Ann Arbor 1988-Present

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General Railroad Description

The Ann Arbor Railroad (Reporting Mark AA) is a Class III Railroad operated by WATCO Companies, INC. The main route traverses a distance of approximately fifty miles between Toledo, OH and Osmer, MI, with the majority travelling through flat agricultural land. However, the route does encounter a slight grade when travelling NB through Ann Arbor. There is a branch line of four miles stemming from Pittsfield, MI to Saline, MI to service a facility that manufactures automotive components. Major commodities transported on the railroad include agricultural products such as grain as well as sand, plastic products, wooden poles, and a variety of other items. The railroad serves as a bridge line, not originating many commodities, but shipping commodities originated by the Great Lakes Central Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railway, and several other railroads. Interchange traffic is most often received from the Great Lakes Central Railroad at Osmer and Norfolk Southern Railway in Milan and Toledo, but can received from the Indiana and Ohio Railway in Diann as well as the Canadian National Railway, CSX Transportation, and the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway in Toledo.

Locomotive Roster

Roster Number Builder Model Type Serial Number Build Date Extended Locomotive Notes
AA 1337 EMD GP40-3 34288 08/1968 ex-CR/PC/MKT/UP
AA 2368 EMD GP39-2 837058-10 04/1984 ex-MKT/UP
AA 2373 EMD GP39-2 837058-15 04/1984 ex-MKT/UP
GMTX 2230 EMD GP38-2 837058-15 07/1972 ex-EMDX/PC
WAMX 3879 EMD GP38 35431 10/1969 ex-PC/CR
WAMX 3927 EMD GP39-2 837058-6 04/1984 ex-MKT/UP/NEGS

Ann Arbor Customers

Customer Location Recieves/Ships Notes
Hansen-Mueller Elevator Toledo, Ohio Covered Hoppers Inbound Fertilizer & Outbound Feed & Flour
Alfa Green Supreme Toledo, Ohio Covered Hoppers Outbound Alfalfa Fertilizer & Pellets
Libbey Glass Toledo, Ohio Covered Hoppers Inbound Ash, Cullet, Lime & Silica
Arc Terminal Toledo, Ohio Tank Cars Inbound Aviation Fuel, Biodiesel, Distillates, Ethanol, & Gasoline
Chrysler/Ford/General Motors Auto Ramps Toledo, Ohio Autoracks Automobile loading
Hometown Foods (formerly Smucker's) Toledo, Ohio Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars Inbound Dry & Liquid Sweeteners
Laskey Road Transload Toledo, Ohio Tank Cars Various
Viking Paper Toledo, Ohio Boxcars Inbound Paper Rolls (active?)
Clean Tech Inc. Dundee, Michigan Covered Hoppers Outbound Recycled Plastic Pellets
Dundee Transload Dundee, Michigan Tank Cars Located on the FCA Engine Plant spur.
FCA Dundee Engine Plant Dundee, Michigan Boxcars Outbound Engines (active?)
CRH Cement Terminal Dundee, Michigan Covered Hoppers Inbound Cement

Railroad Frequencies

Frequency AAR Channel General Description
161.355 83 General Operations
161.490 92 Ottawa Yard

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