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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    A couple of pieces of paper to sign. That took a while and getting the interchange in the national computer system ... sigh. NLA 22 headed North from Lake Providence with the first car today. It took a while but the corridor is open.
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    I think there is going to be one in October or so. You know let the politicos get there picture in paper just before election day. If I get enough notice, I'll post here in case anyone wants to catch the train themselves. Initial service should be bi weekly with an estimate of about 10-12...
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    Tanks are going into storage at various location in AR and LA (Eudora, Shelburn, and Lake Providence). Best news is effective 8-15-2016, the railroad is open. We still have a couple of pieces of paper to sign with DSRR but the line is open. We're hoping to handle the first revenue car around...
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    We believe a single SW-1 is good for 30 ish cars. Our plan is to get another or get something for the OUCH and move Ex DR 15 over. When traffic develops we intend to run MU'd pairs of SW-1's. We actually intend on using party barge cabooses as well on daily freights.
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    I expect Myriant traffic to start in couple of months but Complex Chemical traffic should start soon. I think we're going to start with bi weekly service until Myriant starts but we should be interchanging somewhere around 200+ cars a month once Myriant starts. A lot depends on rates because...
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    I have spent so much time in Little Rock and Pine Bluff stamping out brush fires that I haven't been down in few weeks to check on things. I don't know when the first train will be but the line is going to be declared 'open' on June 1st. I expect as needed service mainly for complex chemical...
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    A few small wash outs down south of Eudora. Nothing too bad.
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    I have two (not very good) pictures of MoW trains in Eudora, AR. Repair work continues.
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    Well, something always happens, rock dumping did not start today due to rain and flooding. It will be early next week. Tim Robbins
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    If anyone is out and about on Saturday, the NLA 21 should be as far south as LA 2 just north of Lake Providence dumping rock. For the next 3 weeks, NLA will be dumping rock Sat-Thur with a McGehee turn on Friday. The railroad is really shaping up and through service with DSRR is set to be...
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    I will abbreviate a long story about where paint scheme came from. When the D&R bought Locomotive #12 new from GE, they wanted to know the DR's paint scheme. The DR didn't have one, so the #12 was painted Safety Yellow and Safety Orange by GE's paint shop. We changed it a little by adding the...
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    OH, and, the covered hoppers were for Riceland in McGehee. They ship cars from time to time. When the line is open all the way thru, there will be many more for other industries. Tim Robbins
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    The NLA and DSRR will interchange traffic in Lake Providence. The latest word is Feb. before thru service will be offered. NLA leases the tracks in the port of Lake Providence and DSRR has limited access. The new grain elevator and chemical plant are closed industry's on the NLA. The new...
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    North Louisiana & Arkansas updates

    The contract for the rebuild from Lake Village to Lake Providence was signed this month, work is to commence by 10/31/14 and has to be done by 3/31/15 -Railworks was the successful bidder. The last 2 cars of cottons seed are leaving tomorrow for McGehee and that will wrap up train operations...
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    Updated Progress on the North Louisana & Arkansas Railroad

    Tie gang has completed about 10 miles on their first pass. We expect this first pass to be done by the end of January. After this is done, we will start tamping and further tie work. We have started clearing the right of way and ditches. Our customers have agreed to hold off shipping until...




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