Arkansas Louisiana & Gulf Railway (1909-1915)

Arkansas & Louisiana Midland Railway (1915-1920)

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri Railway (1920-1958)

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Monroe, LA

Years of Operation: 1909-1991

Predecessor Roads: none

Successor Roads: Arkansas Louisiana & Mississippi

Miles Operated: Main line: Monroe, LA to Crossett, AR, 52.2 miles; branch, Rolfe Junction to Hamburg, AR, 9.47 miles total, 61.67 miles

Locomotives Owned: 

Equipment

6/30/1914: Locomotives: 5. Cars: 4 passenger, 2 baggage, mail & express, 34 box, 13 flat, 1 refrigerator, 9 service.

12/31/1918: Locomotives: 8. Cars: 10 passenger, 1 baggage, 2 combination, 42 box, 23 flat, 1 caboose, 5 service

 

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman and Tony Howe: 

The Arkansas, Louisiana & Gulf Railway was chartered July 20, 1906,  in Arkansas and Louisiana to build a railroad from Monroe, LA to Pine Bluff, AR, with a branch from Rolfe Junction to Crossett, AR, a distance of 143.0 miles. The road was completed from Monroe, LA to Hamburg, AR, and from Rolfe Junction to Crossett, AR, and was opened on October 1, 1908. It was controlled by the Southern Development Company through ownership of 99% of the capital stock.

On May 29, 1913, the entire property of the company passed into the hands of James M. Parker, as receiver, by request of the trustee for the bondholders for non-payment on bonds as provided for in mortgage. The United States District court order the road to be sold for no less than $200.000.

 The Arkansas & Louisiana Midland Railway was incorporated November 30, 1915, in Louisiana, as successor to the Arkansas, Louisiana & Gulf Railway, which was sold at foreclosure on September 15, 1915. Effective December 1, 1915, the company leased the Ashley, Drew & Northern Railway from Crossett to Monticello, AR, 41.12 miles. The branch to Hamburg was abandoned about 1920, and the lease of the AD&N was terminated in March 1920.

The railroad was sold to Georgia-Pacific and renamed to the Arkansas Louisiana & Mississippi Railroad on September 27, 1991.  Genesee & Wyoming, Inc bought the line in January 2004. 

A&LM No. 1 rests at the L&PB engine terminal at Huttig, Ark. on September 14, 1956.

A&LM's caboose at Monroe. 

A&LM No. 31 was bought from a Texas shortline in 1942.

 

Another view of A&LM No. 31, an attractive Baldwin 4-6-0.

A&LM No. 60 was a former VS&P 2-6-0 bought by the A&LM before 1914. It was out of service in this 1937 photo, and scrapped in 1942.

A&LM No. 100 was bought new by the road in 1909 and spent its entire life on the A&LM. It was scrapped in 1950.

 

 

 

 

 

STEAM ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

100

 

4-6-0

 

A/Schen

 

46947

 

12/1909

 

18x24

 

62

 

125000

 

New.

 

Arkansas & Louisiana Midland #100, on 11/30/1915.

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #100, on 8/2/1920.

Out of service at Monroe, LA, on 8/30/1949.

Scrapped 7/31/1950.

 

60

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

23552

 

1/1904

 

19x24

 

54

 

107000

 

Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific #337.

Arkansas & Louisiana Midland #60.

On hand by 6/1914.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 644

 

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #60, on 8/2/1920.

Louisiana & Pine Bluff #60, Huttig, AR,

on 12/10/1928.

Repurchased by A&LM on 7/15/1931.

Cost $6,650.

Out of service at Monroe, LA, on 11/30/1937.

Scrapped 8/13/1942.

 

62

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

27054

 

12/1905

 

19x24

 

54

 

107000

 

Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific #341.

Arkansas & Louisiana Midland #62.

On hand by 6/1914.

Baldwin class 8-32 D 703

 

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #62, on 8/2/1920.

Union Saw Mill Co. #62, Huttig, AR, in 12/1929.

 

75

 

4-6-0

 

Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

17x24

 

56

 

100000

 

Unknown.

