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Arkansas & Louisiana Midland Railroad No. 1.
Arkansas & Louisiana Midland Railroad
The Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railroad was a short line railroad operating in Arkansas and Louisiana.
The Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway (AL&G) was incorporated in July 1906 to connect Monroe with Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The latter city was never reached, and the line as opened in October 1908 ended at Hamburg and Crossett. It entered receivership in May 1913, and in December 1914 the newly organized Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railroad leased both the Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway and the Crossett-Monticello Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway (AD&N), the latter owned by the Crossett Lumber Company. Alfred Cowles of Chicago bought the AL&G's property at foreclosure in September 1915.
Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway (A&LM)
The A&LM was not successful, and entered receivership in February 1920, terminating the AD&N lease in March. Operations north of Bastrop were suspended in May, and the property was sold in July and conveyed in August to the new Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway. The Interstate Commerce Commission approved permanent abandonment of the Hamburg branch, now a county road, and resumption of operation to Crossett.
Arkansas & Louisiana Midland Railroad Overview
Reporting mark: A&LM
Locale: Arkansas and Louisiana
Dates of operation: 1915–1920
Track gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Arkansas & Louisiana Midland Railroad No. 100.
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