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The Louisiana and North West Railroad (LNW) is a 68-mile, freight short line railroad headquartered in Homer, Louisiana. The LNW was incorporated in 1889 to take over the former Louisiana North & South Railroad. Today, the LNW operates trains from Gibsland, Louisiana, to McNeil, Arkansas. In addition, LNW owns and operates the 60-acre Iron Bridge Road facility in Gibsland. The railroad interchanges traffic with the Union Pacific at McNeil and with Kansas City Southern at Gibsland.
In addition to the rail line and other track assets, the LNW owns a general office building, five locomotives, maintenance of way equipment, motor vehicles, a locomotive shop, two rail yards, and 27 railcars.