Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society, Inc.
Preservation Groups, Rail Enthusiast Groups, Railroad-Specific Historical Societies
The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society
1700 Port Road
P.O. Box 2044
Pine Bluff, South Central, AR 71613
United States
Meeting Frequency
Once a month, board of directors only. No public meetings at the present.
Meeting Days
2nd Thursday of the month
Meeting Times
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society Inc. is The Cotton Belt Chapter of the NRHS. We are an all volunteer group that operates The Arkansas Railroad Museum,the home of the Famous 4-8-4 Cotton Belt #819. We also head up the restoration of the 819.

We ran excursion trips with it from 1986 to 1993. The 819 is presently in limbo while we finish up the ultra sound testing of the boiler and firebox. We also have three Alco Diesels display, a GE U-23, two GE 25 Ton locos, The St.L.SW #336, as well as the complete wreck train from the S.P. Also other peices of rolling stock, as well as lots of Railroad Memorbilia on display. We put out a quarterly newsletter The Cotton Belt Star.

The Museum hours are 9am to 2pm Mon thru Sat. Admission is free, but donations gladly accepted.
Contact Information
Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society Inc. P.O. Box 2044 Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 71613. The Arkansas Railroad Museum 1700 Port Road. Pine Bluff AR. 870/535/8819
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