De Queen & Eastern Railroad Company DQE #200

Nature of Firm

The DeQueen & Eastern Railroad ("DQE") and Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern ("TOE") Railroad are two connecting railroads that operate as one over a total of 91 track miles in southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas. The DQE/TOE interchanges with BNSF via the Kiamichi Railroad at Valliant, Oklahoma; the Kansas City Southern in DeQueen, Arkansas; and the Union Pacific at Perkins, Arkansas.

History

The company was incorporated September 22, 1900. It opened from De Queen to Provo, AR in 1903 and to Dierks, AR in September 1906. The entire line was opened by 1921 except for the final ten miles into Perkins which opened in 1957. Passenger service was discontinued in 1948. In 2011, the DQE was purchased by Patriot Rail from Weyerhaeuser.

Company Information

Mailing Address

De Queen & Eastern Railroad Company
412 E. Lockesburg Street
De Queen, AR 71832

Phone 870-642-1422
Fax 870-642-1368
Web Site www.patriotrail.com
Contacts

Dan Freeman
General Manager
Dan.freeman@patriotrail.com

Scott Davis
Director, Business Development
Scott.davis@patriotrail.com

Stephen Gallatin
Operations Manager
870-784-4040 (cell)
Stephen.gallatin@patriotrail.com

Company Affiliation Patriot Rail Corp
Interchange Points Perkins, AR
Agreement Type Interline Settlement Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI