Delta Southern Railroad Company DSRR #184
Nature of Firm
DSRR operates a line from a UP connection at Monroe, LA to Sterlington, LA (15 miles). Traffic includes cotton, grain and agricultural products, chemicals, forest products and clay.
The McGehee-Lake Village-Tallulah line was built as the Memphis, Helena & Louisiana line of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railroad and opened on December 1, 1903. The property was acquired by DSRR from Missouri Pacific on January 14, 1989. In 2005, DSRR received abandonment authority for the segment between Lake Village, AR and Shelburn, LA (30 miles). This line is no longer operated by DSRR as of 2011.
The Monroe line was built by the Little Rock & Monroe Railway between 1904 and 1906. That company was acquired by a predecessor of the MP, the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern, in 1909. DSRR bought the line from Huttig to Sterlington from MP on January 7, 1991 (and abandoned it in July 1993). They are leasing the balance of the line from Monroe to Sterlington. DSRR-served stations on this line include Lamkin, LA; Monroe, LA; and Sterlington, LA.
Delta Southern Railroad Company
William P. Wainright
|Interchange Points||Monroe, LA|
|Agreement Type||Handling Carrier|
|Information Exchange Method||Railsync|