Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads     by Terry Cox

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Off-topic or non-genuine companies

Correspondents frequently suggest I expand my project in one direction or another. I understand their desires; I really do. (See Rules for listing companies) However, I must limit project expansion to definite railroads and very closely-related companies. Here are the most common reasons for excluding companies:

  • I generally exclude companies that do not include variations of the words railroad, railway, etc or obviously related words in their names. It does not matter whether certificates show railroad vignettes or not.
  • I generally exclude companies that require extended research to discover their relationships to railroading.
  • I exclude companies that obviously belong in other specialties (e.g., mining, oil, water, utilities, express, water-borne shipping, buses, toys, bridges, real estate, tunnels, lumber.)

Multiple entries of the same name indicate references to:

  • different companies of the same name
  • multiple locations of the same company.

Please contact me if you have contradictory information that proves a company listed here:

  • was officially incorporated
  • operated (or planned to operate) a for-profit rail operation in North America
  • across rights-of-way that it did not own
  • carried (or intended to carry) unrelated passengers or freight.

The list below shows every company that has been suggested for entry but that has proven off-topic for one or more reasons.

Company excludedReason
Abby Plantation Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Acme Extractunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
ADM Millingunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Aero Marine Locomotivenot related to railroading
Agencia Comercialoperated a tramway in Yucatan, but considered primarily a plantation
Agencia Mercantil Maritima Maritimaoperated a tramway in Yucatan, but considered primarily a plantation
Akron Scenic Railwayamusement park ride
Alabasterunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Algoma Consolidateddiversified company
Alice G Sugar Refinery Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Allouez Bay Dockunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Alta Montanaconsidered a smelting company
Aluminum Company AmericaALCOA, manufacturing company, unincorporated industrial rail operations reported
American Adhesion Tractionnot considered rail-related; company intended to build monorail to tow canal barges
American Brake Shoemanufacturer of expendable parts
American Brake Shoe Foundrymanufacturer of expendable parts, too far removed for inclusion
American Brake Shoe Foundryconsumable supplies
American Carrera Marbleunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
American Cash RailwayNOT a genuine railway
American Compressed Air Motorreported to have operated a railway, but considered a manufacturing company
American Fire Brickunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
American Fruit Growers Incwhile possibly a user of rail transportation, considered primarily an express company
American Furunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
American Railroad Station Indicatorconsidered removed from either fixed assets or crucial operating equipment
American Railway Publishingpublishing company
American Railway Waterconsidered a water supplier
American Shipbuildingunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
American Steel Spring Manufacturingpossible related to railroading, but not necessarily a crucial supplier
American Street Car Advertisingconsidered a printing or advertising company
Anaconda Copper Miningmining railroad at Butte, MT, reported to ICC as common carrier
Androscoggin Lakes Transportationconsidered a Great Lakes shipping company
Anglo Newfoundland Developmentreal estate development and land ownership
Anthracite BeerPennsylvania brewer unrelated to coal mining
Anthracite Landrea estate company
Antrim Ironunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Appalachian Limitedat least one certificate offered on Ebay as railroad, but actually an 1889 British mining company disbanded 1891
Aquilar Motormanufacturing company, purpose unknown
Argentine Railwayoperated in Argentina, not included in this catalog
Arizona Automatic Air Associationoff-topic, unknown purpose
Arizona Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Aronimink Transportationbus company subsidiary of the Philadelphia & West Chester Traction Co
Ash Bed Miningcopper mining company; Keewenaw Peninsula, Michicgan, NOT coal-related
Associated Railroads Americaconsidered an association
Atchison Eastern Bridgebridge company
Atlanta Joint Terminalsnot incorporated and did not issue securities; existed as operating agreement between Atlanta & West Point RR, Georgia Railroad and Louisville & Nashville (L&N dropped out in 1956
Automatic Time Tableconsidered a printing or advertising company
Ball Woodmanufactured engines that drove streetcar systems, not individual cars; considered related to railroading but primarily an engine manufacturer
Baltimore Ohio Toledo Elevatorowned by railroad but considered an elevator operator
Baltimore Streetcar Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Baltimore Yorktown Turnpike Railroada turnpike company unrelated to railroading
Barcelona Traction Light Power Ltdoperated in Spain, not included in this catalog
Baring Cross Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company
Barker City Houghton Lakeunincorporated lumber railway
Bay Area Railroad Association Western Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Belle Terre Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Belmont County OH Barnesville Hendrysburg Roadbonds issued for road construction, not railroad related
