- 1 Editing Railroads starting from TIGER data
- 2 Current State of the Map (California/Railroads)
- 3 Suggestions
- 4 Active Lines (Mainline, Branch, Industrial and Short)
- 4.1 Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- 4.2 BNSF Railway (BNSF)
- 4.3 Short Lines
- 4.3.1 Genesee & Wyoming (ARZC, CFNR, CORP, SDIY, SJVR, VCRR)
- 184.108.40.206 Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC)
- 220.127.116.11 California Northern Railroad (CFNR)
- 18.104.22.168 Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad (CORP)
- 22.214.171.124 San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway (SDAE), San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY)
- 126.96.36.199 San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR)
- 188.8.131.52 Ventura County Railroad (VCRR)
- 4.3.2 Central California Traction Company (CCT)
- 4.3.3 Lake County Railroad (LCR)
- 4.3.4 Los Angeles Junction Railway (LAJ)
- 4.3.5 Modesto and Empire Traction Company (MET)
- 4.3.6 Mojave Nor Mining (?)
- 4.3.7 Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR)
- 4.3.8 North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA)
- 4.3.9 Pacific Harbor Line (PHL)
- 4.3.10 Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIRR)
- 4.3.11 Pacific Sun Railroad (PSRR)
- 4.3.12 Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board/Caltrain (JPBX)
- 4.3.13 Plaster City Railroad (USG)
- 4.3.14 Quincy Railroad (QRR)
- 4.3.15 Richmond Pacific Railroad (RPRC)
- 4.3.16 Sacramento Valley Railroad (SAV)
- 4.3.17 San Diego Northern Railway (SDNX)
- 4.3.18 San Francisco Bay Railroad (SFBR)
- 4.3.19 Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway (SCMB)
- 4.3.20 Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway (SCBG)
- 4.3.21 Santa Maria Valley Railroad (SMV)
- 4.3.22 Sierra Northern Railway (SERA)
- 4.3.23 Southern California Regional Rail Authority/Metrolink (SCAX)
- 4.3.24 Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad (STE)
- 4.3.25 Trona Railway (TRC)
- 4.3.26 West Isle Line (WFS)
- 4.3.27 West Oakland Pacific Railroad (WOPR)
- 4.3.1 Genesee & Wyoming (ARZC, CFNR, CORP, SDIY, SJVR, VCRR)
- 5 Disused lines
- 6 Abandoned lines
- 7 Railtrails and "Transitways"
- 8 Passenger trains
- 8.1 Amtrak trains serving California (AMTK)
- 8.2 Amtrak California (CDTK)
- 8.3 Southern California Regional Rail Authority/Metrolink (SCAX)
- 8.4 Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority/LACMTA/MTA/Metro (LACM)
- 8.5 San Diego Trolley, Inc. (SDTI)
- 8.6 North County Transit District (SDNX=COASTER, SDNR=SPRINTER)
- 8.7 Sacramento Regional Transit District (SCRT)
- 8.8 Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board/Caltrain (JPBX)
- 8.9 Altamont Corridor Express (ACEX)
- 8.10 San Francisco Muni/Metro (MUNI)
- 8.11 Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority/VTA light rail (SCCT)
- 8.12 Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
- 8.13 Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART)
- 8.14 Tourism, heritage and historic trains
- 9 Yards
- 10 About the colors in the Name, Route and Service Line columns
- 11 About the colors in passenger-oriented Route and Service columns
Editing Railroads starting from TIGER data
Current State of the Map (California/Railroads)
OSM California Railroad data are in a "later alpha" state. This means rail in California from our noisy TIGER data import (plus good rail tagging since) have been reviewed, corrected and developed moderately to an initial state of rough accuracy, emphasis on "rough." Minor errors remain in infrastructure and some routes (both route=railway and route=train) are incomplete or underdeveloped. However, "shining star examples" exist: Bakersfield Subdivision (route=railway), Antelope Valley Line (route=train), BART (a route=subway system), Pacific Surfliner (public_transport:version=1 route) and San Joaquin (public_transport:version=2 route). These should be emulated for other routes of their type which are now incomplete or underdeveloped. However, the San Joaquin route leaves something to be desired as a "model v2 route" so please also see Relation: Brunswick Line: Frederick => Union Station of the Maryland Transit Administration as an exemplary v2 route (it has excellent platform members).
At wider zoom levels z≤7 in OpenRailwayMap (ORM), California is seen to have a structure of mainline (orange) and at z=8 branch (yellow) rail, due to many cohesive usage=* and name=* tags. Most rail have name=*, though a number still have original TIGER name=* (which should be changed to operator=*) and some correctly named rail have not yet been collected as members into a named route=railway relation. So, both of these tasks are important OSM work to continue. However, even without name=* tags, with incorrect name=* tags or without rail segments gathered into named route=railway relations, because of TIGER rail entry and especially because usage=* displays in ORM, at least a roughly correct statewide rail structure can be seen in California. Some mainline and branch rail support passenger traffic with route=train relations, as long_distance, regional or commuter rail, and railway=light_rail often blurs with "commuter rail." One goal of this wiki is to clarify which are which, now effectively complete.
At closer zoom level z=9, ORM displays railway=rail (without usage=* as black), railway=disused (as brown-gray) and railway=abandoned (as dashed brown-gray). California still has hundreds of rail kilometers whose name=* and/or usage=* are currently unknown, or are tagged railway=rail while they are truly railway=disused or railway=abandoned (or vice versa), but this isn't known. Cleanup of TIGER data must continue on these railway=disused or railway=abandoned rail segments: accurately determining whether or not they are in use and/or assigning proper name=* and/or usage=* tags. This is a current frontier of California Railroads in OSM, as are complete identification and cataloging of truly usage=freight and usage=industrial rail, which ORM displays as brown. OSM approaches completion here, yet remains incomplete.
At zoom level z=10, railway=light_rail and railway=subway display in ORM as green and dark blue (respectively). There are six light rail systems in California: Los Angeles Metro, San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), VTA in Silicon Valley, Sacramento RT Light Rail, San Diego Trolley and North County Transit District's SPRINTER. Subways (usually underground, suburban/longer-distance, so-called "heavy rail") include Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and underground lines (Red, Purple) of Los Angeles Metro. Though some of these systems still contain minor OSM errors, they approach completeness, including planned future extensions (which ORM displays as dotted or dashed for proposed or under construction). However, further ongoing review and correction are welcome as they continue to expand and improve, especially around Los Angeles County. Additional public_transport=platform nodes/polygons are needed, as well as including these in route relations, facilitating their upgrade to public_transport:version=2. This is an excellent opportunity to build better community/volunteer efforts and better data with a Map Your Train Ride! approach (to rail transit platform locations and amenities): plant seeds (platforms), and green shoots (version 2 train routes) can and do grow!
Even closer zoom levels (z>=11) display railway=tram as pink (notably, San Francisco's Cable Cars). Trams are distinctly "streetcar," yet often share similarities with light rail. In San Francisco, Muni and Cable Cars are largely distinct with these tags (though, Muni E Embarcadero and F Market & Wharves are streetcar/tram), even as both systems have street-tracked cars: Muni (green) goes underground in many places, Cable Cars (pink) are exclusively above-ground, largely street-running. BART (dark blue) is mostly underground throughout San Francisco and the wider Bay Area, while Caltrain (orange), especially with its "Baby Bullet" service, is above-ground mainline commuter rail (except for a few tunnels). ORM uses transparency [a desaturated dark blue, green, orange, yellow, red...] to denote underground rail or tunnels.
California began (in June 2015) construction of the first dedicated high-speed rail in the USA, largely around Fresno. Phase 1 will link San Francisco via Los Angeles to Anaheim. Phase 2 will extend to Sacramento and San Diego. There are more than 100 miles of construction underway in the Central Valley  to complete Phase 1 between 2025 (the Silicon Valley to Central Valley portion) and 2029 (the entirety of Phase 1). Enter segments of this infrastructure as ways tagged with railway=construction + construction=rail + usage=main + highspeed=yes + name=California High Speed Rail and include them in this relation.
If you wish to improve California railroads in OSM:
• Follow unreviewed TIGER rail along its length (usually black lines in ORM), comparing it with your best data. These data might be many things: a survey or GPS track, Public Utilities Commission crossing data, Bing imagery, rail enthusiast lore that OSM has permission to use or personal rail knowledge that is "on the ground verifiable."
• Find the "red" or "yellow" route=railway relation table entries below and improve them: assemble identically named rail segments (not already gathered) into a correctly-named route=railway relation. It CAN be tedious to stitch these together properly!
• Using an Overpass Turbo query or ORM (black lines), find unreviewed TIGER rail incorrectly named as a railroad (e.g. name=Union Pacific Railroad). Properly tag these with e.g. operator=Pacific Harbor Line, name=ABC Freight Lead and usage=freight.
• Using an Overpass Turbo query or ORM (railway=disused as brown and railway=abandoned as dashed brown lines), find TIGER rail with incorrect status. Properly tag these with knowledge of whether they are truly disused, abandoned or active rail.
• Clean up yards using Bing imagery or better knowledge. Currently yards are moderately correct, but can use improvement from recent Bing imagery or newer real-world data. Please keep the Yards table on this wiki page updated as you do.
• Map Your Train Ride! Add public_transport=platforms to the route=train relation of your commute. It's easy: add a node or draw a small polygon representing the exact location of the platform, and tag with public_transport=platform, railway=platform and rail=yes, light_rail=yes, subway=yes or tram=yes. You might also add it to the proper route=train relation(s) which should be found around that railway=station. For further guidance, see this diagram of a "simple railway station".
More work needs doing, especially in Los Angeles County. (Specifically, the area around LA's two major harbors presently contains a confusion of rail elements that need better tagging). "More work" includes improving yards statewide and reducing or eliminating tracks=# tags (entering each distinct track element). Eventually, all named rail should be in route=railway relations. California railroads are not 100% there yet, but continue to approach this subgoal. Another goal is for all train routes (passenger rail) to contain accurate relation memberships of (named) track infrastructure, largely done but not complete — another frontier. Other frontiers are maxspeed=* and railway=signal tags, barely extant now.
Seriously: should you take a look and decide to do so, almost everything here can use review and/or improvement, especially performing TIGER review and improving tagging from public_transport=version v1 to v2. Thank you!
