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Louisiana Common Freight Carriers

  • Acadiana Railway (AKDN)
  • Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad (ALM)
  • Baton Rouge Southern Railroad (BRS)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Canadian National Railway (CN)
  • CG Railway (CGR)
  • CSX Transportation (CSXT)
  • Delta Southern Railroad (DSRR)
  • Gloster Southern Railroad (GLSR)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
  • Louisiana and Delta Railroad (LDRR)
  • Louisiana and North West Railroad (LNW)
  • Louisiana Southern Railroad (LAS)
  • New Orleans and Gulf Coast Railway (NOGC)
  • New Orleans Public Belt Railroad (NOPB)
  • Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
  • Ouachita Railroad (OUCH)
  • Timber Rock Railroad (TIBR)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)

Louisiana Private Freight Carriers

  • East Camden and Highland Railroad

Louisiana Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

Louisiana Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Alexandria and Western Railway A&W   1909 1925  
Alexandria, Junction City and Shreveport Railroad   RI 1897 1899 Arkansas Southern Railroad
Alexandria and St. Louis Railway   MP 1892 1893 Houston, Central Arkansas and Northern Railway
Alexandria, Woodworth and Beaumont Railway          
Anacoco Valley Railway          
Angola Transfer Company   KCS 1906 1929 Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company
Arkansas and Gulf Railroad         N/A
Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railroad     1914 1915 N/A
Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway AL&G   1906 1915 Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway A&LM   1915 1920 Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway A&LM, ALM   1920 1991 Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad
Arkansas, Louisiana and Southern Railway   KCS 1897 1900 Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad
Arkansas Southeastern Railway          
Arkansas Southern Railroad   RI 1899 1905 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad
Arkansas and Southern Railway   SSW 1887 1887 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway
Arkansas Southern Extension Railway   RI 1903 1905 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1965 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Avoyelles Railroad   MP 1898 1900 Texas and Pacific Railway
Bastrop and Lake Providence Railway          
Baton Rouge, Hammond and Eastern Railroad   IC 1900 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Bernice and Northwestern Railway     1908   N/A
Black Bayou Railroad     1904   N/A
Bodcaw Valley Railway     1904   N/A
Boston and Little River Railway          
Brimstone Railroad and Canal Company     1905 1931 N/A
Calcasieu, Vernon and Shreveport Railroad   KCS   1897 Kansas City, Shreveport and Gulf Railway
Central Louisiana and Gulf Railroad CLGR   1981 1987 MidLouisiana Rail Corporation
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1947 1980 Central Louisiana and Gulf Railway, South Central Arkansas Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RI RI 1906 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad   IC 1878 1951 Illinois Central Railroad
Christie and Eastern Railway     1917 1934 N/A
Cinclare Central Factory Railroad          
Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad   IC 1833 1889 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
Colorado Southern, New Orleans and Pacific Railroad   MP 1905 1910 New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railroad
Commercial Transit Company   IC 1877 1878 New Orleans Belt Railroad
Delhi, Baskin and Southwestern Railway          
Donaldsonville and Napoleonville Railway   MP 1902 1903 Texas and Pacific Railway
Dorcheat Valley Railroad     1906   N/A
East Camden and Highland Railroad EACH   1983 1990 Ouachita Railroad
East Louisiana Railroad   GM&O 1887 1905 New Orleans Great Northern Railroad
Englewood, Alexandria and Southwestern Railroad          
Enterprise Railway     1903   N/A
Farmerville and Southern Railroad   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Franklin and Abbeville Railroad   SP   1903 Franklin and Abbeville Railway
Franklin and Abbeville Railway   SP 1903 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Garyville Northern Railroad     1915 1932 N/A
Glenmora and Western Railway G&W        
Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway   ATSF 1906 1965 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad GM&N GM&O 1933 1940 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad GM&O GM&O 1940 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Gulf, Sabine and Red River Railroad          
