Mid Michigan MMRR, MS, GRE

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Mid Michigan History

  • Owned by Genessee & Wyoming, formerly owned by RailAmerica (nee Railtex)
  • Accounted as three separate railroads, but operated as one
    • Muskegon - Michigan Shore Division. Operates old MS (ex GTW and PRR) trackage around Muskegon and former CSX Fremont Subdivision from West Olive to Fremont through Muskegon. Interchanges with CSX in Holland.
    • Grand Rapids - Grand Rapids Eastern Division. Operates former GTW trackage from Grand Rapids to Lowell and a small section of former PM trackage in Lowell. Interchanges with CSX, Grand Elk and Coopersville & Marne in Grand Rapids.
    • Alma - Mid Michigan Division. Operates former PM trackage from Alma to Paines. Uses power from the HESR. Interchanges with Great Lakes Central in Alma and LSRC in Paines.

Mid Michigan Trains

Symbol Origin/Base Destination/Turn Location Frequency Notes
Muskegon Switcher Muskegon Stays in Muskegon Tues, Thurs Works on days Z627 doesn't run
Z627 Muskegon Holland (Waverly Yard) Mon-Wed-Fri Symbol used on CSX
Lowell Turn Grand Rapids Lowell Varies (usually Mon-Wed-Fri)
Alma Turn Alma Paines Varies (usually 3 days a week)

Mid Michigan (MMRR, GR, MS) Frequencies

Frequency AAR Channel Notes
161.235 75 General Operations (Grand Rapids & Muskegon Divisions)
161.520 94 General Operations (Muskegon Division)
161.145 69 General Operations (Alma Division)
160.815 47 MOW
154.600 FCC Mobiles
154.570 FCC Mobiles

Current MS, GRE & MMRR Locomotive Roster

  • Note MMRR will sometimes use HESR Power
Number Assigned to Model Built Paint History Notes
MMRR 2019 MS GP38 1970 G&W w/ MMRR logos Ex-BPRR 51/GNWR 51/CR 7862/PC 7862. First MI unit in G&W Paint. Came from BPRR after repaint 02/2013.
GR 2104 GRE GP38-2 1979 G&W w/ GR Logos Ex-CFE 3885/NREX 4619/CNW 4619 Repainted from CFE 3885 9/2017.
MMRR 2169 MMRR GP38-2 1973 G&W w/ MMRR Logos Ex-NS 5298/CR 8106/PC 8106 Arrived 12/2020.
MMRR 2170 MS GP38-2 1973 G&W w/ MMRR Logos Ex-NS 5295/CR 8100/PC 8100 Arrived 10/5/2020.

Past Mid Michigan (MMRR, GR, MS) Locomotives

Number Model Year Built Assigned to Unit History Deposition
LUN 16 SW8 1952 MS Ex-LUN 16. Leased to MS between 1993-1994. Sold to PREX and operates today as PREX 16 on the Kendallville Terminal.
MMRR 24 GP9 1958 GR Ex-CCH 24/CCH 1947/BN 1947/NP 368. Sold in 2016 to International Paper, Franklin, VA.
SCXY 104 GP7u 1952 MMRR Ex-SCXY 104/HESR 104/HESR 2064/ATSF 2064/ATSF 2719. Parts unit for MMRR 24. Scrapped in Greenville in 2007.
MMRR 177 GP9 1960 MMRR Ex-IWRR 177/QCM 51/QCM 1. Transferred to GEXR in 1991. Scrapped late 2000s.
MMRR 178 GP9 1960 MMRR Ex-VSRR 178/IWRR 178/QCM 53/QCM 3. Transferred to GEXR in 1991. Later sold to South Central Tennessee Railroad as SCTR 900.
MMRR 179 GP9 1960 MS Ex-IWRR 179/QCM 55/QCM 5. Left property in 2011. Last seen on Minnesota Northern. Current status unknown.
MS 180 GP9 1960 MS Ex-MMRR 180/IWRR 180/QCM 56/QCM 6. Scrapped July 2012 in Muskegon.
MMRR 618 GP9 1956 MMRR Ex-B&O 6618/BO 3425. Transferred to VS, parted out mid 1990s
MS 1077 RS3 1955 MS Ex-DM 1077/LIRR 1553. Sold to OHCR in 1994. Now at Age of Steam Roundhouse.
MMRR 1216 SW1200 1964 MS Ex-MS 73/KCT 73. Left MS on 8/12/17. Now RLIX 1216 at a switching contract in La Porte, Texas.
SOR 1367 SW1200RS 1960 GR Ex-RLK 1367/CN 1367. Arrived 9/2005. Ran a handful of times before being sold to MPI in 2009. Rebuilt into a Genset, GMTX 7000.
HESR 2025 GP38 1967 MS Ex-CORP 3826/CSXT 2057/C&O 3857. Repainted from RA Scheme 5-20-14. Had electrical rebuilt 1-2017. Transferred to Bay Line RR 4/2021.
MMRR 2057 GP38 1970 MS, GRE Ex-GR 3839/GR 5106/CSXT 2106/ BO 4806. Repaint from GR 3839 to MMRR 2057 on 5/25/14. Reassigned from GRE to MQT 3/2020.
MMRR 3836 GP38 1967 MMRR, MS, GR Ex-MMRR 5080/CSX 2080/CO 3880. Reassigned to BPRR in 2013, now PBVR GP38-3 2039. On long term lease from Residco Leasing.
MQT 2042 GP38-2 1972 GR Ex-MQT 2006/GMTX 2188/LLPX 2333/UP 459/UP 1959/EMDX 825/CR 8025/PC 8025 Was reassigned to GRE while CFE 3885 was repainted at MQT shops. Also again from 11/2020 to 01/2021.
KRR 3801 GP35M 1965 MS Ex-MP 2600/MP 2008/MP 630. Reassigned to KRR in 2013.
KRR 3803 GP35M 1964 MS Ex-MP 2607/MP 2513/TP 2513/TP 613. Reassigned to TPW in 2013. Now OHCR 2072.
KRR 3805 GP35M 1964 GR, MS Ex-MP 2561/TP 2547/CEI 664/CEI 256. Suffered severe electrical fire 4/2017. Sold to LTEX as #2517. Being rebuilt by American Motive Power.
HESR 3868 GP38-2 1976 MMRR Ex-HESR 3868/HESR 204/PLE 2057/CRIP 4352. Traded to MEI in 2021 for MMRR 2169. Now ECRX 2004.
MMRR 5967 GP9 1955 MMRR Ex-CO 5967. Transferred to CBNS in 1996. Scrapped late 2000s.
MMRR 6515 GP9 1957 MMRR Ex-BO 6515. Left MMRR in early 1990s. Scrapped 2003.
MMRR 6541 GP9 1957 MMRR Ex-BO 6541. Transferred to GSWR in 1990. Scrapped late 1990s.

