MidSouth Rail Corporation

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: Vicksburg, MS

Years of Operation: 1986-1994

Predecessor Roads

Illinois Central Gulf RR

Gulf & Mississippi RR

Corinth & Counce RR

North Louisiana & Gulf RR

Successor Roads: Kansas City Southern Ry

Miles Operated: 1212 miles

Locomotives Owned: 

 

 

 

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MidSouth Rail Corporation was formed on March 31, 1986 to purchase two rail lines from Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The first was the former Alabama & Vicksburg and Vicksburg Shreveport & Pacific RR lines extending from Shreveport, LA through Vicksburg and Jackson to Meridian, MS.  The second line was the former Gulf & Ship Island RR line between Hattiesburg and Gulfport. MidSouth Rail later purchased the Gulf & Mississippi Railroad on April 14, 1988 and created a subsidiary company called SouthRail to own them. It also created another subsidiary company called MidLouisiana Rail Corporation to take over North Louisiana & Gulf Railroad on September 8, 1987. MidSouth purchased the Corinth & Counce Railroad on December 31, 1991 and formed TennRail to own that line. 

MidSouth Rail and its subsidiary companies were purchased by Kansas City Southern Railway on January 11, 1994. 

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

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