Union Station - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: BruceS
N 34° 45.010 W 092° 17.232
15S E 565241 N 3845569
Quick Description: Also known as the Mopac Station this historic train station has been restored and continues to serve as an Amtrak station.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2010 5:34:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM9AXZ
The Little Rock Union Station was built in 1921 replacing an earlier station which burned. The station was built for the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad. It later became part of the Missouri Pacific, which eventually merged with Union Pacific. The station was the largest station served by only one railroad. In the early 1970's the Missouri Pacific sold the station. It passed through many hands and deteriorated significantly over the years until 1991 when the building was purchased by Arkansas native John Bailey. He restored the station to its former glory and now it is used as an event space along with serving as the local Amtrak station.
The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes
Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes
If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?:
Amtrak station and event center.
What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Missouri Pacific, Now Amtrak
Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]
Please post an original picture of the station/depot taken while you were there. Please also record how you came to be at this station/depot and any interesting information you learned about it while there.