Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad

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Missouri and North Arkansas
HeadquartersHarrison, AR
LocaleMidwestern United States
Dates of operation1906 (1906)–1946 (1946)
SuccessorArkansas and Ozarks Railway
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length32,500 miles (52,300 km)

The Missouri and North Arkansas (reporting mark M&NA) was a railroad in Missouri and Arkansas from 1906 to 1946.[1] [2]


The railroad begun as the Eureka Springs Railway as a line from the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway in Seligman, MO, reaching the resort town of Eureka Springs, AR in 1883.[1]

The railroad was extended east, reaching Harrison, AR in 1901, and Leslie, AR in 1903.[1] In addition, the railroad was extended north west to Neosho, MO in 1908.[1] Joplin, MO was reached using trackage rights from Kansas City Southern Railway.[1]

In August 1914, a steam locomotive owned by the KCS collided with a M&NA doodlebug, killing thirty-eight passengers and five crew members.[3][1][4] In March 1918, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the KCS and MN&A should share liability and pay their own costs.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "H. Glenn Mosenthin, "Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad"". encyclopediaofarkansas.net. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  2. ^ ", J. W. Williams, "Kell, Frank"". The Handbook of Texas. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Fair, pp. 113.
  4. ^ Woodin, Debby. "Train crash a century ago among area's worst disasters". Joplin Globe. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  5. ^ Fair, pp. 123.
  • Fair, James (1969). The North Arkansas Line (1st ed.). Howell-North. p. 304. ISBN 978-0831070779.