Belton Grandview Kansas City Railroadmuseum railroad
Bennett Sewer Pipeunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Bentley Lumber Tram Roadunincorporated logging tram
Berkeley Developmentland development company, not involved in railroading
Bessemer Limerstone Cementunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Bethlehem Steelunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Bi State Development Agencyunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Bidwell Electricdoes not seem related to railroading
Blair Silica Brickunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Blakely Roadprobably unincorporated logging tram
Bluegrass Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Bomer Blank Lumber Tramunincorporated logging tram
Booher Branchbranch of the East Broad Top Railroad & Coal Co
Booth Flynn Contractorsunknown if involved in railroad construction
Brandon Corpunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Branford Electric Railway Association Incmuseum, not official railroad company
Bristol Brass Clockmanufacturing company
British Columbia Forest Museum Parkmuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
British Yukon Navigationoperated railway but considered primarily a water shipping company
Broad Top Improvementland development company at Broad Top, Pennsylvania
Brownsville Navigation Districtconsidered a water shipping terminal
Buckeye Steel Castingspossibly made parts for railroads, but considered primarily a foundry
Burt Portland Cementunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Bush Terminal Buildingscompany formed to manage the Bush Terminal Company real estate holdings
Cadillac Sand Gravelat least one source reported as an operating railroad but probably unincorporated
Cairo Transferferry boat transfer operation
California Fruit Exchangewhile possibly a user of rail transportation, considered primarily an express company
California Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Call Switch Ltdnot rail-related
Cambria Steelunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Campbell Limestone #9unincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Canada Southern Bridgebridge company
Canadian Niagara Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Canadian Occidental Petroleumoil company
Capitol Securities Capitalconsidered an investment company
Carolina Aluminumunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Catherine Sugar Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Cedar Grove Plantation Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Cedar Hollow Limepossibly operated in-pit tramway, but considered primarily a quarry operator
Central Monserrate Sugarunincorporated plantation tram
Centreville Southwestern Railroadminiature train at Henry Becker & Son Dairy Farms, not valid railroad company
Champaign Monticellono company by this name confirmed, probably a confusion of the Monticello Railway Museum
Charleston Industrial Corporationnot coal related; organized to buy surplus government land at Nitro, WV
Charleston McClellanville Santee Transportationsteamboat company
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Chicago Atchison Bridgebridge company
Chicago Duluth Georgian Bay TransferGreat Lakes shipping company
Chicago Improvementirrigation company
Chicago Milwaukee Road Realtyland-holding arm of the Chicago-Milwaukee Corp with no direct involvement in railroading
Chicago Railway Terminal Elevatorconsidered a grain elevator company
Chicago Southern Expressexpress company
Chicago St Louis Gulf Transportationbarge company
Chippewa Valley Railroadquarter scale steam railroad in Carson Park, Eau Claire
Church Quarryunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Cincinnati Transferbus company
Cincinnati Union Stock Yardpreviously named United Rail Road Stock Yard Co; not considered rail-related after name change
City Park Railroad New OrleansNew Orleans miniature railroad, name known from undated ticket
Clark Gay Manufacturingunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Cleveland Buffalo TransferLake Erie shipping company
Cleveland Cliffs Ironunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Coal Run Improvementreal estate development and land ownership
Coldwater Trainreported as industrial operation, but exact name unknown
Colombian National Railwayoutside North America (Colombia)
Columbia Yakima Corppassenger/shipping company that operated out of Portland and Seattle-Tacoma; no railroad involvement
Commercial National Bank Pittsburgh PAbank
Commercial Travelers National Associationtravel association
Commonwealth Massachusetts Abolition Railroad Crossings bondsgovernment bond with no relationship to specific company
Compania Industrial Azucarera Sociedad Anonimasugar manufacturer, unincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Compania la Primaveraunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Compania Minera Naica Sociedad Anonimaunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Compania Minera Penoles Avalosunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Compania Minera Santa Rosalia Sociedad Anonimaunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Compressed Air'sounds' too far removed
Connecticut Gas Coke Securitiesconsidered a securities company related to the petroleum industry
Connecticut Trolley Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Consolidated Couplingpatent holder, too far removed from railroading
Consolidated Lake SuperiorThis company owned a couple of Canadian railroads, but is considered primarily a holding company with primary interests in mining.
