Fort Smith Railroad

Photos by Mike Condren

Fort Smith Railroad GP20 #2002 at their river front engine terminal in Ft. Smith, AR 6/5/05. This was once the MP engine terminal for the subsidary Ft. Smith Suburban Railway.

Fort Smith Railroad GP20 #2031 at their river front engine terminal in Ft. Smith, AR 6/7/05.

Fort Smith Railroad GP20 #2038 at their river front engine terminal in Ft. Smith, AR 6/5/05.

Ft. Smith Railway #2002 is one of three ex-ATSF GP20s in service in Ft. Smith on Dec. 29, 2006.

Two Ft. Smith Railroad GP20s were sitting at there terminal, May 22,2007.

Ex-ATSF GP20s are seen in Ft. Smith on the Ft. Smith Railroad on Aug 22, 2007.

The Ft. Smith Railroad terminal in Ft. Smith, AR on Oct 4, 229.

A pass by the terminal of the Ft. Smith Railroad turned up these two ex-ATSF GP20s on June 9, 2010.

The Ft. Smith Railroad terminal provided a surprise, this Alabama & Florida GP7, another Pioneer shortline on July 26, 2010.

On my trip back to Memphis, I had business in Ft. Smith. I spotted a headlight down the Ft. Smith Railroad tracks, former MP Greenwood Branch. I went in search and found this GP20 switching the Planters Peanut plant.

Next, I discovered the Ft. Smith Railroad switcher returning from a trip to south Ft. Smith and Zero Mountain cold storage and Mac Steel as it crossed Wheeler Ave while it approached SF Jct. on the former Missouri Pacific, nee Arkansas Central trackage.

After lunch at Jerry Neal's Bar-B-Que with friend David McDonald, I heard this Ft. Smith Railroad train returning from South Ft. Smith and shot it at Pheonix Ave.

In Ft. Smith I headed to the Fort Smith Railroad at the one time site of the Missouri Pacific yard office. This derrick GP7 just sits at the end of one of the tracks used by the Fort Smith Railroad for its units.

One of the GP20s is still in the Santa Fe yellow warbonnet scheme.

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