Mississippi Delta Railroad


Railroad Overview

The Mississippi Delta Railroad, MSDR, based in Sumner, MS, operates a total of 85 miles of track in Northwest MS from a connection with the Canadian National Railway at Swan Lake MS. The MSDR has two expansive yards located in Clarksdale MS as well as numerous sidings and auxiliary tracks for car storage. The MSDR's principle commodities include Scrap, Paper, Polystyrene, PVC, Fertilizer, Cotton, Grains and other Agricultural Products. 

The MSDR has storage capacity for approximately 2,100 rail cars. Whether it’s long term storage of empty cars or Storage in Transit of loaded cars we can handle your needs. We also offer rail car repair for storage customers and to outside third parties. Rock Island Rail can provide Rail Equipment such as Covered Hoppers, Boxcars and Gondolas for online loading for customers. Inquire with your specific needs. The MSDR operates Monday through Friday and as needed. 

Locomotives Operated, 6

Standby Switch Engine Service is available to all customers as needed 24/7

Team tracks for transloading are available in the following locations;

Sumner MS

Clarksdale MS

Coahoma MS

General Manager, MSDR 

Reid Dawe


866-663-7625, ext 707


Freight Rates call;

John T Lambert

855-663-7625 Ext 703



Terry Redeker

855-663-7625 Ext 706

Cell 901-598-4611


Storage Car Information call;

Robert J Riley

855-663-7625 Ext 701