Arkansas Railroads

Arkansas Common Freight Carriers

  • Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad (ALM)
  • Arkansas Midland Railroad (AKMD)
  • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (AM)
  • Arkansas Southern Railroad (ARS)
  • Bauxite and Northern Railway (BXN)
  • BNSF Railway (BNSF)
  • Caddo Valley Railroad (CVYR)
  • Dardanelle and Russellville Railroad (DR)
  • Delta Southern Railroad (DSRR)
  • Delta Valley and Southern Railway (DVS)
  • De Queen and Eastern Railroad (DQE)
  • Doniphan, Kensett and Searcy Railway (DKS)
  • East Camden and Highland Railroad (EACH)
  • El Dorado and Wesson Railway (EDW)
  • Fordyce and Princeton Railroad (FP)
  • Fort Smith Railroad (FSR)
  • Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS)
  • Kiamichi Railroad (KRR)
  • Little Rock Port Authority Railroad (LRPA)
  • Little Rock and Western Railway (LRWN)
  • Louisiana and North West Railroad (LNW)
  • Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad (MNA)
  • Ouachita Railroad (OUCH)
  • Prescott and Northwestern Railroad (PNW)
  • Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
  • Warren and Saline River Railroad (WSR)

Arkansas Private Freight Carriers

  • H&M International Transportation

Arkansas Passenger Carriers

  • Amtrak (AMTK)
  • Arkansas and Missouri Railroad
  • Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway
  • Fort Smith Trolley Museum

