Hope in Hempstead County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Railroad Inspection Car
This two man inspection car was built in 1948 by Fairmont Railway Motors. Signalmen especially, relied on this motor car for transportation as they inspected signals, automatic switches and crossing gates.
Known for its light weight and easy handling on or off the rails, cars such as this could travel up to 50 miles per hour. Motor cars were phased out of service by the railroads in the late 1970's.
Erected by Barry Higginbotham.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 33° 40.144′ N, 93° 35.519′ W. Marker is in Hope, Arkansas, in Hempstead County. Marker is at the intersection of East Division Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on East Division Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Division St, Hope AR 71801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. President William Jefferson Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Merchants Of HopeCatalpa Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Mail Pole (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "I Still Believe In A Place Called Hope" (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Jefferson Clinton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boyhood Home Of Bill Clinton (approx. 0.9 miles away); Skirmishes at Prairie D'Ane (approx. 13.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hope.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.