List of Arkansas railroads

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The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

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Arkansas State of the United States of America

Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.

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Class I Railroads

BNSF Railway freight railroad network in North America

The BNSF Railway Company is the largest freight railroad network in North America. One of eight North American Class I railroads, BNSF has 44,000 employees, 32,500 miles (52,300 km) of track in 28 states, and more than 8,000 locomotives. It has three transcontinental routes that provide rail connections between the western and eastern United States. BNSF trains traveled over 169 million miles in 2010, more than any other North American railroad. The BNSF and Union Pacific have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the Western U.S. and share trackage rights over thousands of miles of track.

Kansas City Southern Railway American transport company

The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, is an American class I railroad owned by Kansas City Southern (KCS). Founded in 1887, it operates in 10 midwestern and southeastern U.S. states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. KCSR hauls freights for seven major government and business sectors: agriculture and minerals; military; automotive; chemical and petroleum; energy; industrial and consumer products; and intermodal.

Union Pacific Railroad Class I railroad in the United States

Union Pacific Railroad is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans. The Union Pacific Railroad system is the second largest in the United States after the BNSF Railway and is one of the world's largest transportation companies. The Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of the Union Pacific Corporation ; both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.

Regional Railroads

Shortline and Terminal Railroads

Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad

The Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad is a 52.9-mile (85.1 km) short-line railroad in northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas. Opened in 1908, it has undergone several corporate reorganizations, but has remained independent of larger carriers. In 2004, paper producer Georgia-Pacific sold the company to shortline operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Traffic generally consists of lumber, paper, forest products, and chemicals.

Arkansas Midland Railroad (1992)

The Arkansas Midland Railroad is a Class III short-line railroad headquartered in Malvern, Arkansas.

Arkansas and Missouri Railroad transport company

The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad is a Class III short-line railroad headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.

Commuter Railroads

Heritage and Scenic Railroads

Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway

The Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway is a for-profit passenger tourist railway established by the late Robert Dortch, Jr. and his wife Mary Jane in 1981 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The railway offers excursion tours, a catered luncheon train and a catered dinner train - each lasting a little less than one hour, from April through October. It operates along 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of restored track right-of-way formerly belonging to the defunct Arkansas & Ozarks Railway Co - the last incarnation of the North Arkansas Line.

Fort Smith Trolley Museum

The Fort Smith Trolley Museum is a streetcar and railroad museum in Fort Smith, in the U.S. state of Arkansas, which includes an operating heritage streetcar line. The museum opened in 1985, and operation of its streetcar line began in 1991. Four vehicles in its collection, a streetcar and three steam locomotives, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The now approximately three-quarters-mile-long (1.2 km) streetcar line also passes four NRHP-listed sites, including the Fort Smith National Historic Site, the Fort Smith National Cemetery, the West Garrison Avenue Historic District and the 1907 Atkinson-Williams Warehouse Building, which now houses the Fort Smith Museum of History.

Industrial Rail Operations

Bauxite and Northern Railway

The Bauxite and Northern Railway is a Class III railroad operating in the United States state of Arkansas. BXN operates over 3 miles (4.8 km) of track in Bauxite, Arkansas. Traffic consists of largely of alumina, and the railroad hauls 4,059 carloads per year. In 2005, the railroad was purchased by holding company RailAmerica. In December 2012, Genesee & Wyoming acquired the railroad in its acquisition of RailAmerica.

Marion, Arkansas City in Arkansas, United States

Marion is a city in and the county seat of Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 12,345 at the 2010 census, a 38.7% increase since 2000. The city is part of the Memphis metropolitan area. It is the second largest city in Crittenden County, behind West Memphis.

