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Down The Iron Mountain Route
Charles Duckworth
Missouri Pacific Historical So
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2018-04-28 00:00:00
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Down the Iron Mountain Route

A Pictorial Railroad History through Arkansas

By Charles A. Duckworth.

Hardcover, 8.5x11", 152 pages, 255 illustrations. 2017.

Before the MoPac there was the St. Louis Iron Mountain and Southern."

from the publisher:

"This perfect-bound history is printed in the United States by Walsworth. The illustrations. 240 of the illustrations are period photographs of St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern structures made before 1925. The remaining illustrations are maps and period brochures..

"Over 150 photos are of stations and depots (see the list below). The remaining photos are of railroad structures that are seldom photographed, including

  • section houses
  • tool houses
  • berry and cotton sheds
  • telegraph cabins
  • ...and even the privies.

"Dimensions are provided for the buildings in the book and the surrounding structures as well. The depot photos came from several sources including the Missouri Pacific Historical Society archives, National Museum of Transportation collection, Bill Pollard and other private collections.

"Also included are color period advertising items and maps. Many of the depots in the book were torn down by the 1930s due to the building of all weather roads, which reduced the need for facilities in many smaller locations.

"Keeping the modeler and rail historian in mind, the photos were printed as large as possible. The captions include what types of rail customers were at the different locations (saw mills, wagon manufacturers, livestock dealers, etc). The number of stock pens and capacity of stock cars is also provided. The photos are organized in geographical order so the reader will see the stations as they would riding a passenger train through Arkansas. The chapter with the depot photos starts at Corning, Arkansas  and then goes through to Texarkana. It then goes from Little Rock to the Ft. Smith area with several branch lines being documented.

Chapters are:
- History of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railroad
- Background to the ICC Valuations
- Depots and Buildings along the Iron Mountain
- Definitions of the Buildings and Structures in the Photographs
- Station Design and Colors
- Dimensions of the Structures
- Bibliography
- Index

Arkansas locations with photographs covered in the book:

Alexander, Alica, Alix, Alma, Altus, Argenta, Arkadelphia, Atkins, Augusta, Bald Knob, Batesville, Beebe, Benton, Bierne, Blackville, Bonair, Boughton, Bradford, Brookland, Bryant, Cabin Creek, Cabot, Caldwell, Camden, Cherry Valley, Clarendon, Clarksville, Clear Lake Junction, Coal Hill, Colt, Conway, Corning, Curtis, Cypress Junction, Delaplaine, Denning Yard, Denning, Dermott, Diaz, Donaldson, Doss, Dyer, Forrest City, Fort Smith, Fulton, Gainesville, Galla, Garner, Gifford, Grande Glaise, Greenfield, Greenwood, Guion, Gum Springs, Gurdon, Hamburg, Harrisburg, Haskells (Rock Island Tower), Haskells, Haynes, Helena Crossing, Higginson, Homan, Hope, Hot Springs, Hoxie, Hurd, Jacksonville, Jenny Lind, Judsonia, Kensett, Knobel, Knoxville, La Grange, Lafe, Lakeview, Lamar, Latour Junction, Lexa, Little Rock, London, Mablevale, Malvern, Mandeville, Marche, Marianna, McAlmont, McGehee, McRae, Menifee, Mill Creek, Minturn, Montana, Monticello, Morrilton, Mulberry, Nettleton, New Augusta, Newark, Newport, Norman, North Little Rock, Nuckles, O'Kean, Olyphant, Ozark, Palarm, Paragould, Peach Orchard, Pine Bluff, Piney, Plummerville, Poplar Grove, Prescott, Rio Vista, Russell, Russellville, Smithton, South Fort Smith, Spadra, Swifton, Texarkana, Tuckerman, Van Buren, Vanndale, Walnut Ridge, Ward, Warren, White Hall, White River Bridge 314, Witherspoon, Womble, and Wynne."