Baton Rouge Hammond & Eastern Railroad

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: 

Years of Operation: operated by Y&MV 

Predecessor Roads: none

Successor Roads: Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR

                               Illinois Central RR

Miles Operated: 64.949 miles

Locomotives Owned: none

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HISTORY by Tony Howe:

The Baton Rouge Hammond & Eastern Railroad was incorporated on May 29, 1900 to build a railroad from Baton Rouge to Hammond and Covington, Lou. and east towards a point on the Pearl River or the Gulf of Mexico. It was planned to meet a railroad called the Gulfport & Western RR that was in the planning stages at the time but was never built. The Baton Rouge Hammond & Eastern was completed from Baton Rouge to Covington, 64.949 miles, and opened on February 26, 1908. By that time the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad had completed their Shore Line Branch from Slidell to Covington, providing an eastern connection for the BRH&E. Illinois Central Railroad acquired control of the Baton Rouge Hammond & Eastern about 1906 and it was operated by IC subsidiary Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad from the beginning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For more information contact Tony Howe at tonyhowe76@yahoo.com or David S. Price at dsprice46@bellsouth.net