Acadiana Railway

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Acadiana Railway
Acadiana Railway AKD 3018.jpg
Reporting mark AKDN
Locale Louisiana
Dates of operation 1990–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Opelousas, Louisiana

The Acadiana Railway Company (reporting mark AKDN) is a short line railroad based in Opelousas, Louisiana. It operates on the following trackage:

The Eunice line was built by the New Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railroad before 1900. The Eunice and Bunkie lines are former Missouri Pacific lines and were sold to the newly established Acadiana Railway Company in October 1990. The company started business on October 15 1990, with the acquired trackage from Missouri Pacific and from Union Pacific. The company is controlled by Trac-Work Inc.

Literature[edit]

  • Edward A. Lewis: American Shortline Railway Guide. 5th edition. Waukesha: Kalmbach Publishing, 1996. p. 15.

External links[edit]

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