|Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum|
|Railroad||Mainline Track Mileage||Start Operations||End Operations||Notes|
|Pacific Coast Railway (PCRy)||76||As PCRy: 1882
Harford's horse-drawn RR: 1873
Pacific Coast Railroad (PCRR): 1882
|1942||Truly a "common carrier": lumber, gravel, ore, oil, grain, sugar beets, passengers, mail, etc.
|Pacific Coast Railroad (PCRR)||April, 1882||September, 1882||Merged with the SLO&SMVRR (Oregon Improvement Company) to become the PCRy|
|Monterey and Salinas Valley Railway||<20||September, 1874||1880||Some info from the Monterey County Historical Society|
|San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Valley Railroad (SLO&SMVRR)||64||August, 1876||1881||Merged with the PCRR to become the PCRy|
|Santa Cruz Railroad||21.5||1874||Mainly a lumber carrier. Sold to the Southern Pacific RR
140 Years of Railroading in Santa Cruz County
|South Pacific Coast Railroad||75.3||1876||1908||The South Pacific Coast Railroad|
|Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite Valley Railroad||70||1899||1960||Lumber carrier exclusively after 1910.
The Yosemite Valley Railroad
|Bodie and Benton Railroad||32||1881||1890||Lumber.
The Bodie and Benton
|San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad||40||1882||1904|
|Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad||1890||1928||Some info from the Monterey County Historical Society|
|Patterson and Western Railroad||23.6||1916||1920||Ore carrier.|
|San Luis Obispo Railway Company||Incorporated in 1873, the SLORy Co intended to run from San Luis Obispo to the San Luis Bay. It folded in 1875 without laying any track; and the right-of-way was sold to the SLO&SMVRR.|
|San Luis and San Joaquin Railroad||An 1891 pamphlet proclaimed this line would run from San Luis Obispo east and north to Bakersfield, Visalia, and Fresno. It never materialized.|
|Sinton and Brown Railroad||7.5||1934||Distributed sugar silage from the Union Sugar mill at Betteravia to the nextdoor feedlot cattle. 42".|