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. They also operate a line from Lake Providence, LA to Tallulah, LA.


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). The DSRR reopened a portion of the line in 2016 and can now be accessed through the North Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad (NLA).

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.

Company Information

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Interchange Points Monroe, LA
McGhee, AR via the NLA
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method Railsync