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Arkansas Railroad Museum, Pine Bluff

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Arkansas Railroad Museum is located on Port Road in Pine Bluff, Arkansas at the former Cotton Belt (SSW) yard.The former SSW shops are occupied by the historic collection of railroad equipment. This museum is about an hour's drive from Little Rock, AR, and is one of the largest displays of historic railroad equipment in Arkansas. Between the disappearance of SSW in 1992 into parent Southern Pacific and the size of the collection, Arkansas Railroad Museum can be considered an upper-level railroad preservation facility. The Museum is operated by the Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society and local volunteers. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM and on Sunday afternoon by appointment.
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  • When we got to the old building we were not sure what to expect. It kind of did not show the trains at all. A very knowledgeable older lady walked us through the room with a lot of memorabilia and inf...  more »
  • Although we've lived in Pine Bluff for about 30 years, we'd never been to the Railroad Museum. We took the grandchildren and their parents and were very impressed. Everyone has a good time. The kids l...  more »
  • What an interesting and educational experience! Wonderful trains with a lot of history. Some Very interesting exhibits besides the trains!! Got to go in some train cars and climb up and get close look...  more »
  • My son loves this place, they have great stuff and the staff is always friendly.
  • If in Pine Bluff area this is a must see for railroad buffs of all ages.
  • Tour guide very knowledgeable
  • We had an awesome time here!! There was historic trains here! This was almost the best place we've ever gone for trains. There was a snowplow train. And all sorts of stuff! The volenteer lady was EXTREMLY nice a and its FREE! It is completly worth taking the extra time to go here. This place is Very Family Freindly. We will come back someday.
  • Very awesome Place friendly people very family-friendly.