Defunct railroads

Name Mark System [nb 1] MilesFromToSuccessorNotes
Anderson and Saline River Railway
Antoine Valley Railroad 6.0019071910 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad Railroad listing: [1]
Arkansas Railroad 19201959N/A
Arkansas Central Railroad AKC MP 18971922 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Arkansas Central Railway MP 18711877 Arkansas Midland Railroad
Arkansas and Choctaw Railway SLSF 18951902 St. Louis, San Francisco and New Orleans Railroad
Arkansas Eastern Railroad 1907N/A
Arkansas and Gulf Railroad N/A
Arkansas and Indian Territory Railway MP 18821883 Arkansas and Louisiana Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Railway MP 18821909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railroad 19141915Leased the Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway
Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway AL&G19061915 Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway A&LM19151920 Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway A&LM, ALM19201991 Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad
Arkansas and Memphis Railway Bridge and Terminal Company MP/ RI/ SSW 1912Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railroad
Arkansas Midland Railroad MP 18771917 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Arkansas Midland Railroad MP 18531871 Arkansas Central Railway
Arkansas North Western Railway SLSF 18941898 Gulf, Arkansas and Northwestern Railway
Arkansas and Oklahoma Railroad SLSF 18981901 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Western Railroad 19071911 Kansas City and Memphis Railway
Arkansas and Ozarks Railway 19491961N/A
Arkansas Southern Railroad (1899-1905) RI 18921905 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad: [2] Incorporated March 10, 1899 with J.W. Brown as president, sold to Stuttgart & Southern Railroad and merged to become the Rock Island, Arkansas & Louisiana Railroad on October 31, 1905. Leased to the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway January 31, 1906. [3]
Arkansas and Southern Railway SSW 18871887 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway
Arkansas Southwestern Railway MP 19001909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Arkansas Western Railroad KCS 18991904 Arkansas Western Railway
Arkansas Western Railway ARW KCS 19041992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway ADN19121995 Fordyce and Princeton Railroad
Augusta Railroad AUG19181959N/A
Augusta and Southeastern Railway RI 18881890 White and Black River Valley Railway
Augusta Tramway and Transfer Company 18921917 Augusta Railroad
Augusta and White River Railroad 18861892 Augusta Tramway and Transfer Company
Baring Cross Bridge Company MP 18731928 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Batesville and Brinkley Railroad RI 18811890 White and Black River Valley Railway
Bearden and Ouachita River Railroad 1904N/A
Beirne and Clear Lake Railroad 1909N/A
Bentonville Railroad SLSF 18821900 Arkansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Black and Cache River Railroad 18821902 Cache Valley Railroad
Black Mountain and Eastern Railroad 19151916 Combs, Cass and Eastern Railroad
Blytheville, Burdette and Mississippi River Railway 19061923N/A
Blytheville, Leachville and Arkansas Southern Railroad SSW 19081929 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Bonnerville and Southwestern Railroad SLSF 1905 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Brinkley, Helena and Indian Bay Railroad MP 18891909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Brookings and Peach Orchard Railroad 1908N/A
Burlington Northern Inc. BN19801981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN19811996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Butler County Railroad BLC SLSF 19051950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Cache Valley Railroad 19021927N/A
Caddo and Choctaw Railroad 19131924N/A
Caddo and Choctaw Railroad 19071911 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Cairo and Fulton Railroad MP 18531874 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Cairo, Truman and Southern Railroad CT&S19121940N/A
Camden and Alexandria Railway MP 18891892 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Central Railroad of Arkansas 19031906 Central Railway of Arkansas
Central Railway of Arkansas COA19061932N/A
Central Arkansas and Eastern Railroad SSW 19011937N/A
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCKRI19471980 Fordyce and Princeton Railroad, Little Rock and Western Railway, Missouri Pacific Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway, South Central Arkansas Railway
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway RIRI19041948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chickasawba Railroad SLSF 19021905 Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad
