Natchez Railway, Inc.

The railroad line that became the Natchez Railway was established more than one hundred years ago by two Natchez area railroads, the New Orleans & Northwestern Railroad and the Mississippi Central Railroad. By the 1980’s both lines had come under the control of the Illinois Central Railroad which later merged with Canadian National Railway.

Historically, this railroad has been a main connection to the port city of Natchez, Mississippi. The Natchez Railway is 65 miles in length and operates between Brookhaven and Natchez, Mississippi. The operating headquarters is at Natchez, and the interchange with the CN is at Brookhaven. The main commodities hauled by the railroad include: forestry products, petroleum products and empty cars for the railroad car repair facility at Bude, MS.