Active Lines (Mainline, Branch, Industrial and Short)
These tables are "moderately complete." There may still exist a few usage=industrial lines which are not yet included in these tables. If you find a railroad, subdivision, line (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!
Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Note that there is a UP Valley Subdivision in Mainline and a different UP Valley Subdivision in Branch. Note that there is a UP Mojave Subdivision in UP's Mainline section and a different, BNSF Mojave Subdivision in BNSF's Mainline section.
|Black Butte Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Dunsmuir - Mount Shasta - Weed - Dorris - Klamath Falls (Oregon)||A good amount of review already done, should be double-checked||Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
|Canyon Subdivision||Western Pacific (WP)||Oroville - Keddie Wye - Portola||A good amount of review already done, should be double-checked|
|Cima Subdivision||Los Angeles & Salt Lake (LA&SL) (UP subsidiary)||Las Vegas (Nevada) - Calada - Cima - Kelso - Yermo||Partially complete||Nevada segment from Calada to Las Vegas is added to relation, may be a bit rough|
|Coast Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Salinas - Gilroy - San Jose - Oakland||Mostly done||Improved substantially to completion or near completion; should be double-checked. Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight service=long_distance, Capitol Corridor service=regional and ACE service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|Fresno Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Bakersfield - Fresno - Stockton - Sacramento||Reviewed S of Fresno-Madera county line; retagged N of there||Supports Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|Los Angeles Subdivision||Los Angeles & Salt Lake (LA&SL) (UP subsidiary)||Los Angeles, Ninth Street Jct. - Commerce - Pomona - Pedley - Riverside||Considered only minimally correct||Needs double tracking, better naming and alignment in some places. Supports Amtrak Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle service=long_distance and Metrolink Riverside Line (Purple) service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|Martinez Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Oakland - Martinez - Fairfield - Davis - Sacramento - Roseville||Largely complete||Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight and California Zephyr service=long_distance and Amtrak Capitol Corridor and Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|Mojave Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Colton - Cajon Pass - Palmdale - Mojave - Tehachapi Pass - Bakersfield||Reviewed Bakersfield - Palmdale; retagged Palmdale - Colton||Supports Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|Oakland Subdivision||Western Pacific (WP)||Oakland - Niles Canyon - Livermore - Tracy - Stockton||Done||Supports Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional and ACE service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|Roseville Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Roseville - Colfax - Truckee - Reno (Nevada) - Sparks (Nevada)||Tracing completed from Roseville to Reno using 2006/2007 USGS Ortho imagery from Roseville to lower foothills and undated Bing imagery over the Sierra. Probably needs to be realigned or updated at a few places. The "California Zephyr" relation needs to be redone; it's so big it's hard to work with.||Supports Amtrak California Zephyr service=long_distance and Capitol Corridor service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|Sacramento Subdivision||Western Pacific (WP)||Stockton - Sacramento - Marysville - Oroville||Partially complete||Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
|Santa Barbara Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Moorpark - Ventura - Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo||OK TIGER alignment along entire length with numerous accurate sidings (some might need better naming)||Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight service=long_distance, Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner service=regional and Metrolink Ventura County Line (Yellow) service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|Valley Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Roseville - Marysville - Chico - Red Bluff - Redding - Dunsmuir||Partially complete||Supports Amtrak Coast Starlight service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
|Ventura||Southern Pacific (SP)||Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank - Van Nuys - Northridge - Chatsworth - Simi Valley - Moorpark||Supports Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner service=regional and Metrolink Ventura County Line (Yellow) service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|Winnemucca Subdivision||Western Pacific (WP)||Portola - Reno Junction - Gerlach (Nevada) - Winnemucca (Nevada)||California segment lightly reviewed|
|Yuma Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Colton - Palm Springs - Yuma (Arizona)||Said to be done||Supports Amtrak Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
Note that there is a UP Valley Subdivision in Mainline and a different UP Valley Subdivision in Branch.
|Alameda Freight Corridor||Southern Pacific (SP)||Long Beach - Port of Los Angeles - Los Angeles||This route=railway needs review and substantial work; considered only minimally correct. There appear to exist three rail lines which should be included, only one is now.|
|Alhambra Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Rancho (Los Angeles) - West Colton (yard) - Yuma Junction||This route=railway needs review; considered only minimally correct. Supports Amtrak Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
|Altamont||Southern Pacific (SP)||Tracy - Midway||Done|
|Calexico Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)?||Niland - Calipatria - Brawley - El Centro - Calexico||Partially complete|
|El Centro Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Plaster City - Seeley - El Centro||Done||Used to be part of SD&AE, but in 1979 when SDMTS bought SDA&E, it left El Centro Sub in SP ownership, so now it is UP. PIRR appears to have trackage rights from Plaster City to Seeley.|
|Hollister Industrial Lead||?||Carnadero (Gilroy) - Hollister||Believed complete, please double-check|
|La Habra Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Huntington Park - Bell - Pico Rivera||Believed complete, please double-check|
|Lone Pine Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Mojave - Searles||No tiger_reviewed:no tags left, and largely looks good, however please double-check|
|Los Nietos Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Studebaker (Norwalk) - Santa Fe Springs - Whittier Junction|
|McHenry Industrial Lead||Western Pacific (WP)/Tidewater Southern (TS) (subsidiary)||Stockton - Manteca Jct. - Escalon|
|Modoc Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Klamath Falls (Oregon) - Perez||Looks good, please double-check|
|Niles Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Newark - Fremont/Centerville - Fremont/Niles - Hayward - San Leandro - Oakland/High Street||Done||Supports Amtrak Capitol Corridor service=regional and ACE service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|Oak Creek Spur||Southern Pacific (SP)||Mojave - Mojave Quarry||Reviewed by happy5214|
|San Pedro Subdivision||?||Long Beach - Bell - Vernon||It is not known if the southern portion of this route is correct|
|Tidewater Subdivision||Western Pacific (WP)/Tidewater Southern (TS) (subsidiary)||Modesto - Hatch|
|Tracy Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Martinez - Antioch - Brentwood - Tracy - Lathrop||Supports Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|Turlock Industrial Lead||?||Turlock - Hatch (Jct. at Tidewater Subdivision)|
|Valley Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Los Angeles - Glendale - Burbank - Sylmar - Newhall - Lancaster - Palmdale||Partially complete||Supports Metrolink Antelope Valley Line (Green) service=commuter (possibly service=regional) passenger route=trains.|
|Warm Springs Subdivision||?||San Jose - Milpitas - Fremont||Done||Supports Amtrak Capitol Corridor service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|West Line||?||Roseville - Auburn - Emigrant Gap||Supports Amtrak Capitol Corridor service=regional and California Zephyr service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
|Alameda Corridor East||?||I-5/CA-110 (Los Angeles) - Taylor Jct.||Done|
|Baldwin Park||Pacific Electric Railway||Rialto||Done|
|Brea Chemical Industrial Lead||SP, Pacific Electric Railway||Brea - La Habra - Santa Fe Springs||Partially done|
|Chemurgic Industrial Lead||?||Hatch (Jct. at Tidewater Subdivision) - Chemurgic|
|Chino Industrial Lead||?||Pomona - Chino|
|Crestmore Industrial Lead||?||Rubidoux - Crestmore||Done|
|El Segundo Industrial Lead||?||Watts - Hawthorne - El Segundo|
|Fullerton Industrial Lead||?||Fullerton - La Habra|
|Granite Rock Industrial Lead||?||Warm Springs Subdivision - Berryessa Road (San José)|
|Ione Industrial Lead||SP||Galt - Ione|
|Irvine Industrial Park||SP||Irvine|
|Lakewood Industrial Lead||?||The single 3 km way is in OSM||Long Beach - Lakewood||Done||Segment south of about Cover Street is abandoned|
|Lompoc Industrial Lead||?||Surf - Lompoc||Needs "light and easy" TIGER review|
|Loyalton Industrial Lead||?||Loyalton - Winnemuca Subdivision||Done, but might need more bridges/water crossings||Segment south of Loyalton industrial area seems to be abandoned|
|Luther Industrial Spur||SP||Coast Subdivision (near Almaden Expressway) - East Alma Avenue (San José)||Done||A short segment of the old 4th Street Line, the remainder of which is abandoned|
|Madera Spur||?||Madera - Italian Swiss Colony||Done (for core spur, not additional leads)||Name is likely not correct. Additional industrial leads need better naming|
|Newark Industrial Lead||?||Newark - San Francisco Bay||Done||The western portion actually in San Francisco Bay is disused, but may be revived|
|Ontario Industrial Lead||?||Ontario||Done|
|Paramount Industrial Lead||Pacific Electric Railway||Paramount||Done|
|Patata Industrial Lead||?||Firestone Park - Downey - Norwalk - Buena Park - Anaheim - Orange - Santa Ana - Harbor Boulevard|
|Redwood Harbor Industrial Lead||?||Redwood City||Part of this is railway=tram running down the middle of Chestnut Street|
|Redwood Junction Industrial Lead||?||Redwood City||Done|
|Reno Industrial Lead||?||Reno (Nevada) - Panther Valley (Nevada) - Reno Jct.|
|Reyes Industrial Lead||?||Firestone Park - Compton - Del Amo||Done|
|Riverside Industrial Lead||?||Riverside - Hunter Park - Colton|
|Rohr Industrial Spur||?||The single 3.9 km way is in OSM||Riverside Municipal Airport||Done|
|Stanton Industrial Lead||?||West Anaheim - Los Alamitos Jct. - Westminster - Huntington Beach|
|Torrance Industrial Lead||?||South Los Angeles - Gardena - Torrance||Done|
|Tustin Industrial Lead||?||Anaheim - Orange|
|Vasona Industrial Lead||?||San Jose - Campbell - Lehigh Permanente Quarry||Done|
|White Hills Industrial Lead||?||Lompoc - Imerys (quarries)||Done|
|Wilmington Subdivision||Southern Pacific (SP)||Wilmington Figueroa - Wilmington (refineries)||Pretty rough, may be shorter or longer|
BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Note that there is a BNSF Mojave Subdivision in BNSF's Mainline section and a different, UP Mojave Subdivision in UP's Mainline section.