Arkansas Defunct Railroads

Name Mark System From To Successor
Anderson and Saline River Railway         NA
Antoine Valley Railroad     1907 1910 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Arkansas Railroad     1920 1959 N/A
Arkansas Central Railroad AKC MP 1897 1922 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Arkansas Central Railway   MP 1870 1877 Arkansas Midland Railroad
Arkansas and Choctaw Railway   SLSF 1895 1902 St. Louis, San Francisco and New Orleans Railroad
Arkansas Eastern Railroad     1907   N/A
Arkansas and Gulf Railroad         N/A
Arkansas and Indian Territory Railway   MP 1882 1883 Arkansas and Louisiana Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Railway   MP 1882 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railroad     1914 1915 Leased the Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway
Arkansas, Louisiana and Gulf Railway AL&G   1906 1915 Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway A&LM   1915 1920 Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway
Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway A&LM, ALM   1920 1991 Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Railroad
Arkansas and Memphis Railway Bridge and Terminal Company   MP/ RI/ SSW 1912   NA
Arkansas Midland Railroad   MP 1878 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Arkansas Midland Railroad   MP 1853 1870 Arkansas Central Railway
Arkansas North Western Railway   SLSF 1894 1898 Gulf, Arkansas and Northwestern Railway
Arkansas and Oklahoma Railroad   SLSF 1898 1901 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Arkansas, Oklahoma and Western Railroad     1907 1911 Kansas City and Memphis Railway
Arkansas and Ozarks Railway     1949 1961 N/A
Arkansas Southern Railroad   RI 1892 1905 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad
Arkansas and Southern Railway   SSW 1887 1887 St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway
Arkansas Southwestern Railway   MP 1900 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Arkansas Western Railroad   KCS 1899 1904 Arkansas Western Railway
Arkansas Western Railway ARW KCS 1904 1992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway ADN   1912 1995 Fordyce and Princeton Railroad
Augusta Railroad AUG   1918 1959 N/A
Augusta and Southeastern Railway   RI 1888 1890 White and Black River Valley Railway
Augusta Tramway and Transfer Company     1892 1917 Augusta Railroad
Augusta and White River Railroad     1886 1892 Augusta Tramway and Transfer Company
Baring Cross Bridge Company   MP 1873 1928 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Batesville and Brinkley Railroad   RI 1881 1890 White and Black River Valley Railway
Bearden and Ouachita River Railroad     1904   N/A
Beirne and Clear Lake Railroad     1909   N/A
Bentonville Railroad   SLSF 1882 1900 Arkansas and Oklahoma Railroad
Black and Cache River Railroad     1882 1902 Cache Valley Railroad
Black Mountain and Eastern Railroad     1915 1916 Combs, Cass and Eastern Railroad
Blytheville, Burdette and Mississippi River Railway     1906 1923 N/A
Blytheville, Leachville and Arkansas Southern Railroad   SSW 1908 1929 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Bonnerville and Southwestern Railroad   SLSF 1905   Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Brinkley, Helena and Indian Bay Railroad   MP 1889 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Brookings and Peach Orchard Railroad     1908   N/A
Burlington Northern Inc. BN   1980 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN   1981 1996 Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Butler County Railroad BLC SLSF 1905 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Cache Valley Railroad     1902 1927 N/A
Caddo and Choctaw Railroad     1913 1924 N/A
Caddo and Choctaw Railroad     1907 1911 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Cairo and Fulton Railroad   MP 1853 1874 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Cairo, Truman and Southern Railroad CT&S   1912 1940 N/A
Camden and Alexandria Railway   MP 1889 1892 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Central Railroad of Arkansas     1903 1906 Central Railway of Arkansas
Central Railway of Arkansas COA   1906 1932 N/A
Central Arkansas and Eastern Railroad   SSW 1901 1937 N/A
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad RI, ROCK RI 1947 1980 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 RI RI 1904 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Chickasawba Railroad   SLSF 1902 1905 Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad
Choctaw and Memphis Railroad   RI 1898 1900 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad   RI 1900 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Coal Hill Branch of the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway   MP 1884 1885 Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway
Combs, Cass and Eastern Railroad     1916 1928 N/A
Cotton Belt and Northern Railway     1904   N/A
Cotton Plant Railway   RI 1881 1882 Batesville and Brinkley Railroad
Cotton Plant – Fargo Railway CPF   1951 1977 N/A
Crittenden Railroad     1905 1922 N/A
Crossett Railway     1905 1912 Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway
Crossett, Monticello and Northern Railway     1912 1912 Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway
Dardanelle, Ola and Southern Railway   RI 1906 1911 Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway
Dardanelle and Russellville Railway     1883 1900 Dardanelle and Russellville Railroad
Deckerville, Osceola and Northern Railroad   SLSF 1897 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Des Arc and Northern Railway   RI 1897 1899 Searcy and Des Arc Railroad
Doniphan, Kensett and Searcy Railroad   MP 1906 1909 Doniphan, Kensett and Searcy Railway
Eldorado and Bastrop Railway   MP 1902 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Elliott and Mount Holly Railway         NA
Eureka Springs Railway     1880 1899 St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway
Fayetteville and Little Rock Railroad   SLSF 1886 1926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Fort Smith, Paris and Dardanelle Railway     1887   NA
Fort Smith and Southern Railway   SLSF 1886 1887 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
Fort Smith, Subiaco and Eastern Railroad     1909 1919 Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad
Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island Railroad     1919 1962 N/A
Fort Smith Suburban Railway   MP 1902 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Fort Smith and Van Buren Railway FSVB KCS 1910 1992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Fort Smith and Van Buren Bridge Company   SLSF 1885 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Fort Smith and Western Railroad FS&W   1899 1923 Fort Smith and Western Railway
