Calcasieu Vernon & Shreveport Railway

36" or 40" Gauge

Headquarters: 

Years of Operation: 1880-1897

Predecessor Roads: none

Successor Roads: Kansas City, Shreveport & Gulf Ry

Miles Operated: 16.50 miles

Locomotives Owned: 4 in 1896

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HISTORY by Tony Howe:

The Calcasieu Vernon & Shreveport Railway was incorporated on June 5, 1880. It completed 16.50 miles of railroad from Lockport, La. to Edgewood, La. by January 1, 1897. The railroad was jointly owned by two large sawmills in Lockport: Perkins & Miller Lumber Co., Ltd. and Lock, Moore & Co. The railroad was sold to the Kansas City, Shreveport & Gulf Ry on March 29, 1897 and converted to standard gauge and later became part of the Kansas City Southern Ry. 

 

See http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/calcasieu/bios/millerch.txt

http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/w/o/o/Charles-B-Woodard-m-d/GENE1-0010.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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