Altus
Arkadelphia
Buena Vista
Camden
Cotton Plant
El Dorado
Eureka Springs - Tunnel
Ft Smith
Gentry
Grandview
Hotsprings
Jonesboro
Kingsland
Lincoln
Little Rock
Marked Tree
Nashville
Newport
Paragould
Perry
Pine Bluff
Reader
Reyno
Rio Vista
Savannah
Springdale
Sulpher Springs
Texarkana
Trumann
Van Buren
Winslow - Tunnel

 

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There are precious few good references for many of the railroad stations and depots that used to exist.

One of the better resources I have come across to this end is the plethora of old post cards still around depicting many of these structures, some better than others.

Most of the postcards were found on EBay unless noted, other pictures, mostly the more recent ones, come from Google and/or Bing images - credit given if the source is known. 

Dates are in the picture name, x means the date is approximate.  If they were available, and interesting, I included the back side of the postcards.  1910a and 1910b would be the same card, both sides.

If the picture was really, really bad, some of them have been cleaned up and/or repaired when I had the energy.

Since many of these stations are no longer around (railfans seem to prefer the term "extant", I'm not one of them! :-), this page is mostly for historical reference.

This page is mostly for historical reference, as MANY of these stations are not around anymore!

What's the difference between a station and a depot?  Most people will say "nuttin", it's a matter of preference, although many will use depot for older buildings.

If you have a picture you would like to contribute, please see the bottom of the page for how to find me, credit is always given to contributing photographers.


ALTUS

  from EBay user: crowspostcards



ARKADELPHIA

  from EBay user: baysideantiques



BUENA VISTA





CAMDEN

  from EBay seller: reusablegoodness



COTTON PLANT

  from EBay user: baysideantiques



EL DORADO





EUREKA SPRINGS

  from EBay user: vintage_antique_finder

  from EBay user: newmexkan

  from EBay user: dflyweb*postcards



FT SMITH

  from EBay user: baysideantiques



GENTRY





GRANDVIEW





HOT SPRINGS

from EBay user: mikeingreensboro

from EBay user: treasurecatsetzoom



JONESBORO

from EBay user: scview

 



KINGSLAND





LINCOLN





LITTLE ROCK









  from EBAY user: nwantiquelink



  from EBay user: antonian1040


CAMP PIKE - LITTLE ROCK

  from EBay user: baysideantiques



BIG ROCK - LITTLE ROCK

  from EBay user: stampyboy



ARGENTA YARD - LITTLE ROCK

from EBay user: wscoop
It's interesting to see that a "rural" yard would install a double-slip switch back in the "old days".... as this was something usually reserved for complex switching installations like Chicago, Toronto, L.A., St Louis, or New York!

 



MARKED TREE





MENA





NASHVILLE

  from EBay user: baysideantiques



NEWPORT





PARAGOULD

  from EBay user: Skurfanpostcards



PERRY

Postcards like this are from CROWSPOSTCARDS on EBay.





PINE BLUFF





READER





 



from EBay user: crowspostcards

from EBay user: crowspostcards

from EBay user: crowspostcards



REYNO





RIO VISTA





SAVANNAH





SPRINGDALE





SULPHER SPRINGS





TEXARKANA -- Union Depot

  From around 1910



TEXARKANA -- Union Station

  From 1942.





TRUMANN

from EBay user: baysideantiques



VAN BUREN

 

Art by Dick Harris, from EBay user: wilcall3



WINSLOW

from EBay user: tejas-postcards-sportscards
An Arkansas & Missouri train with supposedly the oldest operating road switcher in the U.S., an Alco RS-1 from 1943, #22, coming out of the Winslow Tunnel.

 



Disclaimers:

I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google Maps or www.bing.com/maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly being inaccurate, wrong, or not true.

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