Consolidated Railway Straw Productspossibly supplied some sort of products to railroads, considered unworth of listing
Consolidated Railway Straw Products Equipmentnor related closely enough
Coopers Point Philadelphia Ferrysporadically reported as a railroad operation but considered primarily a ferry company
Coraopolis Neville Island Bridgebridge company
Coro Lavela Railroad Improvementoutside North America (Venuzuela)
Cortez Minesunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Cowenhoven Tunnel Drainageunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
CP National Corporationsemiconductor and technology (not rail related)
Crescent City Stockyard Slaughterhouseconsidered a stock yard company, not included because name lacks direct reference to railroading
Cresson Springsresort operator, NOT rail-related
Crown Zellerbach Corpconsidered a diversified company too far removed from railroading
Cumberland Transportationriver transportation company
Curve Rail Oilerconsidered merely a lubricant and therefore a consumable
Deerfield Riverapparently an unincorporated lumber railroad owned by Deerfield River Pulp & Paper Corp
Dees Tram No 1unincorporated logging tram
Delaware Hudson Canal1823-1899, considered primarily a canal company
Denver Circle Real Estatereal estate development and land ownership
Denver City County Moffat Tunnel Improvement Districtsee Moffat Tunnel Improvement District, not included because name lacks direct reference to railroading
Denver Colorado Springs Pueblo Motorwayseemingly non-railroad motor transport
Denver Real Estatereal estate development and land ownership
Deseronto Navigation Ltdconsidered a water shipping company
Detroit Canada Tunneltunnel company
Detroit Edisonunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Detroit River Tunnelconsidered a tunnel company
Detroit Shipbuildingunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Dibley Bridgebridge company
Dunbar Furnaceunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Dunleith Dubuque Bridge1857-1867, not a railroad company, considered a bridge company, removed May, 2018 because company name lacks direct reference to railroading
Dunnellonunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Eagle Lake Linesname from HO gauge membership card
East Troy Electric RailroadWisconsin Trolley Museum
Eastern Couplingseveral eBay sellers have contended this company was somehow related to railroading, I can find only mentions of this company making steam coupling for carpet clearners, please send PROOF of railroad involvement
Eastern Idaho Mining Waterwater and irrigation company
Eastern Transportation Linethis company ran tugs in and around the port of New York; not considered rail-related
Eastman Kodakunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Easton South Bethlehem Transportationbus service
Echanove Hermanosoperated a tramway in Yucatan, but considered primarily a plantation
Edavillemuseum
Edgerly Tram Roadunincorporated logging tram
Electro Pneumatic Transferpneumatic tube transportation for businesses and stores, not related to railroading
Elm Hall Plantation Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Elmhurst Chicago Stoneunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Employees Wheeling Traction Trust Fundconsidered an association
Empresa Zaldivaroperated a tramway in Yucatan, but considered primarily a plantation
Entre Rios Eastern Railwayincorporated in Massachusetts, but operated in Argentina
Equalized Spring Motormanufactured motors for sewing machines
Erie Pacific Despatchwhile possibly a user of rail transportation, considered primarily an express company
Expo ExpressWorld Fair elevated
Express Marco Incname considered too remote from railroading and otherwise not a major player
Farmers Grain Shippingowned Devils Lake & Northern Railway
Farmington Canalconsidered primarily a canal company
Federal Steelunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Ferrocarril Zacatepec Jojutla Tlaquiltenangosugar plantation
Fiddletown Copperopolis Railwayficticious railroad, subject of recurring cartoons in 1940s-1950s Railroad Magazine
Finkl Steelunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Fletcher Packunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Florida Landreal estate development and land ownership
Ford Motorindustrial rail oprtation
Formosa Plastics Corpunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Forsyth Automatic Air Steam Couplerconsidered unrelated to railcar couplers
Fort Dodge Moines Southern Transportationbus company formed in 1925 to cover area served by interurbans around Ames
Fort Edmonton Parkrail-related park, not considered an operating railroad company
Fox River Trolley Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Franklin Railway Oilpurpose of company unknown, presumably an oil company
Garbutt Brothers Tram Roadunincorporated logging tram
General Safety Applianceprobably rail-related but considered non-crucial to railroading
Geneva Manufacturingsee State Line & Union Rail Road Co; NOT considered a rail-related company
Georgetown Tunnel Transportationgold, silver, lead, zinc mining operation near Georgetown, Colorado
Georgia Graniteunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Georgia Pacific Corpoperated logging railways in several states but considered primarily a highly diversified timber products company
German American West African Railway Trading Colonization Washington DCorganized to operate in Togo
Gilbert Tramwayunincorporated logging tram
Glen Arborunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Golden Gate Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Goshen State Line Telegraphtelegraph company
Grainbelt Corpunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Grand Tower Iron Mountain Railroadcoke company owned by Mount Carbon Coal
Grand Unionfood retailer in New York, New Jersey and Vermont
Granite Mountain Rock Quarryunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Gray Lumber Tram Roadunincorporated logging tram
Grays Tram Roadseemingly an unincorporated mining tram
Greater Richmond Transportationbus company
Green Hills Rural Developmentreal estate development and land ownership
Greene Cananea Copperunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Greene Consolidated Copperunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Greenwood Plantation Tramunincorporated plantation tram
H Davisgrocery supply company
Hackley Humesee Long Lake & Muskegon River, logging
Hallowell Graniteunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Hartford Steam Boilerboiler manufacturing company
Heart Dixie Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Henderson Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Henry Ford Museum Greenfield Villagereported to have tourist service, not considered an operating railroad company
Heritage Park Historical Villagereported to have tourist service, not considered an operating railroad company
Heritage Park Pioneer Villagetourist service
Hersey Gravelunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Heston Steam Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Homestake Miningoperated mining trams, but considered primarily a mining company
Hoosier Equipmentno mention of railroading in name
Hoyt Woodin Manufacturingor Hoyt & Woodin?; unincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Hudson Motorunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Hudson River Bridge at Albanybridge company owned by New York Central & Hudson River and Boston & Albany Railroads and not considered a railroad, removed because company name lacks direct reference to railroading
Hunters Point Newtown Flushing Turnpike Roadalthough charter allowed building a railroad, considered a turnpike company
Huron Portland Cementunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Illinois Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Illinois River Bridge Havanabridge company
Illinois Slag Ballastunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Illinois St Louis Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Indian Hill Iron Rangeunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Indiana Transportation Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Indianapolis Stockyardsconsidered a stockyards company
Industrial Lumber Tram Roadunincorporated logging tram
Ingenio Tilapasugar plantation
Inter Stateconsidered a shipping company
International Reload Systemslumber reloader on the BNSF
Interstate Constructionconstruction company with no direct rail involvement
Interstate Sand Car TransferMississippi River boat company that moved cars across the river on barges.
Interstate Transitnot included in this project; bus company subsidiary of the Union Pacific, operated in Utah, ultimately became part of the Greyhound Central Division
Iowa Rail Road Landland company
Jackson Ironunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Jamaica Brooklyn Plank Roadalthough charter allowed building a railroad, considered a plank road company
Jamaica Brooklyn Roadroad company, not railroad-related
James Bay Victoria Railwayminiature railroad, Nov 1939 'Railroad Magazine'
James Riverbecame part of James River & Kanawha Co, but no direct railroad involvement
Joliet Arsenalunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Junction Kansas Nebraska Pacific RailRoadsee Whitesville Town Company (Nebraska Territory)
Kelley Park Trolleymuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Kellys Creek Improvementreal estate development and land ownership
Kendall Products Corpconsidered a manufacturer with little if any direct rail involvement
Kentucky Improvementreal estate development, supposedly operated 'Hunnewell Railway'
Keokuk Hamilton Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company
Kilsock Tramunincorporated logging tram owned by L M Thompson
Knob Creek Tram Roadunincorporated logging tram
L C C Automatic Couplerstrain pipe coupler, not included because company lacks direct reference to railroading
L Thompson Scenic Railwayroller coaster; NOT a legitimate railroad
Lackawanna Tunneltunnel company
Lake City Transit CorporationNew York NY bus transit system between Dunkirk and Fredonia
Lake Jackson Sugarunincorporated plantation tram
Lake Superior Iron Chemicalconsidered primarily a mining and manufacturing company
Laona Northern RailwayCamp Five Museum Foundation, not considered an operating railroad company
