Quetzal Central Lines

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Quetzal Central Lines
Quetzal Central Logo.png
QZCL Poster.png
A recreation of a 1870s promotional flyer put out by the Quetzal Central shortly before merging with the EGTR
Reporting markQZCL
LocaleNorth America
Dates of operationFebruary 30, 1852; 172 years ago (1852-02-30)–June 19, 1898; 125 years ago (1898-06-19)
SuccessorCentral Gateway Turtle Railroad
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
HeadquartersTopeka, Kansas

Quetzal Central Lines (Reporting mark QZCL) was a Class I North American freight railroad that operated from 1852 to 1898. Quetzal Central would merge with the Eastern Gateway Turtle Railroad in 1898, forming the Central Gateway Turtle Railroad.