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Missouri is home to an extensive rail system.  Railroads are essential to the state’s economy and the region’s economic competitiveness. Missouri has the 10th largest number of railroad miles in the United States with approximately 4,800 miles of track, 2,500 miles of yard track and about 7,300 public and private highway-rail crossings. Nineteen freight railroads operate in the state, carrying the fourth largest amount of freight tonnage in the nation.  Kansas City and St. Louis are ranked as the second and third largest rail transportation centers in the nation, respectively. Overall, the state’s rail system moves the equivalent of more than 20 million truckloads per year.

Freight Railroads Operating in Missouri:

Class I Railroads

BNSF – BNSF Railway Company

CP – Canadian Pacific Railway Company

KCS – Kansas City Southern Railway

NS – Norfolk Southern Railway Company

UP – Union Pacific Railroad

Local Railroads

AM - Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

KAW - Kaw River Railroad (WATCO Companies)

MNA - Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad (Genesee & Wyoming)

OVRR - Ozark Valley Railroad

SKOL - South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad (WATCO Companies)


Switching and Terminal Railroads

BJRY - Burlington Junction Railway

CM - Central Midland Railway

COLT - Columbia Terminal Railroad

FTRL – Foster Townsend Rail Logistics Railway

KCT - Kansas City Terminal Railway

MNC - Missouri North Central Railroad

PCPA - Pemiscot County Port Authority

SE - Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority

TRRA - Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis




Rail Freight Map of Missouri

State Rail Plan

Missouri Freight and Passenger Rail Capacity Analysis

2007 Annual Report

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