|Railroad||Miles operated in Louisiana1|
|Class I railroads||2,656|
|Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co.||380|
|Illinois Central Railroad Co.||258|
|Kansas City Southern Railway Co.||916|
|Norfolk Southern Corp.||82|
|Union Pacific Railroad Co.||977|
|Acadian Railway Company, Inc.||95|
|Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi Railroad||39|
|Delta Southern Railroad||56|
|Gloster Southern Railroad Co.||20|
|Louisiana and North West Railroad Co.||37|
|Timber Rock Railroad, Inc.||22|
|Switching and terminal railroads||258|
|Louisiana and Delta Railroad, Inc.||206|
|New Orleans and Gulf Coast Railway Co., Inc.||24|
|New Orleans Public Belt Railroad||28|
1 Miles operated is in terms of railroad so that a mile of single track is counted the same as a mile of double track. Sidings, turnouts, yard switching mileage, and mileage not operated are excluded. Miles operated under trackage rights provided by another (owning) railroad are included.
NOTE: For definition of railroad types see previous table.
SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States - 2000, Washington, DC: 2002, available at http://www.aar.org/AboutTheIndustry/StateInformation.asp as of Mar. 19, 2002.