Fort Smith and Western Railway FS&W, FSW   1921 1939 N/A
Fourche River Valley and Indian Territory Railway     1905   N/A
Freeo Valley Railroad     1904 1925 N/A
Garland Western Railway   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Gate City Lumber Railroad   MP 1886 1888 Texarkana and Shreveport Railroad
Gould Southwestern Railway     1906 1920 Arkansas Railroad
Grand Prairie – Branch Railroad         NA
Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown Railroad GNA KCS 1922 1993 Kansas City Southern Railway
Griffin, Magnolia and Western Railroad     1905   N/A
Gulf, Arkansas and Northwestern Railway   SLSF 1898 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Gurdon and Fort Smith Railroad   MP 1900 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Gurdon and Fort Smith Northern Railway   MP 1905 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Hazen and Northern Railroad   RI 1902 1904 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Helena, Parkin and Northern Railway     1908   N/A
Helena and Northwestern Railway     1948 1951 Cotton Plant – Fargo Railway
Helena Southwestern Railroad HSW   1913 1987 N/A
Homan and Southeastern Railway     1906   N/A
Homan and Southern Railway     1905 1906 Homan and Southeastern Railway
Hot Springs Railroad   RI 1870 1902 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Hot Springs, Glenwood and Western Railroad     1910 1911 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Houston, Central Arkansas and Northern Railway   MP 1890 1893 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Hoxie, Pocahontas and Northern Railroad   SLSF 1896 1901 Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad
Illinois Central Railroad IC IC 1946 1972 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad ICG   1972 1973 N/A
Iron Mountain and Helena Railroad   MP 1860 1882 Kansas City and Southern Railway
Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad   SLSF 1897 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas and Arkansas Valley Railway   MP 1885 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Arkansas and New Orleans Railroad     1891   N/A
Kansas City, Arkansas and New Orleans Railway       1891 Kansas City, Arkansas and New Orleans Railroad
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1888 1901 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway   SLSF 1901 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City, Fort Scott and Springfield Railroad   SLSF 1888 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
Kansas City, Fort Smith and Southern Railroad   KCS 1887 1893 Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad
Kansas City and Memphis Railway     1911 1918 N/A
Kansas City and Memphis Railway and Bridge Company   SLSF 1887 1928 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad   KCS 1893 1900 Kansas City Southern Railway
Kansas City and Southern Railway   MP 1882 1882 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1883 1888 Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
L'Anguille River Railway     1902 1932 N/A
Little River Valley Railway     1897   N/A
Little Rock Bridge Company   RI 1899 1899 Choctaw and Memphis Railroad
Little Rock and Eastern Railway   SSW 1887 1887 Arkansas and Southern Railway
Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad   MP 1855 1875 Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway
Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway   MP 1875 1906 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock and Fort Smith Branch of the Cairo and Fulton Railroad   MP 1853 1855 Little Rock and Fort Smith Railroad
Little Rock and Helena Railroad   MP 1869 1870 Arkansas Central Railway
Little Rock, Hot Springs and Texas Railway   MP, RI 1893 1899 Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railroad
Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railroad   MP, RI 1899 1911 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad, St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock Junction Railway   MP 1883 1922 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Little Rock, Maumelle and Western Railroad     1907   N/A
Little Rock and Memphis Railroad   RI 1887 1898 Choctaw and Memphis Railroad
Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railway   MP 1877 1887 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock and Monroe Railway   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Little Rock, Pine Bluff and New Orleans Railroad   MP 1868 1873 Texas, Mississippi and Northwestern Railroad
Little Rock, Pine Bluff and White River Railway   SSW 1884 1886 Pine Bluff, Monroe and New Orleans Railway
Little Rock, Sheridan and Saline River Railway     1892   N/A
Little Rock and Southern Railroad   RI 1902 1905 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad
Little Rock and Texas Railway   SLSF 1887 1926 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad   KCS 1898 1902 Louisiana and Arkansas Railway
Louisiana and Arkansas Railway L&A, LA KCS 1902 1992 Kansas City Southern Railway
Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri Railroad     1887   N/A
Louisiana and Pine Bluff Railway LPB   1905 1979 N/A
Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway of Arkansas   IC 1889 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Malvern and Camden Railway   RI 1911 1913 Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad
Malvern and Freeo Valley Railway     1905   N/A
Manila and Southwestern Railway   SSW 1904 1930 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
McCrory and Beedeville Southern Railway         NA
Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad   KCS 1910 1922 Graysonia, Nashville and Ashdown Railroad, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Southwestern Railway
Memphis, Helena and Louisiana Railway   MP 1901 1903 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Memphis and Little Rock Railroad   RI 1877 1887 Little Rock and Memphis Railroad
Memphis and Little Rock Railroad   RI 1853 1873 Memphis and Little Rock Railway
Memphis and Little Rock Railway   RI 1873 1877 Memphis and Little Rock Railroad
Memphis, Paris and Gulf Railroad   KCS 1906 1910 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Meto and Arkansas Valley Railway     1910 1911 Pine Bluff and Northern Railway
Meto Valley Railway     1908 1910 Meto and Arkansas Valley Railway
Midland Valley Railroad MV MP 1903 1966 N/A
Mississippi, Arkansas and Western Railway     1902   N/A
Mississippi and Little Rock Railway     1890   N/A
Mississippi, Ouachita and Red River Railroad   MP 1855 1873 Texas, Mississippi and Northwestern Railroad
