Thibodaux Junction to Glenwood

The Thibodaux Branch

Point of Interest

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

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.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 24955 Date: 2/5/1968 Section: 1(18)
Applic. for auth. to aband. that port. of its Napoleonville Branch, Avondale Subdivision ext. from M.P. 20.37 at Elm Hall Junction to M.P. 21.91 at Napoleonville, a dist. of 1.54 mi. all in the State of Louisiana. (Assumption Parish)
Length: 1.54 miles Citation:  
Docket Number: AB-12 Sub 29 Date: 5/20/1976 Section: 1a
Application filed for authority to abandon a portion of its Napoleonville Branch between MP 15.28 at or near Supreme and MP 23.14 near Glenwood, a distance of 7.86 miles in Assumption Parish, La.
Length: 7.86 miles Citation:  
Docket Number: AB 12 Sub 71 Date: 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: 1.06 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.



Ray Walters
Amelia, LA


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