Warren & Saline River RR Depot -- Warren AR Depot -- Warren AR
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N 33° 36.914 W 092° 04.078
15S E 586458 N 3719885
Quick Description: The Warren & Saline River Railroad Depot at Warren AR
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 11/14/2017 12:42:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMX1TZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 6

Long Description:
The elegant 2 story wooden combined passenger and freight depot at warren AR, that serves the Warren & Saline River railroad, a Class III switching railroad in the local area, is operated in 2017 by the Genessee & Wyoming RR.

From Wikipedia: (visit link)

"The Warren and Saline River Railroad (reporting mark WSR) is an 8-mile (13 km) short-line railroad connecting Cloquet, Arkansas to the Arkansas Midland Railroad at Warren. It has always been independent of larger carriers, and was previously owned by the Potlatch Corporation, a lumber company, until January 2010. WSR is currently operated by the Arkansas Midland Railroad and owned by Pinsly Railroad Company.

WSR traffic generally consists of outbound lumber and other forest products.

History

The Warren, Johnsville and Saline River Railroad was incorporated in August 1905 to serve logging operations in Bradley County. It opened a line from Warren south to Fullerton that year, and completed extensions from Fullerton to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad near Hermitage in 1909 and to Goepel (Mt. Olive) in 1910.[2] A new Warren and Saline River Railroad was incorporated in March 1920 and took over the property. The branch to Gospel was abandoned at some point, and in 1985 the mainline to Hermitage was cut back to Cloquet. The WSR also operates about five miles of the former Warren and Ouachita Valley Railroad, a connecting shortline which operated to the west from Warren.

On December 5, 2014, Genesee & Wyoming filed a Notice of Exemption with the Surface Transportation Board to acquire WSR along with AKMD and another affiliate Prescott & Northwestern Railroad (PNW) from Pinsly."

Also from Wikipedia, more in the Genessee & Wyoming RR: Genesee & Wyoming Inc. is an American short-line railroad holding company that owns or maintains interests in 120 railroads throughout five countries (the United States, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and the United Kingdom), and operates more than 15,500 miles (24,900 km) of owned and leased track, with more than 3,300 miles (5,300 km) under additional track-access arrangements.[2] The company had its roots in the Class III Genesee and Wyoming Railroad, which began in 1899.
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Subsidiaries and holdings

See also: List of railroads owned by Genesee & Wyoming
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns controlling interests in 122 freight railroads, either directly or through subsidiaries, which are organized into 11 operating regions. These subsidiaries include Rail Link, Inc. (1996), Genesee & Wyoming Canada, Inc. (1997), Emons Railroad Group (2002), CAGY Industries (2008), and Summit View, Inc. (2008). In 2005 G&W acquired the properties formerly owned by the Rail Management Corporation.

Rail Link, Inc. (reporting mark RLIX), a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc., provides industrial switching and related customer logistics services. Rail Link, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, serves industrial customers at 30 locations in 11 states and operates 26 short line railroads (including the Commonwealth Railway, and Yorkrail). Rail Link railroads serve 10 major U.S. ports."
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: No

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Warren & Saline River Railroad

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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