About the Railroad

History

The railroad originated in California as a hobby of the Non-Profit Founder.  In 2003 his family moved to Arkansas and brought the railroad with them.  It was dismantled there and rebuilt here and is an perpetual project.  In 2013 in order to share the railroad with others it became part of the non-profit and open to the public.

A Place for Kids of All Ages!

A  visit to the railroad brings back memories of a childhood with a model train.  It is a time for parents, grandparents or anyone to share the excitement of a model railroad with children.  For that matter children of any age will find something to interest them.  Plants, trees, buildings, bridges and even a Koi Pond with a waterfall may be enjoyed by visitors.  Sit a while and enjoy the trains running on over 800 feet of track in front, the side and back of the property.  

Help Us Help Others

There is no cost to visit the railroad.  We do ask for a donation of non-perishable food items when you visit.  If you would like to help with the upkeep of the railroad you may offer to volunteer on work days.  It will also be a time to learn how the railroad operates and for the volunteer to actually operate the trains.


The railroad is a great place for a church group, senior center, school or any organization to visit.   


The railroad is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday By Appointment Only. Tours will be available late Spring through early Fall. You may call 479 304-4357 to schedule an appointment or send an e-mail to help@nwahr.org