Trains of the Lafayette Division

From the origins of the SP's Lafayette Division in the early 1850's, trains were moved along this (mostly) single track railroad by timetable authority. This procedure continued into approx 1981 when the schedules were officially removed from the timetables and all trains were run as extras. Even Amtrak's

Avondale - Lafayette:

#1/2 (Sunset Limited - 1st Class)

#3/8 (Acadian - 1st Class)

#5/6 (Argonaut - 1st Class)

#47/48 (Freight - 2nd Class)

#239/240 (Freight - 3rd Class)

#241/242 (Freight - 3rd Class)

#243/244 (Freight - 3rd Class)

#53/54 (Local Freight - 4th Class; Avondale - Morgan City)

#55/56 (Local Freight - 4th Class; Morgan City - Lafayette)

 

Branch Lines - Louisiana:

#405/406 (Freight; Cypremort Branch: Baldwin - Ivanhoe - Weeks Island)

#407/408 (Freight; Cypremort Branch: Baldwin - Ivanhoe - Weeks Island)

#519/520 (Freight; Midland Branch: New Iberia - Erath)

#527/528 (Freight; Midland Branch: New Iberia - Erath)

#840/841 (Freight; Alexandria Branch: Lafayette - Alexandria)

#931/932 (Freight; DeRidder Branch: Lake Charles - DeRidder)

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