RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT IN OK AND AR – DEQUEEN & EASTERN RAILROAD
Photo by Louisiana Rail Productions
The DeQueen & Eastern Railroad (DQE) are two connecting railroads that operate as one over a total of 91 track miles in southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas. The DQE interchanges with BNSF via the Kiamichi Railroad at Valliant, Oklahoma; the Kansas City Southern in DeQueen, Arkansas; and the UP at Perkins, Arkansas.
The DQE owns a car repair facility, a fully equipped wheel shop and a locomotive repair shop in DeQueen, Arkansas. Both facilities are equipped with overhead cranes and the locomotive shop is also equipped with a pit and traction motor turntable. There is a maintenance of way building located in DeQueen that has an equipment repair shop with overhead crane, pit, wash and service area. In Valliant, Oklahoma, there is a maintenance of way equipment repair facility with a wash area and storage, and an open car repair shed with two tracks under roof with capacity for 4 cars and a ready track that will hold 6 cars.
DeQueen & Eastern RR’s Map
BNSF @ Valliant, Oklahoma; UP at Perkins, Arkansas; and KCS at DeQueen, Arkansas
Primary Commodities Handled:
Pulpboard, plywood chips, corn, stone, paper, soybeans and chemicals
PRC 9004 FSC (eff. 03-01-15)
September 2022 Fuel Surcharge (FSC) – $0.88 per mile
October 2022 Fuel Surcharge (FSC) – $0.76 per mile
DeQueen and Eastern Railroad
412 E. Lockesburg Street
DeQueen, AR 71832
Phone: (870) 642-1422
Fax: (870) 642-1368