Louisiana Logging Railroads Descriptions in the I.C.C. "Tap Line Case", 1911-1912.  
  Source: Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission, 23 I.C.C. 277, 23 I.C.C. 549, and in Decisions of the United States Supreme Court, 234 U.S. 1.  

Summary: The "Tap Line Case" was a Supreme Court case that answered the question of whether a sawmill that operates its own private railroad should be allowed a division of rates on their outgoing lumber. The court looked at the specifics of over 100 companies, in each case deciding if the chartered railroad demonstrated the movement of passengers and freight beyond the mere shuttling of employees and wood products of the parent company. The published decision included over 100 descriptive summaries of individual railroads in Texas, Louisiana, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Company Descriptions
Arkansas & Gulf R.R. (Ark., La.) Louisiana & Pine Bluff Ry. (Ark., La.)
Bernice & Northwestern Ry. (La.) Monroe & Southwestern Ry. (La.)
Black Bayou R.R. (La., Tex.) Natchez, Ball & Shreveport Ry. (La.)
Bodcaw Valley Ry. (La.) Natchez, Urania & Ruston Ry. (La.)
Dorcheat Valley R.R. (La.) New Orleans, Natalbany & Natchez Ry. (La.)
El Dorado & Wesson Ry. (Ark.) North Louisiana & Gulf R.R. (La.)
Enterprise Railway (La.) Ouachita & Northwestern R.R. (La.)
Gulf & Sabine River R.R. (La.) Red River & Gulf R.R. (La.)
Kentwood & Eastern Ry. (La.) Red River & Rocky Mount Ry. (La.)
Kentwood, Greensburg & Southwestern R.R. (La.) Roosevelt & Western R.R. (La.)
Lake Charles Ry. (La.) Sibley, Lake Bisteneau & Southern Ry. (La.)
Mangham & Northeastern Ry. (La.) Tioga & Southeastern Ry. (La.)
Mansfield Ry. & Transportation Co. (La.) Tremont & Gulf Ry. (La.)
Mill Creek & Little River Ry. (La.) Victoria, Fisher & Western R.R. (La.)
Louisiana Ry. (La.) Woodworth & Louisiana Central Ry. (La.)
Louisiana Central R.R. (La.) Zwolle & Eastern Ry. (La.)
Louisiana & Pacific Ry. (La.)  
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