List of Oregon railroads

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

Current railroads[edit]

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Private freight carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Albany and Lebanon Railroad SP 1880 1881 Oregon and California Railroad
Astoria and Columbia River Railroad GN/ NP 1895 1911 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
Astoria and South Coast Railway GN/ NP 1888 1892 Seashore Road Company
Astoria Southern Railway 1910 1943 N/A
Beaverton and Willsburg Railroad SP 1906 1916 Southern Pacific Company
Boise and Western Railway UP 1909 1910 Oregon Eastern Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington Northern (Oregon–Washington), Inc. 1981 1985 Burlington Northern Railroad
California Northeastern Railway SP 1905 1911 Oregon Eastern Railway
California and Oregon Coast Railroad 1913 1954 N/A
Carlton and Coast Railroad CR&C 1910 1940 N/A
Central Railroad of Oregon 1909 1927 Union Railroad of Oregon
Central Railway of Oregon 1905 1909 Central Railroad of Oregon
Central Oregon Railroad GN/ NP 1908 1909 Oregon Trunk Railway
Central Pacific Railway SP 1912 1959 Southern Pacific Company
Clackamas Southern Railway 1908 1914 Willamette Valley Southern Railway
Columbia and Nehalem River Railroad 1913 1925 N/A
Columbia River and Astoria Railway GN/ NP 1891 1895 Astoria and Columbia River Railroad
Columbia River and Oregon Central Railroad UP 1903 1910 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Columbia Southern Railway UP 1897 1910 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Condon, Kinzua and Southern Railroad CKSO 1928 1976 N/A
Coos Bay, Roseburg and Eastern Railroad and Navigation Company SP 1890 1915 Southern Pacific Company
Corvallis and Alsea River Railway SP 1907 1911 Portland, Eugene and Eastern Railway
Corvallis and Eastern Railroad SP 1897 1915 Southern Pacific Company
Corvallis and Yaquina Bay Railroad 1872 1874 Willamette Valley and Coast Railroad
The Dalles and Southern Railroad 1933 1936 N/A
Dayton, Sheridan and Grande Ronde Railroad SP 1877 1879 Willamette Valley Railroad
Des Chutes Railroad UP 1906 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
East Portland Traction Company EPTC 1987 1997 Oregon Pacific Railroad
Gales Creek and Wilson River Railroad GN/ NP 1917 1944 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
Goble, Nehalem and Pacific Railway 1902 1922 N/A
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1927 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Great Southern Railroad 1904 1933 The Dalles and Southern Railroad
Great Western Railway of Colorado GWR 1986 1987 Great Western Railway of Oregon
Great Western Railway of Oregon GWR 1987 1997 Lake County Railroad
Independence and Monmouth Railway SP 1889 1918 N/A
Klamath Lake Railroad 1901 1913 N/A
Longview, Portland and Northern Railway LPN 1952 1999 N/A
Malheur Railroad 1923 1928 Oregon and Northwestern Railroad
Malheur Valley Railway UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Marion and Linn County Railroad SP 1918 1927 Southern Pacific Company
Medford and Crater Lake Railroad GN/ NP 1904 1907 Pacific and Eastern Railway
Modoc Northern Railroad MNRR 2005 2009 Union Pacific Railroad
Molalla Western Railway MWRL 1993 1997 Oregon Pacific Railroad
Mount Hood Railroad UP 1905 1968 Mount Hood Railway
Mount Hood Railway MH UP 1968 1987 Mount Hood Railroad
Nevada–California–Oregon Railway SP 1888 1945 Central Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railroad NP 1864 1896 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railway NP NP 1896 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon NP/ SP/ UP 1882 1965 Portland Terminal Railroad
Northwest Railway UP Northwestern Railroad
Northwestern Railroad UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Railway SP 1880 1880 Oregonian Railway
Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company UP 1896 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Railway Extensions Company UP 1888 1896 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company UP 1879 1896 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon and California Railroad SP 1870 1927 Southern Pacific Company
Oregon, California and Eastern Railway OCE GN/ SP 1915 1990 N/A
Oregon Central Railroad ("West Side Company") SP 1866 1880 Oregon and California Railroad
Oregon Central Railroad ("East Side Company") SP 1867 1870 Oregon and California Railroad
Oregon Central and Eastern Railroad SP 1895 1898 Corvallis and Eastern Railroad
Oregon Eastern Railway SP, UP 1905 1912 Central Pacific Railway, Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon Electric Railway OE GN/ NP 1906 1981 Burlington Northern (Oregon–Washington), Inc. Electric until 1945
