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Walnut Ridge, AR
Litherlandwalnutridge.jpg
Location109 Southwest Front St.
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
United States
Coordinates 36°04′03″N 90°57′24″W / 36.06750°N 90.95667°W / 36.06750; -90.95667
WALNUT RIDGE (AMTRAK STATION) Latitude and Longitude:

36°04′03″N 90°57′24″W / 36.06750°N 90.95667°W / 36.06750; -90.95667
Owned byCity of Walnut Ridge
Line(s) Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: WNR
History
Opened1908
September 14, 1974 [1]
ClosedApril 30, 1971 [1]
Rebuilt1995
Traffic
Passengers (2017)3,486 [2]Increase 4.22%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Texas Eagle
toward  Chicago
  Former services  
Amtrak logo no text (1971).png Amtrak
toward  Laredo or Houston
Inter-American
toward  Chicago
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot-Walnut Ridge
Location Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
ArchitectMissouri Pacific Railroad
NRHP reference # 92000622 [3]
Added to NRHP1992
Location
Walnut Ridge, AR is located in Arkansas
Walnut Ridge, AR
Walnut Ridge, AR
Location within Arkansas

Walnut Ridge is a historic train station in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, United States, that is currently served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It was originally a Missouri Pacific Railroad station and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1992.

History

The Missouri-Pacific Railroad ended service on its crack Texas Eagle on April 30, 1971, one day before Amtrak took over passenger services. In March 1974, Amtrak's Inter-American was extended from Fort Worth to St. Louis, restoring passenger service to the Missouri-Pacific Railroad's main line. On September 15, 1974, stops were added at the former Missouri-Pacific stations in Walnut Ridge and Newport. [1] The Inter-American was replaced by the Eagle in 1981, which in turn was renamed as the Texas Eagle in 1988. [1]

The depot was restored in 1995 with funding made available through the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and the Walnut Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce. [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "TEXAS EAGLE ROUTE - HISTORICAL TIMELINE". Texas Eagle Marketing and Performance Organization. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Arkansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/WNR/Station_view

External links

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