Mid Michigan Customers (Alma (MMRR))

Customer Location Company Description Receives/Ships Notes
Michigan Paving & Materials Alma Asphalt Materials Tank Cars (Inbound Petroleum By-Products) Formerly Terry Materials.
DuBar Drilling Fluids St. Louis Drilling Fluids Tank Cars (Inbound Clay Water) Formerly Mustang Mud.
Michigan Chloride St. Louis Liquid Calcium Chloride Tank Cars (Outbound Chloride Brine)
TimacAgro - A&E Ag St. Louis Fertilizer & Salt Supplier Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars
Bear Truss St. Louis Lumber & Wood Products Centerbeam Flatcars (Inbound Lumber)
MAC Elevator (Downtown) Breckenridge Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers (Outbound Grain) Inactive.
MAC Elevator Breckenridge Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers (Outbound Unit Grain Trains)
Nutrien Ag Solutions Breckenridge Fertilizer Products Covered Hoppers (Inbound Fertilizer)
MAC Elevator Wheeler Bean Elevator Boxcars (Outbound Edible Beans)
The Andersons Hemlock Grain Elevator & Fertilizer Supplier Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars (Outbound Grain/Inbound Nitrogen Solution)

Grand Rapids Eastern Customers (GRE)

Customer Location Company Description Receives/Ships Notes
Precision Poly Grand Rapids Plastic Food Packaging Covered Hoppers (Inbound Plastic Pellets)
Amway Ada Consumer Care Products Covered Hoppers/Tanks (Inbound Misc. Ingredients)
King Milling Lowell Flour Mill Covered Hoppers (Inbound Grain)

Michigan Shore Muskegon (MS)

Customer Location Company Description Receives/Ships Notes
Webb Chemical Muskegon Chemical Distributor Tank Cars (Inbound Chemicals)
Charah Solutions Muskegon Fly Ash Transload Covered Gondolas (Outbound Fly Ash) Moving fly ash from closed B.C. Cobb to landfill in Essexville. 18 month project.
Brinks Terminal North Muskegon Liquid Fertilizer Terminal Tank Cars (Inbound Liquid Fertilizer)
BASF North Muskegon Herbicide Products Tank Cars (Inbound Chemicals) Former Bayer Crop Science. Expected to close by July 2021.
Nugent Sand Berry Junction Sand Loading Terminal 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Outbound Sand)
Ceres Solutions Fremont Fertilizer Supplier & Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars (Inbound Liquid Fertilizer & Potash/Outbound Grain)
Tri-State Lumber Fremont Lumber Transload Boxcars (Inbound Lumber)
Viking Forest Products Fremont Lumber Transload Centerbeam Flatcars (Inbound Lumber)

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