List of Rhode Island railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Rhode Island.

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Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad NH 1865 1874 New York and New England Railroad
Boston and Providence Railroad NH 1853 1972 Penn Central Transportation Company
Boston and Providence Railroad and Transportation Company NH 1834 1853 Boston and Providence Railroad
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1982 Providence and Worcester Railroad
Fall River, Warren and Providence Railroad NH 1862 1892 Old Colony Railroad
Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad NH 1849 1879 New York and New England Railroad
Moshassuck Valley Railroad MOV 1874 1981 Providence and Worcester Railroad
Narragansett Pier Railroad NAP NH 1868 1981 N/A
New England Railroad NH 1895 1908 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New York and Boston Railroad NH 1853 1865 Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad
New York and New England Railroad NH 1873 1895 New England Railroad
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad NH NH 1893 1969 Penn Central Transportation Company
New York, Providence and Boston Railroad NH 1832 1893 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
New York, Providence and Boston and Old Colony Railroad Terminal Company NH 1891 1904 Providence Terminal Company
Newport and Fall River Railroad NH 1846 1863 Old Colony and Newport Railway
Newport and Wickford Railroad and Steamboat Company NH 1870 1909 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Old Colony Railroad NH 1872 1947 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Old Colony and Newport Railway NH 1863 1872 Old Colony Railroad
Pawtuxet Valley Railroad NH 1868 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1969 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pontiac Branch Railroad NH 1875 1885 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
Providence and Bristol Railroad NH 1850 1852 Providence, Warren and Bristol Railroad
Providence and Plainfield Railroad NH 1846 1851 Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad
Providence and Springfield Railroad NH 1872 1905 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Providence Terminal Company NH 1904 1906 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Providence, Warren and Bristol Railroad NH 1852 1947 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Rhode Island Company NH 1902 1919 United Electric Railways Primary an electric railway company; leased the Narragansett Pier Railroad from 1911 to 1918
Rhode Island Central Railroad NH 1879 1880 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
Rhode Island and Massachusetts Railroad NH 1872 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Rhode Island Mining Railroad NH 1865 1872 Rhode Island and Massachusetts Railroad
Seekonk Branch Railroad NH 1836 1839 Boston and Providence Railroad Was located in what was part of Massachusetts before the boundary was moved in 1862
Warren and Fall River Railroad NH 1856 1862 Fall River, Warren and Providence Railroad
Warwick Railroad NH 1873 1880 New York, Providence and Boston Railroad
Warwick Railway WRWK 1949 1984 Providence and Worcester Railroad Electric until 1952
Wickford Railroad NH 1864 1870 Newport and Wickford Railroad and Steamboat Company
Wood River Branch Railroad NH 1872 1947 N/A
Woonasquatucket Railroad NH 1857 1872 Providence and Springfield Railroad
Woonsocket and Pascoag Railroad NH 1887 1907 New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Woonsocket Union Railroad NH 1850 1853 New York and Boston Railroad
Electric
Not completed

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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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