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:

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1,755 Abandonments
Last Update: 3/22/2021
Today's abandonment:
698 ICC Filings
1,458 Railroads
216 Texas state interlocker towers