Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway

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Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway Overview

The Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway is a for-profit passenger tourist railway established by the late Robert Dortch, Jr. and his wife Mary Jane in 1981 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The railway offers one-hour excursion tours, a catered luncheon train, and a catered dinner train - each lasting a little more than one hour, from April through October. It operates along 2.5 miles of restored right-of-way formerly belonging to the defunct Arkansas & Ozarks Railway.

Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway Locomotives

Number Model Year(s) Built History Notes
ESNA 700 25-Ton 1950 Ex-GNAX 25/IDEAL/Holcim Cement. Main locomotive. Used for the excursion trains. Named "Oscar."
ESNA 4742 SW1 1942 Ex-CEI 98. Main locomotive. Used for the luncheon/dinner trains.
ESNA 226 2-8-2 1927 Ex-Dierks Lumber & Coal Co. #226. Display only.
ESNA ??? 0-4-0 1935 Ex-Buescher & Sohn. Display only. Used atop a sometimes-rotating sign to advertise the railway.

Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway Rolling Stock

Number Type of Railcar Built History Notes
ESNA 1 Passenger Car 1927 Ex-CRIP. Used for the luncheon/dinner trains. Named "The Eurekan."
ESNA 2 Passenger Car 1927 Ex-CRIP. Used for the luncheon/dinner trains.
ESNA 60 Caboose 19?? Ex-GNA 60. Displayed.
ESNA 214 Caboose 19?? Ex-SSW 214. Displayed.
ESNA 2515 Passenger Car 1923 Ex-CRIP 2515. Used as a snack bar.
ESNA 2523 Passenger Car 1923 Ex-CRIP 2523. Used as a office.
ESNA 2560 Passenger Car 1927 Ex-CRIP 2560. Stored.
ESNA 2585 Passenger Car 1927 Ex-CRIP 2585. Used for the excursion trains.
ESNA 3428 Tank Car 19?? Ex-UTLX 3428. Displayed.
ESNA 6009 Combine 1927 Ex-CRIP 95035/CRIP 6009. Stored.
ESNA 12153 Caboose 1977 Ex-BN 12153. Displayed.
ESNA 41397 Boxcar 19?? Ex-MP 41397. Displayed.
ESNA 72453 Boxcar 19?? Ex-?? Used for the luncheon/dinner trains.
ESNA ????? Boxcar 19?? Ex-MP. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Boxcar 19?? Ex-MP. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Stockcar 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Flatcar 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Flatcar 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Tank Car 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Flatcar 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Boxcar 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Reefer 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.
ESNA ????? Hopper 19?? Ex-??. Displayed.

Former Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway Locomotives

Number Model Year(s) Built History Notes
ESNA 1 2-6-0 1906 Ex-WTC&B 1/CKL 1/SH&G 1/LL&L 1. Now at the Reader Railroad.
ESNA 201 2-6-0 1906 Ex-MCSA 201/WTC&B 201/ICC 203. Sold in 2019 to the city of Anna, Texas. It will be displayed at Shereley Heritage Park.






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