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Walnut Ridge, AR
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
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: WNR
September 14, 1974 [1]
ClosedApril 30, 1971 [1]
Passengers (2017)3,486 [2]Increase 4.22%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Little Rock Texas Eagle Poplar Bluff
toward Chicago
Closed 1996
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Laredo or Houston
Inter-American Poplar Bluff
toward Chicago
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot-Walnut Ridge
Location Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
ArchitectMissouri Pacific Railroad
NRHP reference # 92000622 [3]
Added to NRHP1992
Walnut Ridge, AR is located in Arkansas
Walnut Ridge, AR
Walnut Ridge, AR
Location within Arkansas

Walnut Ridge is a 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.


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


  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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