Barton Jennings 440 pages softcover
This book is written for those who want to know more about the historic Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad. Published 70 years after the railroad’s abandonment in 1949, it provides a description of the railroad’s route and answers the questions “where are we and what once happened here?” The Missouri & North Arkansas took numerous railroads to create, and finished broken up into several small, failing railroads. Its history lasted less than 100 years, and was the largest railroad abandonment until the 1950s in the United States. It also involved numerous court cases, labor strife, and the creation of many industries and communities. However, it is probably one of the least known railroads in the country. To help solve this problem, this book provides information on the railroad’s history, as well as a mile-by-mile route guide.