Choctaw and Memphis Railroad RI 18981900 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad RI 19001948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Coal Hill Branch of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway MP 18841885 Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway
Combs, Cass and Eastern Railroad 19161928N/A
Cotton Belt and Northern Railway 1904N/A
Cotton Plant Railway RI 18811882 Batesville and Brinkley Railroad
Cotton Plant – Fargo Railway CPF19511977N/A
Crittenden Railroad 19051922N/A
Crossett Railway 19051912 Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway
Crossett, Monticello and Northern Railway 19121912 Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway
Dardanelle, Ola and Southern Railway RI 19061911 Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway
Dardanelle and Russellville Railway 18831900 Dardanelle and Russellville Railroad
Deckerville, Osceola and Northern Railroad SLSF 18971901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Des Arc and Northern Railway RI 18971899 Searcy and Des Arc Railroad
Doniphan, Kensett and Searcy Railroad MP 19061909 Doniphan, Kensett and Searcy Railway
Eldorado and Bastrop Railway MP 19021909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Elliott and Mount Holly Railway
Eureka Springs Railway 18801899 St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway
Fayetteville and Little Rock Railroad SLSF 18861926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Fort Smith, Paris and Dardanelle Railway 1887
Fort Smith and Southern Railway SLSF 18861887 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Fort Smith, Subiaco and Eastern Railroad 19091919 Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad
Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad 19191962N/A
Fort Smith Suburban Railway MP 19021956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Fort Smith and Van Buren Railway FSVB KCS 19101992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Fort Smith and Van Buren Bridge Company SLSF 18851907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Fort Smith and Western Railroad FS&W18991923 Fort Smith and Western Railway
Fort Smith and Western Railway FS&W, FSW19211939N/A
Fourche River Valley and Indian Territory Railway 1905N/A
Freeo Valley Railroad 19041925N/A
Garland Western Railway MP 19031909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Gate City Lumber Railroad MP 18861888 Texarkana and Shreveport Railroad
Gould Southwestern Railway 19061920 Arkansas Railroad
Grand Prairie – Branch Railroad
Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown Railroad GNA KCS 19221993 Kansas City Southern Railway
Griffin, Magnolia and Western Railroad 1905N/A
Gulf, Arkansas and Northwestern Railway SLSF 18981901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Gurdon and Fort Smith Railroad MP 19001909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Gurdon and Fort Smith Northern Railway MP 19051909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Hazen and Northern Railroad RI 19021904 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Helena, Parkin and Northern Railway 1908N/A
Helena and Northwestern Railway 19481951 Cotton Plant – Fargo Railway
Helena Southwestern Railroad HSW19131987N/A
Homan and Southeastern Railway 1906N/A
Homan and Southern Railway 19051906 Homan and Southeastern Railway
Hot Springs Railroad RI 18701902 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Hot Springs, Glenwood and Western Railroad 19101911 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Houston, Central Arkansas and Northern Railway MP 18901893 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Hoxie, Pocahontas and Northern Railroad SLSF 18961901 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad ICIC19461972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG19721973N/A
Iron Mountain and Helena Railroad MP 18601882 Kansas City and Southern Railway
Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad SLSF 18971950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway MP 18851909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Arkansas and New Orleans Railroad 1891N/A
Kansas City, Arkansas and New Orleans Railway 1891 Kansas City, Arkansas and New Orleans Railroad
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad SLSF 18881901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway SLSF 19011928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad SLSF 18881888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Kansas City, Fort Smith and Southern Railroad KCS 18871893 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City and Memphis Railway 19111918N/A
Kansas City and Memphis Railway and Bridge Company SLSF 18871928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad KCS 18931900 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City and Southern Railway MP 18821882 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad SLSF 18831888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
L'Anguille River Railway 19021932N/A
Little River Valley Railway 1897N/A
Little Rock Bridge Company RI 18991899 Choctaw and Memphis Railroad
