Lost Railroad Stations
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.
Erected by Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society.
Location. 30° 13.414′ N, 93° 13.072′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Charles High School Kilties (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Charles Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Arcade Theatre and Miller Building, the Paramount and the Weber Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Louisiana Baptist Orphanage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Goldband Studio (approx. 0.9 miles away); Killen Field (approx. one mile away); Ball's Auditorium (approx. 1.6 miles away); LaGrange High School (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
Also see . . . Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles. (Submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2018.