List of North Dakota railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of North Dakota.

Common freight carriers[edit]

Private freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Aberdeen, Bismarck and Northwestern Railway CP 1887 1888 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Bismarck, Washburn and Fort Buford Railway CP 1889 1900 Bismarck, Washburn and Great Falls Railway
Bismarck, Washburn and Great Falls Railway CP 1900 1904 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Brandon, Devils Lake and Southern Railway GN 1905 1943 Great Northern Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Casselton Branch Railroad GN 1880 1883 St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway MILW 1909 1912 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway MILW 1885 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of South Dakota MILW 1906 1908 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway of Washington MILW 1908 1909 Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1982 Burlington Northern Railroad
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1879 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1986 Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Dakota Central Railway CNW 1879 1900 Winona and St. Peter Railroad
Dakota and Great Northern Railway GN 1900 1907 Great Northern Railway
Dakota and Great Southern Railway MILW 1883 1886 Chicago, St. Paul and Milwaukee Railway
Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad DME 1986 1991 Red River Valley and Western Railroad
Devils Lake and Northern Railway GN 1900 1902 Farmers' Grain and Shipping Company
Duluth and Manitoba Railroad NP 1885 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Duluth and Manitoba Railway NP 1884 1885 Duluth and Manitoba Railroad
Fairmount and Veblen Railway CP 1912 1915 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Fargo and Southern Railway MILW 1881 1885 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Fargo and Southwestern Railroad NP 1881 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Farmers' Grain and Shipping Company FG&S GN 1902 1943 Great Northern Railway
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1890 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
James River Valley Railroad NP 1883 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Jamestown and Northern Railroad NP 1881 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Jamestown and Northern Extension Railroad NP 1889 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Midland Continental Railroad MICO CP/ NP 1903 1970 N/A
Minneapolis and Pacific Railway CP 1884 1888 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad SOO CP 1944 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway SOO CP 1888 1944 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
Missouri River Railway NP 1906 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Montana Eastern Railway GN 1912 1928 Great Northern Railway
Northern Dakota Railway 1907 1922 N/A
Northern Pacific Railroad NP 1864 1896 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railway NP NP 1896 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Northern Pacific, Fergus and Black Hills Railroad NP 1881 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific, La Moure and Missouri River Railroad NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Ordway, Bismarck and Northwestern Railway CP 1883 1887 Aberdeen, Bismarck and Northwestern Railway
Red River Valley and Western Railroad GN 1893 1893 St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway GN 1879 1907 Great Northern Railway
Sanborn, Coopertown and Turtle Mountain Railroad NP 1882 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
South-Eastern Dakota Railroad NP 1886 1898 Northern Pacific Railway
Western Dakota Railway NP 1906 1914 Northern Pacific Railway
Winona and St. Peter Railroad CNW 1900 1900 Chicago and North Western Railway
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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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