West Michigan

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West Michigan History

  • AAR Reporting Marks WMI
  • Formed in 1995 after the bankruptcy of the Kalamazoo, Lakeshore, and Chicago Railroad
  • Formerly owned by Pioneer Railcorp, now owned by Hamilton Hartford Group
  • Uses locomotives from Great Lakes Locomotive (GLLX)
  • Interchanges rail traffic with CSX in Hartford
  • Currently operates trains on an as needed basis, usually 2-3 times a week

West Michigan Locomotives

Number Model Year Built Notes
GLLX 1017 T6 1969 Ex CRGX 1017 / NSR 1017
GLLX 1397 MP15AC 1976 Ex UPY 1397 / UP 1397 / MILW 442
GLLX 1416 MP15AC 1976 Ex UPY 1416 / UP 1416 / SOO 1515 / MILW 449
GLLX 1512 SW1200 1960 Ex ABRX 1512 / CRLE 1512 / GTW 1512
GLLX 2480 CF7 1956 Ex CTR 2480 / WCLR 2480 / ATSF 2480

Past West Michigan Locomotives

Number Model Year Built Notes
WJ 100 NW2 6/1949 ex-BN 425, nee-SLSF 265, Transferred to Peoria, IL
PREX 908 GP9 4/1959 Transferred to Grand Junction, TN

West Michigan Frequencies

Frequency AAR Channel Notes
161.025 61 General Operations




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