- All routes are formerly Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (AT&SF) unless otherwise noted.
|Bakersfield Subdivision||Bakersfield - Hanford - Fresno||Fully reviewed||Supports Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|Cajon Subdivision||Barstow - Victorville - Cajon Pass - San Bernardino||Reviewed before process was fully organized; may need updating to new standards||Supports Amtrak Southwest Chief service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
|Gateway Subdivision||Keddie Wye - Bieber - Klamath Falls (Oregon)||TIGER reviewed Oregon segment between Klamath Falls and California boundary||Formerly Western Pacific (WP) south of Bieber; formerly Great Northern (GN) north of Bieber|
|Mojave Subdivision||Barstow - Mojave - (trackage rights over UP Mojave Subdivision) - Bakersfield||Fully reviewed||May support Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional passenger route=trains. (Unclear w.r.t. UP trackage rights)|
|Needles Subdivision||Needles - Barstow||happy5214 is currently fixing this line. This line needs double-tracking throughout and sidings to be drawn.||Supports Amtrak Southwest Chief service=long_distance passenger route=trains.|
|Orange Subdivision||Oceanside - San Clemente - San Juan Capistrano - Irvine - Santa Ana - Anaheim - Fullerton||Very partially reviewed along southern portion||BNSF has trackage rights as operator (only) from San Diego - Oceanside - Fullerton. Segment between Oceanside and Fullerton owned by SCRRA/Metrolink (SCAX) via Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA).|
|San Bernardino Subdivision||San Bernardino - Fullerton - Los Angeles||Needs quite a bit of review||"Track splits" needs fixing. W and N of the Hobart end of this to Mission Jct. needs work. Supports Amtrak Southwest Chief service=long_distance, Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink 91/Perris Valley Line (Blue) service=regional, Metrolink Inland Empire/Orange County Line (Red) and Metrolink Orange County Line (Orange) service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|San Diego Northern Railway (a.k.a. Surf Line)||San Diego (Santa Fe Depot)- Solana Beach - Oceanside||Done||BNSF has trackage rights as operator (only) from San Diego - Oceanside - Fullerton. Segment between San Diego and Oceanside owned by North County Transit District (NCTD) as SDNX.|
|Seligman Subdivision||Needles - Kingman (Arizona) - Williams (Arizona) - Flagstaff (Arizona) - Winslow (Arizona)||Needs significant TIGER review: moderate error fixing, improvement to double/triple/quad tracking||Supports Amtrak Southwest Chief and Texas Eagle service=long_distance passenger route=trains. Fewer than 12 miles of this mighty >200-mile-long route are in California: from Needles to the Arizona border at the Colorado River.|
|Stockton Subdivision||Fresno - Merced - Modesto/Empire - Stockton - Richmond||Fully reviewed SE of Stockton, except the yard in SE Stockton; retagged W of Stockton||Supports Amtrak California San Joaquin service=regional passenger route=trains.|
|Harbor Subdivision||Los Angeles - El Segundo - Port of Los Angeles||Done, however it isn't known whether segments tagged railway=disused are active (or vice versa)||Gap between Crenshaw and I-105 for the Metro Crenshaw/LAX project now under construction. This route was largely displaced by the much more direct Alameda Freight Corridor (UP) when it opened in 2002. Remaining are a southern portion (I-110/Harbor Freeway southward) and a northern and eastern portion (Crenshaw / 67th to Los Angeles River, near Hobart Yard / San Bernardino Subdivision).|
|Lucerne Valley Subdivision||Hesperia - Cushenbury||Completed from Hesperia eastward to Kiowa Road|
|Olive||Orange - Anaheim Canyon - Richfields||Branch is correct but sidings and spurs need work||Owned by SCRRA/Metrolink (SCAX) via Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), BNSF is believed to have freight operator rights (only)|
|Orange 91 Line||Fullerton - Placentia - Richfields||Seems correct||Supports Amtrak Southwest Chief service=long_distance passenger route=trains|
|Richmond||Richmond - Stege Jct. (Martinez Subdivision)||Done|
|San Diego Branch||San Diego (Santa Fe Depot) - National City||Done||Not sure if name is correct|
|San Gabriel Subdivision||Los Angeles - El Monte - Covina - Rancho Cucamonga - San Bernardino||Kind of messy, may be lacking connectivity in places. Supports Metrolink San Bernardino Line (Maroon) service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
|San Jacinto Branch||Riverside/Hunter Park - Moreno Valley - Perris - Hemet - San Jacinto||Needs work on crossover around Riverside Industrial||Owned by SCRRA/Metrolink (SCAX) via Riverside County Transportation Commission, BNSF is believed to have freight operator rights (only).|
|3M Industrial Lead||Corona - Corona Rock Quarry||Done||Infrastructure elements are tagged usage=industrial.|
|Pasadena||Claremont - Irwindale||Done||Infrastructure elements are tagged usage=industrial.|
|Port of Richmond||Richmond - Port of Richmond||Done||Infrastructure elements are tagged usage=industrial. May be owned by SFBR; not known if BNSF or SFBR is owner or acting as operator.|
Active "short lines" expressed as route=railway relations. Short Lines largely have underlying infrastructure tags of usage=branch, usage=freight or usage=industrial. On occasion, usage=main is found on Short Line passenger routes, for example, SDNX supports COASTER and JPBX supports Caltrain service=commuter route=trains. Some Short Line infrastructure elements are tagged railway=light_rail to reflect their primary usage, but where tracks are also used (temporally shared at night) as usage=branch, usage=freight or usage=industrial, for example, San Diego MTS's SDAE Blue and Orange/SDIY and North County Transit District's SDNR SPRINTER/PSRR.
There remain some railways tagged usage=military which might be collected into relations and added to this section. Some military rail segments are tagged tiger:name_base=US Government Railroad (or similar), though these can and do vary on military reservations (e.g. "Old Rail Garrison Railroad," "U S Navy RR R W"). An Overpass Turbo search for way["usage"="military"] can be useful.
The Short Lines tables are "mostly complete." If you find a railroad, subdivision, line (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!
Genesee & Wyoming (ARZC, CFNR, CORP, SDIY, SJVR, VCRR)
A "railroad holding company" with (what appears to be currently) six railroads which either own trackage or have operator rights on trackage in California.
Arizona and California Railroad (ARZC)
|Cadiz Subdivision||Cadiz - Parker (Arizona) - near Wickenburg (Arizona) at BNSF interchange||Done||Both the California and Arizona segments are included in Cadiz. While A&C calls Cadiz "mainline," members are tagged usage=branch.|
|Ripley||Rice - Blythe - Ripley||Needs "light and easy" TIGER review.||Seems to be abandoned about four miles south of Rice (as a spur for freight car storage off of Cadiz?)|
California Northern Railroad (CFNR)
|Hamilton Subdivision||Orland - Hamilton||Needs TIGER review|
|Napa Subdivision||Lombard - Napa||Needs TIGER review|
|Schellville||Lombard (Napa Jct.) - Suisun/Fairfield||Needs TIGER review||Tracks parallel with UP's Martinez Subdivision between Suisun/Fairfield and Davis may or may not be CFNR though some are tagged as if they are (might be UP, might be CFNR)|
|Vallejo||Napa Jct. - Vallejo||Done|
|West Side Subdivision||Tracy - Patterson - Gustine - Los Baños||Needs TIGER review|
|West Valley||Tehama - Willows - Dunnigan - Woodland - Davis||Needs TIGER review|
Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad (CORP)
|Siskiyou||Weed - Montague - Eugene (Oregon)||Partially complete||Only the California segment (not Oregon) is included in this Siskiyou Subdivision relation. Indeed, this may be named "Siskiyou Subdivision" in California only; this is not known. Needs the Oregon segment added to the relation.|
San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway (SDAE),
San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY)
Complexities in San Diego partly arise from difficult physical trackage on SDAE's Desert branch and tumultuous corporate ownership and financing histories. In short, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) owns SDAE while Genesee & Wyoming has temporal (nighttime) freight trackage operator rights on SDAE's Blue and Orange as SDIY (with BNSF interchange in Downtown San Diego). From San Diego's Santa Fe Station northward to Oceanside, North County Transit District (COASTER as SDNX, SPRINTER as SNDR) owns tracks and from Oceanside to Fullerton SCAX (Metrolink) owns tracks, while BNSF has freight operator rights on these segments. This allows SDIY, BJRR, (PIRR, apparently less so, as of 2016) and PSRR to interchange freight via BNSF. For UP interchange, PIRR is believed to have freight operator rights from Plaster City to Seeley on UP's El Centro Subdivision. It is a little complicated around here!
|Blue||San Diego - San Ysidro||Looks good||Owned by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) as SDAE to support San Diego Trolley Blue Line (light rail passenger service, member ways tagged railway=light_rail) during daytime and evening hours (assumed in OSM to be until 2359), Reporting Marks of light_rail rolling stock on Blue are SDTI. San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY, owned by Genesee & Wyoming via its purchase of RailAmerica) operates freight during nighttime hours (0200-0330), member ways should be tagged usage=freight.|
|Orange||San Diego - El Cajon||Looks good||Owned by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) as SDAE to support San Diego Trolley Orange Line (light rail passenger service, member ways tagged railway=light_rail) during daytime and evening hours (assumed in OSM to be until 2359), Reporting Marks of light_rail rolling stock on Orange are SDTI. San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY, owned by Genesee & Wyoming via its purchase of RailAmerica) operates freight during nighttime hours (0200-0330), member ways should be tagged usage=freight.|
|Green||San Diego - La Mesa||Looks good||Owned by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) to support San Diego Trolly Green Line (light rail passenger service) during daytime hours. No freight operates on Green, it is a "passenger only" light rail line, member ways tagged railway=light_rail, Reporting Marks of light rail rolling stock on Green are SDTI. Green was built after purchase of SDAE from SP, so MTS owns Green, but as part of SDAE or SDTI only?|
|Desert||Division (Mexican border near Campo) - Plaster City||Needs minor to moderate TIGER review||Owned by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) as SDAE. Just the California segments are included in the relation. Excluded are the Mexico segments from Tijuana to Tecate (Baja California Railroad, BJRR), but that may not be correct (if SDAE owns Mexico segments, fix this. However, it is believed that SP relinquished interest in Mexico segments in 1970). BJRR (likely owns and) operates freight on Mexico segments of Desert (and, as of June 2016, operates freight on California segments, too?). Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIRR) may also retain some operator rights on California segments of Desert (only) as it undertakes a major track rehabilitation project scheduled for completion at the end of 2018. PIRR may also have trackage rights on UP's El Centro Subdivision from Plaster City to Seeley. As San Diego MTS owns Desert (actually, all five rows of SDAE in this table), it is reiterated that Genesee & Wyoming is a freight operator only on Blue and Orange as SDIY (it is complicated around here).|
|Coronado||San Diego (12th Street Junction) - Imperial Beach||Looks good||Owned by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) as SDAE. Appears to have had some SDIY industrial traffic (potash, salt) in the 1990s and early 2000s, though seems to have become fully abandoned around 2014.|
San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR)
- All lines remapped by happy5214 unless otherwise noted.
