Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company AM #906

Nature of Firm

AM operates freight service from Fort Smith, AR to Monnett, MO (139.5 miles). AM makes connections with the UP at Van Buren, AR, KCS at Fort Smith, AR, and with BNSF at Monnett, MO. Seasonal excursion trains operate between Springdale, Van Buren and Winslow, AR. AM leases and operates 3.2 miles of track in Van Buren (known as “the Bottoms”) from UP. AM also provides haulage of UP traffic between Van Buren and FT Smith. Traffic includes grain and feed supplements, paper products, sand, plastic, food products, scrap steel, lumber, aluminum and bauxite.


The line from Ft. Smith to Monnett was part of a route built by the St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas Railway between 1880 and 1882. The company was affiliated with the St Louis-San Francisco (SLSF). By 1887 the line extended to the coal fields at Paris, TX and was SLSF’s main route to Texas until 1902 when the Tulsa line was completed. SLSF discontinued passenger service on the line in 1965 and was merged into Burlington Northern in November, 1980. The AM was incorporated March 10, 1977 and took over from the BN on September 1, 1986.  In July 2000, AM leased “the Bottoms” and provided haulage for UP.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company
306 E. Emma Avenue
Springdale, AR 72764

Phone 479-751-8600
Fax 479-751-2225
Web Site
Contacts Brent McCready
President & CEO

Jim Seratt
Vice President - Marketing
(479) 790-5154
Company Affiliation Private
Interchange Points Van Buren, AR
Agreement Type Interline Settlement Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI