Gurdon to Little Rock

At Gurdon (MP 426.5), the line from Camden on the erstwhile Cotton Belt trails in from the south,  there is a yard from MP 425.9 to MP 426.9, where the speed limit is 40 mph, and the Caddo Antoine and Little Missouri Railroad heads away  north and then west to Antoine and (almost) Caddo. The line continues northeast past Curtis Junction (MP 422.4), where the 2MT reduce to single track, CTC, with speed limit 75-60 and turns north past Curtis, a detector at MP 415.5 and additional track at Gum Springs (MP 415.5), and northeast again (with speed limit reduced to 70-60 between MP 414.8 and 414.1) past the 8,810 ft. siding on the west side of the line at Arkadelphia (MP 412.9-411.1), where a line once trailed in from the west, and bridging over the Ouachita River.

Now running up the broad valley of the Ouachita River, the line passes additional track at Daleville (MP 410.0), where a line once departed to the southeast, a detector at MP 406.3, the 6,192 ft. siding on the west side of the line at Witherspoon (MP 406.2-404.8), the 6,226 ft. siding on the west side of the line at Donaldson (MP 400.7-399.4), Elmore, Saginaw Junction, where a line once trailed in from Saginaw City, on the river, and Bismark, in the mountains further west, Etta, a detector at MP 395.3, the 9,206 ft. siding  on the west side of the line at Abco (MP 393.1-391.2), a spur trailing in on the west side from Rockford, on the river, and additional track at Malvern (MP 388.7), where a former Rock Island line (that once crossed on the flat from the south) leaves northward to follow the river up to Hot Springs and beyond; the speed limit is 35 mph between MP 389.5 and 388.1.

The main line turns east, past additional track at Perla (MP 386.7), where lines once ran south, north, and east, and a detector at MP 386.1, as the line turns east-northeast, with speed limit 60-55 from MP 385.9 to 382.5, past the 6,301 ft. siding on the east side at Gifford (MP 384.8-383.4), where a line once left to the east and the main line turns northeast, Wyandotte,  and the 6,010 ft. siding on the east side at Traskwood (MP 378.5-377.1). The line turns north-northeast, past a detector at MP 373.9 and the 11,126 ft. siding on the east side at Haskell (MP 373.7-371.4), and northeast at Saline Junction (MP 370.3), where Two Main Tracks (still CTC) begin, past additional track at Benton (MP 368.7), Sheridan Junction (MP 368.3), where MoPac lines once left to the west and southeast, a Rock Island line once left to the east, and a short line once headed north to Salem, the 5,405 ft. siding on the east side at Bauxite Junction (MP 365.3-364.2), where a spur to Bauxite heads away south and the speed limit drops to 70-60, and then to 60-50 at MP 363.3, as the line turns due east past additional track on the west side at Bryant (MP 362.7), north-northeast and then northeast again.

The speed limit returns to 75-60 at MP 361.1, there are crossovers at Alexander (MP 358.9), detectors at MP 358.6, the speed limit is 60-50 between MP 357.7 and 357.3, there is additional track at Arkansas Container Corporation (MP 357.1), on the east side at Enmar (MP 356.7) and at Arkansas Power and Light (MP 356.5), on the west side at AG (MP 356.3), where the speed limit drops to 70-60 as far as MP 355.9, at Mabelville (MP 355.0), and at Arkansas Power and Light  (MP 353.4), and on the east side at Sterling Stores (MP 352.3). There are crossovers at Ensign (MP 351.7), where the speed limit drops to 50 mph until MP 351.2, where it rises to 60 mph, and spurs into the Twentieth Century Industrial Park on the east side at Vogels (MP 351.0). There is an industrial spur on the west side where the track turns north, the speed limit drops to 40 mph at MP 347.4, a former Rock Island line trails in on the east side at LR Junction (MP 347.3), and once continued alongside on the east side past the CRIP 10th Street Station.

The speed limit falls to 30 mph at MP 346.5, and the line turns northeast to the Little Rock Amtrak Station, on its own track on the east side between MP 345.9 and 345.6 with crossovers at both ends, during which the former Rock Island line from the west, along the south bank of the Arkansas River, trails in from the northwest, onto the main tracks across from the station. There was once a connector in the west quadrant and a loop in the north quadrant that crosses the main line at grade and entered the passenger station from the northeast.