California Short Line Railroad Association

CA Transportation
Plan 2040

The California Department of Transportation has opened up the Public Review Period for the California Transportation Plan (CTP 2040). This public comment period ends March 29th, 2016 at 5:00PM Pacific Time.

2018 California State Rail Plan


Welcome 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

Latest on this web site:
David L. Parkinson passed away on December 17, 2016, obituary.
CSLRA Sacramento Visit, April 5, 2017, details...
New Executive Director: announcement.


...providing representation for Short Line railroad operators in the State of California...