De Queen & Eastern Railroad Company DQE #200

Nature of Firm

The DeQueen & Eastern Railroad ("DQE") and Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern ("TOE") Railroad are two connecting railroads that operate as one over a total of 91 track miles in southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas. The DQE/TOE interchanges with BNSF via the Kiamichi Railroad at Valliant, Oklahoma; the Kansas City Southern in DeQueen, Arkansas; and the Union Pacific at Perkins, Arkansas.


The company was incorporated September 22, 1900. It opened from De Queen to Provo, AR in 1903 and to Dierks, AR in September 1906. The entire line was opened by 1921 except for the final ten miles into Perkins which opened in 1957. Passenger service was discontinued in 1948. In 2011, the DQE was purchased by Patriot Rail from Weyerhaeuser.

Company Information

Web Site
Company Affiliation Patriot Rail Company LLC
Interchange Points Perkins, AR
Agreement Type Interline Settlement Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI