Then and Now: Nov. 6, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015
Evidence of the long-abandoned Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad through Alpena Pass is today barely existent. In some places, such as this location at the junction of U.S. 62 and 412, the former right-of-way is an overgrown tangle of brush. In other places the railroad's roadbed can be seen in front yards or jutting across pasture lands. MN&A bypassed the larger town of Carrollton in favor of this more suitable location for the railroad line and established Alpena Pass between 1899 and 1901. In 1908 the town of Alpena Pass was established and in the 1950s "Pass" was dropped from its name. In 1960, after several changes in name and ownership, rail service from Seligman, Mo., through Alpena to Harrison ceased and eventually the rails were removed, with only the rail grades left to mark the railroad's existence. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)

Evidence of the long-abandoned Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad through Alpena Pass is today barely existent. In some places, such as this location at the junction of U.S. 62 and 412, the former right-of-way is an overgrown tangle of brush. In other places the railroad's roadbed can be seen in front yards or jutting across pasture lands. MN&A bypassed the larger town of Carrollton in favor of this more suitable location for the railroad line and established Alpena Pass between 1899 and 1901. In 1908 the town of Alpena Pass was established and in the 1950s "Pass" was dropped from its name. In 1960, after several changes in name and ownership, rail service from Seligman, Mo., through Alpena to Harrison ceased and eventually the rails were removed, with only the rail grades left to mark the railroad's existence. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)

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