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The Union Pacific Railroad was created in 1862 through the Pacific Railroad Act to build the Transcontinental Railroad. Today, it survives and is the largest Class I in the country.
Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad / M-K-T / Katy Lines Map
The Cotton Belt Railroad, officially known as the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, connected St. Lous with Texas and was a SP subsidiary after 1932.
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a large and successful Southern line reaching St. Louis, Cincinnati, Chicago, and New Orleans. It formally disappeared with the creation of Seaboard System.
Monon Railroad Map | See a great map of the Monon Railroad.
The Southern Pacific was a California institution and one of the West's most powerful railroads.
The Great Northern Railway was the second company to reach Seattle doing so in 1893. It was part of the James Hill's vast empire.
The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (New Haven) served New England for nearly 150 years before disappearing into Penn Central and later Conrail in 1976.
The Central of Georgia Railway was an important southern line that served much of Georgia and surrounding states.
The Chicago & North Western Railway was a famous Midwestern granger that reached as far west as Lander, Wyoming. In 1995 it was purchased by Union Pacific.
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific was a fabled Midwestern granger that struggled after the 1960's. A botched merger and strike led to its liquidation in 1980.