The Thibodaux Branch
This branch line was first constructed in 1879 by Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company, and extended from Thibodaux Junction on the L&T mainline into Thibodaux proper. In 1898, the line was further extended another 17 miles into Napoleonville to the north, ultimately ending in the small community of Glenwood (known as the Napoleonville Branch under the Southern Pacific Railroad). In 1927, the L&T was leased by the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, a susbsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
|Southern Pacific Railroad|
|Docket: AB 12 Sub 71||10/27/1983||Section: 1152.50|
|Verified notice of exempt abandonment, railroad known as the Thibodaux Branch in La Fourche Parish, Louisiana, between these mile posts, from milepost 3.20 to end of branch, a total of 1.06 miles.|
|Length: 1.060 miles||Citation:|
I own a small business in Amelia Louisiana, For some time now I have offered my customers a services call Dynamic Rail Impact Testing. It's a requirement mandated by U.S DOT, ABS and other approval agencies to test the total overall structural integrity of the equipment.
I am looking for an abandon track where I can place a non-regulated flat bed 40'rail-car on. I will then secure the equipment on the rail-car for impact.
Is this track available for rent or lease? I do not want to rent or lease this property for any public use.