Laurel Grove Plantation Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Lee County Grain Associationconsidered either an elevator company or an association
Lehigh New England Terminal Ware Houseice company
Lehigh Valley TransportationGreat Lakes shipping company
Lemac Carrierswhile possibly a user of rail transportation, considered primarily an express company
Lenora Mount Sicker Copperunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Leonards Department StoreFort Worth, tenuous relationship to railroading
Lewis Run Manufacturingunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Lewiston Suspension Bridgebridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Lewistown Tuscarora Bridgeowned by Penn Central, possible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Lincoln Park Transportationamusement park
Liquid Air Refrigeration Powerheld a 'Cold Blast' refrigeration patent and considered too far-removed for inclusion as a railroad-related company
Loisel Sugar Refinery Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Lone Dockdock company
Louisville Bridgebridge company, see also Louisville & Jeffersonville Bridge & Railroad Co,
Louisville Jeffersonville Bridgebridge company
Lowell National Historic Parknot considered an operating railroad company
Macco Constructionunknown if involved in railroad construction
Madison County tax receipts for Mobile Ohio county railroad taxconsidered as simple tax receipts for the collection of Madison County railroad tax
Mahanoy Navigationconsidered a water shipping company
Mahoning River Landprobably a coal company subsidiary of the Erie Railroad, considered off-topic because the name indicates otherwise
Mail Expressconsidered an express company
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Manhattan Transportation Ltdseveral non-railroad companies by this name (Hudson River shipping, buses, et al)
Manila RailroadPhilippines
Manistique Pulp Paperunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Mann Street Car Indicator Advertisingconsidered a printing or advertising company
Mashek Chemical Ironunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Maspeth Avenue Toll Bridgeconsidered a bridge company and lacks direct reference to railroading
McCormick Railroad Parknot a railroad operator
McKnight Brothers Tinkerunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Medford Logginglogging
Medusa Portland Cementunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
MEI Corpdescendent of Twin City Rapid Transit, unrelated to streetcar transit
Merchants Miners TransportationAtlantic coast ocean shipping and passenger company
Metropolitan Coach Linesconsidered unrelated to railroading, purchased assets of Pacific Electric Railway and Ashbury Rapid Transit System in 1953 and converted to buses
Metropolitan Securitiesordinary securities broker
Michigan Alkalilogging or industrial operation
Michigan Limestone Chemicalunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Michigan Transit Museumreported to have tourist service, currently not considered an operating railroad company
Mid Continent Railway Historical Societyconsidered a museum and not an operating railroad
Middletown Sussex Transit Corpconsidered a transportation company unrelated to railroading
Midland Gravelunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Minnesota Ontario Paperrailroad operations related to paper mill
Minnesota Transportation Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Miskin Spring Wheelautomotive and baby buggie wheels
Mission Transportation RefiningWest Coast shipping company and pipeline company, NOT rail-related,
Mississippi River Fuel Corppipeline company
Missouri Transferdefinitely a bus company in later years; unknown if it ever operated rail
Moffat Tunnel Improvement Districtmunicpal-funded tunnel project
Montezuma Milling Transportationmining company
Monticello Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Morbihan Narrow Gauge Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Moundsville Mining Manufacturingland developer
Mount Mitchell Developmentreal estate
MSL Industriesdiversified company
Museum Alaska Transportation Industrymuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
National Brake Shoemanufacturer of expendable parts and therefore too far removed for inclusion
National Capital capitol Trolley Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
National Car Brake Shoebrake shoe manufacturer, expendable supplies
National Castingunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
National Coal By Products Corpconsidered a manufacturer not directly involved in the mining of coal
National Correspondence School Railroadingschool, no direct railroad involvement
National Express Transportationshort-lived express company, a competitor to Adams and Well Fargo
National Steam Pipe Coupling of Baltimore City MDmay have made piping for railroads, but considered too far removed for listing
National Transferoil pipeline holding company for Standard Oil Company lines
Natural Bridgelogging
NCSTL Motor Transitbus company
Nevada Northern Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
New Creekmanufacturing company
New Niquero Sugarunincorporated plantation tram
