Patriot Rail Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Delta Southern Railroad, Inc. (DSRR), a short-line railroad company operating two line segments in Louisiana.
DSRR operates more than 40 miles of track and serves two port facilities — Lake Providence Port and Madison Parish Port — on the Mississippi River. DSRR interchanges with Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific Railroad.
DSRR is well situated in a strong chemical and petrochemicals corridor, with a customer base consisting of several large-scale chemical manufacturers and forest industry shippers. DSRR's lines are located on the Kansas City Southern Meridian Speedway and Louisiana Highway 20.
“Including Delta Southern in Patriot Rail's expanding network will enable further competitive options for rail shippers in Louisiana and across the country,” said John Fenton, CEO of Patriot Rail. “This strategic acquisition adds to the company's most recent expansion and exemplifies ou