M&NA 300 Caboose at Monark Springs, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
N 36° 51.825 W 094° 17.417
15S E 384988 N 4080534
The little red caboose of the original Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad
Waymark Code: WMK7MZ
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/24/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 8

This caboose, number 300, is placed on the old right-of-way of the original Missouri & North Arkansas - not related to the current M&NA. It is open for visiting the inside, but all amenities (seats, etc.) have been removed. There are concrete steps to assist the visitor to get to the caboose steps. According to Waymarker caboose9, this was Kansas City Southern (KCS) caboose 300 before the M&NA acquired it, retaining the number but re-lettering it.

The original M&NA was in two parts. The northern section went from Wayne, MO (now a ghost town) to Neosho by way of El Paso (gone), Ridgley, Wheaton, Fairview (where actor "Dabs" Greer was born), Stark City, Aroma, and Monark Springs. It eventually went north to Joplin. The southern section left Seligman, MO through Butler Hollow toward Barryville, AR by way of Beaver and Eureka Springs, etc. It eventually was built all the way southeast to Helena, AR along the Mississippi River.

Gobs of information about the railroad can be found in the book The North Arkansas Line by James R. Fair, Jr., ISBN 8310-7077-3
Current Use:
static display

Type Of Caboose: Bay Window

Visit Instructions:
Please visit the location of the caboose, brake van, or guard van, provide visit details through photo or narrative.
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MountainWoods visited M&NA 300 Caboose at Monark Springs, MO 02/25/2014 MountainWoods visited it