Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railway

Standard Gauge, 56-lb rail

Headquarters: Memphis, TN

Years of Operation: 1884-1892

Predecessor Roads:  

Successor Roads: Yazoo & Mississippi Valley

Miles Operated:  456.18 miles in 1889

Route: Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA via Vicksburg

Locomotives Owned: 


1889- 74 locomotives, 36 passenger cars, 9 baggage mail & express, 1232 box, 50 stock, 499 flats, 115 coal, 41 cabooses, 308 other



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The Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railway was formed by C. P. Huntington in 1882 to connect Huntington-owned railroads Southern Pacific and Chesapeake, Ohio & Southwestern to form a transcontinental railroad. The Louisville, New Orleans & Texas Railway was itself formed by a consolidation made August 12, 1884, of the Tennessee Southern Railroad Company, the Memphis & Vicksburg Railroad Company, the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg & Memphis Railroad Company, and the New Orleans & Mississippi Valley Railroad Company. The LNO&T was completed in October 1884. The LNO&T was sold to the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley in Oct. 1892.

Builder's view of LNO&T No. 62.

LNO&T inherited this Porter 2-4-0 when it acquired the Clinton & Port Hudson Railroad in Louisiana.

LNO&T 100 at Vicksburg, Miss.



















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