List of Wisconsin railroads

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

Current railroads[edit]

Common freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Abbotsford and Northeastern Railroad CP 1889 1910 Wisconsin Central Railway
Ahnapee and Western Railway AW, AHW GB&W 1890 1993 Fox Valley and Western Ltd.
Allouez Bay Dock Company GN 1903 1913 Great Northern Railway
Appleton and New London Railway CNW 1866 1875 Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad, Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway
Ashland Railway CNW 1882 1885 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Ashland, Odanah and Marengo Railway
Baraboo Air Line Railroad CNW 1870 1871 Chicago and North Western Railway
Bayfield Harbor and Great Western Railroad
Bayfield, Superior and Minneapolis Railway
Bayfield Transfer Railway 1883
Beaver Dam and Baraboo Railroad MILW 1855 1856 Madison, Fond du Lac and Michigan Railroad
Beloit and Madison Railroad CNW 1852 1871 Chicago and North Western Railway
Big Falls Railway
Black River Railroad CNW 1878 1880 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Calumet and Blue Island Railway 1896 1897 Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
Cazenovia and Sauk City Railroad 1909 1913 Cazenovia Southern Railroad
Cazenovia Southern Railroad 1913 1937 N/A
Cedar Falls and Northern Railway CNW 1881 1883 Menomonie Railway
Central Wisconsin Railroad CWRC 1980 1985 Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad CB&Q 1885 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad CB&Q CB&Q 1899 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway CB&Q 1901 1907 N/A Leased the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway 1897 1909 Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway
Chicago and Lake Superior Railway 1897
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 1980 1982 Central Wisconsin Railroad
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad IC 1886 1903 Illinois Central Railroad
Chicago and Milwaukee Railway CNW 1863 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Railway CNW 1881 1883 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway MILW 1874 1928 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad MILW MILW 1928 1985 The Milwaukee Road, Inc.
Chicago and North Western Railway CNW CNW 1859 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company CNW CNW 1972 1995 Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad CNW 1855 1859 Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Railway CNW 1878 1880 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway CMO CNW 1880 1972 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and Superior Railroad MILW 1873 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago and Tomah Railroad CNW 1872 1880 Milwaukee and Madison Railway
Chicago, Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad CP 1885 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Railroad CP 1884 1888 Chicago, Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad
Chippewa Falls and Northern Railway CNW 1881 1883 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Chippewa Falls and Western Railway CP 1873 1888 Minnesota, St. Croix and Wisconsin Railroad
Chippewa River Railroad CVSR
Chippewa River and Menomonie Railway 1883 1902 Chippewa River and Northern Railway
Chippewa River and Northern Railway 1902
Chippewa Valley and Northern Railway 1900
Chippewa Valley and Northwestern Railway CNW 1901 1904 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Chippewa Valley and Superior Railway MILW 1881 1882 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Cuyuna Dock Company NP 1912 1915 Northern Pacific Railway
Dells and Northeastern Railway 1936
Dixon, Rockford and Kenosha Railway CNW 1864 1864 Chicago and North Western Railway
Drummond and Southwestern Railway 1891
Dubuque, Platteville and Milwaukee Railroad MILW 1867 1880 Mineral Point Railroad
Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway DM&N 1915 1937 Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway
Duluth Short Line Railway NP 1886 1898 St. Paul and Duluth Railroad
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad CP 1949 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway DS&A, DSS&A, DSA CP 1887 1949 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railroad
Duluth and Superior Bridge Company 1894
Duluth, Superior and Michigan Railway CP 1886 1887 Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway
Duluth, Superior and Western Terminal Company GN 1897 1908 Allouez Bay Dock Company, Great Northern Railway
Duluth and Winnipeg Terminal Company GN 1892 1897 Duluth, Superior and Western Terminal Company
Dunbar and Wausaukee Railway 1882
Eastern Railway of Minnesota GN 1888 1907 Great Northern Railway
Eastern LaFayette and Mississippi Railway MILW 1871 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Eau Claire Railway CNW 1879 1893 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls Railway CNW 1881 1883 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls and Northeastern Railway CNW 1902 1904 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway 1909 1913 N/A Leased the Milwaukee, Bay View and Chicago Railroad
Elgin and State Line Railroad CNW 1880 1883 Chicago and North Western Railway
Elkhorn and Walworth Railroad 1982 1985 Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad
Ettrick Railroad 1929 1937 N/A
Ettrick and Northern Railroad 1915 1929 Ettrick Railroad
Fairchild and Mississippi River Railway CNW 1886 1887 Sault Ste. Marie and Southwestern Railway
Fairchild and North-Eastern Railway 1898 1929 N/A
Fond du Lac, Amboy and Peoria Railway MILW 1875 1883 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Fond du Lac and Whitewater Railway MILW 1874 1875 Fond du Lac, Amboy and Peoria Railway
Fox Lake Railroad MILW 1859 1904 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Fox Lake and Wisconsin River Railroad MILW 1857 1859 Fox Lake Railroad
Fox River Valley Railroad FRVR 1988 1993 Fox Valley and Western Ltd.
