I greatly enjoy talking with former Rock Island employees in Arkansas and hearing their stories of what it was like working for this once great railroad. In recent years I’ve driven around the state, looking at the places where it ran. Hearing first-hand accounts of things that happened in those places is extremely interesting for me. Also, anyone who has spent much time working for a railroad is typically full of amazing stories, experiences and occasionally even near death experiences. Or they’ve seen horrific things that sometimes happen.
Below are people who I’ve interviewed over the years who worked for the Rock Island in Arkansas. Click on the name and you’ll be taken to a page where you can listen to audio of the interviews. I think anyone interested in the Rock Island or of trains in Arkansas might enjoy hearing their stories.