The Arizona & California Railroad (ARZC) is a short line railroad that interchanages with BNSF. The ARZC began operations between 1903 and 1907 by the Arizona & California Railway. By 1910, the line had stretched its reach to Cadiz, California.
The ARZC operates 190 miles of main line track. At Cadiz, the ARZC begins with an interchange with the BNSF and continues southeast across the Mojave Desert to Rice, California, then east to cross the Colorado River Arizona/California state line at Parker, Arizona. The railroad continues east to Matthie. The ARZC also has trackage rights into Phoenix on the BNSF Phoenix Branch.
The major commodities moved on the ARZC are include petroleum gasses, steel and lumber. There are multiple petroleum facilities along the line, and the ARZC provides an important transportation service for customers in moving this product.