The Louisiana Midland Railway was created in 1945 and stretched for 77 miles between Packton and Vidalia, LA, on track originally built by the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway. It was purchased by the Illinois Central (as part of the Mississippi Central Railway) in 1967, divested into a single entity again in 1974, and was finally shut down in 1985. The line was auctioned off in 1986 and subsequently scrapped.
These pictures were taken of the Louisiana Midland Railway during its operation by various photograpers.
The pictures on this page were graciously submitted by Brian Allison. He has done extensive research and photography on the Louisiana Midland Railway, which he had intended to compile into a book. Instead, he has decided to share them with the Abandoned Rails website for your enjoyment. Thanks Brian!
Thanks to Brian Allison for contributing information about this route.