List of Railroad Lines in Rhode Island

This is a list of all freight railroad (not streetcar or rapid transit) lines that have been built in Rhode Island, and does not deal with ownership changes from one company to another. The lines are named by the first company to build or consolidate them. Unless noted, every railroad eventually became part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad system.

Name From To Branches Notes
Boston and Providence Railroad Massachusetts state line in Pawtucket downtown Providence East Providence Branch, Massachusetts state line in Pawtucket to Fox Point in Providence was jointly owned with the Providence and Worcester Railroad south of Boston Switch in Central Falls
Providence and Worcester Railroad Massachusetts state line in North Smithfield downtown Providence East Providence Branch, Valley Falls (in Cumberland) to East Providence (with a section in Massachusetts) was jointly owned with the Boston and Providence Railroad south of Boston Switch in Central Falls
Rhode Island and Massachusetts Railroad Valley Falls (in Cumberland) Massachusetts state line in Cumberland (with a section in Massachusetts)
East Side Railroad Tunnel East Providence downtown Providence built by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
Moshassuck Valley Railroad Woodlawn (in Pawtucket) Saylesville (in Lincoln) remained independent
Seekonk Branch Railroad Short line in East Providence
Providence, Warren and Bristol Railroad East Providence Bristol
Fall River, Warren and Providence Railroad Warren Massachusetts state line in Warren
Newport and Fall River Railroad Massachusetts state line in Tiverton Newport
Charles River Railroad Massachusetts state line in Woonsocket Woonsocket
Woonsocket and Pascoag Railroad Woonsocket Harrisville (in Burrillville)
Providence and Springfield Railroad downtown Providence Massachusetts state line at Burrillville
Hartford, Providence and Fishkill Railroad downtown Providence Connecticut state line in Coventry Dorrance Street Branch in Providence
New York, Providence and Boston Railroad downtown Providence Connecticut state line in Westerly South Providence Branch, Cranston Junction (in Cranston) to South Providence (in Providence)
Pontiac Branch Railroad Auburn (in Cranston) Pontiac (in Warwick)
Pawtuxet Valley Railroad Pontiac (in Warwick) Hope (in Scituate)
Warwick Railroad Auburn (in Cranston) Buttonwoods (in Warwick) remained independent, later became a street railway
Naval Air Station Quonset Point Davisville (in North Kingstown) Quonset Point (in North Kingstown) remained independent (U.S. Government owned)
Newport and Wickford Railroad Wickford Junction (in North Kingstown) Wickford (in North Kingstown)
Narragansett Pier Railroad Kingston (in South Kingstown) Narragansett Pier (in Narragansett) remained independent
Wood River Branch Railroad Wood River Junction (in Richmond) Hope Valley (in Hopkinton) remained independent
Westerly Granite Quarry Proprietor's Railroad Westerly granite quarries
Southern New England Railway Massachusetts state line in Woonsocket Providence South Providence Branch, around the west side of Providence never finished, built by the Grand Trunk Railway

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