Standard Gauge, 56-lb rail
Headquarters: Memphis, TN
Years of Operation: 1884-1892
Successor Roads: Yazoo & Mississippi Valley
Miles Operated: 456.18 miles in 1889
Route: Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA via Vicksburg
1889- 74 locomotives, 36 passenger cars, 9 baggage mail
& express, 1232 box, 50 stock, 499 flats, 115 coal, 41 cabooses, 308
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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.