List of Louisiana railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

Common freight carriers[edit]

Private freight carriers[edit]

Laurel Valley & Rousseau Station Railroad (n.g. plantation railroad connecting Barker & Lepine properties along Bayou LaForche to one another[mainly cane fields to sugar mill] and to S.P. trunk line).

Passenger carriers[edit]

Defunct railroads[edit]

Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
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 Leased the Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway
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
Jefferson and Lake Pontchartrain Railroad 1853 1864
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
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.

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