|Arvin Subdivision||AT&SF/SP||Algoso - Lamont - Arvin||Done|
|Buttonwillow Subdivision||SP||Kern Junction/Bakersfield - Gosford - Buttonwillow||Done|
|Clovis Subdivision||AT&SF between BNSF Stockton Subdivision and Clovis Avenue/SP on either end||Fresno - Clovis||Done|
|Exeter Subdivision||SP||Fresno - Sanger - Reedley - Exeter - Lindsay - Strathmore||Done||Appears to be in early stages of abandonment|
|Goshen Subdivision||SP||Exeter - Farmersville - Visalia - Goshen||Done|
|Hanford Subdivision||SP||Goshen - Hanford - Lemoore - Huron||Done|
|Landco Subdivision||AT&SF||Landco - Oil Junction||Done|
|Loma Industrial Lead||AT&SF||Visalia - Loma||Done||Probably needs rename|
|Oil City Subdivision||AT&SF/SP||Oil Junction - Maltha||Done|
|Porterville||AT&SF, Visalia Electric (VE)||Exeter - Lindsay||Done|
|Riverdale Branch||SP||Burrel - San Joaquin - Tranquillity - Ingle||Done||Name from CPUC. Riverdale Subdivision?|
|Sunset Subdivision||SUN (joint subsidiary of AT&SF/SP)||Gosford - end of line||Done|
|West Side Subdivision||SP||Fresno - Kerman - Mendota - Firebaugh - Oxalis||Done|
Ventura County Railroad (VCRR)
|Main||Ventura - Naval Base Ventura County||Complete, however many sidings and spurs need better naming and tagging||Tags change from usage=branch to usage=military at Naval Base boundary|
|Patterson||Ventura - Port Hueneme||Partially complete|
End of Genesee & Wyoming section.
Central California Traction Company (CCT)
|Central Valley Branch||Stockton - Lodi||Done||CCT is believed to be jointly owned by UP and BNSF.|
Lake County Railroad (LCR)
|Lakeview Subdivision||Lakeview (Oregon) - Alturas - Canby - Perez||Partially complete||Both the California and Oregon segments of this publicly-owned branch are included|
Los Angeles Junction Railway (LAJ)
|Los Angeles Junction||Serves industrial areas in Vernon, Maywood, Bell and Commerce||Incomplete||A wholly owned subsidiary of BNSF, providing rail switching services on 102 km of track. While rail now existing in OSM seems to represent some of this, none or very little is properly tagged with owner/operator tags of Los Angeles Junction Railway.|
Modesto and Empire Traction Company (MET)
|North Main||Modesto - Empire||Partially complete||While the 5 miles of track between Modesto and Empire is entered, much extra rail on this railroad (sidings, spurs, yards) is not entered at all, perhaps 25 miles of industrial track in total.|
Mojave Nor Mining (?)
|Mojave Nor Mining||Victorville - Black Mountain||No remaining TIGER tags, seems reviewed||Very little is known. Ways are tagged usage=industrial.|
Napa Valley Railroad (NVRR)
|Napa Valley Railroad||Napa - Saint Helena||Partially complete||Supports Napa Valley Wine Train service=tourism passenger route=trains.|
North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA)
North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) was formed in 1989 by the California Legislature to railbank (ensure railroad service continuation) hundreds of miles of former Northwestern Pacific (NWP) right of way. In 1992, the State purchased the railroad from Willits north. In 1995-6, a separate transaction added the line from Healdsburg north to the NCRA's holdings and provided for a joint powers authority, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority (NWPRA) to own right of way for passenger service from Healdsburg south to Schellville in Sonoma County, where the railroad then feeds a 12-mile short line (CFNR Schellville) at Lombard in Napa County (north of American Canyon) to connect to Union Pacific mainline at Fairfield-Suisun in Solano County. (It is not clear if NCRA extends east to Lombard or CFNR extends west to Schellville). NWP Company was incorporated in 2006 to lease, manage and operate trains on the line and is now the exclusive common carrier of all freight and passenger excursion trains on the (former NWP) line between Lombard and Willits.
The Russian River Division extends from Lombard (Napa Jct.) in Napa County, west to US Highway 101 at Ignacio Wye near Novato, then north to Willits, a distance of about 161 miles (including the 8.5-mile segment south of Ignacio Wye to San Rafael). The Eel River Division begins north of Willits, through Eel River Canyon to Humboldt County, then around Humboldt Bay to Samoa, a distance of about 158 miles.
Traffic and activity vary greatly. Since mid-2011, Russian River Division appears to be lightly active (grain, lumber, propane) between Schellville and Windsor, perhaps as far north as Ukiah/Redwood Valley. Commencement of SMART Phase 1 passenger service is expected in "late spring 2017." As of late 2016 it is not clear what of Eel River Division is in use: tracks are tagged railway=disused from Arcata north to Samoa, from Rio Dell south towards Willits and south of Willits to Redwood Valley. There may be freight activity between Fortuna and Arcata, excluding Samoa and other disused spurs. There is also derelict motive power in Eureka painted primer gray that attracts controversy. Accurate updates are appreciated!
|Brazos Branch (Eastern part of Russian River Division)||Lombard - Schellville - Ignacio Wye (near Novato)||Done||Name may be incorrect. Relation members are tagged usage=branch. Tagging infrastructure segments operator=NWPRA seems correct (where rail is active, or entire line?).|
|Larkspur to Cloverdale (Southern/Central part of Russian River Division)||Larkspur - San Rafael - Novato - Petaluma - Rohnert Park - Santa Rosa - Windsor - Healdsburg||Done||To support SMART service=commuter passenger route=trains. Members are tagged usage=branch and railway=rail, remaining so with commencement of SMART Phase 1 in "late Spring 2017." Tagging infrastructure segments operator=NWPRA seems correct (where rail is active, or entire line?). Segment from San Rafael to Larkspur is incomplete; now (late 2016) in planning or construction stages to implement SMART Phase 2 (expected 2018).|
|Russian River Division (Northern part of)||Healdsburg - Cloverdale - Ukiah - Redwood Valley - Willits||Partially complete||May be known informally as "NWP Mainline," though relation members are tagged usage=branch. Tracks south of Willits to Redwood Valley are tagged railway=disused.|
|Russian River Division||Lombard - Willits||Partially complete||A route=railway super-relation containing all three of the above relations. A bit unusual, believed unique in California.|
|Eel River Division||Willits - Rio Dell - Fortuna - Eureka - Arcata - Samoa||Partially complete||May be known informally as "NWP Mainline," though relation members are tagged usage=branch. Tracks north of Samoa Boulevard in Arcata and south from Rio Dell to north of Willits are tagged railway=disused.|
Pacific Harbor Line (PHL)
|Pacific Harbor Line||Port of Los Angeles - Port of Long Beach||Incomplete||Owned by Anacostia, this neutral switching railroad operates on 18 route miles, 59 track miles and facilities owned by both ports. It is not well represented (in existence and/or tagged) in OSM.|
Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIRR)
|Pacific Imperial Railroad||San Diego - Seeley||Done||Has operator rights over the portion of UP's El Centro Subdivision from Plaster City to Seeley and perhaps on the California portion of SDAE's Desert branch. In June 2016, BJRR appears to have gained control over Desert, cutting PIRR out of most operations and repairs (it is complicated around here). Entered into this table entry here reiterating SDAE, SDIY and El Centro Subdivision references. Needs additional clarification.|
Pacific Sun Railroad (PSRR)
|Miramar||Miramar||Done||A very short industrial line with a few spurs, < 2 miles long, member ways tagged usage=industrial.|
|Escondido Subdivision||Escondido - San Marcos - Vista - Oceanside - Stuart Mesa||Needs minor review||Supports SDNR (North County Transit District) service=commuter passenger route=trains as SPRINTER passenger service, member ways tagged railway=light_rail. PSRR, owned by Watco Companies, handles freight, member ways tagged usage=freight.|
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board/Caltrain (JPBX)
|Caltrain||San Francisco (King & 4th) - Millbrae - Palo Alto - San José - Gilroy||Done||Supports Caltrain Baby Bullet, Limited and Local service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
Plaster City Railroad (USG)
|Plaster City Railroad||Plaster City - Gypsum Mine||Done||A 42 km long narrow-gauge (914 mm) private-carrier industrial railroad between United States Gypsum's gypsum mine and plaster-board factory|
Quincy Railroad (QRR)
|Quincy Railroad||Quincy - UP Canyon Subdivision||Done||A 3.27-mile terminal railroad located at Quincy in Plumas County. QRR formerly operated a separate 23.3 mile branch running over former Southern Pacific line from Wendel - Susanville (now abandoned).|
Richmond Pacific Railroad (RPRC)
|Richmond Pacific Railroad||Richmond Shipping Terminal||Done||An industrial switching railroad serving the Port of Richmond, ~11 miles of track.|
Sacramento Valley Railroad (SAV)
|Sacramento Valley Railroad||McClellan||Only very roughly entered||About 7 miles of industrial lines and spurs to serve McClellan Business Park northeast of Sacramento, interchanging with UP on Martinez Subdivision|
San Diego Northern Railway (SDNX)
|San Diego Northern Railway||San Diego (Santa Fe Depot) - Solana Beach - Oceanside||Done||Supports Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner service=regional and SDNX COASTER service=commuter passenger route=trains.|
San Francisco Bay Railroad (SFBR)
|San Francisco Bay Railroad||San Francisco (Southern Waterfront/Piers 80 & 94/96)||Needs "light and easy" TIGER review. About 5 miles of line (projected to grow to about 7 miles, while service area remains the same).||A Class 3 railroad consisting of a short series of industrial lines and spurs to serve the Port of San Francisco with UP interchange. Also may operate RPRC with BNSF interchange.|
|Mare Island Rail Service (MIRS)||Vallejo/Flosden Acres - Mare Island||Done||An industrial railroad to serve Mare Island from an interchange with CFNR's Vallejo branch. Unknown is whether SFBR is owner, operator or both.|
Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway (SCMB)
|Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line||Pajaro - Watsonville - Santa Cruz - Davenport||Complete||Iowa Pacific has operating rights on all 32 miles of this 140-year-old publicly-owned branch. Presently sees light freight/industrial use (lumber, frozen food, biodiesel matter), while track/bridge rehabilitation and feasibility studies continue to potentially offer passenger revenue service in the medium-term future (2020-2025?) with interchange/transfer at a future Pajaro Station. A parallel pedestrian/bicycle trail is in planning and early phased construction.|
Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway (SCBG)
|Santa Cruz, Big Trees and Pacific Railway||Santa Cruz - Felton (Roaring Camp) - Olympia||Mostly complete||Supports Santa Cruz Beach Train service=tourism (or heritage) passenger route=trains and may see light freight use as usage=freight.|
Santa Maria Valley Railroad (SMV)
|Santa Maria Valley Railroad||Santa Maria - Guadalupe||Completed by stevea||Tagged usage=branch though usage=industrial or usage=freight may be more correct. Hauling asphalt, fertilizer, fresh and frozen food products, gypsum wallboard, lumber, machinery, petroleum products, plastic, scrap iron.|
Sierra Northern Railway (SERA)
|California Western Railroad||Fort Bragg - Willits||Partially complete||Supports "Skunk Train" (passenger/tourism-heritage)|
|Oakdale - Sonora||Oakdale - Sonora||Partially complete||Supports Oakdale Dinner Train (passenger/tourism-heritage)|
|Riverbank Subdivision||Oakdale - Riverbank||Seems complete|
|Woodland||West Sacramento - Woodland||Seems complete||Supports Sacramento RiverTrain (passenger/tourism-heritage)|
The SCRRA is a joint powers authority governed by five county-level agencies: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC), San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC). Rail supporting Metrolink passenger service is either owned by one of the member agencies (as in the table below, please correct/update), used via "operator rights" while remaining owned by a railroad company like UP or BNSF, and/or may be "in shared service" with another (non-member) transportation agency, such as Amtrak California.
|Olive||Orange - Anaheim Canyon - Richfields||Branch is correct but sidings and spurs need work||Supports Metrolink Inland Empire/Orange County Line (Red) service=commuter passenger route=trains. Owned by SCRRA/Metrolink (SCAX) via Orange County Transportation Authority, BNSF is also believed to have freight operator rights.|
|Orange Subdivision||Oceanside - San Juan Capistrano - Fullerton||Very partially reviewed along southern portion||Supports Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner service=regional, Metrolink Inland Empire/Orange County Line (Red) and Metrolink Orange County Line (Orange) service=commuter passenger route=trains. Owned by SCRRA/Metrolink (SCAX) via Orange County Transportation Authority, BNSF also has freight operator rights.|
|San Jacinto Branch||Riverside/Hunter Park - Moreno Valley - Perris - Hemet - San Jacinto||Needs work on crossover around Riverside Industrial||Supports Metrolink 91/Perris Valley Line (Blue) service=commuter passenger route=trains. Owned by SCRRA/Metrolink (SCAX) via Riverside County Transportation Commission, BNSF is also believed to have freight operator rights (only).|
Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad (STE)
|Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad||Stockton - Linden||Begun, but not very far along||Owned by Omnitrax, 25 miles of track around Stockton interchanging with UP and BNSF via CCT. Only roughly entered into OSM.|
Trona Railway (TRC)
|Trona Railway||Searle - Trona||Partially complete|
West Isle Line (WFS)
|Alpaugh Branch||Alpaugh - BNSF Bakersfield Subdivision||Complete||This is a private railroad, not a common carrier (serves/owned by Crop Production Services)|
West Oakland Pacific Railroad (WOPR)
|West Oakland Pacific Railroad||Industrial areas around Oakland Army Base||Incomplete||Owned by Industrial Railways Company, WOPR operates on ~10 miles of track. It is not well represented (in existence and/or tagged) in OSM.|
This table is incomplete. If you find a line (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!
|Almanor Railroad||Clear Creek Junction - Chester||Western spurs are reviewed, most of this 13 mile line is not reviewed|
|Eagle Mountain Railroad||Ferrum (Yuma Subdivision) - Eagle Mountain||Not reviewed||Kaiser Steel closed the mine and railway in 1986. There were plans to revive the railway to serve a developing sanitary landfill at the mine site but these plans were cancelled after numerous lawsuits and decreased landfill demand due to urban recycling programs in California. There may be damage to tracks in places due to flooding/washouts.|
|Fresno Interurban District||Fresno - Riverbend||Done||Part is railway=disused and part is railway=abandoned.|
|Newark Industrial Lead||San Francisco Bay (near Newark) - East Palo Alto||Done||The portion actually IN San Francisco Bay connecting to Redwood Junction Industrial Lead|
|Redlands||San Bernardino - Redlands||Not reviewed||Owned by BNSF. The San Bernardino-Redlands Passenger Rail Corridor, a 9-mile (14 km) eastward rail extension from San Bernardino to Redlands and Mentone, is planned by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). The association was considering whether to extend commuter rail along the corridor or to install either bus rapid transit or light rail lines, but as of December 2015, SANBAG plans to extend Metrolink service only to the San Bernardino Transit Center and use diesel multiple units operated by Omnitrans in lieu of Metrolink locomotive-hauled coaches on the rest of the route. The project, budgeted at $242 million, began final design in 2015. Construction is projected to begin in late 2017, with service starting in late 2019.|
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|4th Street Line||Warm Springs Subdivision (San José near N 3rd St) - Coast Subdivision (San José near Capitol VTA)||What is known and entered needs no additional TIGER attention||Union Pacific (via Southern Pacific) abandoned this, not known when. Kind of patchy but largely believed correct. A small portion is active to serve Luther Industrial Spur.|
|Alcoa Spur||Torrance - West Carson||No additional TIGER attention needed, though may not be entire right-of-way (ROW)||An old AT&SF ROW?|
|Alta Mesa Spur||Palo Alto||Done||Considering how Foothill Expressway continues to Vasona Branch, may have once been a northern part of Vasona|
|Araz to Andrade||Yuma Subdivision - Andrade||Seems OK for what it is||Appears it might have gone into Mexico at Los Algodones; little is known|
|Barber to Paradise||Chico - Paradise||Needs TIGER review||Name is likely wrong|
|Bodie & Benton Railway||Bodie Ghost Town - East of Mono Lake||Needs TIGER review||An abandoned 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge railroad for a mining operation 1881-1917.|
|Camp San Luis Obispo||Camp San Luis Obispo||Done||Appears to have been a military spur to serve Camp SLO. Does not have name tags on track elements nor on the relation.|
|Carson and Colorado Railway||Lone Pine Subdivision near Ash Creek Road (Mono County) - Lone Pine - Bishop - Chicago Canyon - Mound House (Nevada)||Needs TIGER review||An abandoned 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge railroad which may be in the process of restoration at Law, California|
|Castroville to Monterey||Castroville - Monterey - Pacific Grove||Needs TIGER review||Part hike-and-bike trail, name is likely incorrect|
|Colusa Branch||Colusa - Harrington||Done, but relation is incomplete as more segments need to be added||Abandoned by Southern Pacific Railroad in segments in 1973, 1976 and 1984. There remain abandoned segments (Hamilton - Colusa - Ordbend) not in OSM.|
|Coalinga Branch||Coalinga - Hanford||Done|
|Death Valley Railroad||The single segment of track is entered.||KMI Zeolite Mine - Ryan||Done|
|Eastside Line||Fresno - Reedly - Dinuba - Exeter - Lindsay - Porterville - Famoso (Fresno Subdivision/UP)||Done||Made up of Eastside Line and Exeter Subdivision segments. Largely old_railway_operator=SP.|
|Epsom Salts Monorail||The single segment of track is entered.||Trona - Owlshead Mountains||An abandoned 45 km mining monorail to mine magnesium sulfate during 1924-1926.|
|Fallbrook Branch||Stuart Mesa - MCAS Camp Pendleton - NWS Fallbrook Annex - Fallbrook||Incomplete||Partially military rail near southern portion, largely abandoned|
|Flanigan Industrial Lead||Susanville||Union Pacific (via Southern Pacific) seems to have abandoned this, not known exactly when. Might have once been part of Quincy Railroad.|
|Hambone - Lookout||Hambone - Lookout||Done||BNSF abandoned rail, not known exactly when.|
|Holton Inter-Urban Railway||El Centro - Holtville||Needs TIGER review||Largely if not completely railway=abandoned, not known exactly when. Scant/sketchy rail appearing in Bing imagery might or should be tagged railway=disused. Messy.|
|Inglewood Branch||Marina Del Rey||Done|
|Kentucky House Branch||Lodi - Valley Springs - Kentucky House (near Calaveras)||Union Pacific (via Southern Pacific) seems to have abandoned this, not known exactly when.|
|Kerman Branch||The single segment of track is entered.||Kerman - Armona||Done|
|Lakewood Industrial Lead||Long Beach||Done||Union Pacific abandoned this south of about Cover Street, not known when.|
|Laton District||The single segment of track is entered.||Laton - Lanare||Done|
|Lick Branch||CP Lick (San Jose) - Guadalupe Ponds - Almaden Lake||What VERY little is known needs no additional TIGER attention||Union Pacific (via Southern Pacific) abandoned this, not known when. Current Bing trace is sketchy and only goes as far as Guadalupe Ponds, while part of this became VTA's Chynoweth - Almaden light_rail line.|
|Long Bell Lumber Company Railroad||Tennant - Leaf||A disjointed relation of what has been called "an ever-changing network of branches and spurs"||An old industrial/logging railroad with little available data. Needs a lot of work!|
|McCloud Railway||(Mount Shasta/Main), (Burney)||Mount Shasta - McCloud - (Burney) - Hambone||Partly done||The Mount Shasta, Yard and a short segment of Main east of McCloud may be still active for the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train, although if not, these might be marked railway=disused or even railway=abandoned if the rail and ties have been removed. This is true for the vast majority of railway (east to Hambone), which is tagged railway=abandoned. Burney is a southerly spur collected into a relation different from the previously identified segment.|
|McKittrick Branch||Buttonwillow - McKittrick||Partly done||An abandoned portion off the west end of the Buttonwillow Subdivision|
|Milpitas Industrial Lead||Fremont||Done||A small segment seems to be a gravel rail-trail|
|Paramount Industrial Lead (abandoned, disused)||Paramount - Bellflower - Cypress - Garden Grove - Santa Ana||Done||A discontiguous collection of mixed railway=disused and railway=abandoned ways|
|Pacific Coast Railway||Avila Beach - San Luis Obispo - Arroyo Grande - Nipomo - Santa Maria, Orcutt - Los Alamos - Los Olivos||Partially complete||An abandoned narrow-gauge (914 mm) railroad hauling freight and passengers from 1882-1941|
|Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad||Petaluma - Santa Rosa||Incomplete||Parts of this are now known as Joe Rodota Trail, a highway=cycleway. A discontiguous, confused route relation.|
|Porterville - Orosi District||Orange Cove - Lindsay - Exeter - Porterville - Terra Bella - (gap) - Bakersfield||Done||Also contains Landco Subdivision|
|Randsburg District||The single segment of track is entered.||Kramer Jct. - Johannesburg||An abandoned railroad for a mining operation which also saw passenger service 1898-1933|
