Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:42 AM
I'm very far removed from Arkansas, but my Granma Smith, who's maiden name was Lane, came from Rogers, up in the NW corner of the state. My great granddad Lane was a superior carpenter and horseman. He is reported to have built the first woodframe house in Rogers. Is this the same area as your route?
And if I get the No.Ark, I promise not to string wires over the tracks!
Posted 24 January 2004 - 08:05 PM
I'm very familiar with the Rogers area. Small world!
Rogers is in the region the North Arkansas operated, but couldn't really say it was close.
The North Arkansas ran from Seligman, Missouri (about 30 minutes drive north/northeast of Rogers?), southeast toward Eureka Springs, and eventually down through Harrison, Arkansas and finally onto West Helena, Arkansas.
I'm modeling it during its southeastern expansion from just north of Eureka Springs to near Berryville. Timetable directions were north/south, btw.
Good to see you here!
Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:36 PM
Now I haveto have your route, Andre!
Posted 24 January 2004 - 09:50 PM
This is crazy. I lived in Hunstville for a spell... right down the road from Hindsville. Like I said... small world.
All those places were my old stompin' grounds.
Also ran steamers up at Eurkeka Springs back when the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas tourist line was a going concern... on a portion of the very roadbed I've recreated in V scale! It's uncanny to me to run the North Arkansas route from Eureka Springs to Junction, or vice versa. Definitely familiar ground!