Railroads of Lake Charles

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This book tells the story of the growth of the railroad industry in southwest Louisiana through photographs and documentation of the first street railroads in Lake Charles and the arrival of logging trains and passenger service. Railroads of Lake Charles revisits the saga of the Kansas City Southern, Missouri Pacific, Southern Pacific, and other early lines. It also details the branch lines that originated in Lake Charles—the Lake Charles & Northern, which operated a mixed train daily to DeRidder, and the Southern Pacific line, which operated from Lake Charles to Lake Arthur to service the rice-farming communities along its route. The Lake Charles–to–DeQuincy line of the Kansas City Southern is also included.
ISBN: 9781467106153
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 111
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Thad Hillis Carter serves as a retired minister in the United Methodist Church. His childhood adventures on the Southern Pacific and the Kansas City Southern spurred his lifelong interest in railroads. He and his wife have two sons and six grandchildren.
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