Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company, Inc. WTJR #899

Nature of Firm

WTJR operates freight service from a connection with BNSF (and UP via trackage rights over BNSF) at Wichita Falls, TX to a connection with BNSF and Farmrail at Altus, OK (77.6 miles). Another connection is made with Grainbelt at Frederick, OK.  A second disconnected line runs from a connection with UP at Waurika, OK to Walters, OK (24 miles). Traffic includes grain, fertilizer, gypsum board, sand, soda ash and chemicals used in glass manufacturing.

History

The Altus line is a former Missouri-Kansas-Texas branch built by the Wichita Falls & Northwestern Railway between 1906 and 1909.  WF&NW came under control of MKT by 1912. The Oklahoma trackage on the Altus line is owned by the State of Oklahoma. The Walters line is a former Rock Island line built around 1900. When the RI failed, the Walters branch was acquired by the State of Oklahoma and leased to MKT then UP. Short line service started January 14, 1991.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Wichita, Tillman & Jackson Railway Company, Inc. 
700 Jefferson
Wichita Falls, TX 76304

Phone 940-723-1852
Fax 940-723-0071
Web Site www.rqpc.com
Contacts

Martin Cicalla
General Manager - Wichita Falls

Scott Traylor
Executive VP of Business Development
Phone 817-737-5885

Company Affiliation Rio Grande Pacific Corporation
Interchange Points Waurika, OK and Wichita Falls, TX
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI