Fordyce & Princeton Railroad Company F&P #265

Nature of Firm

F&P operates freight service from a connection with UP at Fordyce to Crossett, AR (57 miles). F&P connects with Arkansas Louisiana & Mississippi Railroad (ALM) at Crossett, AR and provides haulage for ALM between Crossett and UP’s connection at Fordyce. Traffic consists of lumber and paper products.

History

The F&P was incorporated February 25, 1890 and opened a narrow gauge line from Fordyce to Toan, AR (9.4 miles). The line was converted to standard gauge in October 1907. Additional spurs were operated from Cynthiana to Trigg (6 miles), and the Bryants spur (11 miles). By 1962 the company had been reduced to 1.14 mile switching line at Fordyce. Then the Rock Island was abandoned and the company acquired the Rock Island line to Crossett. Service started in January 1981. The F&P had been owned by the Georgia Pacific Corporation from 1963 until GP sold the line to Genesee & Wyoming, Inc in March 2004.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Fordyce & Princeton Railroad Company
P.O. Box 757
Crossett, AR 71635

Phone870-364-9002
Fax870-364-4521
Web Site

www.gwrr.com

Contacts

Ryan Richardson
General Manager
Office phone: 501-844-4444, ext. 201
870-613-7499

Ryan Atkins
Email: ryan.atkins@gwrr.com
Office phone: 501-844-4444, ext. 205
Cell phone: 904-442-4906

Charlie Booth
Mgr. of Operations
Email: cbooth@gwrr.com
Office phone: 870-364-9002
Cell phone: 870-515-6326

Company AffiliationGenesee & Wyoming, Inc.
Interchange PointsFordyce, AR
Agreement TypeInterline Settlement Carrier
Provides haulage between UP and ALM
Information Exchange MethodRMI