Fox Valley and Western Ltd. FVW 1993 2002 Wisconsin Central Ltd.
Freeport, Dodgeville and Northern Railroad IC 1887 1888 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad
Galena and Southern Wisconsin Railroad CNW 1857 1879 Galena and Wisconsin Railroad
Galena and Wisconsin Railroad CNW 1879 1880 Chicago and Tomah Railroad
Galesville and Mississippi River Railroad CNW 1882 1883 Chicago and North Western Railway
Glenwood and Northern Railway 1902
Great Northern Railway GN GN 1902 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Green Bay and Lake Pepin Railway GB&W 1866 1873 Green Bay and Minnesota Railroad
Green Bay, Milwaukee and Chicago Railroad CNW 1851 1857 Milwaukee and Chicago Railroad
Green Bay and Minnesota Railroad GB&W 1873 1881 Green Bay, Winona and St. Paul Railroad
Green Bay, Oshkosh, Madison and Southwestern Railroad CP 1903 1906 Wisconsin and Northern Railroad
Green Bay, Stevens Point and Northern Railroad GB&W 1881 1896 Green Bay and Western Railroad
Green Bay and Western Railroad GB&W, GBW GB&W 1896 1993 Fox Valley and Western Ltd.
Green Bay, Winona and St. Paul Railroad GB&W 1881 1896 Green Bay and Western Railroad
Hawthorne, Nebagamon and Superior Railway 1898
Hazelhurst and Southeastern Railway 1896
Hillsboro and Northeastern Railway HLNE 1901 1985 Chicago and North Western Railway
Hudson and River Falls Railway CNW 1878 1880 North Wisconsin Railway
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1888 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG 1972 1980 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad
I&M Rail Link IMRL 1997 2002 Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad
Interstate Transfer Railway 1907 1938 Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway
Iola and Northern Railroad GB&W 1893 1914 Green Bay and Western Railroad
Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad ICE 2002 2008 Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Iron Ridge and Mayville Railroad MILW 1865 1878 Fond du Lac, Amboy and Peoria Railway
Janesville, Beloit and Rockford Railway MILW 1880 1882 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Janesville and Evansville Railway CNW 1886 1887 Chicago and North Western Railway
Janesville and Southeastern Railway MILW 1900 1901 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Kenosha and Beloit Railroad CNW 1853 1857 Kenosha and Rockford Railroad
Kenosha and Rockford Railroad CNW 1857 1857 Kenosha, Rockford and Rock Island Railroad
Kenosha, Rockford and Rock Island Railroad CNW 1864 1864 Dixon, Rockford and Kenosha Railway
Kenosha, Rockford and Rock Island Railroad CNW 1857 1857 Kenosha and State Line Railroad
Kenosha and State Line Railroad CNW 1857 1864 Kenosha, Rockford and Rock Island Railroad
Kewaunee, Green Bay and Western Railroad KGB GB&W 1890 1969 Green Bay and Western Railroad
Kickapoo Valley and Northern Railway MILW 1889 1899 Wisconsin Western Railroad
La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad MILW 1852 1867 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
La Crosse and Onalaska Short Line Railroad MILW 1888 1903 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
La Crosse and Southeastern Railway MILW 1904 1933 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
La Crosse, Trempealeau and Prescott Railroad CNW 1857 1877 Chicago and North Western Railway
Lake Geneva and State Line Railway CNW 1887 1889 Chicago and North Western Railway
Lake Superior and Southeastern Railway CP 1904 1908 Wisconsin Central Railway
Lake Superior and South Western Railway GN 1885 1888 Eastern Railway of Minnesota
Lake Superior Terminal and Transfer Railway LSTT CNW/ CP/ GN/ NP 1884 1987 Burlington Northern Railroad
Laona and Northern Railway LNO 1902 1983 Nicolet Badger Northern Railroad
Lisbon, Necedah and Lake Superior Railway MILW 1889 1891 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Lone Rock – La Valle Railroad 1904 1907 Cazenovia and Sauk City Railroad
Madison and Beloit Railroad CNW 1848 1850 Rock River Valley Union Railroad
Madison, Fond du Lac and Michigan Railroad MILW 1855 1858 Milwaukee, Watertown and Baraboo Valley Railroad
Madison, Lodi and Baraboo Railroad CNW 1864 1870 Baraboo Air Line Railroad
Madison and Portage Railroad MILW 1870 1873 Chicago and Superior Railroad
Madison and Prairie du Chien Railroad MILW 1852 1853 Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad
Manitowoc, Green Bay and North-Western Railway CNW 1904 1909 Chicago and North Western Railway
Manitowoc and Minnesota Railroad CP 1868 1871 Wisconsin Central Railroad
Manitowoc and Western Railroad CP 1895 1895 Milwaukee and Lake Winnebago Railroad
Marathon County Railway 1903
