Indiana Northeastern

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Indiana Northeastern History

  • The Indiana Northeastern Railroad began Operations in 1992, taking over from Hillsdale County Railroad. The mainline runs from Coldwater, MI through Hillsdale, MI to Montpelier, OH.
  • The railroad operates about 105 miles of track. System Map.
  • The railroad has branches to South Milford, IN and Litchfield, MI. (The Litchfield Branch is mainly used for car storage).
  • The IN interchanges with NS in Montpelier, Ohio.
  • In 2004, IN purchased a 19 mile segment of track from RUA from Coldwater west to Sturgis where it would maintain an interchange with the Michigan Southern Railroad. Due to a lack of traffic IN applied to abandon this line in 2012.


Frequency AAR Channel Notes
161.100 66 Road & Yard
161.400 86 Dispatcher

Indiana Northeastern Locomotive Roster

Number Model Built History Year Acquired Notes
IN 1073 GP10 1956 Ex-MSRC 1073/GWRX 1073/GMSR 8167/IC 8167/IC 9167. 2004? In active service.
IN 1601 GP7 1952 Ex-HCRC 1601/SJL 2614/RDG 614. 1992 In active service.
IN 1602 GP9 1957 Ex-HCRC 1766/BN 1766/GN 693. 1992 In active service.
IN 1770 GP9 1957 Ex-HCRC 1770/BN 1770/GN 697. 1992 Stored unserviceable in Hudson. Parts source.
DOTX 2000 GP40-3 1966 Ex-ELOX 2000/DRGW 3055. 2011 In active service. Owned by US Department of Transportation and leased to INER.
IN 2185 GP30 1962 Ex-LTEX 2185/CR 2185/RDG 3617/RDG 5517. 2001 In active service.
IN 2216 GP7u 1952 Ex-IN 1500/IBCX 1500/ATSF 2216/ATSF 2746. 2005 In active service.
IN 2230 GP30 1963 Ex-LTEX 2230/CR 2230/PC 2230/PRR 2230. 2001 In active service.
IN 3084 SD40-2 1966 Ex-CITX 3084/GCFX 3084/CP 5527. 2016 In active service. First six axle purchased by the INER.
IN 3125 SD40-2 1966 Ex-MVPX 3125/CEFX 3125/SP 7409/SP 8831. 2016 In active service. Second six axle purchased by INER.
IN 5903 GP9H 1954 Ex-IN 1603/HCRC 1603/CR 7303/CUT 5903. 1992 In active service. Rebuilt by INER shops in 2017, after being stored for many years.
IBCX 4216 GP30M 1963 Ex-IBCX 4216/CSX 4216/C&O 3021. 2002 OOS and stored in Hudson. Parts source for 2185 and 2230.

Indiana Northeastern Customers

Customer Location Receives/Ships Company Description
Edon Farmers Co-Op Fertilizer Plant Edon, OH Tank Cars and CH's Fertilizer
Edon Farmers Co-Op Elevator Edon, OH Covered Hoppers Co-op elevator
Klink Trucking/Transload Ashley, IN Hoppers/Tank Cars Construction and road materials
Carper Farm Supplies (Kent Feeds) Ashley, IN Hoppers Animal feed
Strategic Materials Ashley, IN Covered Hoppers Glass and plastic recycler
Stoy Farms Ashley, IN Tank Cars Corn, soybeans, and wheat elevator
K-Tech Specialty Coatings Ashley, IN Tank Cars Asphalt preservation and de-icing product manufacturer
Omya Ashley, IN Covered Hoppers Industrial minerals
South Milford Grain South Milford, IN Covered Hoppers Grain Elevator
Edd's Supply South Milford, IN Tank Cars/Covered Hoppers Fertilizer Supplier
New Horizons Bakery Transload Fremont, IN Covered Hoppers Baking company
Letica Plastics Corporation Fremont, IN Covered Hoppers Plastic fabrication company
The Andersons Reading, MI Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers Grain elevator
OmniSource Jonesville, MI Gondolas Scrap yard
Sun Gro Horticulture Quincy, MI Covered Hoppers Horticultural company
Star of the West Milling Quincy, MI Covered Hoppers Flour mill
Union Pallet & Container Coldwater, MI Centerbeam Flatcars. Pallet supplier. Seldom gets cars. Cars are loaded on the Jay Street spur.
Sekisui Voltek Coldwater, MI Covered Hoppers Plastic fabrication company
DARPRO Solutions Coldwater, MI Tank Cars Rendering plant
Panel Processing Coldwater, MI Boxcars/Covered Hoppers Flat panel fabricator
Ceres Solutions Coldwater, MI Covered Hoppers Co-op Elevator

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