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Rail lines of Washington State depicted as linework. Each separately owned mainline route is depicted as a single line. Principal routes are shown with selected sidings and yards. This data set shows railroad ownership for geographic information systems at WSDOT. This data includes only Surface Transportation Board (STB) decisions after 1996. This dataset may not reflect all rail banked lines. If you have questions about this data, please contact Teresa Graham, Research and Data Specialist - grahamt@wsdot.wa.gov - (360) 705-7901. If you are having trouble viewing these services, please contact our Online Map Support. Attribute Definitions:Name – Official name of railroad.Status – Active (Rail is currently in use in the State of Washington), Abandoned (Rail is no longer used and will not be used again), Rail Bank (An Alternative to Abandonment where the Right of Way is preserved for potential future use as a railroad.)Abandonment - Year rail was abandoned.Reporting Mark – This is two to four letters that uniquely identifies the owner of a freight car. The reporting mark is generally derived from the assigned company’s initials and is required. A single railroad may have numerous reporting marks due to a history of mergers and acquisitions.Owner – The name of the private company or public agency that owns but does not necessarily operate a particular railroad.Begin Milepost - Beginning milepost, where known.End Milepost - Ending milepost, where known.Metadata

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
    Number
  • Reporting Mark
    Text
    {"value"=>"BNSF", "count"=>286} (), {"value"=>"MISC.", "count"=>234} (), {"value"=>"UP", "count"=>83} (), {"value"=>"MILW", "count"=>40} (), {"value"=>"CW", "count"=>22} (), {"value"=>"PCC", "count"=>17} (), {"value"=>"USN", "count"=>14} (), {"value"=>"GN", "count"=>14} (), {"value"=>"KFR", "count"=>14} (), {"value"=>"YVT", "count"=>12} ()
  • Name
    Text
    {"value"=>"BNSF Railway", "count"=>286} (), {"value"=>"U.S. Government railroad abandoned before 1947", "count"=>132} (), {"value"=>"timber-related railroad abandoned before 1947", "count"=>101} (), {"value"=>"Union Pacific Railroad", "count"=>79} (), {"value"=>"Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad", "count"=>35} (), {"value"=>"Central Washington Railroad", "count"=>21} (), {"value"=>"Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad", "count"=>17} (), {"value"=>"US Navy", "count"=>14} (), {"value"=>"Kettle Falls International Railway", "count"=>14} (), {"value"=>"Great Northern Railway", "count"=>14} ()
  • Rail Owner
    Text
    {"value"=>" ", "count"=>429} (), {"value"=>"BNSF", "count"=>138} (), {"value"=>"UP", "count"=>60} (), {"value"=>"WSDOT", "count"=>22} (), {"value"=>"US Navy", "count"=>16} (), {"value"=>"Port of Seattle", "count"=>15} (), {"value"=>"City of Tacoma", "count"=>10} (), {"value"=>"CBRC", "count"=>8} (), {"value"=>"PSAP", "count"=>7} (), {"value"=>"KFR", "count"=>6} ()
  • Status
    Text
    {"value"=>"Abandoned", "count"=>585} (), {"value"=>"Active", "count"=>303} (), {"value"=>"Rail Bank", "count"=>16} ()
  • Date Abandoned
    Number
    1929 to 2010
  • Begin Milepost
    Number
    0 to 1976.85
  • End Milepost
    Number
    0 to 1988.3
  • SHAPE
    Number
  • SHAPE.STLength()
    Number

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  • By on October 29, 2012
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