Marinette, Tomahawk and Western Railroad MTW 1912 1992 Tomahawk Railway
Marinette, Tomahawk and Western Railway 1894 1912 Marinette, Tomahawk and Western Railroad
Markesan and Brandon Railway MILW 1882 1903 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Marshfield and Southeastern Railroad CP 1896 1901 Wisconsin Central Railway
Mattoon Railway 1895
Mazomanie, Sauk City and Prairie du Sac Railroad MILW 1880 1886 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Menasha and Appleton Railway MILW 1879 1880 Milwaukee and Northern Railroad
Menominee Railway CNW 1879 1880 Menominee River Railroad
Menominee River Railroad CNW 1880 1882 Chicago and North Western Railway
Menomonie Railway CNW 1879 1893 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Milwaukee, Bay View and Chicago Railroad 1889 1913 Illinois Steel Company
Milwaukee and Chicago Railroad CNW 1857 1863 Chicago and Milwaukee Railway
Milwaukee, Dexterville and Northern Railway MILW 1884 1891 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Milwaukee and Fond du Lac Railroad MILW 1851 1853 Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Green Bay Railroad
Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Green Bay Railroad MILW 1853 1854 La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad
Milwaukee and Horicon Railroad MILW 1852 1863 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad CNW 1872 1875 Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway
Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway CNW 1875 1893 Chicago and North Western Railway
Milwaukee and Lake Winnebago Railroad CP 1882 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Milwaukee and Madison Railway CNW 1880 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Railway
Milwaukee, Manitowoc and Green Bay Railroad CNW 1870 1872 Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad
Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Western Railway MILW 1885 1891 Milwaukee and Superior Railway
Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad MILW 1850 1861 Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railway
Milwaukee and Northern Railroad MILW 1880 1893 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Milwaukee and Northern Railway MILW 1870 1880 Milwaukee and Northern Railroad
Milwaukee and Northwestern Railway CNW 1871 1872 Northwestern Union Railway
Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien Railway MILW 1861 1867 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
The Milwaukee Road, Inc. MILW MILW 1985 1986 Soo Line Railroad
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway MILW 1863 1874 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Milwaukee, Sparta and North Western Railway CNW 1909 1912 Chicago and North Western Railway
Milwaukee and State Line Railway CNW 1905 1909 Chicago and North Western Railway
Milwaukee and Superior Railroad MILW 1856 1859 Milwaukee and Northern Railway
Milwaukee and Superior Railway MILW 1891 1900 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Milwaukee and Watertown Railroad MILW 1851 1856 La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad
Milwaukee, Watertown and Baraboo Valley Railroad MILW 1858 1861 Milwaukee and Western Railroad
Milwaukee and Waukesha Railroad MILW 1847 1850 Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad
Milwaukee and Western Railroad MILW 1861 1863 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Mineral Point Railroad MILW 1852 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Mineral Point and Northern Railway MP&N 1899 1930 N/A
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Ashland Railway 1894
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
Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie and Atlantic Railway CP 1883 1888 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Minnesota, St. Croix and Wisconsin Railroad CP 1884 1888 Wisconsin Central Company
Minnesota and Wisconsin Railroad CNW 1896 1902 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Minnesota and Wisconsin Railway CNW 1892 1896 Minnesota and Wisconsin Railroad
Miscauno and North-Western Railway 1905 1905 Wisconsin and Michigan Railway
Necedah and Camp Douglas Railroad MILW 1874 1878 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Neillsville and North Eastern Railway CNW 1881 1884 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Nicolet Badger Northern Railroad NBNR 1980 1994 N/A
North Wisconsin Railway CNW 1871 1880 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Northern Pacific Railroad NP 1864 1896 Northern Pacific Railway
Northern Pacific Railway NP NP 1896 1970 Burlington Northern Inc.
Northwestern Coal Railway GN 1892 1953 Great Northern Railway
Northwestern Union Railway CNW 1872 1881 Chicago and Milwaukee Railway
Oconto and South Western Railway MILW 1889 1890 Milwaukee and Northern Railroad
Oshkosh and Mississippi River Railroad MILW 1866 1893 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Oshkosh Transportation Company CNW 1867 1984 Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Owen and Northern Railway CP 1904 1908 Wisconsin Central Railway
Packwaukee and Montello Railroad CP 1881 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Penokee Railroad CP 1886 1888 Wisconsin Central Company
Pine River Valley and Stevens Point Railroad MILW 1872 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Platteville and Calamine Railroad MILW 1861 1867 Dubuque, Platteville and Milwaukee Railroad
Port Edwards, Centralia and Northern Railway CP 1890 1896 Marshfield and Southeastern Railroad
Portage, Stevens Point and Superior Railroad CP 1870 1870 Portage, Winnebago and Superior Railroad
Portage and Superior Railroad CP 1866 1869 Portage, Winnebago and Superior Railroad
Portage, Winnebago and Superior Railroad CP 1869 1871 Wisconsin Central Railroad
Prairie du Chien and McGregor Railway MILW 1872 1894 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Princeton and North Western Railway CNW 1900 1901 Chicago and North Western Railway
Princeton and Western Railway CNW 1883 1912 Milwaukee, Sparta and North Western Railway
Racine, Janesville and Mississippi Railroad MILW 1852 1855 Racine and Mississippi Railroad
Racine and Mississippi Railroad MILW 1855 1868 Western Union Railroad
Rice Lake, Dallas and Menomonie Railway CP 1893 1900 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Rice Lake and Northern Railway CP 1901 1902 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Ripon and Wolf River Railroad MILW 1856 1863 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Robbins Railroad 1898
Rock River Railway CNW 1880 1883 Chicago and North Western Railway
Rock River Valley Union Railroad CNW 1850 1855 Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad
St. Cloud – Grantsburgh and Ashland Railway NP 1878 1899 St. Paul and Duluth Railroad
St. Croix and Chippewa Falls Railroad CP 1884 1884 Minnesota, St. Croix and Wisconsin Railroad
St. Croix and Duluth Railway
St. Croix and Superior Railroad MILW 1853 1857 La Crosse and Milwaukee Railroad
St. Paul and Duluth Railroad NP 1884 1900 Northern Pacific Railway
St. Paul Eastern Grand Trunk Railway CNW 1879 1913 Chicago and North Western Railway
Sault Ste. Marie and Southwestern Railway CNW 1887 1893 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Railroad CNW 1861 1880 Sheboygan and Western Railway
Sheboygan and Mississippi Railroad CNW 1852 1861 Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Railroad
Sheboygan and Western Railway CNW 1880 1881 Chicago, Milwaukee and North Western Railway
Southern Wisconsin Railroad MILW 1852 1856 Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad
Stanley, Merrill and Phillips Railway 1893 N/A
State Line and Union Railroad CNW 1871 1880 Elgin and State Line Railroad
Sugar River Valley Railroad MILW 1855 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Superior, Balsam Lake and Southern Railway CP 1900 1901 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Superior Belt Line and Terminal Railway GN 1891 1900 Duluth, Superior and Western Terminal Company, Eastern Railway of Minnesota
Superior and St. Croix Railroad NP 1870 1896 Northern Pacific Railway
Superior Short Line Railway CNW 1884 1895 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Superior and Southeastern Railway 1903
Superior Terminal and Belt Line Railway GN 1890 1891 Superior Belt Line and Terminal Railway
Tomah and Lake St. Croix Railroad CNW 1863 1867 West Wisconsin Railway
Tomahawk and Eastern Railway 1907 1919 N/A
