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Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas

Images of Rail

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For nearly 80 years, the Rock Island was a major railroad in Arkansas providing passenger and freight services. A decline in rail travel after World War II and an increase in trucks hauling freight over government-subsidized interstates were among factors that left the railroad struggling. Efforts to merge with other railroads were stalled for years by federal regulators. The Rock Island filed for bankruptcy in 1975 and attempted a reorganization, but creditors wanted the assets liquidated, with a judge shutting it down in 1980. Most of the tracks that traversed the state were taken up, but a few relics, like the Little Rock passenger station and the Arkansas River bridge, remain as monuments to this once great railroad.

Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: United States
  • Published: Apr 03, 2017
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
  • Seller: INscribe Digital
  • Print Length: 128 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Images of Rail
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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