Railroads and Rail Companies serving Washington, DC Area

  • Baltimore & Ohio (now CSX)
  • Cheseapeake & Ohio [via Southern trackage rights]  (now CSX)
  • Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac (now CSX)
  • Southern Railway (now NS)
  • Washington and Old Dominion (abandoned)
  • Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis (abandoned)
  • East Washington Railway (abandoned)
  • Chesapeake Beach Railway (abandoned)
  • Atlantic Coast Line [via RF&P] (now CSX)
  • Seaboard Air Line [via RF&P] (now CSX)
  • Pennsylvania Railroad [successor to Baltimore & Potomac] (now Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor)
  • Washington Terminal Company [rail operator for Union Station] (now Amtrak)
Other Rail Services in Washington, DC/Washington, DC Area in 1950
  • Railway Express Agency
  • Fruit Grower’s Express (in Alexandria)
  • Pullman Company
  • Potomac Yard (in Alexandria – owned jointly by the PRR, B&O, C&O, and RF&P)