Lake Charles to De Ridder

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  • States: Louisiana   
  • Railroads: SP   
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GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

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Abandoned right-of-way near the intersection of Parish Road and Telephone Road in Moss Bluff, north of Lake Charles. Few traces of the line remain this far north. Photo by Mike Palmer, August 2011.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: AB-12 (Sub 2) Date: 3/30/1972 Section: 1(18)
Application for authority to abandon a line of railroad extdg. from MP 1.97 near Lake Charles northerly to end of line at MP 44.314 near De Ridder, a distance of 42.344 mi., in Calcasieu and Beauregard Parishes, La.
Length: 42.344 miles Citation:  

I never even knew we had railroad tracks that went through Moss Bluff at one time. When were they dismantled?

Robert Wayne
Moss Bluff, LA


The tracks were still there when I was a kid in the early 80s. I would say they got pulled up by 1984 for sure. They passed right where the mcdonalds is located. The tree line across the street will tell you the exact location of the right of way

Matt Boudreaux
Woodlawn, la, LA


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