Arkansas & Louisiana Midland #75.

On hand by 6/1914.

 

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #75, on 8/2/1920.

Retired 10/5/1926.

 

76

 

4-6-0

 

Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

17x24

 

56

 

100000

 

Unknown.

Arkansas & Louisiana Midland #76.

On hand by 6/1914.

 

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #76, on 8/2/1920.

Retired 12/31/1932

 

65

 

2-6-0

 

A/Schen

 

43225

 

7/1907

 

20x28

 

63

 

160000

 

Missouri, Kansas & Texas 2nd #113

(c.n. 43227).

Re. 2nd #429 in 1912.

Received new boiler c.n 43225

on 3/25/1920.

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #65,

on 7/14/1926. Cost $4,000.

 

Out of service at Monroe, LA, on 7/1/1931.

Scrapped 11/1/1933.

 

 

66

 

2-6-0

 

A/Schen.

 

44181

 

12/1907

 

20x28

 

63

 

160000

 

Missouri, Kansas & Texas #611,

Re. #447 in 1912.

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #66,

on 11/5/1926. Cost $5,500.

 

Out of service at Huttig, AR, on 5/30/1931.

Scrapped 11/30/1933.

 

61

 

2-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

39761

 

4/1913

 

21x28

 

57

 

160400

 

Ocean Shore R.R. #22, San Francisco, CA

United Commercial Co., San Francisco, CA (dealer).

Pickering Lumber Co. #28, Haslam, TX, by 3/1922.

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #61,

on 11/23/1935.

Baldwin class 8-36 D 52

 

Put into storage at Monroe, LA, on 10/30/1946.

Retired 2/10/1947.

Scrapped at Shreveport, LA, 3/9/1957.

 

103

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

50943

 

12/1918

 

18x26

 

52

 

126300

 

Red River & Gulf #103, Long Leaf, LA

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #103,

on 11/12/1937. Cost $5,500.

Baldwin class 10-30 D 662

 

Put into storage at Monroe, LA, 4/22/1950.

Pan American Engineering Co., Dallas, TX, on 11/2/1950.

Mexican Government Communications Dept.

 

31

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

54140

 

11/1920

 

18x26

 

57

 

126000

 

Cisco & Northeastern #31, Cisco, TX

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #31,

on 2/21/1942. Cost $8,921.61

Baldwin class 10-30 D 682

 

Out of service at Monroe, LA, on 8/5/1951.

Southwest Steel Corp., Memphis, TN (for scrap),

on 1/13/1953.

 

283

 

4-6-0

 

Cooke

 

2686

 

8/1901

 

20x26

 

63

 

158000

 

Texas & Pacific #283

New boiler T&P 115 applied at

Marshall, TX, 4/12/1927, and old boiler scrapped.

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #283, on 9/30/1946. Cost $2,500.

 

Retired 6/29/1948, and scrapped by Southwestern Iron Co., Shreveport, LA.

 

1

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

52921

 

1/1920

 

19x26

 

56

 

137100

 

Texas-Mexican Ry. #1, Laredo, TX

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #1,

on 12/24/1946. Cost $3,500 plus $25,312.31 for repairs at Illinois Central Vicksburg Shops.

Baldwin class 10-32 D 1295

 

Out of service at Monroe, LA, on 6/1/1958.

Scrapped 1/1965.

 

15

 

4-6-0

 

Baldwin

 

58058

 

10/1924

 

20x26

 

56

 

157310

 

Texas-Mexican Ry. #15, Laredo, TX

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #15,

on 2/28/1947. Cost $3,500.

Baldwin class 10-34 D 1146

 

Put into storage at Monroe, LA, 5/2/1951.

Southwest Steel Corp., Memphis, TN (for scrap),

on 1/13/1953.

 

458

 

0-6-0

 

A/Pitts.

 

60462

 

2/1919

 

21x28

 

51

 

165000

 

Texas & Pacific #458

Arkansas & Louisiana Missouri #458,

on 12/5/1949.

 

Placed in storage at Monroe, LA,

on 5/11/1951.

Retired 4/30/1955.


 

 

 

 

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