf Railroad
Lexington, Lake and Gulf Railroad MP 1870 1879 Lexington and Southern Railway
Lexington and St. Louis Railroad MP 1859 1877 St. Louis and Lexington Railroad
Lexington and Southern Railway MP 1879 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
Linneus Branch of the Burlington and Southwestern Railway CB&Q 1871 1880 Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Little River Valley and Arkansas Railroad SSW 1876 1881 Texas and St. Louis Railway
Louisiana Bridge Company GM&O 1873 1873 Mississippi River Bridge Company
Louisiana and Missouri River Railroad GM&O 1859 1949 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Louisville and Nashville Railroad L&N, LN L&N 1889 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad SLSF 1871 1877 Missouri and Western Railway
Memphis and St. Louis Railroad SLSF 1899 1901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
Middlebrook, Graniteville and Belleview Railroad 1903
Mill Springs, Current River and Barnesville Railroad 1884 1886 Missouri Southern Railroad
The Milwaukee Road, Inc. MILW MILW 1985 1986 Soo Line Railroad
Mineral Belt Railroad SLSF 1886 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Mississippi and Missouri River Air Line Railroad CB&Q 1857 1871 Mississippi Valley and Western Railway
Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway MP 1888 1945 Missouri–Illinois Railroad
Mississippi River Bridge Company GM&O 1873 1895 Louisiana and Missouri River Railroad
Mississippi Valley Railroad CB&Q 1871 1873 Mississippi Valley and Western Railway
Mississippi Valley Railway 1904
Mississippi Valley and Western Railway CB&Q 1871 1875 St. Louis, Keokuk and North Western Railway
Missouri and Arkansas Railroad of Missouri 1880 1882 Eureka Springs Railway
Missouri and Arkansas Railway MAR, MA 1935 1950 Arkansas and Ozarks Railway
Missouri Central Railroad
Missouri Central Railway RI 1871 1881 Central Railway of Missouri
Missouri–Illinois Railroad MI MP 1921 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Missouri and Illinois Bridge and Belt Railroad CB&Q 1904 1966 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway CB&Q 1870 1886 Keokuk and Western Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Eastern Railway MKT 1892 1896 Missouri, Kansas and Texas 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 Railway MK&T MKT 1872 1923 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Terminal Company of Kansas City MKT 1905 1906 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Terminal Company of St. Louis MKT 1909 1925 Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad
Missouri and Louisiana Railroad 1902 1914 Bevier and Southern Railroad
Missouri Midland Railway MKT 1898 1901 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Missouri and Mississippi Railroad WAB 1865 1873 Keokuk and Kansas City Railway
Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad M&NA 1906 1922 Missouri and North Arkansas Railway
Missouri and North Arkansas Railway M&NA 1922 1935 Missouri and Arkansas Railway
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway MP 1913 1919 N/A
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1917 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railway MP 1876 1917 Missouri Pacific Railroad
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 River Valley Railroad WAB 1859 1864 North Missouri Railroad
Missouri Southeastern Railway SLSF 1891 1898 Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield and Southern Railway
Missouri Southern Railroad MS 1886 1941 N/A
Missouri Valley Railroad CB&Q 1867 1870 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Missouri Valley Park Railroad MVP 2003 2010
Missouri and Western Railway SLSF 1875 1879 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O 1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Morley and Morehouse Railroad SLSF 1897 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Nevada and Girard Railway MP 1882 1885 Nevada and Minden Railway
Nevada and Minden Railway MP 1885 1909 Missouri Pacific Railway
New York Central Railroad NYC NYC 1930 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad NKP NKP 1923 1964 Norfolk and Western Railway
Nodaway Valley Railroad CB&Q 1879 1900 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Norfolk and Western Railway NW 1964 1998 Norfolk Southern Railway
North Missouri Railroad WAB 1851 1871 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
North Missouri Central Railroad
Northern Railroad[disambiguation needed] CB&Q 1898 1898 Kansas City and Northern Connecting Railroad
Ohio and Mississippi Railway B&O 1889 1893 Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway
Omaha, Kansas City and Eastern Railroad CB&Q 1896 1902 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis Railroad WAB 1896 1901 Wabash Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis Railway WAB 1887 1896 Omaha and St. Louis Railroad
Oregon Interurban Railway 1907
Osage Valley and Southern Kansas Railroad MP 1857 1881 Boonville, St. Louis and Southern Railway
Ozark Southern Railway
Ozark Valley Railway
Pacific Railroad MP 1849 1876 Missouri Pacific Railway
Paragould and Buffalo Island Railway SSW 1887 1893 Paragould Southeastern Railway
Paragould–Memphis Railroad
Paragould and Memphis Railway
Paragould Southeastern Railway SSW 1893 1958 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Pemiscot Railroad SLSF 1892 1895 St. Louis, Kennett and Southern Railroad
Pemiscot Southern Railroad SLSF 1900 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1921 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Pierce City and Kansas Railroad SLSF 1875 1875 Missouri and Western Railway
Pike County Short Line Railroad 1871 1872 St. Louis and Keokuk Railroad
Pilot Knob, Cape Girardeau and Belmont Railroad SLSF 1859 1869 Cape Girardeau and State Line Railway
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad PRR 1917 1921 Pennsylvania Railroad
Platte City and Fort Des Moines Railroad RI 1864 1867 Leavenworth and Des Moines Railway
Platte Country Railroad CB&Q 1863 1864 Atchison and St. Joseph Railroad, Weston and Atchison Railroad
Platte County Railroad CB&Q 1853 1863 Platte Country Railroad
Platte County and Fort Des Moines Railroad RI 1860 1864 Platte City and Fort Des Moines Railroad
Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad SLSF 1877 1885 Kansas City, Clinton and Springfield Railway
Pleasant Hill Division of the Lexington, Chillicothe and Gulf Railroad MP 1870 1870 Lexington, Lake and Gulf Railroad
Pleasant Hill and Lawrence Branch of the Pacific Railroad SLSF 1870 St. Louis, Lawrence and Denver Railroad
Poplar Bluff and Dan River Railway 1906
Quincy Bridge Company CB&Q 1866 1866 Quincy Railroad Bridge Company
Quincy, Missouri and Pacific Railroad CB&Q 1869 1888 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railway CB&Q 1887 1897 Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad
Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City Railroad CB&Q 1897 1939 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Quincy and Palmyra Railroad CB&Q 1856 1867 Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad
Quincy Railroad Bridge Company CB&Q 1866 1903 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Railroad Switching Service of Missouri RSM 1989 2005 N/A
Rich Hill Railroad SLSF 1880 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Rock Island – Frisco Terminal Railway RI/ SLSF 1906 1957 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Rock Port, Langdon and Northern Railway 1889 1945 N/A
St. Charles Bridge Company WAB 1868 1878 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
St. Clair, Madison and St. Louis Belt Railroad CB&Q 1890 1904 Missouri and Illinois Bridge and Belt Railroad
St. Francois Valley Railroad SLSF 1898 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
St. Joseph Belt Railway SJB 1908
St. Joseph and Central Branch Railway MP 1905
St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad CB&Q 1867 1870 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
St. Joseph and Des Moines Railroad CB&Q 1877 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Joseph and Grand Island Railway SJGI UP 1898 1936 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Joseph and Iowa Railroad RI 1857 1888 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
St. Joseph and Nebraska Railroad CB&Q 1882 1901 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Joseph and St. Louis Railroad ATSF 1874 1888 St. Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fe Railway
St. Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1888 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
St. Joseph and Santa Fe Railroad ATSF 1887 1888 St. Joseph, St. Louis and Santa Fe Railway
St. Joseph Terminal Company ATSF/ UP 1886 1887 St. Joseph Terminal Railroad
St. Joseph Terminal Railroad SJT ATSF/ UP 1887 Still exists as a joint subsidiary of the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad
St. Joseph Union Depot Company ATSF/ CB&Q/ CGW/ MP/ RI/ UP 1880 1962 N/A
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway SSW 1886 1891 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway SLSF 1880 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Terminal Railway SSW 1888 1888 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway
St. Louis Belt and Terminal Railway 1902 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis Bridge Company 1878 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Fort Smith Railway SLSF 1891 1899 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad
St. Louis, Cape Girardeau and Southern Railroad 1900 1902 Cape Girardeau and Chester Railroad
St. Louis, Caruthersville and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1897 1901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
St. Louis and Central Missouri Railway RI 1883 1886 St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad
St. Louis, Chillicothe and Omaha Railroad WAB 1868 1869 Chillicothe and Omaha Railroad
St. Louis, Council Bluffs and Omaha Railroad WAB 1870 1924 Wabash Railway
St. Louis and Fort Scott Railroad RI 1870 1871 Missouri Central Railway
St. Louis and Gulf Railway SLSF 1902 1904 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
St. Louis and Hannibal Railroad SL&H, SLH 1917 1944 N/A
St. Louis and Hannibal Railway 1885 1917 St. Louis and Hannibal Railroad
St. Louis, Hannibal and Kansas City Railway 1891 1893 St. Louis, Hannibal and Keokuk Railroad
St. Louis, Hannibal and Keokuk Railroad 1872 1885 St. Louis and Hannibal Railway
St. Louis and Illinois Bridge Company 1864 1868 Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company
St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad MP 1851 1874 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway MP 1874 1917 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis, Kansas and Arizona Railway MP 1879 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis and Kansas City Railway MKT 1895 1895 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
St. Louis, Kansas City and Colorado Railroad RI 1884 1905 Kansas City Rock Island Railway
St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway WAB 1872 1879 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
St. Louis, Kennett and Southeastern Railroad SLSF 1906 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis, Kennett and Southern Railroad SLSF 1890 1902 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
St. Louis and Keokuk Railroad 1857 1872 St. Louis, Hannibal and Keokuk Railroad
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, Lawrence and Denver Railroad SLSF 1870 1874 St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad
St. Louis, Lawrence and Western Railroad SLSF 1874 1877 Pleasant Hill and De Soto Railroad
St. Louis and Lexington Railroad MP 1877 1880 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis and Memphis Railroad SLSF 1898 1901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