Gulf and Sabine River Railroad     1906 1927 N/A
Helena Southwestern Railroad          
Houston, Central Arkansas and Northern Railroad   MP 1887 1893 Alexandria and St. Louis Railway
Houston, Central Arkansas and Northern Railway   MP 1893 1893 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Houston and Shreveport Railroad HEWT SP 1891 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Iberia, St. Mary and Eastern Railroad   MP 1909 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Iberia and Vermilion Railroad I&V SP 1891 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1883 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG   1972 1988 Illinois Central Railroad
Jackson Railroad          
Jasper and Eastern Railway   ATSF 1904 1948 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad   KCS 1895 1900 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Shreveport and Gulf Railway   KCS 1894 1935 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City, Shreveport and Gulf Terminal Company   KCS 1897   N/A
Kansas City, Watkins and Gulf Railway   MP 1887 1902 St. Louis, Watkins and Gulf Railway
Kentwood and Eastern Railroad       1922 N/A
Kentwood and Eastern Railway K&E   1906 1922 N/A
Kentwood, Greensburg and South Western Railroad     1905 1921 N/A
Kinder and Northwestern Railroad          
Kingston Railroad          
Lake Charles Railway and Navigation Company     1908   N/A
Lake Charles and Leesville Railway          
Lake Charles and Northern Railroad LC&N SP 1906 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Lake Providence, Texarkana and Western Railroad     1911 1930 N/A
Leesville East and West Railroad          
Leesville, Slagle and Eastern Railway          
Little Rock and Monroe Railway   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Loranger, Louisiana and Northeastern Railroad     1916 1926 N/A
Loring and Western Railway          
Louisiana Railway         N/A
Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company   KCS 1903 1934 Louisiana and Arkansas Railway
Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad   KCS 1898 1902 Louisiana and Arkansas Railway
Louisiana and Arkansas Railway L&A, LA KCS 1902 1992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Louisiana Central Railroad     1904   N/A
Louisiana Central Railroad of Louisiana   MP 1868 1870 New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vicksburg Railroad
Louisiana Central Stem Railway   MP 1856 1868 Louisiana Central Railroad of Louisiana
Louisiana East and West Railway   MP 1904 1907 Texas and Pacific Railway
Louisiana Midland Railway LOAM   1974 1981 N/A
Louisiana Midland Railway   IC 1945 1967 Illinois Central Railroad
Louisiana Nickel Plate Railway       1908 N/A
Louisiana North and South Railroad     1885 1890 Louisiana and North West Railroad
Louisiana and Pacific Railway     1904 1926 N/A
Louisiana Southern Railway LSO SOU 1897 1993 Alabama Great Southern Railroad
Louisiana Western Railroad LW SP 1878 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Louisville and Nashville Railroad L&N, LN L&N 1880 1983 Seaboard System Railroad
Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway   IC 1884 1892 Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad
Mandeville and Sulphur Springs Railroad   SOU 1868 1870 New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad
Mangham and Northeastern Railway     1905   N/A
Mansfield Railway and Transportation Company     1881 1959 N/A
Memphis, Helena and Louisiana Railroad   MP 1902 1903 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Mexican Gulf Railway   SOU 1837 1867 Southeastern Railroad
MidLouisiana Rail Corporation MDR   1987 1993 Kansas City Southern Railway
MidSouth Rail Corporation MSRC   1986 1993 Kansas City Southern Railway
Mill Creek and Little River Railway and Navigation Company     1905   N/A
Minden Railroad and Compress Company   KCS 1882 1898 Arkansas, Louisiana and Southern Railway
Minden East and West Railway   KCS 1906 1909 Louisiana and Arkansas Railway
Mississippi and La Fourche Railway   MP 1896 1900 Texas and Pacific Railway
Mississippi, Terre-aux-Boeuf and Lake Railroad   SOU 1877 1886 New Orleans and Gulf Railroad
Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway of Texas MKTT MKT 1901 1923 Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company
Missouri and Louisiana Railroad     1902 1914 Neame, Carson and Southern Railroad
