the Batesville and Brinkley depot at Auvergne was built in 1884 but blew away in the tornado of 1892. The tracks of the B&B which were laid from Brinkley north, reached Newport around 1890. Because of opposition from the Iron Mountain Railway, the B&B never reached Batesville. The Chicago Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company leased the tracks in 1904, and it came to be called the Rock Island Line.
From the James Logan Morgan, Jr. Collection.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016