St. Louis, Avoyelles & Southwestern Railway 1894-1898

Avoyelles RR 1898-1900

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Marksville, La.

Years of Operation: 1894-1900

Predecessor Roads: none

Successor Roads: Texas & Pacific Ry

Miles Operated: 

Locomotives Owned: 




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HISTORY by Tony Howe:

The St. Louis, Avoyelles & Southwestern Railroad was incorporated on January 12, 1894. The name was changed to St. Louis, Avoyelles & Southwestern RAILWAY on October 22, 1895. 25.45 miles of railroad was completed from Bunkie, La. to Simmesport, La. in 1896, along with a 8.85 miles branch to Marksville. The company was sold under foreclosure on August 20, 1898 and reorganized as the Avoyelles Railroad (Poor's Manual says "Avoyelles Railway"). The Avoyelles Railroad was sold to the Texas & Pacific Ry on December 20, 1900. 



















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