1850's

Railroad Depots and Railroad Structures of Richland Parish since 1853

EAST/WEST ROUTES (1853-CURRENT)

  1. Originally Vicksburg, Shreveport & Texas Railroad (1853 – 1868)
  2. Formerly North Louisiana & Texas Railroad (1868 – 1879)
  3. Formerly Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific (1879 – 1926)
  4. Part of Queen & Crescent Route (1889 – 1926)
  5. Formerly Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad (1926 – 1946)
  6. Formerly Illinois Central Railroad (1926 – 1972)
  7. Formerly Illinois Central Gulf Railroad (1972 – 1986)
  8. Formerly Mid-South Railroad (1986 – 1993)
  9. Currently Kansas City Southern Railroad (1993 – )

RICHLAND PARISH RAILROAD DEPOTS, LOADING PLATFORM OR CONTROL STRUCTURES

  • Bayou Macon Bridge – 34.2 miles from Delta Point. 143 ft swing span.
  • Delhi Station – 35.3 miles from Delta Point. M.P. RR Connection
    • Depot (2 car bodies), Freight & cotton platform, Stock pen, water tank, pump house, 3 section houses, tool house, 2 toilets
  • Unknown – 37.3 miles from Delta Point. 3 section houses.
  • Sun Spur – 37.6 miles from Delta Point.
  • Shannon – 38.4 miles from Delta Point.
  • Unknown – 40 miles from Delta Point. Phonebooth.
  • Dunn – 40.3 miles from Delta Point.
  • Sacksionie – 41.7 from Delta Point.
  • Holly Ridge – 43 miles from Delta Point. 2 phone booths, mail crane, tool house, depot, 3 section houses, 2 toilets, cotton platform.
  • Bee Bayou – 47.2 miles from Delta Point. Hotbox detector, freight platform.
  • Unknown – 49.2 miles from Delta Point. 3 section houses.
  • Rayville – 50.6 miles from Delta Point. Missouri Pacific railroad crossing. Telephone booth, 3 section houses, tool house, 2 toilets, freight platform, combination depot, transfer freight house, stock pen, cotton platform.
  • Boeuf River Railroad Bridge – 53.1 miles from Delta Point. 143 ft swing bridge (still in existence), water tank.
  • Girard – 53.7 miles from Delta Point. Water tank, pump house, mail crane, phone booth, depot, stock pen, 3 section houses, tool house, 3 toilets.
  • Berkley – 55.1 miles from Delta Point. 3 section houses.
  • Goff/Start – 56.8 miles from Delta Point. Mail crane, cotton platform.
  • Crew Lake – 58 miles from Delta Point. Phonebooth, 3 section houses, combination depot, stock pen, cotton platform, mail crane, tool house, 3 toilets.
  • Namron – 58.5 miles from Delta Point

Delhi Depot – early 1900s

This postcard shows the train depot in Delhi. The Depot building looks very similar today with the exception of the water tank for the locomotives. This was shot from across Hwy 17…
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