Welcome To
Abandoned Rails

Featuring thousands of miles of abandoned railroad routes
in North America, illustrated with maps, pictures, and history.

Start browsing abandoned routes by clicking on a state in the U.S. map below.

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Or, you can see abandoned railroad routes of a particular railroad company:

Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe
The Santa Fe
Baltimore & Ohio
Baltimore & Ohio
Chicago & Northwestern
Chicago & North Western
Erie Lackawanna
Erie Lackawanna
Illinois Central
Illinois Central
Pennsylvania Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad
Seaboard Air Line
Seaboard Air Line
Seaboard Coast Line
Seaboard Coast Line
Southern Pacific
Southern Pacific
Southern Railway
Southern Railway
Union Pacific
Union Pacific
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There are currently 1,712 abandonments featured, along with 1,410 railroads.

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