Patriot Rail Company’s Louisiana & North West Railroad Provides Opportunity for Energy Producers

August 7, 2018 – Patriot Rail Company LLC is a premier short line railroad service provider within the United States. Most recently, its Louisiana & North West Railroad (LNW) location welcomed a new tenant, Shale Support Holdings, LLC.

Shale Support Holdings, LLC is a leading provider of frac-sands and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market and recently announced its exclusive terminal in Gibsland, Louisiana. The terminal boasts 24/7 operations, 100 car capacity, easy access to major highways, on-site storage, and room to add future storage capabilities. The location is served by the LNW which operates over 62 miles of track and connects with the Kansas City Southern in Gibsland, Louisiana and the Union Pacific in McNeil, Arkansas.

The LNW’s Iron Bridge Road site has 60 acres available for development and operates track from Gibsland to McNeil, Arkansas. Patriot Rail also has operations in Temple, Texas (Temple & Central Texas Railway) with over 10 miles of track between Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Both locations are prime for the energy market as they are conveniently located near the Haynesville shale basin, oil and gas industries, pipeline development projects, and provide a gateway to Mexico. Due to its proximity and size, the LNW has the ability customize solutions to meet customer service needs and provide service reliability. The facility also has the capacity for loaded and empty storage for several hundred cars.

If you would like further information on this site or any of Patriot’s other 12 short lines or service locations, please contact Patti Foy, AVP Business Development at or 904.438.2451.