Lost Railroad Stations

Lost Railroad Stations (HM26SM)

Location: Lake Charles, LA 70601 Calcasieu Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 13.414', W 93° 13.072'

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At least four railroad stations were located in Lake Charles, all of which have been lost. On Railroad Avenue at Bilbo were passenger and freight stations (circa 1880) for Louisiana Western Railroad, later Southern Pacific which ran to points east and west, and the Lake Charles and Northern Railroad which ran north to DeRidder, La. The passenger station was lost to fire in 1984 and the freight station demolished shortly thereafter. The salvaged metal brackets can be seen in the Amtrak Station on Railroad Avenue at Ryan Street. Kansas City Southern's passenger terminal built in 1925 was located at the corner of Ryan Street and Pryce (originally Lawrence) Street. Kansas City Southern connected north to the main line at DeQuincy, La. The terminal was demolished in 1989. The 1925 station replaced an earlier Union Station (circa 1894) located at Pryce and Front Street. This was the site of the Iron Mountain - Missouri Pacific Terminal, circa 1892. The rail line for this station curved south on Common Street and east and north to connect to Alexandria and points north. The terminal was demolished in the late 1960's.
HM NumberHM26SM
Placed ByCalcasieu Historical Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees30.22356667, -93.21786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 13.414', W 93° 13.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 13' 24.84" N, 93° 13' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 320-398 Clarence St, Lake Charles LA 70601, US
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