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Little Rock and Western Railway

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Little Rock and Western Railway

Little Rock and Western Railway
Reporting mark LRWN
Locale Arkansas
Dates of operation 1900–present
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Headquarters Perry, Arkansas

The Little Rock and Western Railway (reporting mark LRWN) is a Class III short-line railroad headquartered in Perry, Arkansas, and owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc..

LRWN operates over a 79 miles (127 km) line from Danville, Arkansas to Pulaski, Arkansas, then over 3 miles (4.8 km) of Union Pacific Railroad (UP) trackage rights to North Little Rock, Arkansas where it interchanges with Union Pacific. LRWN also serves as the agent for BNSF Railway to interchange cars between BNSF and UP at North Little Rock.

LRWN traffic generally consists of wood and paper products, grain, limestone slurry, cornstarch, salt, LP gas, and pulp mill liquid.


The line was initially built in 1900 by the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad, and became part of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad main line between Memphis, Tennessee, and Tucumcari, New Mexico, in 1904. When the Rock Island abandoned operations, Rail Management Corporation obtained the Perry to Pulaski line and started shortline service in 1980. In 1986, LRWN was authorized to operate the Danville to Perry segment, owned by Continental Grain Company. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. purchased RMC in June 2005.

External links

  • Website on
  • Link to Union Pacific Website with LRWN Details
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