Henderson Overton Branch HOB #658

Nature of Firm

The HOB operates 14 miles from Overton, TX to Henderson, TX. HOB serves as the rail carrier for the Rusk County Rail District which owns all rights to the corridor. The primary commodities on the line are outbound forest products and inbound drilling commodities. The HOB has the ability to transload most products.


The Rusk County Rural Rail District purchased the Henderson Industrial Lead from Union Pacific in May 2010. The HOB, owned by the Blacklands Railroad, acquired the contract to operate the line and began operations on June 24, 2010.

Company Information

Mailing Address Henderson Overton Branch
c/o The Blacklands Railroad
641 Church Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Phone 903-439-0738
Fax 903-439-0809
Website www.blacklandsrailroad.com
Contacts Wayne Defebaugh
President - General Manager
Company Affiliation Private
Interchange Points Overton, TX
Agreement Type Rule 11
Information Exchange Method n/a