The scenic train excursions operated by the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad are set to resume Thursday morning at 8:30, when a locomotive hauling four passenger cars, a caboose and over 100 passengers chugs out of the Springdale depot.
Rebounding from a rare Oct. 16 accident, when a southbound train stalled near Brentwood and was hit by a northbound engine sent to rescue it, the excursion train is expected to carry thousands of passengers down to Van Buren and back during this year’s holiday season.
“The train is safe, the equipment is safe and the track is safe,” railroad police chief Ron Sparks said during a press conference Wednesday. “Come ride our train.”
Sparks said the crash is under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal... [ MORE ]