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A Texas and New Orleans RR caboose on eastbound local  No. 86 near LaCoste, TX in 1960. Photo by Roger Puta.

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A Texas and New Orleans RR caboose on eastbound local No. 86 near LaCoste, TX in 1960. Photo by Roger Puta.

Fallen Flags -  The defunct railroads of North America
The defunct railroads (commonly known as "fallen flags") of North America regrouped several railroads in Canada and the United States. Here is a partial list of past railroad companies. (More links coming soon)

Defunct Railroad Companies (Fallen Flags)
Algoma Central Railway (AC)
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL)
Auto-Train Corporation (AUT)
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O)
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad (BAR)
Beaumont, Sour Lake & Western Railroad
Boston and Albany Railroad (B&A)
Boston and Maine Corporation (BM)
Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado
Burlington Northern Railroad (BN)
Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR)
Central of Georgia Railway
Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR)
Central Railroad of New Jersey (Jersey Central) (CNJ)
Central Vermont (CV)
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (CO)
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CBQ)
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (MILW)
Chicago Great Western Railway (CGW)
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (RI)
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company (CNW)
Colorado and Southern Railway (C&S)
Columbia Tap Railway
Conrail (CR)
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW)
Detroit Toledo & Ironton (DT&I)
Detroit, Grand Haven and Milwaukee Railway (DGH&M)
Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad
Grand Trunk (GT)
Great Northern Railway (GN)
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Fernley and Lassen Railway
Fredericksburg and Northern Railway
Hudson Bay Railway (HBR)
Houston Belt & Terminal Railroad
Houston, East & West Texas Railroad
Houston & Texas Central Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad (IC)
Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC)
International–Great Northern Railroad
LaPorte Houston Northern Railway
Louisville and Nashville Railroad (LN)
Maine Central (MCR)
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway (MSTL)
Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (MKT) (also known as the "KATY")
Missouri Pacific Railroad (MP)
National Transcontinental Railway (NTR)
New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad
New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad
New Orleans & Nashville Railroad – see Uptown New Orleans.
New York Central (NYC)
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (NH)
New York, Ontario and Western Railroad (OW)
New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (NKP)
Norfolk and Western Railway (NW)
Northern Pacific Railway (NP)
Northern Railway of Canada (NRC)
Pontchartrain Railroad
Penn Central (PC)
Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prince Edward Island Railway (PEIR)
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad
Reading Railroad (RDG)
St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railroad
San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad (SAAP)
Seaboard Air Line Railroad (SAL)
Southern Pacific Transportation Company (SP)
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway (SPSR)
Texas and New Orleans Railroad (TNO)
Trinity & Brazos Valley Railroad
Tuskegee Railroad
Western Maryland Railway (WM)
Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad
Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WC)

See also:

Railroads of the U.S.A.

Railroad Classes

Class I

Class II

Regional Railroads


Association of American Railroads