Oklahoma Short-Line Railroad Sold To Florida Corporation

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 11:58 am
By: News On 6


McCURTAIN COUNTY -- A private Florida-based company has agreed to purchase Weyerhaeuser's short-line railroad in southeastern Oklahoma.

The sale of the DeQueen and Eastern Railroad company to Patriot Rail Corporation operates a total of 87 route miles in southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas.

In a news release from Weyerhaeuser and Patriot Rail, the sale also includes the purchase of five other Weyerhaeuser short-line railroads in Washington state and Mississippi.

The six railroads currently handle about 60,000 carloads of freight a year.

The railroads serve Weyerhaeuser and International Paper mills in the four states by moving finished products to mainline railroads.

Patriot Rail is a short line and regional freight railroad holding company based in Boca Raton, Florida.