Acadiana Railway Company AKDN #590

Nature of Firm

AKDN operates freight service from Crowley, LA to a connection with UP at Eunice (21.6 miles) and then via trackage rights over the UP to Opelousas (20.9 miles). The company continues over its own line from Opelousas to Bunkie, LA (36.1 miles). Five miles of former SP switching track at Opelousas are operated. AKDN also leases Thibodeaux Industrial Lead from McCall, LA to Lula, LA (5 miles). Traffic includes agricultural products, edible oils and general freight.

History

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 current owner in October 1990. Short line service started October 15, 1990.  Thibodeaux Industrial Lead was leased and freight service started September 2000.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Acadiana Railway Company
1224 Cortez
P. O. Box 1729
Opelousas, LA 70571-1729

Phone 337-942-4085
Fax 337-942-4096
Web Site n/a
Contacts

Daniel G. Wallen
President

David Burleson
General Manager

Company Affiliation Trac-Work, Inc.
Interchange Points Bunkie, Eunice, Opelousas, McCall, LA
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI