Little Rock & Western Railway, LP LRWN #485

Nature of Firm

LRWN operates freight service from Danville, AR through Perry to Pulaski, AR (79 miles) and operates over three miles of UP trackage rights to North Little Rock, AR. Traffic includes wood and paper products, grain, limestone slurry, cornstarch, salt, LP gas and pulp mill liquid. BNSF has access to LRWN with interchange at LRWN’s yard at Pulaski, AR. This is accomplished via trackage rights over UP. In addition, the LRWN acts as an agent for BNSF to interchange cars between UP and BNSF in the Little Rock – North Little Rock area.


The line was built by the Choctaw & Memphis Railroad, which was purchased by the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf railroad in June 1900. The CRI&P acquired the line in March 1904, and it became part of their Memphis-Tucumcari main line. When Rock Island abandoned operations, it was acquired by Rail Management Corporation. Short line service between Perry and Pulaski started in June 1980. In June 1986, LRWN was authorized to operate the 35-mile track segment from Perry to Danville, owned by Continental Grain Co. In June 2005, Rail Management Corporation was acquired by Genesee & Wyoming, Inc.

Company Information

Company AffiliationGenesee & Wyoming, Inc.
Interchange PointsNorth Little Rock, AR
Agreement TypeInterline Settlement Carrier
Information Exchange MethodIRCS and participates in ISS and UP Star