St. Louis and Memphis Railway SLSF 1901 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad SLSF 1902 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis Merchants Bridge Company 1886 1920 St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway
St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal Railway SLMB 1887 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis and Missouri Southern Railway 1910
St. Louis, Morehouse and Southern Railroad SLSF 1899 1904 St. Louis and Gulf Railway
St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway 1899 1906 Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad
St. Louis, Oak Hill and Carondelet Railway MP 1886 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
St. Louis Railway and Dock Company
St. Louis and St. Joseph Railroad ATSF 1868 1874 St. Joseph and St. Louis Railroad
St. Louis, Salem and Arkansas Railway SLSF 1887 1897 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis, Salem and Little Rock Railroad SLSF 1871 1887 St. Louis, Salem and Arkansas Railway
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad SLSF 1896 1916 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis and San Francisco Railway SLSF 1876 1896 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1916 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis and Santa Fe Railroad, Missouri Division MKT 1869 1872 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SSW 1891 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis Terminal Railway 1892 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis Transfer Railway 1884 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
St. Louis Tunnel Railroad 1872 1878 Tunnel Railroad of St. Louis
St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad RI 1911 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Salem, Winona and Southern Railroad 1908 1928 N/A
Saline Valley Railroad 1904 1913 Cape Girardeau Northern Railway
Salisbury and Glasgow Railroad WAB 1877 1877 St. Louis, Kansas City and Northern Railway
Seaboard System Railroad SBD 1983 1986 CSX Transportation
Sedalia, Warsaw and Southern Railway MP 1879 1891 Sedalia, Warsaw and South Western Railway
Sedalia, Warsaw and South Western Railway MP 1891 1910 Missouri Pacific Railway
Shelby County Railway 1906 1938 N/A
Shelby Northwestern Railway 1911 1938 N/A
Short Creek and Joplin Railroad SLSF 1879 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad
Sibley Bridge Company ATSF 1887 1900 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Sligo and Eastern Railroad SL&E 1902 1929 N/A
Sligo Furnace Railroad SLSF 1880 1881 St. Louis, Salem and Little Rock Railroad
Soo Line Railroad SOO 1986 1997 I&M Rail Link
South Pacific Railroad SLSF 1868 1870 Atlantic and Pacific Railroad
Southern Railway SOU SOU 1902 1990 Norfolk Southern Railway
Southern Missouri Railway MP 1900 1903 Illinois Southern Railway
Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad SLSF 1899 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Southwest Pacific Railroad SLSF 1866 1868 South Pacific Railroad
Springfield Connecting Railway SLSF 1886 1926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Springfield and Northern Railway SLSF 1884 1885 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Springfield and Southern Railway SLSF 1882 1885 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Springfield Southwestern Railway MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad SLSF 1877 1888 Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad
Springfield Western and Southern Railroad of Missouri SLSF 1875 1877 Springfield and Western Missouri Railroad
Tarkio Valley Railroad CB&Q 1880 1900 Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Tebo and Neosho Railroad MKT 1860 1872 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway
Terminal Railroad of St. Louis 1880 1889 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad PRR 1902 1905 Vandalia Railroad
Texas and St. Louis Railway SSW 1881 1886 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway
Toledo, St. Louis and Western Railroad NKP 1923 New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Tunnel Railroad of St. Louis 1878 1988 City of St. Louis (for MetroLink) Owned by Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Union Belt Line 1882 1882 Kansas City Belt Railway
Union Depot Company 1875 1910 Kansas City Terminal Railway
Union Depot Company of St. Louis 1874 1889 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Union Depot Bridge and Terminal Railroad
Union Pacific Railway UP 1880 1898 Union Pacific Railroad
Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division UP 1863 1869 Kansas Pacific Railway
Union Railway and Transit Company of St. Louis 1874 1889 Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
Union Terminal Railway UT 1901
Union Transit Company 1880 1884 Kansas City Belt Railway
Vandalia Railroad PRR 1905 1917 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
Wabash Railroad WAB WAB 1942 1991 Norfolk and Western Railway
Wabash Railroad WAB 1889 1915 Wabash Railway
Wabash Railway WAB 1915 1942 Wabash Railroad
Wabash and Grand River Railway WGRY 1990 1993 Chillicothe–Brunswick Rail Maintenance Authority
Wabash – Hannibal Bridge Company WAB 1937 1943 Wabash Railroad
Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway WAB 1879 1886 Omaha and St. Louis Railway, Wabash Western Railway
Wabash Western Railway WAB 1887 1889 Wabash Railroad
Warrensburg and Pertle Springs Railroad
Western Cable Railway
Weston and Atchison Railroad CB&Q 1859 1867 Missouri Valley Railroad
Williamsville, Greenville and St. Louis Railway 1894
Wyandotte, Kansas City and Northwestern Railway MP 1872 1878 Kansas City and Eastern Railway
Electric railways and predecessors
Heritage railways

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 Missouri PDF. Retrieved May 11, 2005.
  • Hilton, George W. (1990). American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. ISBN 0-8047-2369-9. 

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