De Queen & Eastern Railroad Company DQE #200
Nature of Firm
DQE operates freight service from a connection with the UP at Perkins, AR to De Queen, AR (45.3 miles). Connections are made at the west end of the line with Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern (TOE) and KCS at De Queen. Traffic includes forest products, gypsum board, grain and paper.
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.
De Queen & Eastern Railroad Company
|Company Affiliation||Patriot Rail Corp|
|Interchange Points||Perkins, AR|
|Agreement Type||Interline Settlement Carrier|
|Information Exchange Method||RMI|