L&I Company History

The Louisville and Indiana Railroad was created in 1994 and took over operation of 106 miles of track between Indianapolis and Louisville, from Conrail. L&I is a subsidiary of Anacostia Rail Holdings Company (previous Anacostia and Pacific). ARH also owns and operates the following railroads:

  • Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad (Chicago and Northwest Indiana)
  • Gulf Coast Switching (Dayton, TX)
  • Northern Lines Railway (Central Minnesota)
  • New York & Atlantic Railway (Long Island, NY)
  • Pacific Harbor Line (Long Beach and Los Angeles, CA)

During the early years of operation, L&I acquired a large number of retired locomotives from Conrail, CSX and DEVCO. DEVCO was a Canadian railroad owned by Cape Breton Development Corporation and operated on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia until 2001.

L&I acquired EMD SW-1200 switchers from Conrail, EMD GP-16s from CSX and EMD GP38-2s from DEVCO.