Mississippi River, Hamburg and Western Railway   MP 1897 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Mississippi River and Northwestern Railroad         NA
Missouri and Arkansas Railway MAR, MA   1935 1946 Arkansas and Ozarks Railway, Helena and Northwestern Railway
Missouri and Louisiana Railroad         NA
Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad M&NA   1906 1922 Missouri and North Arkansas Railway
Missouri and North Arkansas Railway M&NA   1922 1935 Missouri and Arkansas Railway
Missouri Pacific Railroad MP MP 1917 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Montana Railroad     1915 1935 N/A
Monte Ne Railway     1902 1911 Kansas City and Memphis Railway
Murfreesboro and Nashville Railroad     1947 1952 N/A
Murfreesboro–Nashville Railway     1932 1947 Murfreesboro and Nashville Railroad
Murfreesboro, Nashville, Southwestern Railway     1925 1932 Murfreesboro–Nashville Railway
Noble Lake and Southern Railway         NA
North Arkansas and Western Railway   SLSF 1899 1901 Ozark and Cherokee Central Railway
Ouachita Valley Railway     1904   N/A
Ozark and Cherokee Central Railway   SLSF 1901 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
Paragould and Buffalo Island Railway   SSW 1887 1893 Paragould Southeastern Railway
Paragould–Memphis Railroad         N/A
Paragould and Memphis Railway     1902   Paragould–Memphis Railroad
Paragould Southeastern Railway   SSW 1893 1958 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Paris–Subiaco Traction Company     1908 1909 Fort Smith, Subiaco and Eastern Railroad
Perla Northern Railroad     1904   N/A
Perla, Princeton and Southern Railroad     1889   N/A
Pine Bluff Arkansas River Railway   SSW 1898 1934 N/A
Pine Bluff and Eastern Railroad   SSW 1892 1898 Pine Bluff Arkansas River Railway
Pine Bluff, Monroe and New Orleans Railway   SSW 1884 1889 Pine Bluff and Eastern Railroad
Pine Bluff and Northern Railway     1910 1929 N/A
Pine Bluff, Sheridan and Southern Railway     1912   N/A
Pine Bluff and Swan Lake Railway   SSW 1884 1886 Pine Bluff, Monroe and New Orleans Railway
Pine Bluff and Western Railroad   MP 1903 1909 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
Pine Bluff and Western Railway   MP 1899 1903 Pine Bluff and Western Railroad
Portland and Southeastern Railway     1905   N/A
Prescott and Reader Railway     1910   N/A
Reader Railroad     1925 1975 N/A
Rock Island, Arkansas and Louisiana Railroad   RI 1905 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Rock Island and Dardanelle Railway   RI 1911 1938 N/A
Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway   RI 1913 1948 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad
Rogers Southwestern Railway     1904 1907 Arkansas, Oklahoma and Western Railroad
Saginaw and Ouachita River Railroad     1905   N/A
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway   SSW 1887 1891 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway   SLSF 1880 1882 St. Louis and San Francisco Railway
St. Louis, Caruthersville and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1897 1901 St. Louis and Memphis Railway
St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway   MP 1874 1917 Missouri Pacific Railroad
St. Louis, Kennett and Southeastern Railroad   SLSF 1906 1950 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis and Memphis Railway   SLSF 1901 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad   SLSF 1902 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis and North Arkansas Railway     1899 1906 Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad
St. Louis – San Francisco Railway SLSF SLSF 1916 1980 Burlington Northern Inc.
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad   SLSF 1896 1916 St. Louis – San Francisco Railway
St. Louis and San Francisco Railway   SLSF 1882 1896 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis, San Francisco and New Orleans Railroad   SLSF 1902 1907 St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
St. Louis Southwestern Railway SSW SSW 1891 1997 Union Pacific Railroad
Saline Bayou Railway     1905   N/A
Saline River Railway     1897   N/A
Searcy and Des Arc Railroad   RI 1899 1904 Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway
Searcy and West Point Railroad   RI 1882 1899 Searcy and Des Arc Railroad
South Central Arkansas Railway SCK   1982 1983 East Camden and Highland Railroad
Southeastern Railroad     1905 1906 Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad
Southern Missouri and Arkansas Railroad   SLSF 1900 1902 St. Louis, Memphis and Southeastern Railroad
Southwestern Arkansas and Indian Territory Railroad   MP 1884 1900 Arkansas Southwestern Railway
Springfield and Memphis Railroad   SLSF 1880 1883 Kansas City, Springfield and Memphis Railroad
Stuttgart and Arkansas River Railroad   SSW 1881 1901 St. Louis Southwestern Railway
Stuttgart and Rice Belt Railroad   RI 1910 1913 Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway
Stuttgart and Southern Railroad   RI 1911 1913 Rock Island, Stuttgart and Southern Railway
Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway   KCS 1889 1943 Kansas City Southern Railway
Texarkana and Shreveport Railroad   MP 1888 1899 Texarkana, Shreveport and Natchez Railway
Texarkana, Shreveport and Natchez Railway   MP 1899 1901 Texas and Pacific Railway
Texas, Mississippi and Northwestern Railroad   MP 1873 1875 Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railway
Texas and Pacific Railway T&P, TP MP 1901 1976 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Texas and St. Louis Railway   SSW 1881 1886 Arkansas and Southern Railway
Thornton and Alexandria Railway     1904   N/A
Tyronza Central Railroad   SLSF 1902   Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
Ultima Thule, Arkadelphia and Mississippi Railway     1877 1910 Memphis, Dallas and Gulf Railroad
Waldo and Fort Smith Railroad     1893   N/A
Warren, Johnsville and Saline River Railroad     1905 1920 Warren and Saline River Railroad
Warren and Ouachita Valley Railway W&OV, WOV RI 1899 1980 Warren and Saline River Railroad
Washington and Hope Railway   MP 1877 1882 Arkansas and Indian Territory Railway
White and Black River Valley Railway   RI 1890 1941 N/A
White River Railway   MP 1901 1903 St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway
White River, Lonoke and Western Railway   RI 1898 1901 Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Wilmar and Saline Valley Railroad     1904   N/A
Wilson Northern Railway   SLSF 1904 1912 Jonesboro, Lake City and Eastern Railroad
Wyandotte and Southeastern Railway         NA
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad    IC 1889 1946 Illinois Central Railroad 

Arkansas Electric Railways

  • Inter-City Terminal Railway