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Louisiana & Delta Railroad

Louisiana shortline

The Louisiana & Delta Railroad was formed in March 1987 with the purchase of several non-contiguous Southern Pacific branchlines in the coastal south-central Louisiana region. The initial power fleet consisted of five ex-SP locomotives, including three GP-9E units and two SW-1200 switchers. Later, several used CF7 models were added to the roster. Traffic includes carbon black, salt, rice, sugar, molasses, oilfield chemicals and supplies, pipe, fertilizer, and bauxite ore. The road was one of the original Genessee & Wyoming operations, and today interchange is with the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe -- current joint-owners of the former SP Sunset Route across south Louisiana.

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