Little Rock and Eastern Railway SSW 18871887 Arkansas and Southern Railway
Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad MP 18551875 Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway
Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway MP 18751906 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock and Fort Smith Branch of the Cairo and Fulton Railroad MP 18531855 Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad
Little Rock and Helena Railroad MP 18691870 Arkansas Central Railway
Little Rock, Hot Springs and Texas Railway MP, RI 18931899 Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railroad
Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railroad MP, RI 18991911 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad, St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock Junction Railway MP 18831922 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Little Rock, Maumelle and Western Railroad 1907N/A
Little Rock and Memphis Railroad RI 18871898 Choctaw and Memphis Railroad
Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railway MP 18771887 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock and Monroe Railway MP 19031909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock, Pine Bluff and New Orleans Railroad MP 18681873 Texas, Mississippi and Northwestern Railroad
Little Rock, Pine Bluff and White River Railway SSW 18841886 Pine Bluff, Monroe and New Orleans Railway
Little Rock, Sheridan and Saline River Railway 1892N/A
Little Rock and Southern Railroad RI 19021905 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad
Little Rock and Texas Railway SLSF 18871926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad KCS 18981902 Louisiana and Arkansas Railway
Louisiana and Arkansas Railway L&A, LA KCS 19021992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri Railroad 1887N/A
Louisiana and Pine Bluff Railway LPB19051979N/A
Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway of Arkansas IC 18891946 Illinois Central Railroad
Malvern and Camden Railway RI 19111913 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad
Malvern and Freeo Valley Railway 1905N/A
Manila and Southwestern Railway SSW 19041930 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
McCrory and Beedeville Southern Railway
Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad KCS 19101922 Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown Railroad, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Southwestern Railway
Memphis, Helena and Louisiana Railway MP 19011903 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Memphis and Little Rock Railroad RI 18771887 Little Rock and Memphis Railroad
Memphis and Little Rock Railroad RI 18531873 Memphis and Little Rock Railway
Memphis and Little Rock Railway RI 18731877 Memphis and Little Rock Railroad
Memphis, Paris and Gulf Railroad KCS 19061910 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Meto and Arkansas Valley Railway 19101911 Pine Bluff and Northern Railway
Meto Valley Railway 19081910 Meto and Arkansas Valley Railway
Midland Valley Railroad MV MP 19031966N/A
Mississippi, Arkansas and Western Railway 1902N/A
Mississippi and Little Rock Railway 1890N/A
Mississippi, Ouachita and Red River Railroad MP 18551873 Texas, Mississippi and Northwestern Railroad
Mississippi River, Hamburg and Western Railway MP 18971909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Mississippi River and Northwestern Railroad
Missouri and Arkansas Railway MAR, MA19351946 Arkansas and Ozarks Railway, Helena and Northwestern Railway
Missouri and Louisiana Railroad
Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad M&NA19061922 Missouri and North Arkansas Railway
Missouri and North Arkansas Railway M&NA19221935 Missouri and Arkansas Railway
Missouri Pacific Railroad MPMP19171997 Union Pacific Railroad
Montana Railroad (of Arkansas) 19151935N/A
Monte Ne Railway 19021911 Kansas City and Memphis Railway
Murfreesboro and Nashville Railroad 19471952N/A
Murfreesboro–Nashville Railway 19321947 Murfreesboro and Nashville Railroad
Murfreesboro, Nashville, Southwestern Railway 19251932 Murfreesboro–Nashville Railway
Noble Lake and Southern Railway
North Arkansas and Western Railway SLSF 18991901 Ozark and Cherokee Central Railway
Ouachita Valley Railway 1904N/A
Ozark and Cherokee Central Railway SLSF 19011907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Paragould and Buffalo Island Railway SSW 18871893 Paragould Southeastern Railway
Paragould–Memphis Railroad N/A
Paragould and Memphis Railway 1902 Paragould–Memphis Railroad
Paragould Southeastern Railway SSW 18931958 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Paris–Subiaco Traction Company 19081909 Fort Smith, Subiaco and Eastern Railroad
Perla Northern Railroad 1904N/A
Perla, Princeton and Southern Railroad 1889N/A
Pine Bluff Arkansas River Railway SSW 18981934N/A
Pine Bluff and Eastern Railroad SSW 18921898 Pine Bluff Arkansas River Railway
Pine Bluff, Monroe and New Orleans Railway SSW 18841889 Pine Bluff and Eastern Railroad
