List of New Hampshire railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of New Hampshire.

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Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Ashuelot Railroad B&M 1844 1890 Connecticut River Railroad
Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad CN 1847 1960 Canadian National Railway
Berlin Mills Railway BMS 1999 St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad
Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad B&M 1844 1890 Concord and Montreal Railroad
Boston and Lowell Railroad B&M 1880 1919 Boston and Maine Railroad
Boston and Maine Corporation BM B&M 1963 Still exists as a lessor of Pan Am Railways operating subsidiary Springfield Terminal Railway
Boston and Maine Railroad B&M, BM B&M 1835 1964 Boston and Maine Corporation
Brookline Railroad B&M 1891 1895 Fitchburg Railroad
Brookline and Milford Railroad B&M 1893 1895 Fitchburg Railroad
Canadian National Railway CN CN 1923 1998 St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad
Central Vermont Railroad CN 1873 1899 Central Vermont Railway
Central Vermont Railway CV CN 1899 1995 New England Central Railroad
Cheshire Railroad B&M 1844 1890 Fitchburg Railroad
Claremont and Concord Railway CLCO 1954 1988 Claremont Concord Railroad
Cocheco Railroad B&M 1847 1863 Dover and Winnipiseogee Railroad
Concord Railroad B&M 1835 1890 Concord and Montreal Railroad
Concord and Claremont Railroad B&M 1873 1945 Boston and Maine Railroad
Concord and Claremont Railroad B&M 1848 1853 Merrimack and Connecticut River Railroad
Concord and Montreal Railroad B&M 1890 1919 Boston and Maine Railroad
Concord and Portsmouth Railroad B&M 1855 1944 Boston and Maine Railroad
Connecticut River Railroad B&M 1849 1919 Boston and Maine Railroad
Contoocook River Railroad B&M 1856 1873 Concord and Claremont Railroad
Contoocook Valley Railroad B&M 1848 1857 Contoocook River Railroad
Dover and Winnipiseogee Railroad B&M 1862 1892 Boston and Maine Railroad
Dover and Winnipisiogee Railroad B&M 1839 1841 Boston and Maine Railroad
Eastern Railroad B&M 1839 1890 Boston and Maine Railroad
Eastern Railroad in New Hampshire B&M 1836 1899 Boston and Maine Railroad
Fitchburg Railroad B&M 1847 1919 Boston and Maine Railroad
Franklin and Bristol Railroad B&M 1848 1849 Northern Railroad
Franklin and Tilton Railroad B&M 1889 1943 Boston and Maine Railroad
Glen Junction Transfer Company 1897
Goodwin Railroad GWIN 1976 1981 North Stratford Railroad
Grafton Railroad B&M 1847 Northern Railroad
Grand Trunk Railway GT CN 1853 1923 Canadian National Railway
Great Falls and Conway Railroad B&M 1844 1865 Portsmouth, Great Falls and Conway Railroad
Groton and Nashua Railroad B&M 1844 1846 Worcester and Nashua Railroad
Lake Shore Railroad B&M 1883 1901 Concord and Montreal Railroad
Maine Central Railroad MEC MEC 1888 2003 New Hampshire Central Railroad
Manchester and Keene Railroad B&M 1864 1881 Boston and Lowell Railroad/ Concord Railroad
Manchester and Lawrence Railroad B&M 1847 1919 Boston and Maine Railroad
Manchester and North Weare Railroad B&M 1858 1899 Concord and Montreal Railroad
Merrimack and Connecticut River Railroad B&M 1853 1873 Concord and Claremont Railroad
Monadnock Railroad B&M 1848 1892 Fitchburg Railroad
Nashua and Acton Railroad B&M 1907 1925 N/A
Nashua, Acton and Boston Railroad B&M 1872 1906 Nashua and Acton Railroad
Nashua and Epping Railroad B&M 1848 1868 Nashua and Rochester Railroad
Nashua and Lowell Railroad B&M 1835 1944 Boston and Maine Railroad
Nashua and Rochester Railroad B&M 1868 1883 Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad
New Boston Railroad B&M 1891 1934 N/A
New Hampshire Central Railroad B&M 1848 1853 Merrimack and Connecticut River Railroad
New Hampshire and Vermont Railroad NHVT 1989 2000 New Hampshire Central Railroad
North Stratford Railroad NSRC 1977 1989 New Hampshire Central Railroad
Northern Railroad B&M 1844
Pemigewasset Valley Railroad B&M 1874 1947 Boston and Maine Railroad
Peterborough Railroad B&M 1866 1944 Boston and Maine Railroad
Peterborough and Hillsborough Railroad B&M 1869 1945 Boston and Maine Railroad
Peterborough and Shirley Railroad B&M 1846 1860 Fitchburg Railroad
Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad MEC 1869 1887 Portland and Ogdensburg Railway
Portland and Ogdensburg Railway MEC 1886 1943 Maine Central Railroad
Portland, White Mountains and Ogdensburg Railroad MEC 1867 1869 Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad
Portsmouth and Concord Railroad B&M 1845 1857 Concord and Portsmouth Railroad
Portsmouth and Dover Railroad B&M 1866 1900 Boston and Maine Railroad
Portsmouth, Great Falls and Conway Railroad B&M 1865 1890 Boston and Maine Railroad
Portsmouth, New Market and Concord Railroad B&M 1845 1845 Portsmouth and Concord Railroad
Portsmouth, New Market and Exeter Railroad B&M 1845 1845 Portsmouth and Concord Railroad
Portland and Rochester Railroad B&M 1866 1900 Boston and Maine Railroad
Profile and Franconia Notch Railroad B&M 1878 1901 Concord and Montreal Railroad
Sugar River Railroad B&M 1866 1873 Concord and Claremont Railroad
Sullivan Railroad B&M 1846 1866 Sullivan County Railroad
Sullivan County Railroad SC B&M 1866 1949 Boston and Maine Railroad
Suncook Valley Railroad B&M 1870 1952 N/A Became independent from B&M in 1924.
Suncook Valley Extension Railroad B&M 1889 1947 Concord and Montreal Railroad Acquired by Suncook Valley Railroad in 1925.
Tilton and Belmont Railroad B&M 1883 1901 Concord and Montreal Railroad
Twin State Railroad TSRD 1984 1999 New Hampshire Central Railroad
Upper Coos Railroad MEC 1883 1982 Maine Central Railroad
Vermont Central Railroad CN 1871 1873 Central Vermont Railroad
West Amesbury Branch Railroad B&M 1868 1893 Boston and Maine Railroad
White Mountains Railroad B&M 1848 1873 Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad
Whitefield and Jefferson Railroad B&M 1878 1904 Concord and Montreal Railroad
Wilton Railroad B&M 1844 1944 Boston and Maine Railroad
Wolfeboro Railroad WLFB 1975 1976 Goodwin Railroad
Wolfeborough Railroad B&M 1862 1892 Boston and Maine Railroad
Worcester and Nashua Railroad B&M 1845 1883 Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad
Worcester, Nashua and Rochester Railroad B&M 1883 1911 Boston and Maine Railroad
Private carriers
Electric
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.

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