Safe. Efficient. Customer focused.
At Blacklands Railroad, we pride ourselves on providing best-in-class, on-demand customer service. In our over 20 years in business, our team has grown to include experts across the railroad industry. In addition to our 24/7 rail switching operations, we work with you to provide rail transportation solutions that will take your business to the next level. We offer a wide range of services including rail and truck transloading, rail car storage, locomotive repair, rail car repair, and contract switching.
The Blacklands Railroad began operations in 1999 on an abandoned Southern Pacific rail line that stretched from Mt. Pleasant, Texas to Greenville, Texas. In 2010, Blacklands Railroad expanded to operate another shortline, The Henderson-Overton Branch (HOB), that stretched from Overton, Texas to Henderson, Texas. Blacklands Railroad further diversified in 2014 by creating a subsidiary, Black Gold Terminals, that specializes in transloading, contract switching, and industrial rail parks. In 2019, Blacklands opened a locomotive shop in Longview, TX along with Blacklands Locomotive Services to provide repair and maintenance services to locomotive owners at a great value. To top it off, Blacklands Railroad was awarded the Short Line Railroad of the Year in 2011 by Railway Age.