Friday, January 17, 2020

Railroading In Helena

Delta Eaglet: This photo, from the Richard Andrews collection, shows the American Car & Foundry Motorcar that provided passenger rail service from Helena to McGehee, Arkansas until 1960. Often referred to as the "Delta Eaglet," this car could hold 34 passengers and their baggage. Notice in the background a part of the Solomon Building is visible. Unlike in many towns, the depot and both tracks shown here still remain. The motorcar however, is long gone. It was scrapped in 1961. The depot is part of the Delta Cultural Center and is open to the public.

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