Arkansas Southern Railroad (ARS) began operations on October 9, 2005.
Watco Transportation Services, Inc. (WTS) acquired the railroad from the KCS through a lease agreement.
amongst the pines of western Arkansas, the ARS
consists of 62 miles of track on two branches. The 32-mile northern branch runs
east from Heavener, OK to Waldron, AR. The southern branch is a
30-mile line running northeast from Ashdown to Nashville, AR. The ARS interchanges with the
KCS at Ashdown, AR and Heavener, OK and with the UP at Nashville.
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