Tony and North Eastern Railway 1902 1903 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Viroqua Railway MILW 1878 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Washburn, Bayfield and Iron River Railway NP 1895 1902 Northern Pacific Railway
Watertown and Madison Railroad MILW 1853 1858 Milwaukee, Watertown and Baraboo Valley Railroad
Waupaca – Green Bay Railway GB&W 1907 1921 Green Bay and Western Railroad
West Range Railroad
West Wisconsin Railway CNW 1867 1878 Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis Railway
Western Union Railroad MILW 1863 1900 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Whitcomb and Morris Railway 1896
Winnebago Railroad MILW 1853 1866 Oshkosh and Mississippi River Railroad
Winnebago and Superior Railroad CP 1866 1869 Portage, Winnebago and Superior Railroad
Winona, Alma and Northern Railway CB&Q 1883 1885 Chicago, Burlington and Northern Railroad
Winona Bridge Railway CB&Q/ GB&W 1890 1985 N/A
Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad WICT 1985 1997 Wisconsin and Southern Railroad
Wisconsin Central Company CP 1887 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Wisconsin Central Railroad CP 1954 1961 Soo Line Railroad
Wisconsin Central Railroad CP 1871 1899 Wisconsin Central Railway
Wisconsin Central Railway CP 1897 1954 Wisconsin Central Railroad
Wisconsin and Chippewa Railway 1891 1898 Marinette, Tomahawk and Western Railway
Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad MILW 1881 1887 Milwaukee and Northern Railroad
Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad 1918 1938 N/A
Wisconsin and Michigan Railway WAND 1992 1995 N/A
Wisconsin and Michigan Railway 1893 1918 Wisconsin and Michigan Railroad
Wisconsin Midland Railroad MILW 1887 1897 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Wisconsin and Minnesota Railroad CP 1879 1888 Wisconsin Central Company
Wisconsin and Northern Railroad W&N CP 1906 1921 Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Wisconsin Northern Railway CNW 1896 1897 Chicago and North Western Railway
Wisconsin Northwestern Railway
Wisconsin, Pittsville and Superior Railway MILW 1882 1891 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Wisconsin, Ruby and Southern Railway
Wisconsin and Superior Railroad CNW 1856 1857 Chicago, St. Paul and Fond du Lac Railroad
Wisconsin Union Railroad MILW 1866 1872 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Wisconsin Valley Railroad MILW 1871 1880 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Wisconsin Western Railroad WIWR 1982 1985 Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad
Wisconsin Western Railroad MILW 1899 1909 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Wolf River Valley Railway CNW 1906 1920 Chicago and North Western Railway
Wolf and Wisconsin Rivers Railroad CNW 1885 1889 Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railway
Wood County Railroad MILW 1883 1891 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Woodville and Southern Railway CNW 1889 1892 Minnesota and Wisconsin Railway

Private freight carriers[edit]

Electric[edit]

Not completed[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • Association of American Railroads (2002), Railroad service in Wisconsin PDF (215 KB). Retrieved January 25, 2005.
  • Lanz, Daniel J. (October 1985). Railroads of southern and southwestern Wisconsin. Wells, Print & Digital Services, Madison, Wi. LOC 85-90976. 
  • Rosholt, Malcolm (1992). Trains of Wisconsin. National Railroad Museum, Green Bay, WI. ISBN 0-9635065-0-1. 
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation (July 7, 2007). "Traveling by rail". Retrieved December 11, 2007. 
  • Railway and Locomotive Historical Society (1937). The Railroads of Wisconsin, 1827-1937. Boston, MA: Baker Library, Harvard Business School. 
  • 2005 Wisconsin Railroad Map PDF (529 KB) from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation