Creator

Date Original

1983

Description

This collection contains a copy of "Missouri and North Arkansas Passenger Cars" by Jim Wakefield

Biographical/Historical Note

The Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad was a regional carrier that, serviced Neosho, Missouri, to Helena, Arkansas. The railroad was plagued with weather-induced disasters, periods of labor unrest, questionable decisions by absentee managers and owners, unforgiving topography, economic conditions, fires, and bad luck. After the completion of the line, it existed for only four decades. The M&NA was the victim of a territory that could not produce sufficient revenue to support it. It had tough competition from the Missouri Pacific’s two routes through the region and their stronger traffic connections. The railroad was also constructed in a inadequate fashion, which led to its many washouts, floods, and infrastructure failures. The line's initials "MNA" led to a nickname "May Never Arrive."

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Missouri

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.037.055

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"Missouri and North Arkansas Passenger Cars," SMC.037.055

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"Missouri and North Arkansas Passenger Cars," Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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