Huron & Eastern

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Huron & Eastern History

  • AAR Reporting Marks - HESR, SGVY & former Central Michigan CMGN
  • Owned by Genessee & Wyoming, formerly Rail America
  • Interchanges rail traffic with Canadian National and Great Lakes Central in Durand, Lake State Railway in Bay City and Saginaw, and Mid Michigan in Paines.

Huron & Eastern Trains

Symbol Origin/Base Destination/Turn Location Frequency Notes
701 Durand Bay City Mon-Fri
702 Bay City Durand Mon-Fri
703 Bay City Midland Mon-Fri Nights
704 Midland Bay City Mon-Fri Nights
740 Bay City Saginaw Mon-Fri Local
767 Durand Durand Mon-Fri Durand Yard job and Owosso local
770 Bay City Durand Varies Coal & Grain extras as needed
771 LSRC/SBS Saginaw Yard Auburn Varies Grain extra
800 Vassar Saginaw Mon-Sat
805 Varies Saginaw Varies Grain extra
810
820

Huron & Eastern Locomotives

Number Model Year Built Paint Scheme Heritage Notes
HESR 2026 GP38-3 1969 G&W w/ HESR Logos Ex CMGN 8004, B&O 3720 Built as a GP40, rebuilt by Helm Pacific into GP38AC for CMGN in 1988
HESR 2028 GP38-2 1982 CMGN Gray & Red Scheme Ex-CMGN 2014, Devco Mining 227
HESR 2107 GP38-2 1972 G&W w/ HESR Logos Ex-NS 5029, Chopped Nose
HESR 2144 GP38-2 1974 Will Have G&W w/ HESR Logos Ex-NS 5112, SOU 5112, Chopped nose, currently undergoing rebuild at MEI
HESR 2145 GP38-2 G&W w/ HESR Logos Ex-NS Chopped Nose
HESR 3036 GP40-2LW 1976 CMGN Black Ex-HESR 9712, CMGN 9712, CN 9654
HESR 3037 GP40-2LW 1974 HESR Black Ex-WGCR 9519, CN 9519 Arrived in 2012
HESR 3038 GP40-2LW 1975 G&W w/ HESR Logos Ex-KXHR 9580, YVRR 9580, CN 9580 Repainted from RA Black Scheme Late 2013
HESR 3390 SD40-2 1972 G&W w/MQT Logos ex-GLLX 3002, CP 5638 Reassigned to HESR from MQT Apr-2016; to HESR Reporting Marks Q2-2016
HESR 3391 SD40-2 1974 G&W w/MQT Logos ex-GLLX 3003, CP 5803 Reassigned from MQT to HESR Feb-2015; To HESR Reporting Marks Q1-2016
HESR 3414 SD40-2 1979 G&W w/HESR Logos ex-LTEX 3280, nee UP 3280. Built as MKT 616 Arrived on HESR 9/2018
HESR 3484 SD40M-2 1966 G&W w/HESR Logos Ex-HESR 2661 nee UP 2661, built as SP SD45 9130, rebuilt by MKM Repainted June 2017
HESR 3485 SD40M-2 1966 G&W w/HESR Logos Ex-HESR 2668 nee UP 2668, built as ACL SD45 1025, rebuilt by MKM Repainted June 2017
HESR 3865 GP38-2 1976 Rail America Red, White & Blue Ex-Rock Island 4352, P&LE 2058
HESR 3866 GP38-2 1976 Rail America Red, White & Blue Ex-Rock Island 4353, P&LE 2059
HESR 3867 GP38-2 1976 Rail America Red, White & Blue Ex-Rock Island 4354, P&LE 2060
HESR 3868 GP38-2 1976 Rail America Red, White & Blue Ex-Rock Island 4355, P&LE 2057

Former Huron & Eastern Locomotives

Number Model Year Built Heritage Disposition Notes
SGVY 998 SW1200 Reportedly sold to The Andersons
SGVY 999 SW12 Sold to Adrian and Blissfield, now ADBF 1223.
CMGN 2001 B30-7AB Ex-BN 4054 Retired and sold
CMGN 2002 B30-7AB Ex-BN 4058 Retired and sold
HESR 1721 GP9 Ex-NKP 801, NW 2801, DME 1471, MNN 1471 Scrapped May 2016 in Bay City
HESR 2027 GP38 Ex - Gulf Mobile and Ohio 815, NECR 3852
HESR 2029 GP38AC Ex-C&O 4824, GSWR 3837, GSWR 5124, CORP 3838 To Metro East Industries, East St. Louis, IL
HESR 3034 GP40-2LW 1974 G&W w/ OTVR Logos Ex-TPW 5054, CN 9475 Arrived Oct-2014 from OTVR. Returned to OTVR in 2018.
HESR 3044 GP40 G&W w/ ISRR Logos Reassigned from ISRR to HESR Feb-2015 Given HESR cab marks in late 2015
HESR 3045 GP40 G&W w/ ISRR Logos Reassigned from ISRR to HESR Feb-2015 Given HESR cab marks in late 2015
HESR 4065 B30-7AB Ex-BN 4065 Retired and sold
HESR 5086 C30-7 Ex-BN 5086 Retired, Scrapped at Bay City, MI September 2013
HESR 5175 C30-7 Ex-ATSF 8132, BNSF 5175, CMGN 5175 Retired, Scrapped at Bay City, MI September 2013
HESR 5492 B30-7 Ex-BN 5492, SLSF 870 Retired, Scrapped at Bay City, MI September 2013
HESR 8802 GP38AC Ex-B&O 3718, CMGN 8802 sent off to another G&W road.
CMGN 8903 U23B Ex-MP Retired and sold
CMGN 8905 U23B Ex-MP Retired, Scrapped at Bay City, MI September 2013


Huron and Eastern Customers (2019)

Customer Location Receives/Ships Notes
Mill St. Elevator/Warehouse Akron Boxcars Inactive shipper?
Cooperative Elevator Co. Akron Covered Hoppers
Labudde Group Akron Covered Hoppers Inactive shipper?
Auburn Bean & Grain/The Andersons Auburn Covered Hoppers
Ittner Bean & Grain Auburn Covered Hoppers
ADM Edible Bean Elevator Arthur Covered Hoppers/Boxcars
Advanced Micronutrient Products Arthur Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Cooperative Elevator Co. (Fertilizer?) Bad Axe Tank Cars
Michigan Sugar Company Bay City Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Sequin Lumber Bay City Centerbeam Flatcars Inactive shipper?
Wallace Stone Plant Bay Port Hoppers
Nutrien Ag Solutions Brown City Covered Hoppers
Tri State Forest Products Buena Vista Centerbeam Flatcars
Timber Roots Lumber Buena Vista Centerbeam Flatcars Inactive shipper?
Flint Recycling/Georgetown Logistics Buena Vista Gondolas
RA Specification Buena Vista Boxcars Inactive shipper?
POET Biorefining (Ethanol) Caro Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Michigan Sugar Company Caro Tank Cars Inactive shipper?
Michigan Sugar Company Carrollton Tank Cars
Gavilon Grain Carrollton Covered Hoppers
Michigan Sugar Company Croswell Tank Cars/Covered Hoppers
Helena Chemical Croswell Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Tower Automotive Elkton Boxcars/Gondolas Inactive shipper?
Cooperative Elevator Company (Downtown) Elkton Covered Hoppers
Farmers Cooperative Grain Company Elkton Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator Company (Eastside) Elkton Covered Hoppers/Boxcars/Tank Cars
Consumers Energy Essexville Coal Hoppers
Saginaw Bay Fertilizer Essexville Covered Hoppers Jointly served with LSRC.
ADM Edible Bean Fairgrove Covered Hoppers Inactive shipper?
Cooperative Elevator Company (Fertilizer) Fairgrove Covered Hoppers Inactive shipper?
Star of the West Milling Gera Covered Hoppers
Star of the West Milling Gilford Covered Hoppers Inactive shipper?
Midwestern BioAg Kinde Tank Cars/Covered Hoppers Inactive shipper?
ADM Edible Bean Elevator Kinde Covered Hoppers
Farmers Co-Op Grain Elevator Kinde Covered Hoppers
Michigan Agricultural Commodities (MAC) Marlette Covered Hoppers
Dow Chemical Midland Tank Cars/Covered Hoppers
Dow Corning Midland Tank Cars/Covered Hoppers
Cabot Corporation Midland Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Wilkinson Chemical Brine Well (TBA) Millington Tank Cars
Advanced Drainage Systems Owosso Covered Hoppers
Georgia-Pacific Corporation Owosso Boxcars
Woodard Furniture Owosso Boxcars Occasional shipper
Active Feed Company Pigeon Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator Downtown Elevator Pigeon Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator Bean Plant Pigeon Boxcars
Star of the West Milling (Center St. Elevator) Reese Boxcars/Covered Hoppers
Star of the West Milling (Meridian St. Elevator) Reese Covered Hoppers
Star of the West Milling (Saginaw St. Elevator) Reese Covered Hoppers/Boxcars Inactive shipper?
Quality Roasting Soybean Elevator (TBA) Reese Covered Hoppers
Star Of The West Milling Richville Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Labudde Group Richville Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator Company Ruth Covered Hoppers
Central Warehouse Saginaw Boxcars Inactive shipper?
Bayside Best Beans Sebewaing Boxcars
Michigan Sugar Company Sebewaing Tank Cars/Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator Company Sebewaing Covered Hoppers
Gemini Plastics Ubly Covered Hoppers
ADM Edible Bean Elevator Ubly Covered Hoppers
M.A.C. Sand Sales Vassar Covered Hoppers Inactive shipper?
Lafarge North America Zilwaukee Covered Hoppers
Gavilon Grain Zilwaukee Covered Hoppers
Sargent Docks & Terminal/Michigan Materials Zilwaukee Covered Hoppers

Huron & Eastern (HESR) Frequencies

Frequency AAR Channel Notes
161.355 83 Dispatcher
160.440 22 Road and Yard
161.280 78 Road
161.310 80 Yard
160.380 18 FCC Base & Mobile
161.400 86 FCC Base & Mobile

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