Adrian & Blissfield ADBF, CHS, DCON, JAIL, LIRX

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Adrian & Blissfield RR

  • Owns and operates Adrian & Blissfield, Charlotte Southern, Detroit Connecting, Jackson & Lansing, and Lapeer Industrial
  • AAR reporting marks ADBF, CHS, DCON, JAIL and LIRX
  • ADBF runs from Adrian to Blissfield and interchanges rail traffic with NS at Adrian
  • CHS operates approximately 3 miles of former Penn Central trackage in Charlotte and interchanges with CN at Charlotte
  • DCON operates south of Milwaukee Junction in Detroit along tracks formerly part of the CN Holly Subdivision and interchanges with CN at the latter's East Yard.
  • JAIL operates the former NS/Conrail Lansing Secondary from Jackson to Lansing and interchanges with CSX and CN in Lansing, and NS in Jackson
  • LIRX operates approximately 3 miles of former Penn Central trackage in Lapeer and interchanges with CN at Lapeer

Adrian & Blissfield (ADBF, CHS, DCON, JAIL, LIRX) Locomotives

Number Model Year(s) Built Notes
ADBF 836 SW900 1953 Former Checker Taxi plant switcher, Kalamazoo, MI. Built as Rock Island 836, currently assigned to DCON
ADBF 1223 SW900 1953 Built as BFC 5323, currently assigned to ADBF.
ADBF 1751 GP9 1957 Built as GTW 4545, currently assigned to JAIL
ADBF 1752 GP9 1957 Ex GTW 4554, built as CV 4554, currently assigned to ADBF.
ADBF 1755 GP9R 1957 Built as PRR 7125, currently stored inoperable in Adrian.
ADBF 1758 GP9R 1955 Built as C&O 6002, currently assigned to JAIL
ADBF 1759 GP9R 1956 Built as PRR 7093, currently assigned to ADBF.
ADBF 1760 GP9R 1955 Built as PRR 7015, currently assigned to JAIL
CHS 3 44 Tonner 1956 ex-Dansville & Mount Morris 1, last 44 ton built. Currently assigned to Charlotte Southern.
DCON 4 65 Tonner Currently assigned to DCON
DCON 9 80 Tonner Appears to have left the property, location unknown.
LIRX 5 65 Tonner Assigned to the Lapeer Industrial Railroad.
LTEX 1419 GP15-1 1979 Ex NS/Conrail, leased to JAIL. Returned to leasor in 2013.
LTEX 1443 GP15-1 1979 Ex NS/Conrail, leased to JAIL. Returned to leasor in 2013.

Jackson & Lansing Customers

Customer Location Recieves/Ships Notes
Michigan Packaging Mason Boxcars-Pulpboard
Eaton Farm Bureau Mason Tanks-Fertilizer
Americhem Mason Tanks-Lube
RSDC Holt Coil cars-Steel
Harris Rebar Lansing Gons-Rebar Ambassador Steel
Quality Dairy Company Lansing CH's-Plastic
Padnos Lansing Gons-Scrap
Alro Lansing Flats-Plate Steel

Adrian & Blissfield Customers

Customer Location Recieves/Ships Notes
W2Fuel Adrian Tanks-Biodiesel
Plastic Omnium Adrian CH's-Plastic
Omni Source Adrian Gons-Scrap
MAC Blissfield CH's-unit corn, bean, wheat
Nutrien Blissfield Tanks and CH's-Fertilizers Crop Production
Green Plains Blissfield Tanks-Ethanol and CH's-Distilled Grain

Lapeer Industrial Railroad Customers

Customer Location Recieves/Ships Notes
Lapeer Industries Lapeer Tanks
Delta Faucet Company Lapeer Covered Hoppers-Plastic
Various Transload Lapeer Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars

Charlotte Southern Customers

Customer Location Recieves/Ships Notes
None Charlotte

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