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1917 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Monroe and Southwestern Railway     1904   N/A
Monroe and Texas Railroad          
Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad   SP 1869 1878 Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company
Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company ML&T SP 1877 1934 Texas and New Orleans Railroad
Natchez, Ball and Shreveport Railway         N/A
Natchez, Red River and Texas Railroad   MP 1881 1897 Natchez and Western Railway
Natchez, Urania and Ruston Railway     1899 1970 N/A
Natchez and Western Railway   MP 1904 1905 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Natchitoches Railroad   MP 1887 1893 Natchitoches and Red River Valley Railroad
Natchitoches Land and Railway Company   MP 1885 1887 Natchitoches Railroad
Natchitoches and Red River Valley Railroad   MP 1893 1894 Natchitoches and Red River Valley Railway
Natchitoches and Red River Valley Railway   MP 1894 1901 Texas and Pacific Railway
Neame, Carson and Southern Railroad NC&S   1914 1929 N/A
New Iberia and Northern Railroad NI&N MP 1909 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
New Iberia, St. Martin and Northern Railroad   MP 1907 1909 New Iberia and Northern Railroad
New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vicksburg Railroad   MP 1869 1881 New Orleans Pacific Railway
New Orleans Belt Railroad   IC 1878 1886 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
New Orleans Belt and Terminal Company   SOU 1901 1903 New Orleans Terminal Company
New Orleans, Fort Jackson and Grand Isle Railroad   MP 1888 1911 New Orleans Southern and Grand Isle Railway
New Orleans Great Northern Railroad NOGN GM&O 1905 1933 New Orleans Great Northern Railway
New Orleans Great Northern Railway   GM&O 1933 1983 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
New Orleans and Gulf Railroad   SOU 1886 1891 New Orleans and Southern Railroad
New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad   IC 1853 1874 New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad
New Orleans, Jackson and Northern Railroad   IC 1877 1878 Chicago, St. Louis and New Orleans Railroad
New Orleans Lower Coast Railroad NOLR   1991 1999 New Orleans and Gulf Coast Railway
New Orleans and Lower Coast Railroad NLC MP 1916 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
New Orleans and Mississippi Valley Railroad   IC 1881 1884 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
New Orleans, Mobile and Chattanooga Railroad   L&N, MP,SP 1868 1871 New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad
New Orleans, Mobile and Chicago Railroad   GM&O 1912 1913 N/A
New Orleans, Mobile and Texas Railroad   L&N, MP,SP 1871 1881 Louisiana Western Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company
New Orleans, Natalbany and Natchez Railway     1902 1938 N/A
New Orleans, Natchez and Fort Scott Railway   MP 1886 1890 New Orleans and Northwestern Railway
New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad N&NE SOU 1870 1969 Alabama Great Southern Railroad
New Orleans and Northwestern Railroad   MP 1902 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
New Orleans and Northwestern Railway   MP 1890 1902 New Orleans and Northwestern Railroad
New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad   SP 1852 1869 Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad
New Orleans Pacific Railway   MP 1876 1881 Texas and Pacific Railway
New Orleans, St. Louis and Chicago Railroad   IC 1874 1877 New Orleans, Jackson and Northern Railroad
New Orleans and San Francisco Railroad   SOU 1902 1903 New Orleans Terminal Company
New Orleans and Southern Railroad   SOU 1891 1897 Louisiana Southern Railway
New Orleans Southern Railway   MP 1908 1911 New Orleans Southern and Grand Isle Railway
New Orleans Southern and Grand Isle Railway   MP 1911 1916 New Orleans and Lower Coast Railroad
New Orleans, Spanish Fort and Lake Railroad          
New Orleans Terminal Company NOT SOU 1903 1993 Alabama Great Southern Railroad
New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railroad   MP 1910 1916 New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway
New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railway   MP 1916 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
New Orleans and Western Railroad   SOU 1895 1901 New Orleans Belt and Terminal Company
North Louisiana and Gulf Railroad NL&G, NLG   1906 1987 MidLouisiana Rail Corporation
North Louisiana and Texas Railroad   IC 1868 1875 Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas Railroad
Oakdale and Gulf Railway O&G   1916 1927 N/A
Oberlin, Hampton and Eastern Railway          
