Rison, Arkansas: Elegant Railroad Car in the Woods

The custom-built 1905 railroad car was the private conveyance of the president of the Cotton Belt Railroad line. Open for tours by appointment.
Address:
Pumpkin Hill Rd, Rison, AR
Directions:
From downtown Rison drive southeast on Main St./Hwy 35 for a little over two miles. Turn left onto Hwy 114. Drive a half-mile. Turn left onto Calvin Rawl's Rd (a dirt road). Drive a half-mile. Turn left onto Pumpkin Hill Rd (another dirt road). Drive a quarter-mile. You'll see the railroad car on the right, in the trees.
Hours:
Private property. By appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
870-325-6381
Admission:
Free, Donation
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The other railcar... dining silhouettes in the windows.

Elegant Railroad Car in the Woods

Property is posted "No Trespassing," so the view is from the driveway. There is a gray railcar in the background which I believe is actually the fancier one, though it has been at least 40 years since I've been inside the property.

[Greg Harrison, 10/09/2019]
The Traveler: Opulent Railroad Car

The Traveler is a fully-restored private railroad car that once belonged to the president of the Cotton Belt Railroad line.

[Timothy Lee, 12/22/2015]

Built in 1905, it's been sitting in the woods since 1960. But it's been maintained in excellent shape, and its elegant interior is open for tours by appointment.

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