Friday, February 28, 2014

Louisiana & Arkansas 2-8-0 #99

Louisiana & Arkansas 2-8-0 #99 at the Illinois Railway Museum on May 23, 2004

Louisiana & Arkansas #99 is a 2-8-0 Consolidation type locomotive built by Baldwin in September 1919 for the Louisiana Railway & Navigation Company. The LR&N was merged into the Louisiana & Arkansas on May 8, 1929. The L&A eventually expanded to connect to New Orleans, Shreveport and Dallas, Texas. The Kansas City Southern acquired the L&A on October 20, 1939, though the L&A continued to operate as a separate railroad for many years. Locomotive #99 was sold in 1946 and had several owners in Louisiana before being donated to the Illinois Railway Museum in March 1968. On July 6, 1992, the Louisiana & Arkansas was finally merged into the Kansas City Southern.

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