Old River and Kissatchie Railway          
Opelousas, Gulf and Northeastern Railway   MP 1904 1915 Texas and Pacific Railway
Ouachita and Northwestern Railroad     1905 1947 N/A
Pontchartrain Railroad   L&N 1830 1935 N/A
Red River Railroad   MP 1835 1878 New Orleans Pacific Railway
Red River and Gulf Railroad     1905 1954 N/A
Red River and Rocky Mount Railway     1904   N/A
Robeline and Sabine Pass Railway          
Rochelle and Western Railway          
Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad   RI 1905 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Roosevelt and Western Railroad     1909   N/A
Sabine and Northern Railway          
St. Bernard Railroad   SOU 1834   Mexican Gulf Railway
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway   SSW 1887 1891 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
St. Louis, Avoyelles and Southwestern Railroad   MP 1894 1895 St. Louis, Avoyelles and Southwestern Railway
St. Louis, Avoyelles and Southwestern Railway   MP 1895 1899 Avoyelles Railroad
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway   MP 1891 1917 Missouri Pacific Railroad
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad   SLSF 1905 1913 N/A
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SSW 1891 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Watkins and Gulf Railway   MP 1902 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Seaboard System Railroad SBD   1983 1986 CSX Transportation
Sherman, Shreveport and Southern Railway   MKT 1900 1901 Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway of Texas
Shreveport, Alexandria and Southwestern Railway          
Shreveport and Arkansas Railway   SSW 1887 1887 Arkansas and Southern Railway
Shreveport and Houston Railway   SP 1883 1890 Houston and Shreveport Railroad
Shreveport and Red River Valley Railway   KCS 1897 1903 Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company
Sibley, Lake Bisteneau and Southern Railway     1900 1942 N/A
South Central Arkansas Railway SCK   1982 1983 East Camden and Highland Railroad
Southeastern Railroad   SOU 1855 1882 Mississippi, Terre-aux-Boeuf and Lake Railroad
Southern Railway and Navigation Company          
Southern Pacific Company SP SP 1961 1969 Southern Pacific Transportation Company
Southern Pacific Company   SP 1885 1901 N/A
Southern Pacific Railroad   MP 1862 1872 Texas Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Transportation Company SP SP 1969 1998 Union Pacific Railroad
Teche Railroad and Sugar Company          
Texarkana, Shreveport and Natchez Railway   MP 1895 1901 Texas and Pacific Railway
Texas and New Orleans Railroad T&NO, TNO SP 1927 1961 Southern Pacific Company
Texas Pacific Railroad   MP 1872 1872 Texas and Pacific Railway
Texas and Pacific Railway T&P, TP MP 1872 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Texas Pacific – Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans TPMP MP 1924 1978 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Tioga and Southeastern Railway     1905   N/A
Trans-Mississippi Terminal Company   MP 1912 1914 Trans-Mississippi Terminal Railroad
Trans-Mississippi Terminal Railroad   MP 1914 1924 Texas Pacific – Missouri Pacific Terminal Railroad of New Orleans
Tremont and Gulf Railroad   IC 1902 1908 Tremont and Gulf Railway
Tremont and Gulf Railway T&G IC 1907 1959 Illinois Central Railroad
Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad   IC 1879 1901 Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railway
Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railway VS&P IC 1901 1959 Illinois Central Railroad
Vicksburg, Shreveport and Texas Railroad   IC 1852 1879 Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad
Victoria, Fisher and Western Railroad     1902   N/A
Vidalia and Lake Concordia Railroad and Steamboat Transportation Company   MP 1876 1881 Vidalia and Western Railroad
Vidalia and Western Railroad   MP 1881 1881 Natchez, Red River and Texas Railroad
West Feliciana Railroad   IC 1831 1888 Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway
West Feliciana Railway     1944 1948 N/A
White Castle and Lake Natchez Railway          
Woodworth and Louisiana Central Railway     1900 1926 N/A
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad   IC 1892 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Zachary and Northeastern Railroad          
Zimmerman, Leesville and Southwestern Railway          
Zwolle and Eastern Railway     1904 1922 N/A

Louisiana Electric Railroads

  • New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad

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