Abandoned Rails of Shreveport


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Greg Harrison

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To start, here are some pictures around an industrial district southwest of downtown. Photo by Greg Harrison.

With Shreveport being a big railroad town in its heyday, it's not surprising to find a lot of traces of old railroad tracks in and around downtown. Here are some pictures depicting such.

The Cross Bayou Bridge: Across Cross Bayou in just north of downtown is a KCS bridge in the form of a Waddell A-truss. There are only two of this type of bridge in the world, the other located in Parkville, Missouri.

I really enjoyed your pictures and captions! I've lived in Bossier my whole life and never knew the railroad history until now. It is so intriguing and I appreciate your dedication to making sure it has been documented!

Bossier City, LA


I go to Shreveport all the time and always wondered the story behind some of the abandoned tracks I see. It cool to know someone else has interest in this also!

Natchitoches, LA


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