Railroads near Pocahontas, AR in early 1900's

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I am looking for any information on the railroads that were active in the Pocahontas, Arkansas area during the early 1900's. I was told that my Great grandfather worked for "the railroad" but am not sure how to find out which railroad was in that region. I have tried some history sites but mostly I end up with model railroading. Thank you for your time and effort. I appreciate it greatly.

-- Vici Russell (vrussell@tir.com), April 21, 2001


True...that is correct. In addition, the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern served Hoxie on a NE to SW tangent crossing the Frisco right in the middle of downtown. The Iron Mountain, as it was known, became part of the Missouri Pacific Lines.

Buck Dean Lexington, KY

-- Buck Dean (bdean@jngray.com), April 23, 2001.

Thank you Tom Underwood for such a quick and informative answer. I really appreciate the information. Sincerely Vici Russell

-- Vici Russell (vrussell@tir.com), April 21, 2001.

Vici - In November 1901 the railroad through Pocahontas, Ark., was the Hoxie, Pocahontas & Northern RR., a 15 mile long line which connected Hoxie with Pocahontas via Walnut Ridge. That same month the HP&N was taken over by the Southern Missouri & Arkansas RR, which, just two months later, was taken in by the St.Louis, Memphis & Southeastern RR, a predecessor of the Frisco System of more recent times. Of course, if he had gone to Hoxie everyday to work, he may have worked for the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis RR, another Frisco predecessor, which was the connection to the outside world for the HP&N.

-- Tom Underwood (tlunder@attglobal.net), April 21, 2001.

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