A museum piece without a museum, this C415 was originally Rock Island #424. This is one of only 2 ex RI 415s left. Unit is abandoned in KC, reportedly after a purchase deal fell thru.
The Monett turn arrives back at Springdale.
Transfer run from UP in Van Buren to Fort Smith RR blasts out of the Arkansas River valley into Ft Smith, behind C420 52, T6 16, C420 56.
At the enginehouse, 315, 318, and 321 await their turn for duty. It won't be today, unfortunately for me.
TEXC #1 at the road's HQ in the old Dublin station. TEXC was a classic shortline that disappeared less than a year after these pictures were taken.
At St Anne, there is no run-around siding, just a facing point switch. So how do you switch this elevator? On the KBS, they split the power. 308 pulls loads out of the siding to start.
The A&M daily transfer run to the Ft Smith RR comes down FSR trackage next to the A&M yard in Ft Smith.
At the other end of the line, TEXC #3 waits at the main industry, a peanut processing plant.
TEXC #4 rests at the 'engine house'.