Oregon and Northwestern Railroad ONW 1934 1984 N/A
Oregon Pacific Railroad SP 1880 1894 Oregon Central and Eastern Railroad
Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway OPE 1912 1994 N/A
Oregon Short Line Railroad UP 1897 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Oregon Short Line Railway UP 1882 1889 Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway
Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway UP 1889 1897 Oregon Short Line Railroad
Oregon and Southeastern Railroad 1905 1914 Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway
Oregon Southern Railway UP Columbia River and Oregon Central Railroad
Oregon Portage Railroad 1858 1896 N/A
Oregon Steam Navigation Company UP 1862 1880 Oregon Railway and Navigation Company
Oregon Trunk Railway OT GN/ NP 1909 1981 Burlington Northern (Oregon–Washington), Inc.
Oregon Trunk Line, Inc. GN/ NP 1906 1909 Oregon Trunk Railway
Oregon and Washington Railroad UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company UP 1910 1987 Union Pacific Railroad
Oregon and Washington Territory Railroad NP 1886 1892 Washington and Columbia River Railway
Oregon Western Railroad SP 1889 1890 Oregonian Railroad
Oregon Western Railway SP 1905 1914 Willamette & Pacific Railroad
Oregonian Railroad SP 1890 1893 Oregon and California Railroad
Oregonian Railway SP 1880 1889 Oregon Western Railroad
Pacific Railway and Navigation Company SP 1905 1915 Southern Pacific Company
Pacific Coast Line Railway SP 1911 1912 Willamette & Pacific Railroad
Pacific and Eastern Railway GN/ NP 1907 1919 N/A
Pacific Great Western Railway SP 1911 1912 Willamette & Pacific Railroad
Portland, Astoria and Pacific Railroad GN/ NP 1919 1921 United Railways
Portland, Eugene and Eastern Railway SP 1907 1915 Southern Pacific Company
Portland and Southwestern Railroad 1905 1944 N/A
Portland Terminal Railroad PTRC NP/ SP/ UP 1965 Still exists as a joint subsidiary of the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad
Portland Traction Company PRTD SP/ UP 1930 1991 East Portland Traction Company Electric until 1958
Portland and Willamette Valley Railway SP 1885 1892 Portland and Yamhill Railroad
Portland and Yamhill Railroad SP 1892 1893 Oregon and California Railroad
Rogue River Valley Railway 1891 1915 Southern Oregon Traction Company
Salem, Falls City and Western Railway SP 1901 1915 Southern Pacific Company
Seashore Road Company GN/ NP 1893 1897 Astoria and Columbia River Railroad
Sheridan and Willamina Railroad SP 1907 1913 Portland, Eugene and Eastern Railway
Southern Extensions Railway UP 1906 Des Chutes Railroad
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1887 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway SP&S, SPS GN/ NP 1908 1979 Burlington Northern Inc.
Sumpter Valley Railway 1890 1961 N/A
Terminal Railway SP 1911 1913 Willamette & Pacific Railroad
Umatilla Central Railroad UP 1906 1910 Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Union Railroad of Oregon UO 1927 1993 N/A
Union Railway 1890 1894 Union Street and Suburban Railway
Union, Cove and Valley Railway 1905 1906 Central Railway of Oregon
Union Street and Suburban Railway 1894 1906 Union, Cove and Valley Railway
United Railways URC GN/ NP 1906 1944 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
Valley and Siletz Railroad VS 1912 1985 Willamette Valley Railroad
Walla Walla and Columbia River Railroad UP 1868 1910 Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company
Walla Walla Valley Railway WWV NP 1910 1985 N/A Electric until 1949
Washington and Columbia River Railway NP 1892 1907 Northern Pacific Railway
Western Oregon Railroad SP 1879 1880 Oregon and California Railroad
WCTU Railway LLC 1974 2013 Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation
White City Terminal & Utilities Co. 1954 1974 WCTU Railway
Willamette & Pacific Railroad SP 1911 1915 Southern Pacific Company
Willamette Valley Railroad WVRD 1984 1994 Willamina and Grand Ronde Railway
Willamette Valley Railroad SP 1878 1880 Oregon Railway
Willamette Valley and Coast Railroad 1911 N/A
Willamette Valley and Coast Railroad SP 1874 1894 Oregon Central and Eastern Railroad
Willamina and Grand Ronde Railroad WGRR 1980 1986 Willamette Valley Railroad
Willamina and Grand Ronde Railway WGR 1988 1996 Willamette Valley Railway
Willamina and Grand Ronde Railway 1920 1955 Longview, Portland and Northern Railway

Private freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Electric[edit]

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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