List of Washington, D.C., railroads

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The following railroads operate or once operated in the U.S. District of Columbia.

Current railroads[edit]

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railway RF&P 1872 1890 Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
Alexandria and Washington Railroad RF&P 1854 1872 Alexandria and Fredericksburg Railway
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1831 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad PRR 1867 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Chesapeake Beach Railway 1896 1935 East Washington Railway
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway C&O, CO C&O 1891 1987 CSX Transportation
Consolidated Rail Corporation CR 1976 1999 CSX Transportation/Norfolk Southern Railway
East Washington Railway 1935 1976 N/A
Georgetown Barge, Dock, Elevator and Railway Company B&O 1888 1972 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Orange, Alexandria and Manassas Railroad SOU 1872 1872 Virginia and North Carolina Railroad
Penn Central Transportation Company PC 1968 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Pennsylvania Railroad PRR PRR 1918 1968 Penn Central Transportation Company
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad PRR 1902 1976 Consolidated Rail Corporation
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad PRR 1891 1902 Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad
Richmond and Danville Railroad SOU 1886 1894 Southern Railway
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad RF&P, RFP RF&P 1920 1991 Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railway
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railway RFP 1991 Still exists as a subsidiary of CSX Transportation
Southern Railway SOU SOU 1894 1990 Norfolk Southern Railway
Southern Maryland Railroad 1882 1886 Washington and Potomac Railroad
Virginia Midland Railway SOU 1880 1886 Richmond and Danville Railroad
Virginia and North Carolina Railroad SOU 1872 1873 Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern Railway
Washington, Alexandria and Georgetown Railroad RF&P 1862 1868 Alexandria and Washington Railroad
Washington City and Point Lookout Railroad B&O 1873 1874 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Washington City, Virginia Midland and Great Southern Railway SOU 1873 1880 Virginia Midland Railway
Washington and Potomac Railroad 1886 1900 Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railroad
Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railroad 1901 1910 Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railway
Washington, Potomac and Chesapeake Railway 1910 1918 Chesapeake Beach Railway
Washington Southern Railway WSN RF&P 1901 1920 Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
Washington Terminal Company WATC B&O/ PRR 1901 Still exists as a subsidiary of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
Washington and Western Maryland Railroad B&O 1889 1985 N/A

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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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