New Orleans, Fort Jackson & Grand Isle RR (1889-1911)

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle Ry (1911-1916)

New Orleans & Lower Coast RR (1916-present)

 

Standard Gauge

Headquarters: New Orleans

Years of Operation: 1889-present

Predecessor Roads: 

Successor Roads: 

Miles Operated: Main line: Algiers, LA to Buras, LA, 59.6 miles; Socola Junction to Grand Bayou, LA, 1.3 miles total, 60.9 miles.

Locomotives Owned: 

Equipment

1896: Locomotives: 5. Cars: 59.

1900: Locomotives: 6. Cars: 10 passenger, 4 baggage, etc., 74 freight.

6/30/1914: Locomotives: 7. Cars: 7 passenger, 3 mail & express, 36 box, 105 flat, 2 stock, 2 coal.

12/31/1918: Locomotives: 7. Cars: 10 passenger, 145 freight, 1 service.

 

 

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HISTORY by Gil Hoffman:

The New Orleans, Fort Jackson & Grand Isle Railroad was incorporated on December 15, 1888, and the road completed, as above, in 1891.

 The New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle Railway was chartered on February 1, 1911, as successor to the New Orleans, Fort Jackson & Grand Isle Railroad. On April 11, 1911, the property of the New Orleans Southern Railway was purchased by the NOS&GI. 

The New Orleans & Lower Coast Railroad was incorporated on December 1, 1916, as successor to the New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle Railway, whose property was sold under foreclosure on September 27, 1916.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEAM ROSTER by Gil Hoffman:

 

 

Road No.

 

Type

 

Builder

 

C.N.

 

Date

 

Cyls.

 

Dri. Dia.

 

Engine

Wt.

 

Previous Ownership

 

Disposition

 

1

 

4-4-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2315

 

12/1889

 

15x24

 

60

 

 

 

New. Named Gov. H. C. Warmath.

 

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle #1, on 2/1/1911.

New Orleans, & Lower Coast #1, on 11/29/1916.

 

2

 

4-4-0

 

Rhode

Island

 

2316

 

12/1889

 

15x24

 

60

 

 

 

New. Named A. Baldwin.

 

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle #2, on 2/1/1911.

New Orleans, & Lower Coast #2, on 11/29/1916.

 

3

 

4-4-0

 

Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

15x24

 

 

 

 

 

Secondhand, by 1896.

 

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle #3, on 2/1/1911.

New Orleans, & Lower Coast #3, on 11/29/1916.

In service 6/30/1918.

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondhand, by 1896.

 

Dropped by 6/1914.

 

5

 

4-4-0

 

Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

15x22

 

 

 

 

 

Secondhand, by 1896.

 

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle #5, on 2/1/1911.

New Orleans, & Lower Coast #5, on 11/29/1916.

In service 6/30/1918.

 

6

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

15504

 

9/1897

 

15x24

 

63

 

75000

 

New. Cost $7,390.

Baldwin class 8-24 C 187

 

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle #6, on 2/1/1911.

New Orleans, & Lower Coast #6, on 11/29/1916.

 

7

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

24539

 

8/1904

 

15x24

 

63

 

75000

 

New. Cost $7,250.

Baldwin class 8-24 C 210

 

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle #7, on 2/1/1911.

New Orleans, & Lower Coast #7, on 11/29/1916.

 

8

 

4-4-0

 

Baldwin

 

33015

 

10/1908

 

15x24

 

63

 

75000

 

New Orleans Southern Ry. #8

Baldwin class 8-24 C 212

 

New Orleans, Southern & Grand Isle #8, on 4/11/1911.

New Orleans, & Lower Coast #8, on 11/29/1916.

 

 

 

 

 

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