HOT SPRINGS BRANCH
by John Matrow

Distance 
in feet

     0          Hot Springs Jct.
  1913          1908 trestle - water 5' over rail 4/27
  5331          MP  1
  6800          Twen Cen
 10590          MP  2
 15840          MP  3
 16634          (shown later as Peiser)
 16837          (shown later as Wards)
 21152          MP  4
 21417          Berger
 25819          Brittian station sign - Brittain
 26342          MP  5
 31656          MP  6
 36929          MP  7
 40500          Guilford
 42240          MP  8
 47560          MP  9
 52815          MP 10
 58031          MP 11
 58200          top of 0.63% westward grade
 60600          Vimy Ridge - formerly Germania
 63300          Goodman - removed by GM circular 3-31-22
 63634          MP 12
 69268          MP 13
 73935          MP 14
 77043          Brooks depot
 79023          MP 15
 84346          MP 16
 84428=84410    correction
 85867          Goodman - GM circular 3-31-32
 86800          Alumina - removed by GM circular 5-12-20
 89795          MP 17
 90300          Lignite - discontinued by GM circular 5-12-20
 93500=93480    correction
 94900          MP 18
 96297          Bauxite Northern overhead crossing
 96825          Bauxite depot
100706          MP 19
105797          MP 20
106300          top of 0.64% eastward grade
110771          MP 21
115476          Lena
116002=0        LR&HSW switch
   176          MP 22
   853          LR&HSW Jct.
  5332          MP 23
  5686          Benton depot
 10742          MP 24
 12694          truss bridge
 16042          MP 25
 21257          MP 26
 26491          MP 27
 28321          Haskell depot - removed '59
 29110          Mainline to Eunice, La.
 30100          St. Louis Iron Mtn & Southern (MoP) crossing
 31854          MP 28
 34520          Opitz station sign
 36996          MP 29
 42401          MP 30
 43800          top of 1.00% eastward grade
 47684          MP 31
 48212          Francway
 52938          MP 32
 53172          Laufketter station sign
 58229          MP 33
 63497          MP 34
 68749          MP 35
 73500          Reyburn - formerly Sims
 74027          MP 36
 79302          MP 37
 84600          MP 38, Pernort
 85485          Perla Northern abandoned under bridge
 89874          MP 39
 93292          Camden branch Y 
 94200          top of 1.00% westward grade
 95095          Camden branch Jct.
 95509          MP 40, Butterfield
100600          MP 41
105711          MP 42
108800          Vapill, GM circular 3-3-26
110973          MP 43
115360          "Cove Creek" erased from map
116026          Cove Creek pony truss bridge
116156          MP 44
118000          "Alapco" erased from map - found in other tables
119000          Jones Mills depot 
121655          MP 45
123163          Begin line relocation of 5-15-25
126960          MP 46 on old line
128722          End line relocation (31' higher, 2' below 4/23 backwater)
128722=130411   Delete distance saved - 1689
132008          MP 47
136319          (approx. location of Wilson Springs)
137222          MP 48
137400          top of 2.18% westward grade
137803          Price station sign
142691          MP 49
144300          "Alapco" erased from map
147880          MP 50
151100          Lake Catherine - formerly Lawrence, GM circular 4-16-27
152897          MP 51
155000          Essex Park - removed
157365          East Gulpha Creek girder span 1911
158004          MP 52
163801          MP 53
168957          MP 54
169115          St.L.I.M.&S. overhead crossing
174264          MP 55
175417          Gulpha station sign, Y track
176804          girder span 1903
179596          MP 56
183191          Hot Springs depot - end of track
183800          end of 1.96% westward grade
184671          end of ROW (MP 56.9549)

Most bridges underwater 4-27.
35 telegraph poles per mile in original 1916 maps
Maps donated to RITS by Ed Seay, Jr.
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