Mid Michigan Railroad

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JoJames
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Mid Michigan Railroad

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What can operating pattern and customer base does the railroad have?

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AARR
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Re: Mid Michigan Railroad

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Primarily an agriculture base with a few other types of customers. They usually start from the engine house in Alma two or three days a week. Maybe more when there is a lot of grain to ship.
Hemlock – Andersons: inbound fertilizer & outbound corn, soybeans, & wheat (large capacity)
Wheeler – Michigan Agricultural Commodities: outbound seed (bagged)
Breckenridge – Crop Production Services: inbound fertilizer
Breckenridge – Michigan Agricultural Commodities: outbound corn, soybeans, & wheat (one of the largest in MI)
Breckenridge – Suburban Propane: inbound propane (used to be steady shipper when operated by Northwest but now seems sporadic)
Breckenridge - Michigan Agricultural Commodities: outbound beans (bagged & bulk)
St. Louis – Bear Truss & Fertilizer: inbound fertilizer, lumber & salt
St. Louis – Du Bar Drilling Fluids: inbound drilling fluid
Alma – MI Paving & Materials: inbound asphalt (used to be steady shipper when operated by Terry Materials but now seems sporadic)
Alma – Padnos Iron & Metal: outbound scrap metal (used to be steady shipper when operated by Alma Iron & Metal but now they are not using rail)
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SD80MAC
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Re: Mid Michigan Railroad

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They run at least 3 days a week, sometimes more if they have a grain train to load. Here’s all of the info we have: http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/M ... R,_MS,_GRE
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Thanks for the replies

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Re: Mid Michigan Railroad

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SD80MAC wrote:They run at least 3 days a week, sometimes more if they have a grain train to load. Here’s all of the info we have:
http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/M ... R,_MS,_GRE
Nice list!

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