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There are almost always more sites to explain the history of each railroad. If you want more in depth histories, Google the "(name) RR History".

Akron,Canton & Youngstown   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Alabama, Tennessee and Northern   
History   Wikipedia   
Alaska Railroad   
History   Official Page   Wikipedia   
Alton Railroad   
History   Wikipedia   
Amtrak   
History   Official Page  Historical Society   Friends of Amtrak   Wikipedia   
Ann Arbor Railroad   
History  Historical Society   Wikipedia      
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Atlantic & Danville   
Wikipedia   
Atlantis Coast Line   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Baltimore & Ohio   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Bangor and Aroostook   
History   Wikipedia   
Belt Railway of Chicago   
History   Official Website   Wikipedia   
Bessemer & Lake Erie   
History   Wikipedia   
Boston & Maine   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Burlington Northern   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
BNSF   
History   Official Site   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Burlington-Rock Island   
Wikipedia     
Canadian National   
History   Ofiiciaal Site   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Canadian Pacific   
History   Official Site   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Central of Georgia   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Central railroad of New Jersey   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Central Vermont   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chesapeake & Ohio   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chessie System   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago & Easter Illinois   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago & Illinois Midland   
History   Wikipedia   
Chicago & North Western   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago, Aurora & Elgin   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago Great Western   
History   Wikipedia   
Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific (The Milwaukee Road)   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific   
History   Wikipedia   
Chicago, South Shore & South Bend   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis (Big Four)  
History    Wikipedia   
Clinchfield   
History   Wikipedia   
Colorado & Southern   
History   Wikipedia   
Conrail   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
CSX   
History   Official Site   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern   
History   Wikipedia   
Delaware & Hudson   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Denver & Rio Grande Western   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Denver & Salt Lake   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton   
History   Wikipedia   
Duluth, Missabe, & Iron Range   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic   
History   Wikipedia   
Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific   
History   Wikipedia   
East Broad Top   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Erie   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Erie Lackawanna   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Escanaba & Lake Superior   
History   Official Site   Wikipedia   
Florida East Coast   
History   Official Site   Historical Society   Wikipedia   Museum   
Fort Dodge, Des Moines, & Southern   
History   
Fox River Valley   
Wikipedia   
Gateway Western   
History   Wikipedia   
Georgia & Florida   
History   Wikipedia   
Georgia Northern   
History   Wikipedia   
Grand Trunk Western   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Green Bay & Western   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Gulf, Mobile & Northern   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Hocking Valley   
Wikipedia   
Illinois Central   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Illinois Terminal   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Indiana Rail Road   
History   Wikipedia   
Indiana Railroad    
Wikipedia   
Iowa Interstate   
History   Official Site   Wikipedia   
Kansas City, Mexico & Orient   
History   Wikipedia   
Kansas City Southern   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Lehigh & New England   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Lehigh Valley   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Long Island Rail Road   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Louisville & Nashville   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Maine Central   
History   Wikipedia   
Michigan Central   
History   Wikipedia   
Midland Valley   
History   Wikipedia   
Minneapolis & St Louis   
History   Wikipedia   
Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern   
History   Wikipedia   
Mississippi Central   
History   Wikipedia   
Missouri & North Arkansas   
History   Wikipedia   
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy)   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Missouri Pacific   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Mobile & Ohio   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Monongahela   
History   Wikipedia   
Montana Rail Link   
History   Wikipedia   
Top of Page   
Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Nevada-California-Oregon   
Wikipedia   
Nevada Northern   
History   Wikipedia   
New York Central   
History   History 2   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
New York, Chicago & St Louis  (Nickel Plate)   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
New York, New Haven & Hartford   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
New York, Ontario & Western   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
New York, Susquehanna & Western   
History   Official Site   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Norfolk and Western   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Norfolk Southern (1942 - !982)   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Norfolk Southern (1982 - )   
History   Official Site   Wikipedia   
Northern Pacific   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Northwestern Pacific   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Pacific Electric   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Paducah & Louisville   
History   Wikipedia   
Penn Central   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Pennsylvania   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Pere Marquette   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Piedmont & Northern   
History   Wikipedia   
Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie   
History   Wikipedia   
Pittsburgh & West Virginia   
History   Wikipedia   
Reading   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Richmond, Fredericksburg & Patomac   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Rio Grande Southern   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Rutland   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Sacramento Northern   
History   Wikipedia   
St Louis-San Francisco (Frisco)   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
St Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)   
History   History 2   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Savannah & Atlanta   
History   History 2   Historical Society   
Seaboard Air Line   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Seaboard Coast Line   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Seaboard System  
History   Wikipedia   
Soo   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Southern   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Soauthern Pacific   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Spokane International   
History   Wikipedia   
Spokane, Portland & Seattle   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Tennessee Central   
History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Texas & Pacific   
History   Wikipedia   
Toledo, Peoria & Western   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Tonopah & Tidewater   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Toronto,Hamilton & Buffalo   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Union Pacific   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Vermont   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Virginia & Truckee   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Viginian   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Wabash   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Western Maryland   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Western Pacific   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Wheeling and Lake Erie   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
White Pass * Yukon   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Wisconsin Southern   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   
Wisconsin Central   History   Historical Society   Wikipedia   





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The Gregarious Railfan
Railroad Histories
Denver Todd is The Gregarious Railfan
Todd Sestero is the RAILFAN GUIDES of the U.S.      
Description:  Not wanting to write histories for individual railroads, a project fraught with lots of hard work and the
possibility of flagrant plagiarism, I have decided to provide what histories I can by way of links. It will also save volumes
of space.
Note:  I have tried to find unique concise histories for the history links for each railroad. Some are not great but will
do.  One advantage of this approach is that in searching for diverse sources of histories, I get more exposure to what's
out there on the Internet. When I can’t find unique histories, I fall back to one great site. Kudos to
American-Rail.com for their great, concise and detailed histories. They have done a great job with everything railroad
related. Give their excellent site a look see at
www.american-rails.com .   Another good site with many histories is
Richard Park's site:  
Passenger Railroads of the 1930's-1940's in North America                   

Also helpful: Todd Sestero's List of System Maps      
complete to here