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Date: 05/21/20 10:04
A Tour of the Arkansas and Ozarks RR
Author: BNSF-6432

Here's more of Frank Tribbey's photos I've been scanning while making use of the days off. Combined are a group of pictures from two different trips to the short lived Arkansas & Ozarks railroad operating on the former roadbed of the M&A. He first visited the shortline in the summer of 1958. By the time he made a return in 1961, the railroad was already abandoned due to consistant flooding and loss of profit with less than 20 employees. In 1959 the Corps of Engineers condemned a portion of track for Table Rock Lake. By 1960, heavy rains washed out a bridge and was the knife in the chest to the small friendly shortline.

1) Half of the roster, GE 70 tonner 800 works at Harrison, AR July 22, 1958

2) The next day a cut of cars are found sitting in a siding July 23, 1958

3) A couple of Frank's buddy's look back at a section gang passing by at an unknown location. July 24, 1958








Date: 05/21/20 10:08
Re: A Tour of the Arkansas and Ozarks RR
Author: BNSF-6432

4) A ROW shot in Beaver Valley showing the lack of ballast July 24, 1958

5) Likely a former M&A boxcar stuck behind the Beaver, AR depot July 24, 1958

6) A view of the former M&A depot in Beaver, AR July 24, 1958



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Date: 05/21/20 10:12
Re: A Tour of the Arkansas and Ozarks RR
Author: BNSF-6432

7) Most likley the same section gang from #3 seen on the same day near a bridge on July 24, 1958

8) Three years later, things are quite post-abandonment in Alpena, AR October 27, 1961

9) A&O caboose 300 stuck in Harrison, AR October 27, 1961.








Date: 05/21/20 10:16
Re: A Tour of the Arkansas and Ozarks RR
Author: BNSF-6432

10) A view of the HQ building in Harrison, AR October 27, 1961

11) More work buildings in Harrison with the unique orange base. October 27, 1961

12) The Harrison, AR passenger depot and ROW before being pulled October 27, 1961

All taken by Frank Tribbey
PQM








Date: 05/21/20 11:04
Re: A Tour of the Arkansas and Ozarks RR
Author: refarkas

True shortline treasures.
Bob



Date: 05/22/20 05:16
Re: A Tour of the Arkansas and Ozarks RR
Author: Bscale316

Arkansas (and Louisiana) shortlines are a favorite.
Thanks for posting.
Bill in Ft Worth



Date: 05/22/20 06:20
Re: A Tour of the Arkansas and Ozarks RR
Author: heatermason

Thanks for posting BNSF!  My mom's side of the family comes from the country round Harrison, and I have spent time in the backwoods there.  But I didn't first get there till 1964 (as a child) and don't recall much left.  Wow!

Timothy



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