West Texas & Lubbock Railway WTLC #205

Nature of Firm

WTLC operates freight service on 107 miles of trackage in western Texas. WTLC operates over two lines, one from a connection with the BNSF at Lubbock, TX to Seagraves, TX and the second from Lubbock, TX to Whiteface, TX. Traffic consists of salt cake, chemicals, industrial products, and oilfield commodities. WTLC can receive unit trains from Union Pacific and several unit train capable facilities are present.


The line to Seagraves was built by the South Plains and Santa Fe and started operating on July 1, 1918. The branch to Whiteface started operating on December 1, 1925. The company was leased to Panhandle and Santa Fe in January 1931. Santa Fe turned over the lines to the Seagraves, Whiteface and Lubbock Railroad on April 2, 1990. The West Texas and Lubbock Railroad acquired it on November 1, 1995. The company is a unit of Permian Basin Railways.

Company Information

Mailing Address

West Texas & Lubbock Railway
103 N. Steck Avenue
Wolfforth, TX 79382

Phone 806-221-3134
Fax 806-866-9990
Web Site www.iowapacific.com/

Bruce Carswell
Vice President

Company Affiliation Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC.
Interchange Points Lubbock, TX via haulage with BNSF to Amarillo, TX
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI