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Ashley, Drew & Northern

1987 NRHS Excursion

In October of 1987, the Ashley, Drew & Northern and Fordyce & Princeton Railways joined forces to host an all-day excursion special plying the length and return of both shortlines -- a round trip of more than 180 miles. Two of the roads' rare GP28s were matched for the run with a set of three coaches. The excursion train left Fordyce early in the morning, ran to Crossett on the F&P, then to Monticello on the AD&N. Turned on the wye at Monticello, the train returned to Fordyce by sundown via reverse route. The excursion was operated for the Southeast Louisiana Chapter and the Little Rock Chapter (Arkansas Railroad Club) of the National Railway Historical Society.