New York Car Steamboat Iceintended to manufacture gas lighting for passenger cars
New York Central Realtyreal estate development
New York Tunnelconsidered a tunnel company
Newark Farmers Grainunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Newfoundland Light Poweroperated street railway 1924 to 1949, but considered primarily a utility for this project
Newport Cincinnati Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Niagara River Bridgeconsidered a bridge company, removed because company name lacks direct reference to railroading
Ninth Street Bee Line Railroadfictitious street railway
Nona Millsunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Norfolk Warehouseconsidered a warehouse company
North Shore Constructionno evidence of railroad involvement
Northeastern Philadelphia Transferprobably bus or trackless trolley system
Northern Counties Union Railwayoutsidde North America (United Kingdom)
Northern Illinois Corpsubsidiary of NICOR Inc., a natural gas company
Northwest Chemco Incalthough specimens of transitional stock certificates from Chicago & North Western Railway Co are known overprinted with new name, this company is not listed because it was a chemical and manufacturing company and subsidiary of Northwest Industries
Northwestern Electric Service Pennsylvaniaconsidered a utility
Ocean City Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Ohio Michigan Sand Gravelunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Ohio Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Ohio Valley Transitconsidered an electrified bus company
Old Colony Inccleaning compounds manufacturer
Oliver Iron Steelconsidered an iron and steel mill, only peripherally related to railroading
Omaha Transferbus company
Omnibus Generalconsidered primarily a horse-drawn omnibus company
Orange Belt Investmentinvestment company
Orange Empire Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Orange Empire Trolley Museummuseum
Oregon Developmentocean shipping along Oregon Coast
Oregon Electric Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Oregon Steam Navigationconsidered primarily a Columbia River navigation company that operated short portage railways for its own uses
Osceola St Croix Valley RailwayTransportation Museum
Osmeek Log Track Standard GaugeSycamore Plantation, unincorporated plantation tram
Owensboro ElsewhereGlenmore Distilleries Co industrial railway
Pacificunknown purpose but considered off-topic
Pacific Coast Expressexpress company that operated over Tacoma Eastern Railroad
Pacific Coast Manufacturing Transportationmanufacturing company
Pacific Elevatorsconsidered an elevator company
Pacific Northwest Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Pacific Spruce Corporation Associated Companiescertificates issued by Pacific Spruce Northern Railway Co, Pacific Spruce Corp and Manley Logging Co
Paint Creek Terminalnot considered rail-related (company owned coal transload facility)
Pan American Trans Continental Railway Uruguay Sectionoutside North America (Uruguay)
Parkdale Fuelunincorporated rail operations reported related to coal mining
Pecos1893 company to construct the largest irrigation enterprise in southeastern New Mexico
Penn Central International N Vfinancial company
Penn Trafficfood service company for stagecoaches and later a department store, unrelated to railroading
Pennsalt Chemical Corpcurrently considered a chemical company
Pennsylvania Indiana General Transferbus company
Pennsylvania Rapid Transfersuburban Philadelphia, trackless trolley system
Pennsylvania Street Station Indicator Advertising Philadelphiamanufacturerer of non-crucial equipment
Pennsylvania Terminal Warehouse St Louiswarehouse company
Pennsylvania Transportationsecond pipeline company into the Pennsylvania oil fields; over 500 miles of pipeline to New Jersey; not rail-related but closely allied with Gould and Fisk
Pennsylvania Trolley Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Peoples Rapid Transferbus company
Peoples Transferbus company acquired by Greyhound
Peoples Transporationconsidered a riverboat operation
Pere Marquette Transportationconsidered to be a Lake Michigan shipping company
Perry Side Bearingconsidered too remote from railroading
Phelps Dodge Corpunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Phenix Marbleunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Philadelphia Street Railway Advertisingconsidered a printing or advertising company
Phoenix Constructionordinary construction not related to railroading
Pikes Peak Aerial Railway Stores Hotelhotel operation
Pine Creek Railroadmuseum
Pine Mountain Graniteunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Pittsburgh Terminal Warehouse Transferwarehouse
Pneumatic Transittube communication unrelated to railroading
Port Wentworth Terminal Corpnon-rail
Port Wentworth Terminal Corporationowned by Savannah Atlanta Railway but no evidence that the company ever operated rail transport within its facility nar Savannah, GA
Portola Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Postal Supply Incpossibly rail-related, but too obscure
Potomac Freight Terminalconsidered a non-rail shipping terminal
Pottstown Rapid Transitbus company
