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The Louisiana Southern Railroad (LAS) began operations September 25, 2005.  Watco Companies acquired the railroad from the Kansas City Southern in July through a lease agreement.

The LAS consists of 157 miles of track.  The northern branch runs from Shreveport to Sibley, LA, north to Springhill, LA.  Additionally, the southern branch runs from Gibsland to Pineville Junction, LA.  The LAS interchanges with the KCS at Gibsland, Sibley and Pineville, LA.

For efficiency and ease in disputing any and all customer invoicing, please send documentation to LASdisputes.

To report or release a bad order railcar please email the following: lasbadorders@watcocompanies.com.

To request railcar repair/inspection please email tunderwood@watcocompanies.com or phone 620-235-7341.

 

Click here to view the press release regarding the lease of this line from the KCS.