Arkansas Midland Railroad (1992)

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Arkansas Midland Railroad
Arkansas Midland Railroad logo.png
Arkansas Midland Railroad system map.svg
Reporting mark AKMD
Locale Arkansas
Dates of operation 1992–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Malvern, Arkansas

The Arkansas Midland Railroad (reporting mark AKMD) is a Class III short-line railroad headquartered in Malvern, Arkansas.

AKMD operates 138 miles (222 km) of line in Arkansas consisting of seven disconnected branch lines and two sister railroads, the Prescott & Northwestern (PNW) and the Warren & Saline River (WSR). The AKMD branches were formerly part of the Union Pacific Railroad, or a predecessor, while the PNW and WSR lines were acquired from Potlatch Corporation. All branch lines connect (interchange traffic) with Union Pacific Railroad. AKMD also interchanges with BNSF in North Little Rock.

AKMD traffic generally consists of forest and agricultural products, aggregates, aluminum, building materials and chemicals.

AKMD is a subsidiary of Pinsly Railroad Company, a holding company owning seven short-line railroads in the United States. The Hot Springs, Helena and Galloway branches are owned by AKMD (purchased in 1992); the Warren, Cypress Bend and Jacksonville branches are leased; the PNW and WSR are owned by Pinsly and operated by AKMD.

On December 5, 2014, Genesee & Wyoming filed a Notice of Exemption with the Surface Transportation Board to acquire AKMD (along with affiliates PNW and WSR) from Pinsly.[1]

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Preceded by
South Central Florida Express
Short Line Railroad of the Year
2000
Succeeded by
South Buffalo Railway