List of Iowa railroads

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

Common freight carriers[edit]

Private freight carriers[edit]

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

NameMarkSystem[nb 1]FromToSuccessorNotes
Albia and Centerville Railway18901910Southern Iowa Traction Company
Albia, Knoxville and Des Moines RailroadCB&Q18681901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Ames and College Railway18901907Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RailroadATSF18891895Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe RailwayATSFATSF18951996Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Atlantic and Audubon RailroadRI18781880Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Atlantic Northern Railway19131936N/A
Atlantic Northern and Southern Railway19061913Atlantic Northern Railway, Atlantic Southern Railway
Atlantic Southern RailroadRI18791880Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Atlantic Southern Railway19131915N/A
Avoca, Harlan and Northern RailroadRI18781899Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Avoca, Macedonia and South Western RailroadRI18791880Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Bellevue and Cascade Railroad19331936N/A
Boone County RailwayCNW18991900Chicago and North Western Railway
Boone Valley Coal and Railway CompanyCNW18931899Marshalltown and Dakota Railway
Boyer Valley RailwayCNW18981900Chicago and North Western Railway
Brownville and Nodaway Valley RailwayCB&Q18721901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota RailwayRI18681878Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern RailwayRI18761903Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Burlington, Fort Madison and Southwestern RailwayCB&Q18701871Burlington and Southwestern Railway
Burlington and Missouri RailroadCB&Q18711901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington and Missouri River RailroadCB&Q18521875Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in NebraskaCB&Q18691880Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington, Muscatine and Northwestern RailwayRI19251952Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Burlington Northern Inc.BN19701981Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern RailroadBN19811996Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Burlington and Northwestern RailwayCB&Q18761902Burlington and Western Railway
Burlington and Northwestern Narrow Gauge RailwayCB&Q18751876Burlington and Northwestern Railway
Burlington and Southwestern RailwayCB&Q18711880Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City Railway
Burlington and Southwestern RailwayCB&Q18691870Burlington, Fort Madison and Southwestern Railway
Burlington and Western RailwayCB&Q18811903Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Cedar Falls and Minnesota RailroadIC18581896Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Falls and New Hartford RailroadIC19031904Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Falls and North Eastern RailroadIC19041905Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Rapids and Burlington RailroadRI18671868Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway
Cedar Rapids and Chicago RailroadIC18861888Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Cedar Rapids and Clinton RailwayRI18821902Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Cedar Rapids, Garner and Northwestern RailwayRI18981900Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern RailwayRI18801902Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Cedar Rapids and Missouri River RailroadCNW18601884Chicago and North Western Railway
Cedar Rapids and St. Louis RailroadMILW18711881Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Cedar Rapids and St. Paul RailwayRI18651868Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway
Cedar Valley RailroadCVAR19841991Cedar River Railroad
Centerville, Albia and Southern Railway19141916Iowa Southern Utilities Company
Centerville, Moravia and Albia Railroad18791890Albia and Centerville Railway
Central Railroad of IowaMSTL18691877Central Iowa Railway
Central Iowa RailwayCIRC19741974N/A
Central Iowa RailwayMSTL18781888Iowa Railway
Chariton, Des Moines and Southern RailroadCB&Q18761901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Charles City Railway Line, Inc.CCRY19871994N/A
Charles City Western Railway19101964Iowa Terminal Railroad
Cherokee and Dakota RailroadIC18871888Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Chicago, Anamosa and Northern Railway19031916N/A
Chicago, Bellevue, Cascade and Western RailwayMILW18781880Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Kansas City RailwayCB&Q18801901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Northern RailroadCB&Q18851899Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy RailroadCB&QCB&Q18681970Burlington Northern Inc.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy RailwayCB&Q19011907N/ALeased the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Pacific RailroadMSTL18821882Central Iowa Railway
Chicago, Clinton and Dubuque RailroadMILW18711877Clinton and Dubuque Railroad
Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota RailroadMILW18781880Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Chicago, Clinton and Western RailroadRI18771878Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Chicago, Decorah and Minnesota RailwayRI18811902Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Chicago, Dubuque and Minnesota RailroadMILW18711877Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines RailroadCB&Q18991901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines RailwayCB&Q18901899Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines Railroad
Chicago Great Western RailroadCGWCGW19091941Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago Great Western RailwayCGWCGW19401968Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago Great Western RailwayCGW18921909Chicago Great Western Railroad
Chicago, Iowa and Dakota RailwayCNW18821903Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Iowa and Kansas RailwayRI18761877Chicago, Clinton and Western Railroad
Chicago, Iowa and Minnesota RailwayCNW18951901Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska RailroadCNW18561884Chicago and North Western Railway
Chicago, Iowa and Northern Pacific RailroadRI18851888Davenport, Iowa and Dakota Railroad
Chicago and Iowa Western RailwayRI18911894Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul RailwayMILW18741928Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific RailroadMILWMILW19281985The Milwaukee Road, Inc.
Chicago and North Western RailwayCNWCNW18641972Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago and North Western Transportation CompanyCNWCNW19721995Union Pacific Railroad
Chicago, Omaha and St. Joseph RailroadRI18721882Cedar Rapids and Clinton Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific RailroadRI, ROCKRI19471980Burlington Northern Inc., Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Chicago and North Western Railway, Iowa Railroad, Iowa Northern Railway, Keokuk Junction Railway, Kewash Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific RailroadRI19021916Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific RailroadRI18661880Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific RailwayRIRI18801948Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City RailwayCGW18861893Chicago Great Western Railway
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha RailwayCMOCNW18811972Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Chicago, Santa Fe and California RailwayATSF18871900Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway of IowaATSF18861887Chicago, Santa Fe and California Railway
Chicago and South Western RailwayRI18691876Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Chillicothe and Chariton RailroadCB&Q18781901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Clarinda, College Springs and South Western RailroadCB&Q18781901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Clinton and Dubuque RailroadMILW18771878Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Colfax Northern Railroad19011912Colfax Northern Railway
Colfax Northern Railway19121926N/A
Council Bluffs RailwayCBGR19912006Iowa Interstate Railroad
Council Bluffs and Ottumwa RailwayCBOA19891991Council Bluffs Railway
Council Bluffs and St. Joseph RailroadCB&Q18581869St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Council Bluffs and St. Louis RailwayWAB18781886Omaha and St. Louis Railway
Creston Branch of the Burlington and Missouri River RailroadCB&Q18711901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Creston and Northern RailroadCB&Q18781901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Creston, Winterset and Des Moines Railroad19111918N/A
Crooked Creek Railroad and Coal CompanyCNW18751916Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad
Davenport, Clinton and Eastern RailwayCB&Q/ MILW18951901Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway
Davenport, Iowa and Dakota RailroadRI18821892Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Davenport and North Western RailwayMILW18761879Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Davenport and Rock Island Railway Bridge CompanyCB&Q/ MILW18841895Davenport and Rock Island Bridge, Railway and Terminal Company
Davenport and Rock Island Bridge, Railway and Terminal CompanyCB&Q/ MILW18951898Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway
Davenport, Rock Island and North Western RailwayDRICB&Q/ MILW18981995Soo Line Railroad
Davenport and St. Paul RailroadMILW18681876Davenport and North Western Railway
Des Moines, Adel and Western RailroadMILW18751880Des Moines North Western Railway
Des Moines and Central Iowa RailroadD&CI, DCICNW19221949Des Moines and Central Iowa RailwayElectric until 1949
Des Moines and Central Iowa RailwayDCICNW19491983Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Des Moines and Fort Dodge RailroadMSTL18741915Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Des Moines, Indianola and Missouri RailroadRI18701876Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Des Moines, Iowa Falls and Northern RailwayRI18991908St. Paul and Des Moines Railroad
Des Moines and Kansas City RailwayCB&Q18881898Keokuk and Western Railroad
Des Moines and Knoxville RailwayCB&Q18781901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Des Moines and Minneapolis RailroadCNW18771884Chicago and North Western Railway
Des Moines and Minnesota RailroadCNW18701877Des Moines and Minneapolis Railroad
Des Moines and Northern RailwayMILW18891891Des Moines, Northern and Western Railway
Des Moines, Northern and Western RailroadMILW18951899Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Des Moines, Northern and Western RailwayMILW18911895Des Moines, Northern and Western Railroad
Des Moines North Western RailwayMILW18801888Des Moines and Northwestern Railway
Des Moines and Northwestern RailwayMILW18871891Des Moines, Northern and Western Railway
Des Moines, Osceola and Southern RailroadCB&Q18791887Des Moines and Kansas City Railway
Des Moines and St. Louis RailroadWAB18811899Wabash Railroad
Des Moines Southern RailwayRI19011903Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Des Moines Terminal Company1902
Des Moines Union RailwayDMU18841989Norfolk and Western Railway
Des Moines Valley RailroadMSTL, RI18641873Des Moines and Fort Dodge Railroad, Keokuk and Des Moines Railway
Des Moines Western RailwayCNW1974Chicago and North Western Transportation Company
Des Moines Western RailwayMILW18711874Des Moines, Adel and Western Railroad
Des Moines, Winterset and South Western RailroadRI18711879Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern Railroad
Dubuque, Bellevue and Mississippi RailwayMILW18701871Chicago, Clinton and Dubuque Railroad
Dubuque and Dakota RailroadCGW18781887Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad
Dubuque and MacGregor RailwayMILW18681869Dubuque and Minnesota Railway
Dubuque, Marion and Western RailroadMILW18601863Dubuque South Western Railroad
Dubuque and Minnesota RailroadMILW18771878Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Dubuque and Minnesota RailwayMILW18691871Chicago, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Dubuque and Northwestern RailwayCGW18831886Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad
Dubuque and Pacific RailroadIC18531860Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Dubuque and Sioux City RailroadIC18601946Illinois Central Railroad
Dubuque South Western RailroadMILW18631881Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Dubuque Western RailroadMILW18551861Dubuque, Marion and Western Railroad
Dunleith and Dubuque Bridge CompanyIC18671946Illinois Central Railroad
Eldora Railroad and Coal CompanyMSTL18661868Iowa River Railway
Fairfield and Ottumwa RailroadCB&Q19001901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Farmers Union Railroad18751875N/A
Forest City Southern RailwayCNW18811882Chicago, Iowa and Dakota Railway
Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern RailroadCNW19061942Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railway
Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern RailwayFDDMCNW19421983Chicago and North Western Transportation CompanyElectric until 1955
Fort Dodge and Fort Ridgeley RailroadMSTL18781881Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
Fort Dodge and Fort Ridgeley Railroad and Telegraph CompanyMSTL18761878Fort Dodge and Fort Ridgeley Railroad
Fort Dodge and Omaha RailroadIC18981900Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Fort Madison, Farmington and Western RailroadCB&Q18691870Burlington, Fort Madison and Southwestern Railway
Fort Madison and Keokuk Railway and Transportation CompanyCB&Q18621867Keokuk and St. Paul Railway
Fort Madison and Northwestern RailwayCB&Q18721890Chicago, Fort Madison and Des Moines Railway
Fort Madison, Oskaloosa and Northwestern RailwayCB&Q18721872Fort Madison and Northwestern Railway
Fort Madison, West Point, Keosauqua and Bloomfield RailroadCB&Q18531857Iowa Southern Railroad
Galena and Chicago Union RailroadCNW18621864Chicago and North Western Railway
Gowrie and Northwestern RailwayRI18991900Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Great Northern RailwayGNGN19071970Burlington Northern Inc.
Grinnell and Montezuma RailroadMSTL18751882Keithsburg, Grinnell and Dakota Railway
Guthrie and Northwestern RailroadRI18791890Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Harlan and Kirkman RailwayCNW18991900Chicago and North Western Railway
Hastings and Avoca RailroadCB&Q18701901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Humeston and Shenandoah RailroadCB&Q18811896Humeston and Shenandoah Railway
Humeston and Shenandoah RailwayCB&Q18961901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Illinois Central RailroadICIC18671972Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf RailroadICG19721985Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad
I&M Rail LinkIMRL19972002Iowa, Chicago and Eastern Railroad
Iowa RailroadIRRC19811987N/A
Iowa RailwayMSTL18881888Iowa Central Railway
Iowa Railway, Coal and Manufacturing CompanyCNW18731887Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa Central RailwayMSTL18881912Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Iowa Central Air Line RailroadCNW18531864Mississippi, Maquoketa and Northwestern Railroad
Iowa Central and Northwestern RailwayMSTL18801882Central Iowa Railway
Iowa Central and Western RailwayMSTL18981916Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Iowa, Chicago and Eastern RailroadICE20022008Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad
Iowa City and Western RailwayRI18781902Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Iowa Eastern RailroadMILW18721880Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Iowa Falls and Sioux City RailroadIC18671888Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Iowa and Great Northern RailwayGN19051910Great Northern Railway
Iowa Midland RailwayCNW18701884Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa and Minnesota RailroadRI18701883Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls and Northwestern Railway
Iowa and Minnesota RailwayCNW18661870Des Moines and Minnesota Railroad
Iowa, Minnesota and North Pacific RailwayRI18711877Newton and Monroe Railroad
Iowa, Minnesota and Northwestern RailwayCNW18981900Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa and Missouri State Line RailroadCB&Q18591870Burlington and Southwestern Railway
Iowa Northern Railway18821901Colfax Northern Railroad
Iowa Northern Central RailroadCB&Q18671870Keokuk, Iowa City and Minnesota Railroad
Iowa and Omaha Short Line Railway19081916N/A
Iowa Pacific RailroadCGW18701879Dubuque and Dakota Railroad, Mason City and Fort Dodge Railroad
Iowa River RailwayMSTL18681869Central Railroad of Iowa
Iowa and St. Louis RailwayCB&Q19011903Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Iowa Southern RailroadISR19841989Council Bluffs and Ottumwa Railway
Iowa Southern RailroadCB&Q18571862Fort Madison and Keokuk Railway and Transportation Company
Iowa Southern RailwayCNW19131920Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa Southern RailwayCB&Q18681870Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railway
Iowa Southern Junction RailroadCB&Q18581859Iowa Southern Railroad
Iowa Southern and Missouri Northern RailroadRI18761880Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Iowa Southern Utilities CompanyISN, ISU19161941Southern Iowa Railway
Iowa Southwestern RailroadRI18701872Chicago, Omaha and St. Joseph Railroad
Iowa and Southwestern Railway1916N/A
Iowa South Western RailwayCNW18801884Chicago and North Western Railway
Iowa Terminal RailroadIAT19611987Charles City Railway Line, Inc., Iowa Traction Railroad
Iowa Transfer RailwayCB&Q/ CGW/ RI1906
Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs RailroadCB&Q18701901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Keithsburg Bridge CompanyMSTL18811901Iowa Central Railway
Keithsburg, Grinnell and Dakota RailwayMSTL18821882Central Iowa Railway
Keokuk Railway and Improvement CompanyCB&Q18911900St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Keokuk and Des Moines RailwayRI18741924St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad
Keokuk, Fort Des Moines and Minnesota RailroadMSTL, RI18531864Des Moines Valley Railroad
Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge Company1868
Keokuk and Hamilton Mississippi Bridge Company18661868Keokuk and Hamilton Bridge Company
Keokuk, Iowa City and Minnesota RailroadCB&Q18701874Burlington and Northwestern Railway, Keokuk and North Western Railroad
Keokuk and Minnesota RailwayCB&Q18691870Keokuk, Iowa City and Minnesota Railroad
Keokuk, Mount Pleasant and Muscatine RailroadCB&Q18551866Keokuk and St. Paul Railway
Keokuk, Mount Pleasant and Northern RailroadCB&Q18791881Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Keokuk and Northwestern RailroadCB&Q18811889Mount Pleasant and Keokuk Railroad
Keokuk and North Western RailroadCB&Q18761881Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Keokuk and St. Paul RailwayCB&Q18671901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Keokuk Union Depot CompanyCB&Q/ RI/ TP&W/ WAB1890Still exists as a subsidiary of the Keokuk Junction Railway
Keokuk and Western RailroadCB&Q18861901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Keosauqua and Southwestern RailroadRI18801890Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Kewash RailroadKWTR19831988N/A
Leon, Mount Ayr and Southwestern RailroadCB&Q18781901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Linn County RailwayCNW18861887Chicago and North Western Railway
Manchester and Oneida Railway19001951N/A
Maple River RailroadCNW18761884Chicago and North Western Railway
Maple Valley RailwayCNW18861887Chicago and North Western Railway
Maquoketa, Hurstville and Dubuque RailroadMILW18881903Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Marshalltown and Dakota RailwayCNW18951903Newton and Northwestern Railroad
Mason City and Fort Dodge RailroadCGW18811940Chicago Great Western Railroad
Mason City and Fort Dodge RailwayCGW19021905Mason City and Fort Dodge Railroad
Mason City and Minnesota RailwayMILW18701871Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
McGregor and Missouri River RailwayMILW18691880Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
McGregor and Sioux City RailwayMILW18681869McGregor and Missouri River Railway, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
McGregor Western RailwayMILW18631867Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Milwaukee, Chicago, Cassville and Montana RailroadMILW18711872Iowa Eastern Railroad
Milwaukee and Prairie du Chien RailwayMILW18651867Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
The Milwaukee Road, Inc.MILWMILW19851986Soo Line Railroad
Milwaukee and St. Paul RailwayMILW18671874Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis RailroadMSTL18951944Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad and Telegraph Company of IowaMSTL18951895Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad
Minneapolis and St. Louis RailwayMSTLMSTL19391960Chicago and North Western Railway
Minneapolis and St. Louis RailwayMSTL18811894Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad and Telegraph Company of Iowa
Minnesota and Iowa RailwayCNW18981900Chicago and North Western Railway
Minnesota and Iowa Southern RailwayMSTL18781881Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway
Minnesota and Northwestern RailroadCGW18861887Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City Railway
Mississippi, Maquoketa and Northwestern RailroadCNW18681871Iowa Midland Railway
Mississippi and Missouri RailroadRI18531866Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Mississippi River Railroad and Toll Bridge CompanyATSF18861900Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Mississippi Valley and Western RailwayCB&Q18711875St. Louis, Keokuk and North Western Railway
Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska RailwayCB&Q18701886Keokuk and Western Railroad
Missouri Valley and Blair Railway and Bridge CompanyCNW18821920Chicago and North Western Railway
Moulton, Albia and Des Moines RailroadWAB18991899Wabash Railroad
Mount Pleasant and Keokuk RailroadCB&Q18891889St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
Moville Extension RailwayCNW19011901Sioux City and Pacific Railroad
Murray and Creston RailroadCB&Q19001901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Muscatine, Burlington and Southern RailroadRI19161925Burlington, Muscatine and Northwestern Railway
Muscatine and Iowa City Railway19151916N/ALeased several lines from the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Muscatine North and South RailroadRI18931905Muscatine North and South Railway
Muscatine North and South RailwayRI19051916Muscatine, Burlington and Southern Railroad
Muscatine Western RailroadRI18701872Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Minnesota Railway
Nebraska RailwayCB&Q18751908Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Nebraska City, Sidney and North Eastern RailwayCB&Q18781901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
New Sharon, Coal Valley and Eastern RailroadMSTL18801882Chicago, Burlington and Pacific Railroad
Newton and Monroe RailroadRI18771880Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Newton and Northwestern RailroadCNW19021909Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railroad
Norfolk and Western RailwayN&W, NW19641998Norfolk Southern Railway
Omaha Bridge and Terminal Railway CompanyIC18931946Illinois Central Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis RailroadWAB18961901Wabash Railroad
Omaha and St. Louis RailwayWAB18871896Omaha and St. Louis Railroad
Ottumwa, Cedar Falls and St. Paul RailwayCNW18831884Chicago and North Western Railway
Ottumwa Terminal Railroad1989Council Bluffs and Ottumwa Railway
Red Oak and Atlantic RailroadCB&Q18701901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Sabula, Ackley and Dakota RailroadMILW18701872Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Sac City and Wall Lake RailroadCNW18771878Maple River Railroad
St. Joseph and Council Bluffs RailroadCB&Q18691870Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
St. Louis and Cedar Rapids RailwayWAB18651873St. Louis, Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids Railway
St. Louis, Des Moines and Northern RailwayMILW18811889Des Moines and Northern Railway
St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern RailroadCB&Q18871901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
St. Louis, Keokuk and North Western RailwayCB&Q18751887St. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad
St. Louis, Keosauqua and St. Paul RailroadRI18731875Keosauqua and Southwestern Railroad
St. Louis, Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids RailwayWAB18751887Wabash Western Railway
St. Paul and Des Moines RailroadRI19051911St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line Railroad
St. Paul and Kansas City Short Line RailroadRI19111948Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
St. Paul and Sioux City RailroadCNW18791881Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway
Sioux City Bridge CompanyCNW18721956Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Dakota RailroadMILW18791881Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Sioux City, Dakota and North Western RailwayCNW19091910Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Northern RailroadGN18871900Willmar and Sioux Falls Railway
Sioux City and Pacific RailroadCNW18641901Chicago and North Western Railway
Sioux City and Pembina RailwayMILW18701879Sioux City and Dakota Railroad
Sioux City and St. Paul RailroadCNW18661879St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad
Sioux City Terminal Railroad and Warehouse CompanyGN18891900Union Terminal Railway
Sioux City Terminal RailwaySCT19071972N/A
Sioux Valley RailwayCNW18871887Chicago and North Western Railway
Soo Line RailroadSOOCP19861997I&M Rail Link
Southern Industrial RailroadSIRR19641967N/A
Southern Iowa Railway19411965Southern Industrial Railroad
Southern Iowa RailwayCNW19001901Chicago and North Western Railway
Southern Iowa Traction Company19101914Centerville, Albia and Southern Railway
Stacyville RailroadIC18971903Dubuque and Sioux City Railroad
Stanwood and Tipton RailwayCNW18721884Chicago and North Western Railway
Tabor and Northern Railway18871934N/A
Tama and Toledo RailroadCNW1953Chicago and North Western RailwayElectric until 1925
Tarkio Valley RailroadCB&Q18801900Kansas City, St. Joseph and Council Bluffs Railroad
Toledo and Northwestern RailwayCNW18691890Chicago and North Western Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Warsaw RailwayTP&W18691880Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
Toledo, Peoria and Western RailroadTP&W, TPWTP&W19261983Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western RailroadTP&W18791886Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western RailwayTPW19892001Keokuk Junction Railway
Toledo, Peoria and Western RailwayTP&WTP&W18871927Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad
Union Pacific RailroadUP18621880Union Pacific Railway
Union Pacific RailwayUP18801898Union Pacific Railroad
Union Terminal RailwayGN19001910Great Northern Railway
Wabash RailroadWABWAB19371991Norfolk and Western Railway
Wabash RailroadWAB18891915Wabash Railway
Wabash RailwayWAB19151941Wabash Railroad
Wabash Western RailwayWAB18871889Wabash Railroad
Waterloo RailroadWLOIC/ RI1955
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern RailroadIC/ RI19441956Waterloo Railroad
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern RailwayIC/ RI19041944Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railroad
Waukon and Mississippi RailroadMILW18751880Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad
Waverly Short LineRI18851902Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway
Webster City and Southwestern RailroadCNW18831890Crooked Creek Railroad and Coal Company
Western Iowa RailroadCB&Q18841901Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Willmar and Sioux Falls RailwayGN19001907Great Northern Railway
Winona, Osage and Southwestern RailwayCGW18911891Winona and Southwestern Railway
Winona and Southwestern RailwayCGW18881894Winona and Western Railway
Winona and Western RailwayCGW18941901Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad
Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska RailwayCGW18821886Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City Railway
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Pacific RailroadCGW19011920Chicago Great Western Railroad
Worthington and Sioux Falls RailroadCNW18791879St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad
Electric

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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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