Louisiana & Delta Railroad Company LDRR #972
Nature of Firm
LDRR operates seven disconnected lines in southern Louisiana. The lines total over 100 miles and branch off the UP/BNSF joint track at points between Lafayette and Raceland, LA. The branch lines are as follows: 1) Breaux Bridge Package (includes Breaux Bridge Branch, Lafayette Commercial, Elks and Powerhouse Spurs, 2) Midland Branch – New Iberia to Abbeville with Pesspon and Salt Mine Spurs, 3) MOP line – serves two sugar mills in New Iberia, 4) ARA Spur – serves Acadiana Regional Airport facility in New Iberia, 5) Cypremort Branch – Baldwin to Cypremort, 6) Bayou Sale Branch – Bayou Sale to North Bend, and 7) Lockport Branch – Raceland to Jay. LDRR has a transload facility at Schriever. In addition, LDRR has trackage rights on UP/BNSF main line between Raceland and Lake Charles. Traffic includes carbon black, salt, rice, sugar, molasses, oilfield chemicals and supplies, pipe, fertilizer, and bauxite ore.
The lines were built between 1880-1890 and came under control of the Southern Pacific (SP). The SP sold these lines to LDRR in March of 1987. Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. acquired the LDRR in 1987.
|Company Affiliation||Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.|
|Interchange Points||Baldwin, Bayou Sale, Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Iberia, Raceland Jct, and Schriever, LA|
|Agreement Type||Handling Carrier|
|Information Exchange Method||RMI|