Walnut Ridge station

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Not to be confused with Walnut Ridge Air Force Station.
Walnut Ridge
Location 109 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; -90.95667Coordinates: 36°04′03″N 90°57′24″W / 36.06750°N 90.95667°W / 36.06750; -90.95667
Owned by City of Walnut Ridge
Line(s) Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: WNR
Opened 1908
September 14, 1974[1]
Closed April 30, 1971[1]
Rebuilt 1995
Passengers (2015) 3,738[2]Decrease 7.6%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot-Walnut Ridge
Location Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
Architect Missouri Pacific Railroad
NRHP Reference # 92000622[3]
Added to NRHP 1992
Walnut Ridge is located in Arkansas
Walnut Ridge
Walnut Ridge
Location within Arkansas

Walnut Ridge is a historic 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]

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  1. ^ a b c d "TEXAS EAGLE ROUTE - HISTORICAL TIMELINE". Texas Eagle Marketing and Performance Organization. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Arkansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  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[edit]

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