Moving Freight

Is What We Do

 As the only shortline East of Dallas, we are the gateway to DFW.

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Did You Know?

Between 2014 and 2040 freight moving in Texas is projected to nearly double, from two billion tons to more than 3.75 billion tons. A state advisory committee warned that such an extreme increase could worsen an already congested state highway system and alternative modes, such as rail, will be more important than ever if the state is to remain economically competitive.

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Blacklands Railroad is a short-line railroad headquartered in Sulphur Springs, Texas. We provide freight rail service across 73 miles of the former St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) railroad between Greenville, Texas and Mt. Pleasant, Texas. The majority of this trackage is owned by NETEX, the Northeast Texas Rural Rail District, and the rest is leased from the Union Pacific Railroad. View Map…

Blacklands Carries

Blacklands Railroad can haul almost anything, some examples include: Aggregates, Coiled and Scrap Metals,  Bricks, Paper Commodities, Chemicals and Liquids, Pipe, Building Materials, Forest Products, and Lumber More…


Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another. It is most commonly employed when one mode cannot be used for the entire trip. Let us help you lower your transportation costs by utilizing the railroad for a portion of your shipment. We can help with a unique one-time shipment or ongoing daily transloading operations for your company. More…

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