Public Service Coordinated Transportlacks indication of railroading in name, considered primarily a utility
Pueblo Southwestern Railway Buildingreal estate
Puget Sound Navigationconsidered a water shipping company
Quincy Mining Michiganalso known as Quincy Mining Co, ran incline and mining trams but not directly related to railroading
Quincy Quarriesunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Radford Electric Light Powerconsidered a utility that operated a street railway
Rail to Water Transferunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
RailRoad Accommodation Wharvesrail loading at wharves in Charleston, SC
Railroad Employees Cooperative Association Marquette Michiganunion
Railroad Freight Passenger Association New Yorkunion
railroad Water Feedrail-related, but too non-specific
Railtown 1897historic park
Railway Brake Shoe Manufacturingbrake shoe manufacturer
Railway Coal Recorderanciallary recording equipment
Railway Equipment Publicationconsidered a printing or advertising company
Railway Hotel Steamship Advertisingconsidered a printing or advertising company
Railway Realty Investmentreal estate development and land ownership
Railway Signal Holderconsidered removed from either fixed assets or crucial operating equipment
Railway Station Car Advertisingconsidered a printing or advertising company
Raquette Lake Transportationstreamboat operation, real name Fulton Chain & Raquette Lake Transportation Co
Rayen Terminalsfireproof storage warehouse next to Erie line
Reading Society Model Engineersmodel association, stock certificate known ('for promotional use only')
Reciprocity Sugaroperated a tramway, considered primarily a sugar plantation
Recording Fare Registerancillary equipment
Reliable Manufacturingunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Republic Iron Steelunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Revere Beach County Fair Musical Railwaypark and entertainment company
Rice Beittenmiller Switchoverhead switches, unrelated to railroading
Ritchie Mineral Resin Oil West Virginiaoperated the unincorporated 'Callico Railroad', considered primarily a land holding company
Roane Ironunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Rockhill Trolley Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Rolph Navigation Coalconsidered a California ocean coal shipping company
Rose Hill Sugarunincorporated plantation tram
S D Warrenprivate paper mill rail operation
San Diego Railroad Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
San Luis Valley Irrigation Land Powerland and irrigation company
Sault Ste Marie Bridgereported to have owned 198 miles of track, considered a bridge company, removed because company name lacks direct reference to railroading
Schuylkill Navigationno apparent connection to railroading, considered a water transportation company
Scranton Industrial Developmentfinancial organization administered by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Scronton Industrial Development AuthorityDevelopment company formed by Scranton Chamber of Commerce, unrelated to coal production
Seaboard Bay LineEast coast ocean shipping
Seaboard Bay Lineocean shipping concern, descended from the Old Bay Line Company
Seashore Trolley Museumreported to have tourist service, not considered an operating railroad company
Seaview Avenue Industrialunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Segura Sugar Mill Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Selah Valleycanal and irrigation company
Seven Oaks Timber Roadprobably unincorporated logging tram
Shade Gap Electric RailwayRockhill Trolley Museum
Shadyside Sugar Refinery Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Shaw Bertram Lumberunincorporated logging tram
Shaw Box Crane Hoistunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Shelby Quarryunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Shore Line Trolley Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Sibley Bridgebridge company (certificates NOT cataloged)
Six Companies Inctemporary rail operation during Boulder dam construction
Solvay Processunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Sorocabana Railwayincorporated Maine, operated Brazil (not included in this catalog)
South Central Florida Express Incconsidered primarily an express company
South Lynchburg Landreal estate company
South Mobile TerminalMobile Bay channel operator
Southeastern Railway Museummuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Southern California Motor Roadseemingly non-railroad motor transport
Southern Indiana Expressexpress company
Southern Michigan Railroad Societymuseum
Southern Railway Steamship Folderconsidered a printing or advertising company
Sperry Corporationdiversified company
Spirit Lake Hotel Transportationlake steamboat company
St Cloud Sugar Beltunincorporated plantation tram
St John Tramunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
St Lawrence Industrialunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
St Louis Bridgepossible rail involvement, but considered primarily a bridge company
St Louis Express Freightexpress company
St Louis Merchants Bridgebuilt by Terminal RR Association of St Louis, considered a bridge company, removed because company name lacks direct reference to railroading
