Alexandria, Junction City & Shreveport Railroad 1897-99

Arkansas Southern Railroad 1892-19??

Arkansas Southern Extension Railway 1903-19??

Stuttgart & Southern Railroad ?-1905

Rock Island, Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad 1905-

 

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Junction City, Ark. in 1900. Moved to Ruston, Lou. by 1903. 

Years of Operation: 1892-1906

Predecessor Roads: None

Successor Roads: Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry

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HISTORY by Tony Howe:

The Alexandria, Junction City & Shreveport Railroad was incorporated on June 29, 1897. It appears that no track was built before the company was bought by the Arkansas Southern Railroad on March 10, 1899. The Arkansas Southern RR was incorporated August 29, 1892 and completed 27 miles from El Dorado, Ark. to Junction City, Ark. By August of 1899, the line had been extended to Ruston, Louisiana and by June 1902 the line was completed to Winnfield, Lou. The Arkansas Southern Extension Railway was incorporated November 28, 1903 and built another 10 miles of track from Winnfield to Packton, Louisiana, where a connection was made to the Louisiana & Arkansas Railroad and trackage rights were obtained to reach Alexandria. The Arkansas Southern and Arkansas Southern Extension Ry were both sold to the Stuttgart & Southern Railroad. The Stuttgart & Southern RR merged with two other railroads (Arkansas Kansas & Colorado Ry and Little Rock & Southern RR) to form the Rock Island, Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad on October 31, 1905. The Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Ry leased the Rock Island, Arkansas & Louisiana RR for 999 years on January 31, 1906. The line was completed from Alexandria to Eunice in 1908. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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