Pine Bluff and Northern Railway 19101929N/A
Pine Bluff, Sheridan and Southern Railway 1912N/A
Pine Bluff and Swan Lake Railway SSW 18841886 Pine Bluff, Monroe and New Orleans Railway
Pine Bluff and Western Railroad MP 19031909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Pine Bluff and Western Railway MP 18991903 Pine Bluff and Western Railroad
Portland and Southeastern Railway 1905N/A
Prescott and Reader Railway 1910N/A
Reader Railroad 19251975N/ARemains as a tourist railroad
Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad RI 19051948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway RI 19111938N/A
Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway RI 19131948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Rogers Southwestern Railway 19041907 Arkansas, Oklahoma and Western Railroad
Saginaw and Ouachita River Railroad 1905N/A
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway SSW 18871891 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway SLSF 18801882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
St. Louis, Caruthersville and Memphis Railroad SLSF 18971901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway MP 18741917 Missouri Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Kennett and Southeastern Railroad SLSF 19061950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis and Memphis Railway SLSF 19011902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad SLSF 19021907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway 18991906 Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSFSLSF19161980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad SLSF 18961916 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis and San Francisco Railway SLSF 18821896 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis, San Francisco and New Orleans Railroad SLSF 19021907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSWSSW18911997 Union Pacific Railroad
Saline Bayou Railway 1905N/A
Saline River Railway 1897N/A
Searcy and Des Arc Railroad RI 18991904 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Searcy and West Point Railroad RI 18821899 Searcy and Des Arc Railroad
South Central Arkansas Railway SCK19821983 East Camden and Highland Railroad
Southeastern Railroad 19051906 Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad
Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad SLSF 19001902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Southwestern Arkansas and Indian Territory Railroad MP 18841900 Arkansas Southwestern Railway
Springfield and Memphis Railroad SLSF 18801883 Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad
Stuttgart and Arkansas River Railroad SSW 18811901 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Stuttgart and Rice Belt Railroad RI 19101913 Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway
Stuttgart and Southern Railroad RI 19111913 Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway
Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway KCS 18891943 Kansas City Southern Railway
Texarkana and Shreveport Railroad MP 18881899 Texarkana, Shreveport and Natchez Railway
Texarkana, Shreveport and Natchez Railway MP 18991901 Texas and Pacific Railway
Texas, Mississippi and Northwestern Railroad MP 18731875 Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railway
Texas & Northeastern Railway1872Arkansas Central Railroad, the Helena & Corinth Railroad, and the Pine Bluff & Southwestern Railroad merged forming the Texas & Northeastern Railway. [4]
Texas and Pacific Railway T&P, TP MP 19011976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Texas and St. Louis Railway SSW 18811886 Arkansas and Southern Railway
Thornton and Alexandria Railway 1904N/A
Tyronza Central Railroad SLSF 1902 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Ultima Thule, Arkadelphia and Mississippi Railway 18771910 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Waldo and Fort Smith Railroad 1893N/A
Warren, Johnsville and Saline River Railroad 19051920 Warren and Saline River Railroad
Warren and Ouachita Valley Railway W&OV, WOV RI 18991980 Warren and Saline River Railroad
Washington and Hope Railway MP 18771882 Arkansas and Indian Territory Railway
White and Black River Valley Railway RI 18901941N/A
White River Railway MP 19011903 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
White River, Lonoke and Western Railway RI 18981901 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Wilmar and Saline Valley Railroad 1904N/A
Wilson Northern Railway SLSF 19041912 Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad
Wyandotte and Southeastern Railway
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad IC 18891946 Illinois Central Railroad
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Notes

  1. This is one or more of the Class I railroads that the railroad became part of, if any.

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References

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