|Redondo Beach Branch||Manhattan Beach - Redondo Beach||Part of this is now a dirt running trail|
|Sandia Industrial Lead||Calipatria - Holtville||Needs TIGER review||Sketchy|
|Sacramento Northern Railway||Durham - Live Oak||Done on northern sections, but southern bikeway sections need review||Absorbed by Western Pacific and abandoned|
|San José Industrial Lead||Berryessa/Bayshore - Kelley Park - Willow Glen - Vasona Branch||Done||Western Pacific (WP) to Union Pacific (UP) to abandonment or thereabouts; some segments are tagged railway=disused, railway=abandoned or railway=razed.|
|San Ramon Valley Branch||Concord - Pleasanton||Done||Largely has become the Iron Horse Trail (pedestrian/cycleway).|
|South Pacific Coast Railroad||Zayante - Clems - Glenwood - Laurel - Wrights||Done||No TIGER tags, but needs much work. Rumored to have continued to Los Gatos and San Francisco Bay at (or near) Alviso. This is a very storied route and much data seem available but OSM must be cautious about what can be entered while adhering to our ODbL. Let's do a survey!|
|Springville Branch||Porterville - Worth quarry||Done||Shared with existing roads for some segments|
|Stone Canyon Railroad||Camp Roberts - Stone Canyon quarry||Done, though pretty rough||Shared with existing roads for some segments|
|Sunset Railway||SW end of Sunset Railroad - San Emidio - (Hazelton - Maricopa) - Taft - Fellows - oilfields||Partially complete||The segments from Taft through Fellows and NW to the oilfields are incomplete. Abandoned in stages in 1960, 1976 and early 2000s.|
|Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad||Ludlow - Baker - Shoshone - Death Valley Jct. - Beatty (Nevada) - Goldfield (Nevada)||Needs TIGER review||An abandoned railroad for a borax mining operation 1907-1945|
|Tustin Branch||Tustin - Orange||OK TIGER status|
|Ultra Branch||The single segment of track is entered.||Ducor - Ultra||Partially complete||Was a short 10 km industrial spur operated by SJVR to Cannella Chemical, its only customer. Believed to once have been part of Tulare Valley Railroad (TVRR). May be the same as "Porterville-Orosi District."|
|Vacaville||Vacaville||Incomplete||Very little is known|
|Venta Spur||Tustin - Woodbury||Done||Part running trail today|
|Visalia District||Corcoran - Tulare - Visalia - Dinuba - Reedley - South of Fresno||Appears to be done||This is a MOSTLY abandoned railway, parts are disused, parts are rail-trail|
|Visalia Electric Railroad||Strathmore - Lindsay - near Kaweah River||Appears to be done||Not much is known about this abandoned railway|
|Wahtoke District||Reedley - Piedra||Appears to be done|
Railtrails and "Transitways"
A railtrail uses a former railroad right-of-way (ROW) for equestrian, bicycle or hiking paths, preserving the ROW for possible future re-use as a railway while providing a useful service in the meantime. These are often tagged highway=cycleway or highway=footway depending on whether they prefer or allow bicycle or pedestrian traffic. It is OK to tag both railway=abandoned and highway=cycleway if it is the case that an abandoned railway became a railtrail (for bicycle use, for example).
There is also the LA Metro Orange Line which is nearly completely a railway=abandoned and also a type=route bus=designated. The ROW used to be Burbank Branch Line which provided passenger rail service from 1904 to 1920 and was subsequently used by Pacific Electric streetcars from 1938 to 1952. In OSM, this is emerging: Orange might be considered "railtrail" but as there are parallel segments for pedestrians and bicycles in places, it seems better considered as a "transitway."
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|Burbank Chandler Bikeway||The single 3 mile long way is in OSM||Downtown Burbank - near North Hollywood Metro Station||Reviewed by natfoot||Tagged railway=razed|
|Joe Rodota Trail||Santa Rosa - Sebastopol||Incomplete||Tagged railway=abandoned|
|Ojai - Ventura Bike Path||Ojai - Ventura||Incomplete||The significant segment is tagged railway=abandoned|
|Metro Orange Line Busway||North Hollywood - Warner Center - Chatsworth||Reviewed by stevea||Relation members are tagged railway=abandoned|
|Metro Silver Line Busway||El Monte - Downtown Los Angeles - Gardena (Harbor Gateway Transit Center) - San Pedro||No remaining TIGER tags||Relation members are tagged railway=abandoned|
Tracks, stations and platforms used for passenger trains are properly collected into route=train relations, or relations tagged route=light_rail, route=subway or route=tram when those are the underlying rail infrastructure.
These tables are "mostly complete." If you find a train, route (relation link, Review Status...) that needs to be added, updated or improved, please do so!
Amtrak is the sole operator of most intercity passenger trains in the contiguous United States: some commuter trains, most intrastate and regional trains and all interstate, long distance, high-speed, overnight and international trains (some cross into Canada). Try OpenPublicTransportMap. For interstate service=long_distance, service=high_speed, service=night, passenger=national, passenger=international and most intrastate service=regional intercity route=trains, see OSM Amtrak wiki table. Two subsets are repeated here with just these types of routes which serve California, five routes are Amtrak proper, three are a joint operation between Amtrak and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) known as Amtrak California:
Amtrak trains serving California (AMTK)
A convention is started in the Amtrak table below: some Trains (route ref=*) separated by a dash (as a range) are v1, by a comma (as individual routes in a route_master super-relation) are v2.
|California Zephyr||5-6||long_distance||Complete; rough public_transport v1. The relation is said to be so big it is hard to work with (>2500 members). 2438 miles (Chicago - Emeryville, California)|
|Coast Starlight||11-14||long_distance||Complete; rough public_transport v1. Seattle Subdivision needs fixing. 1377 miles (Seattle - Los Angeles).|
|Southwest Chief||3, 4||long_distance||Complete; rough public_transport v2. Seligman Subdivision needs fixing. 2265 miles (Chicago - Los Angeles).|
|Sunset Limited||1-2||long_distance||Complete; rough public_transport v1; Needs track/station node ordering, fixes around Houston. 1995 miles (New Orleans - Los Angeles).|
|Texas Eagle||21-22; 321-322; 421-422||long_distance||Complete; rough public_transport v1; Needs track split fixes in Arizona; tracks around Saint Louis are estimated. 2728 miles (Chicago - San Antonio - Los Angeles).|
Colors are long_distance Amtrak routes = royal blue, regional Amtrak California routes = California State Poppy (color of flower, orange) and slate blue.
Amtrak California (CDTK)
The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board (CCJPB) consists of two representatives from each of the eight counties in The Capitol Corridor: Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda and Santa Clara, represented by Placer County Transportation Planning Agency, Sacramento Regional Transit District, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Solano Transportation Authority, and the Yolo County Transportation District. The CCJPB is also supported by the two metropolitan planning organizations in The Capitol Corridor – the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.
The LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN) “is composed of elected officials representing rail owners, operators, and planning agencies along Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner corridor between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. The objective of the agency is to coordinate planning and programs that increase ridership, revenue, reliability, and safety on the coastal rail line from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles to San Diego.”
Caltrans, through its Division of Rail, provides support to California intercity passenger rail services, including via CCJPB and LOSSAN. This support includes planning and financial assistance for capital and operating expenses, consistent with its mission to “provide and promote intercity passenger rail services while improving, expanding, and integrating all rail service into California's transportation system."
|Capitol Corridor||518-553; 720-751||regional||Complete; public_transport v1. Phase 1 southern extension from San José (Diridon) and Gilroy to Salinas expected in 2018. New infill stations at Pajaro (to serve Watsonville) and Castroville (to serve Monterey) as Phase 2, no revenue service date specified. 168 miles (San Jose - Auburn).|
|Pacific Surfliner||562-597; 763-799||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1. 351 miles (San Diego - San Luis Obispo).|
|San Joaquin||701-718||regional||Not complete if exact platform locations count. Let's agree that they do. Let's improve this relation; rough public_transport v2. Use as a rough model v2 example route in California, other (Maryland) routes have better platform members. Needs better platform members. Map your train ride! 315 miles (Bakersfield - Oakland), 282 miles (Bakersfield - Sacramento).|
For shorter distance intrastate service=commuter trains, see below. On these route=train relations (Metrolink, Caltrain, COASTER, ACE, SMART), service=commuter is correct: "Local trains that have frequent schedules to satisfy the needs of work commuters...largely state-run/city-run services for connecting a metropolitan area to its central city." Some (Metrolink Antelope Valley, ACE...) may be (or become) long enough to tag service=regional instead. Relations tagged route=light_rail, route=subway and route=tram sometimes also get service=commuter, though this may be omitted on a short route=tram.
OpenPublicTransportMap (OPTM) displays passenger rail in route=train relations. At closer zooms, OPTM also displays route=light_rail, route=subway, route=tram, route=monorail, route=funicular, route=bus, route=trolleybus, route=aerialway and route=ferry with colors similar to ORM. Please compare and contrast ORM (rail infrastructure) and OPTM (passenger routes) with OSM's Transport layer which rather simply displays "any and all rail" (railway=*), though not disused or abandoned rail, and at closer zooms, route=bus. Thanks to Indy Hurt and Mapzen, here is another rail renderer which displays rail-based passenger routes with their colour=* or color=* tag.
Most routes are Complete, at least to a rudimentary stage of public_transport:version=1. Underway now are improvements to these route=train relations to public_transport:version=2 (with a route_master super-relation and bi-directional route logic). See the San Joaquin route, which can be used as a model public_transport:version=2 example — but while this relation has stations, it has few platforms. For an example v2 route with better station and platform members see Relation: Brunswick Line: Frederick => Union Station of the Maryland Transit Administration. A goal is for all routes to become public_transport:version=2, each identically-tracked train with its own route and precise platform locations.
|Service Line||Route||Trains †||Relation||Status|
|91/Perris Valley Line (Blue)||Train||700s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review." Revenue service on Perris Valley extension (Riverside - Hunter Park, Moreno Valley/March Field, Downtown Perris, South Perris) is active, with San Jacinto Branch segments included in this relation. However, tracks near here (new "semi-circle crossover" near Iowa Ave. & Spring St.) need minor correction/improvement. Map your train ride!|
|Antelope Valley Line (Green)||Train||200s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review"|
|Inland Empire/Orange County Line (Red)||Train||800s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review"|
|Orange County Line (Orange)||Train||600s, A500s, A700s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review"|
|Riverside Line (Purple)||Train||400s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review." Tracks need better name and subdivision (route=railway) memberships|
|San Bernardino Line (Maroon)||Train||300s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review"|
|Ventura County Line (Yellow)||Train||100s, 900s, A700s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review"|
† Trains which are prefixed with A are Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner train numbers in Shared Service through Amtrak's Rail 2 Rail® program.
A new Metrolink station in Placentia, which will serve the 91/Perris Valley Line's north Orange County passengers, has completed its final design phase, save for issues related to the parking needed to accompany the station. Construction on the $24 million Placentia station is currently projected to begin in 2017, and scheduled to open in 2019.
The San Bernardino-Redlands Passenger Rail Corridor, a 9-mile (14 km) eastward rail extension from San Bernardino to Redlands and Mentone, is planned by the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG). The association was considering whether to extend commuter rail along the corridor or to install either bus rapid transit or light rail lines, but as of December 2015, SANBAG plans to extend Metrolink service only to the San Bernardino Transit Center and use diesel multiple units operated by Omnitrans in lieu of Metrolink locomotive-hauled coaches on the rest of the route. The project, budgeted at $242 million, began final design in 2015. Construction is projected to begin in late 2017, with service starting in late 2019.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority/LACMTA/MTA/Metro (LACM)
|Blue Line||Light Rail||801||Complete; public_transport v2. Awesome!|
|Red Line||Subway||802||Public_transport v2 awaits placing existing relation (both directions) into route_master relation. Map Your Train Ride!|
|Green Line||Light Rail||803||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order. Map Your Train Ride!
The Crenshaw/LAX Project will connect Expo Line at Expo/Crenshaw to Green Line at Aviation/Century near LAX. Revenue service expected in 2019. After completion of Crenshaw/LAX, Green will begin a new operational pattern near LAX, with northern and southern branches. The southern branch will operate as Green currently does with westbound trains continuing through El Segundo, south to Redondo Beach. The northern branch will involve westbound trains splitting off after Aviation/LAX and then traveling north along Aviation Blvd. to terminate at Aviation/Century station, allowing transfers to the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the Airport Metro Connector.
|Gold Line||Light Rail||804||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order. Map Your Train Ride! The extension to Azusa might need tracks to be better-named. The Foothill Extension Project, Phase 2B will connect the APU/Citrus College eastern terminus further eastward to Montclair Metrolink along with six new stations. 12.6 miles long, the Final EIR for the project was certified by the Construction Authority board in March 2013 and advanced conceptual engineering began in 2014. As funding is yet to be determined, there is no anticipated date for commencement of revenue service.|
|Purple Line||Subway||805||Public_transport v2 awaits placing existing relation (both directions) into route_master relation. Phase 1 (of 3) of the Metro Purple Line Subway Extension is now (2016) under construction. From the current terminus at Wilshire/Western, this nine-mile westward extension includes seven new stations, three in Phase 1: Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega. Later phases will extend further westward with four stations: Wilshire/Rodeo, Century City/Constellation, Westwood/UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital.|
|Expo Line||Light Rail||806||Complete; public_transport v2. Awesome!
The Crenshaw/LAX Project will connect Expo Line at Expo/Crenshaw to Green line at Aviation/Century near LAX, allowing transfers to the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the Airport Metro Connector through an infill station (which will transport riders to the LAX terminals). Revenue service expected in 2019.
|Crenshaw/LAX Project||Light Rail||?||Under construction. Connecting Expo Line at Expo/Crenshaw to Green line at Aviation/Century near LAX. Revenue service expected in 2019. Upon completion, add route=light_rail to relation.|
|Airport Metro Connector||Tram||?|| Incomplete; early stub relation with approximated locations.
Under construction. An under-construction northern branch of Green will involve westbound Green trains splitting off after Aviation/LAX and then traveling North along Aviation Blvd. to terminate at Aviation/Century station, allowing transfers to the Crenshaw/LAX Line to the planned automated people mover called the Airport Metro Connector through an infill station (which will transport riders to the LAX terminals). Upon completion, add route=tram to relation.
|Regional Connector Transit Corridor||Light Rail||?||Under construction. Regional Connector Transit Corridor (also known as Regional Connector, Downtown Connector or Downtown Light-Rail Connector) will connect Union Station, Civic Center, Pershing Square, the Little Tokyo Arts District (Blue, Gold Lines) to 7th Street/Metro Center (Red, Purple, Blue, Expo Lines) in a fully underground alignment and provide three new stations at 1st/Central Av, 2nd St/Broadway and 2nd Pl/Hope St. Revenue service expected in May 2021. Upon completion, add route=light_rail to relation.|
San Diego Trolley, Inc. (SDTI)
|UC San Diego Blue Line||Light Rail||510||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order. The Mid-Coast Trolley Project will extend service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, the University of California San Diego (UCSD), and Westfield UTC. Construction began in 2016, with revenue service anticipated to begin in 2021.|
|Green Line||Light Rail||530||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order.|
|Orange Line||Light Rail||520||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order.|
|Silver Line||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v1; please fill in Trains column. Limited service: only Tu Th, 0952-1352 and Sa Su, 1052-1522.|
North County Transit District (SDNX=COASTER, SDNR=SPRINTER)
|COASTER||Train||398||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review"|
|SPRINTER||Light Rail||399||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order|
Sacramento Regional Transit District (SCRT)
|Blue Line||Light Rail||Partially complete; check relation for correct track and station/platform memberships. Tracks may need better naming. Combine N and S lines into route_master.|
|Gold Line||Light Rail||Partially complete; check relation for correct track and station/platform memberships. Tracks may need better naming. Combine E and W lines into route_master.|
|Green Line||Light Rail||Partially complete; check relation for correct track and station/platform memberships. Tracks may need better naming. Combine N and S lines into route_master.|
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board/Caltrain (JPBX)
|Caltrain Baby Bullet||Train||305-386||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order, assure correct tracks.|
|Caltrain Limited||Train||206-289||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order, assure correct tracks.|
|Caltrain Local||Train||100s||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order, assure correct tracks.|
Altamont Corridor Express (ACEX)
|ACE||Train||1-10||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order. Are tracks around Diridon and Cabral Stations correct?|
San Francisco Muni/Metro (MUNI)
|E Embarcadero||Tram||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members|
|F Market & Wharves||Tram||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members|
|J Church||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members|
|K Ingleside-Third Street||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v2. A Phase 2 "Central Subway" extension to Chinatown is under construction with service expected in 2019.|
|L Taraval||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members|
|M Ocean View||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members|
|N Judah||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members|
|S Castro Shuttle||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members|
|T Ingleside-Third Street||Light Rail||Complete; public_transport v2. A Phase 2 "Central Subway" extension to Chinatown is under construction with service expected in 2019.|
|59 - Powell/Mason Cable Car||Tram||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members (at sidewalks and medians)|
|60 - Powell/Hyde Cable Car||Tram||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members (at sidewalks and medians)|
|61 - California Cable Car||Tram||Complete; public_transport v2, though needs more and better public_transport=platform members (at sidewalks and medians)|
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority/VTA light rail (SCCT)
|Alum Rock - Santa Teresa (Blue)||Light Rail||901||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order|
|Mountain View - Winchester (Green)||Light Rail||902||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order|
|Ohlone/Chynoweth – Almaden (Orange)||Light Rail||900||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order|
|Peak Commuter Express Service (Yellow)||Light Rail||?||Complete; public_transport v1; please "double-check review" for track/station node order|
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
|Richmond - Fremont (Orange)||Subway||Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Needs public_transport=platform locations added. A 5.4 mile extension from Fremont to a new station at Warm Springs/South Fremont has completed construction, testing now (late 2016), revenue service is soon or imminent. BART intends to extend this in two phases as "Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Project" sponsored by VTA. Phase 1 is a 10 mile BART extension now under construction to stations at Milpitas (connection to VTA light rail Montague) and Berryessa, with revenue service expected to begin in 2018. Phase 2 is intended to extend BART 16 miles from Berryessa to San José (Alum Rock, Downtown, Diridon) and Santa Clara (the latter two stations connect to Caltrain), with a mostly underground subway infrastructure, revenue service expected in 2025.|
|Pittsburg/Bay Point – SFO/Millbrae (Yellow)||Subway||Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Needs public_transport=platform locations added. A light_rail extension to Antioch (using DMUs, a different type of rolling stock requiring a train change at Pittsburg/Bay Point platform) is under construction. Revenue service expected to begin May 2018.|
|Fremont – Daly City (Green)||Subway||Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Needs public_transport=platform locations added. Phase 1 of "Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Project" is expected to extend from Warm Springs/South Fremont to Berryessa in 2018.|
|Richmond – Daly City/Millbrae (Red)||Subway||Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Needs public_transport=platform locations added|
|Dublin/Pleasanton – Daly City (Blue)||Subway||Mostly complete; public_transport v2. Needs public_transport=platform locations added. The BART to Livermore Extension project is a proposal to extend the BART rail line by 4.8 miles along I-580 from the existing Dublin/Pleasanton Station to a new station in the vicinity of the Isabel Avenue interchange. BART staff develops conceptual engineering and prepares a project-level Draft Environmental Impact Report, expected to be available for public review early 2017. The anticipated date for opening the completed extension and new BART station is 2026.|
|Coliseum – Oakland International Airport (Silver)||Tram||Complete; public_transport v2.|
Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART)
North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) using former Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP) infrastructure is usage=branch, split into four route=railway relations spanning two divisions: three relations for Russian River Division and one relation for Eel River Division. One subset at the southern end of Russian River Division known as Brazos Branch is the easterly connection to UP via CFNR through Schellville. A northern subset of Russian River Division from Healdsburg to Willits sees freight/industrial service. A third, central subset of Russian River Division from Healdsburg southward is "Larkspur to Cloverdale" for passenger service by Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit (SMART). Testing is underway on "Larkspur to Cloverdale" between San Rafael (Downtown) and Sonoma County Airport to commence SMART Phase 1 passenger service in "late Spring of 2017." As that commences, add route=train to the relation below while tracks remain tagged usage=branch for freight/industrial service. Upgrades to public_transport:version=2 must include public_transport=platforms and a type=route_master super-relation containing a relation for each direction of service. SMART Phase 2, scheduled for passenger service in 2018, include both a northern extension to Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale and a southern extension to Larkspur Landing, enabling passenger connections to San Francisco Ferry Terminal.
|San Rafael Downtown - Sonoma County Airport SMART||Train||1-30, 51-62||Mostly complete public_transport:version=1; tracks, stations entered, but no platforms. As service begins, add route=train, harmonize/update/correct Trains column with ref=* tag and Map Your Train Ride!|
Tourism, heritage and historic trains
Tag the route=train, route=tram, route=narrow_gauge, route=monorail, route=funicular and route=miniature instances (but not the route=railway instances) of these with service=tourism. There remain some minor amusement park (e.g. Six Flags Magic Mountain, California's Great America, Gilroy Gardens...) and other (e.g. Neverland Ranch Park) trains, not yet in this table.
|Service Line||Reporting Marks||Route||Relation||Status|
|California Western Railroad ("Skunk Train")||SERA||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Santa Cruz Beach Train||SCBG||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line||PLAX||Tram||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Napa Valley Wine Train||NVRR||Train||Complete with tracks, needs stations/platforms|
|Roaring Camp Steam Train||RCBT||Narrow Gauge||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad||YMSP||Narrow Gauge||The single 2.8 km way is in OSM||Tracks are entered, but no relation|
|Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad||Narrow Gauge||Tracks are entered, but no relation|
|Sacramento Southern Railroad (California State Railroad Museum)||SSRR||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Disneyland Railroad||DLRR||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Disneyland Monorail||DLMS||Monorail||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Ghost Town & Calico Railroad||GTCX||Narrow Gauge||Incomplete|
|Amador Central Railway||AMC||Railway||Complete trackage as a route=railway relation, with eastern segments abandoned. Used to run recreational "speeders" and for historical and educational purposes by the Recreational Railroad Coalition Historical Society and the Amador County Historical Society.|
|Fillmore and Western Railway||FWRY||Railway||Complete trackage as a route=railway relation, unknown what trains to enter|
|Calico and Odessa Railroad||C&OR||Narrow Gauge||Track is entered|
|California Trolley and Railroad Corporation||CTRC||Narrow Gauge||Track is entered. CTRC restored for operation a number of historic trolley cars at History Park at Kelley Park (San José) and the Happy Hollow line extension allowing trolley service to the Japanese Friendship Garden and the Happy Hollow Zoo.|
|Casa de Fruta Railroad||?||Narrow Gauge||The single way is in OSM||Track is entered. Part of an amusement park.|
|Descanso, Alpine and Pacific Railway||Narrow Gauge||Incomplete; only a minor amount of track entered|
|Golden Gate Railroad Museum & Niles Canyon Railway||NICX||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Orange Empire Railway Museum||Train||Tracks are entered, but no relation|
|Pacific Coast Railroad (Santa Margarita)||Narrow Gauge||Complete trackage as a route=railway relation, unknown what trains to enter|
|Pacific Southwest Railway Museum ("Golden State" demonstration passenger trains)||SDAX||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad||Railway||Complete trackage as a route=railway relation, unknown what trains to enter|
|Poway–Midland Railroad||Narrow Gauge||Mostly complete|
|Sacramento RiverTrain||SYPD||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Sierra Railroad ("Oakdale Dinner Train")||SERA||Railway||Tracks are entered, but no relation|
|Western Pacific Railroad Museum||WPRM, FRRX||Railway||Incomplete; it is unclear what tracks near Portola are used for excursions and the "Run A Locomotive" program. Operated by Feather River Rail Society.|
|Western Railway Museum||WRM||Tram||Three route=railway relations are added: Montezuma to Dozier (now undergoing electrification, allowing tram excursions), Montezuma to Pittsburg? and Dozier to Cannon; all may need better tagging.|
|Yreka Western Railroad ("Blue Goose")||YWRR||Train||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Redwood Valley Railway||Miniature||Tracks are entered, but no relation|
|Angel's Flight||Funicular||Tracks are entered, but no relation|
It would be very kind for more OSM volunteers to continue to build up this statewide "Yards" table (stub) with status on every single California rail yard. It is incomplete as there are dozens of rail yards in California.
|Name||Railroad||Area||Subdivision(s) Served||TIGER Review||Status|
|J. R. Davis||Union Pacific||Sacramento/Roseville||Roseville||Complete as of 2006/2007 USGS Ortho imagery. Need to shift a little to align with 2013 Bing imagery and add/modify a dozen or so new/changed tracks.|
|Intermodal Container Transfer Facility||Port of Los Angeles Railroads (?)||Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach||Harbor||Complete|
|Mira Loma Terminal||?||Mira Loma||Partially complete|
|Barstow||BNSF||Barstow||Cajon, Needles, Mojave (terminus of all three)||Partially complete|
|Commerce Eastern||BNSF||Commerce||Partially complete|
|San Bernardino||BNSF||San Bernardino||Cajon, San Bernardino||Partially complete|
|San Diego||BNSF||San Diego||San Diego||Partially complete|
|La Mirada||BNSF||La Mirada||Partially complete|
|Needles||BNSF||Needles||Needles, Seligman (terminus of both)||Partially complete|
|Pico Rivera||BNSF||Pico Rivera||Partially complete|
|Richmond||BNSF||Richmond||Stockton (terminus)||Partially complete|
|Bakersfield||BNSF||Bakersfield||Bakersfield, Mojave (terminus of both)||Completely retraced||Retraced by happy5214|
|Calwa||BNSF||Fresno||Bakersfield, Stockton (terminus of both)||Completely retraced||Retraced by happy5214|
|Riverbank||BNSF||Riverbank||Stockton||Completely retraced||Retraced by happy5214|
|City of Industry||Union Pacific||Industry||Partially complete|
|West Colton Yard||Union Pacific||Bloomington||Partially complete|
|Commerce||Union Pacific||Commerce||Partially complete|
|Dolores (ICTF)||Union Pacific||?||Partially complete|
|LA (LATC)||Union Pacific||Los Angeles||Partially complete|
|Anaheim||Union Pacific||Anaheim||Partially complete|
|Montclair||Union Pacific||Montclair||Partially complete|
|Yermo||Union Pacific||Yermo||Cima||Partially complete|
|Oakland||Union Pacific||Oakland||Partially complete|
|Stockton||Union Pacific||Stockton||Partially complete|
|Fresno||Union Pacific||Fresno||Fresno||Completely retraced||Retraced by happy5214|
|Bakersfield||Union Pacific||Bakersfield||Fresno, Mojave (terminus of both)||Completely retraced||Retraced by happy5214|
|Martinez||Union Pacific||Martinez||Partially complete|
|Milpitas||Union Pacific||Milpitas||Partially complete|
|Portola||Union Pacific||Portola||Partially complete|
|Lathrop||Union Pacific||Lathrop||Partially complete|
|Lombard||Union Pacific||American Canyon||Partially complete|
|Centralized Equipment Maintenance & Operations Facility||Caltrain/Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board||San José||Appears complete|
About the colors in the Name, Route and Service Line columns
Green means that the route's TIGER data in OSM are fully reviewed. This strongly implies that all other relation attributes are correct, but this isn't always strictly true; see Notes/Status column. Green does not conflict with active public_transport:version v1-v2 growth. Go!
Yellow means "only partially reviewed" ; additional volunteer work is needed to enter or correct additional route data (railway and/or train) into OSM. Yellow may also mean a route has a volunteer entering data, yet route ambiguities persist about what is actually correct.
Red means that "something" (often very little) is known about the route, so it is useful to put a row in the table about it as a placeholder, but it likely may be too early to create a route relation: route data are unknown, incomplete or route attributes are significantly missing.
About the colors in passenger-oriented Route and Service columns
For route=train, route=subway, route=light_rail, route=tram these displayed (web) colors are intended to reflect real-world colors denoted by the transportation authority network, such as in printed, painted or otherwise visually branded materials directly associated with a particular route. A goal is towards more state/national agreement and completion. An initial example is that for Amtrak Cascades service in Washington state, OSM's Amtrak wiki table and Indy Hurt's transit-colours renderer both display a closely matching shade of green, which in turn (by intention) better match livery of rolling stock found only on those tracks by that line and class of service. Similar early harmony among Amtrak and California/Railroads is underway, e.g. Pacific Surfliner, Capitol Corridor. Color harmony, in motion.