List of Nevada railroads

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

Current railroads[edit]

Common freight carriers[edit]

Private freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Railroad Contractors[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1906 1923 N/A
Barnwell and Searchlight Railway ATSF 1906 1911 California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway
Battle Mountain and Lewis Railway 1881 1885 N/A
BHP Nevada Railroad BHP 1996 1999 N/A
Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad 1905 1928 N/A
Caliente and Pioche Railroad UP 1906 1909 San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway ATSF 1911 1923 N/A
Carson and Colorado Railroad SP 1880 1892 Carson and Colorado Railway
Carson and Colorado Railway SP 1892 1905 Nevada and California Railway
Central Pacific Railroad SP 1862 1899 Central Pacific Railway
Central Pacific Railway SP 1899 1959 Southern Pacific Company
Deep Creek Railroad WP 1916 1939 N/A
Eagle Salt Works Railroad SP 1903 1910 Southern Pacific Company
Eureka Nevada Railway 1912 1938 N/A
Eureka and Palisade Railroad 1873 1902 Eureka and Palisade Railway
Eureka and Palisade Railway 1902 1910 Eureka Nevada Railway
Fernley and Lassen Railway SP 1909 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Goldfield Railroad 1904 1905 Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad
Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad 1905 1918 N/A
Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad SLR UP 1916 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Nevada Railway 1878 1879 Nevada Central Railway
Nevada and California Railroad SP 1884 1893 Nevada–California–Oregon Railway
Nevada and California Railway SP 1905 1912 Central Pacific Railway
Nevada–California–Oregon Railway SP 1898 1917 Western Pacific Railroad
Nevada Central Railroad 1888 1938 N/A
Nevada Central Railway 1879 1888 Nevada Central Railroad
Nevada Copper Belt Railroad NCB 1909 1947 N/A
Nevada Northern Railway NN 1905 1983 Northern Nevada Railroad
Nevada and Oregon Railroad SP 1880 1884 Nevada and California Railroad
Nevada Pacific Railway UP 1889 1889 Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway
Nevada Short Line Railway 1913 1918 N/A
Nevada Transportation Company 1912 1938 N/A
Northern Nevada Railroad NN 1991 1996 BHP Nevada Railroad
Oregon Short Line Railroad UP 1924 1973 N/A
Oregon Short Line Railroad UP 1897 1903 San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway UP 1889 1897 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Pioche and Bullionville Railroad 1872 1881 N/A
Pioche Pacific Railroad 1913 1947 N/A
Pioche Pacific Transportation Company 1891 1913 Pioche Pacific Railroad
Ruby Hill Railroad 1893 N/A
San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad UP 1903 1916 Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Silver Peak Railroad 1906 1918 N/A
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1885 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
Tonopah Railroad 1903 1905 Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad
Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad 1905 1946 N/A
Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad 1904 1940 N/A
Utah, Nevada and California Railroad UP 1899 1903 San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Virginia and Truckee Railroad 1868 1905 Virginia and Truckee Railway
Virginia and Truckee Railway V&T 1905 1950 N/A
Western Nevada Railroad SP 1879 1880 Nevada and Oregon Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad WP WP 1916 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Western Pacific Railway WP 1903 1916 Western Pacific Railroad

Private[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 Nevada (PDF). Retrieved May 11, 2005.
  • Robertson, Donald B. (1986). Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - The Desert States. Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. ISBN 0-87004-305-6.