Louisiana & North West Railroad LNW #442

Nature of Firm

LNW operates freight service from McNeil, AR to Gibsland, LA (62.6 miles). The track from McNeil to Magnolia (6.5 miles), is leased from Union Pacific. Connections are made with UP at McNeil and the KCS Railroad at Gibsland, LA.

History

The company was incorporated December 3, 1889, as successor to the Louisiana North & South RR. The railroad opened Homer to Magnolia, AR in November 1889. By 1904, the line was opened from Magnolia south to Natchitoches, LA (117 miles), and was projected to run to Ft. Smith, AR (225 miles). The company failed in 1913 and operated in receivership until 1922 and again from 1935 to 1939 when the present corporation was formed. Passenger service was discontinued in 1948. Patriot Rail Corp. acquired the LNW railroad on June 10, 2008.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Louisiana & North West Railroad
304 W Main Street
P.O. Box 60
Homer, LA 71040

Phone 318-927-2031
Fax 318-927-2549
Web Site www.patriotrail.com
Contacts

Dan Freeman
General Manager
Dan.Freeman@lnwrr.com

Scott Davis
Marketing Manager
scott.davis@patriotrail.com
417-425-9974

Company Affiliation Patriot Rail Corp.
Interchange Points McNeil, AR
Agreement Type Interline Settlement Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI