We Make Freight Our Business

The Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (A & M) was established in 1986 as a Class III Railroad operating a 150 mile route from Monett, Missouri to Fort Smith, Arkansas.  The home office is located in Springdale, Arkansas; major operations are based there and Fort Smith.  The company provides freight service to customers along its route and excursion passenger service between Springdale and Van Buren/Fort Smith.  A & M interchanges traffic with three Class I railroads:  Burlington Nothern Santa Fe (BNSF), Kansas City Southern (KCS), and the Union Pacific (UP), as well as the Fort Smith Railroad (FSR).  All lines are rated at 286,000 lbs and cleared for double-stack rail cars, and main lines feature continous welded rail.

The  A & M extends its customer reach through collaboration with other Class I and short line railroads across the United States, Canada and Mexico.  The A & M enables seamless water-based intermodal options through A & M-served river ports in Van Buren and Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Port operators there provide a varietyalco of storage, inspection, transload, packaging and other logistics services.

The A & M's sister compnay Ozark Transmodal, Inc., (OTI) provides transloading and trucking operations in Gateway, Springdale, and Fort Smith, Arkansas.  OTI provides a wide range of transloading services for various types of commodities, inbound and outbound,  for customers who do not have direct access to rail or need storage of inventory.  OTI and A & M provide seven acres of outside inventory space and 40,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in Fort Smith, with outside storage available at Springdale and Gateway. The Fort Smith warehouse features a plastics logistics operation which includes packaging and blending capabilites, the only such facility in the region.

In addition, A & M serves a broad array of high-quality transload, warehouse and logistics partners specializing in a variety of commodities and services, including temperature-controlled storage and transportation, dry and liquid bulk trucking, specialty metals handling and food grade, bonded warehousing.  Combined with flexible rail transportation, these logistics partners allow us to handle virtually any product in an efficient manner customized to fit product requirements.

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Achieving High Performance
In a safe and efficient manner

The A & M is a multiple award winner of the American Short Line and Regional Association Jake Award for safety.  In 2006 the A & M was awarded with the Short Line Association Marketing Award.

Memberships include:

  • American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
  • Local Railroad of Arkansas, Inc.
  • Operation Lifesaver (rail-highway and pedestrain safety organization)
  • Local and regional Chambers of Commerce

Contact Marketing at 479.725-4005 or 479-790-5154 to learn more about the full line of freight services available, or email us.