WelcomeWelcome to the California Short Line Railroad Association website. Short line railroads play an important role in the overall transportation picture in California, and we are pleased that you have taken the time to learn more about our industry. From San Diego to Shasta, from San Francisco Bay to the Sierra Foothills, short line railroads haul a wide variety of products: everything from imported goods in containers to agricultural products, lumber to petroleum products, and even passengers on a few tourist operations. Often locally owned and operated, short line railroads are an integral part of the local communities through which they operate.
This website provides current information and periodic announcements concerning the short line railroad industry in California: railroad statistics, company contact information, legislative updates, and announcements concerning upcoming special events or meetings. We encourage you to bookmark this site and check back often. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.
Ken Beard, CSLRA President
...providing representation for Short Line railroad operators in the State of California...
Related ResourcesU.S. FREIGHT RAILROAD INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT: CALIFORNIA
American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Association of American Railroads
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
California PUC - Railroads
State of California
Events and Activities
2018 CSLRA Sacramento Visit
April 17, 2018
We will meet at the Sheraton Sacramento in the morning to discuss current legislative and regulatory issues and head to the Capitol after lunch to meet with legislators and their staffs. Watch here for details. Hotel Registration
CSLRA Annual Meeting
July 23-24, 2018
Westin Hotel San Diego
Hotel and event registration links will be available in Fall 2017