St Nicholas Constructionelectric motor manufacturer
Standard Gravelunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Stanislaus Central Bridgebridge company
State Bahia South Western Railway Limitedoutside North America (Brazil)
Stewart Iron Ltdunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Street Railways Advertisingconsidered a printing or advertising company
Strouse Automatic Stokermanufacturing company, unknown if related to railroading
Sugar Runseemingly an unincorporated plantation tram
Surface Transportation Corpbus company
Susquehanna Corporationdiversified company
Tahquamenon Boat ServiceToonerville Valley tourist service
Taku Tramunincorporated logging tram
Texas Limited LtdGalveston Railroad Museum, not considered an operating railroad company
Texas Navigationconsidered a water shipping company
Texas Tram Lumberunincorporated logging tram
Texas Transport Terminal Incsteamship company
Teziutlan Copperunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Towanda Monroeton Shippers Lifeline Incpurpose unknown, but considered too peripheral to railroading
Trenton Transitprobably a bus company
Trolley Museum New Yorkmuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Trolley Parkmuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Trolleyville USAGerald Brookins Museum, not considered an operating railroad company
Union Brake Shoemanufacturer of expendable parts and therefore too far removed for inclusion
Union Brake Shoe Foundrymanufacturer of expendable parts and therefore too far removed for inclusion
Union Canalconsidered primarily a canal company
Union Line Bureausubsidiary of Pennsylvania Co
Union Marineprobably never built
Union Pinopolis Saw Mills Roadprobably unincorporated logging tram
United Electric Signalmanufacturing company, relationship to railroading uncertain
United Railroad Stock Yardconsidered a stock yards company, not included because name lacks direct reference to railroading
United States Brakeresearch cannot yet prove a relationship to railroading
United States Brake Shoemanufacturer of expendable parts and therefore too far removed for inclusion
United States Constructiontemporary rail operation during Boulder Dam construction, ot incorporated as a railroad
United States Constructiontemporary rail operation during Grand Coulee Dam construction, not incorporated as a railroad
United States Dominion TransportationGreat Lakes shipping company owned by Booth Fisheries
United States Expressexpress company
United States Railway Telegraphtelegraph company
Valentine Ironunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Valentine Oil Warehousing Transportationconsidered primarily a warehousing company, possibly had industrial rail involvement
Vancouver Copperunincorporated rail operations reported related to mining
Very Large Arrayunincorporated industrial rail transport
Virginia Alberene Corpprivate rail within stone quarry
W R Graceconsidered a trucking company, unincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Wabash Frisco Pacific Association12' gauge amusement line, not considered a valid railroad
Wallace Stoneunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Walter Automatic Air Coupleconsidered unrelated to railcar couplers
Warner Sugar Refiningunincorporated plantation tram
Washington Rapid Transitdefinitely a bus company in later years; unknown if it ever operated rail
Weavers Tramunincorporated plantation tram
Webster Manufacturingchair manufacturing company, possibly related to railroading but obscure
West Chicago Street Railroad Tunnelconsidered a tunnel company
West Coast Expressconsidered primarily an express company
Westerly Graniteunincorporated rail operations reported related to quarry
Western Improvementinvolved in mining, milling, railroading and other equipment, considered too diverse for this project
Western Railway Museummuseum, Solano Couty, CA, not considered an operating railroad company
Western Railway Station Indicatorconsidered removed from either fixed assets or crucial operating equipment
Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Societymuseum, not considered an operating railroad company
Westinghouse Inter worksunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corpunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
WF Railroad Banksee West Feliciana Rail Road Co
Whitehall Transportationriver transportation, not related to railroading
Whitesville TownNOT rail related; a company formed to build a town in Gage County, Nebraska, Territory
Whiting ManufacturingSwain County, NC logging company
Whitney Reductionconsidered an industrial operation
Wichita Santa Fe Short Line Railroad Corpmunicipal park locomotive association
Wilkes Barre Transit Corpbus company
Wilkiequarry tramway
Wilmington Transportationocean shipping company
Wisconsin Steelunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
Woodward Ironunincorporated industrial rail operations reported
York Peach Bottom Railroadlumber company
York TransitGreat Lakes shipping company
Youngstown Sheet Tubeunincorporated industrial rail operations reported

This list of excluded companies was last updated Sunday, May 15, 2022

 

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