Headquarters: Minden, La.
Years of Operation: 1882-1900
Predecessor Roads: none
Successor Roads: Louisiana & Arkansas Ry
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HISTORY by Tony Howe:
The Minden Railroad & Compress Co was incorporated Aug 22, 1882 and
built a railroad from Minden, La. to Sibley, La., a distance of 5.25 miles.
The name was changed to the Arkansas Louisiana & Southern Railway on
July 9, 1898. The railroad was extended from Minden to Cotton Valley, La.,
17.35 miles, in 1898. The railroad was then sold to the Louisiana &
Arkansas Railroad on June 14, 1900.