Mid Michigan MMRR, MS, GRE

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Mid Michigan History

  • AAR Reporting Marks - MMRR, GR & MS
  • Owned by Genessee & Wyoming, formerly owned by RailAmerica/Railtex
  • Accounted as three separate railroads, but operated as one
    • Muskegon - Michigan Shore Division. Operates old MS (ex GTW) 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. Also operated former GTW trackage from Lowell to Ionia and former PM trackage from Lowell to Greenville, both of which have been abandoned. 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 HESR and Saginaw Bay Southern in Paines.

Mid Michigan Trains

Symbol Origin/Base Destination/Turn Location Frequency Notes
Muskegon Switcher Muskegon Stays in Muskegon Mon, Wed, Fri Works on days Z627 doesn't run
Z627 Muskegon Holland (Waverly Yard) Tues, Thurs Daytime Symbol used on CSX
Lowell Turn Grand Rapids Lowell Varies (usually Mon-Wed-Fri) Z634 on CSX
Alma Turn Alma Paines Varies (usually 3 days a week)

Current MS, GRE & MMRR Locomotive Roster

Number Assigned to Model Built Paint History Notes
MMRR 2019 MS GP38 1970 G&W w/ MMRR Logos ex-BPRR 51 / CR 7862 / PC 7862 First MI unit in G&W Paint, from BPRR after repaint Feb-13. Assigned to MS in Muskegon
GR 2104 GRE GP38-2 1979 G&W w/GR logos ex-CFE 3885 / CNW 4619 Assigned to GRE in Grand Rapids. Repainted 9/17
  • Note MMRR uses HESR Power

Past Mid Michigan (MMRR, GR, MS) Locomotives

Number Model Year Built Assigned to Unit History Deposition
MMRR 24 GP9 1958 GR ex-CC&H 24 / BN 1947 / NP 368 Sold to International Paper Co. Franklin, VA in 2016
MMRR 179 GP9 1960 MS ex-QCM 5 Left property in 2011, Last seen on Minnesota Northern
MS 180 GP9 1960 MS ex-MMRR 180 / QCM 6 Scrapped July 2012
MMRR 1216 SW1200 1964 MS Ex-MS 73, nee-KCT 73 Reassigned to a southern G&W road. Left MS 8/12/17
MMRR 2057 GP38 1970 MS ex-GR 3839, GR 5106, CSXT 2106, BO 4806 Repaint from GR 3839 to MMRR 2057 [5-25-14] Assigned to MS in Muskegon
MMRR 3836 GP38 1967 MS, GR ex-MMRR 5080 / CSXT 2080 / CO 3880 Reassigned to CVRR in 2013
MQT 2042 GP38-2 1972 GR ex-GMTX 2188 / LLPX 2333 / UP 459 Had been temporarily reassigned to GRE while CFE 3885 is repainted on MQT
KRR 3801 GP35M MS ex MoPAC Reassigned to KRR in 2013
KRR 3803 GP35M MS ex MoPAC, deturboed GP35 Reassigned to TPW in 2013
KRR 3805 GP35M 1964 GR, MS ex-KRR 2605, MP 2605 Severe electrical fire in 4/2017, slated for scrap on ISRR

Mid Michigan (MMRR, GR, MS) Frequencies

Frequency AAR Channel Notes
161.235 75 General Operations (Grand Rapids and 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

Mid Michigan Customers (Alma (MMRR) Division)

Customer Location Recieves/Ships Notes

Mid Michigan Customers (Grand Rapids (GRE) Division)

Customer Location Receives/Ships Notes
Poly Precision Grand Rapids CHs - Plastic Pellets
Amway Ada CHs, Tanks - Misc ingredients inbound
King Milling Lowell CHs - Grain inbound

Google Map

Mid Michigan Customers (Muskegon (MS) Division)

Customer Location Receives/Ships Notes
Brinks Refinery N. Muskegon Tank Cars Receives inbound nitrogen solution
Groenleer Hardware Ferrysburg Covered Hoppers Inbound Fertilizer
Shape Co. Spring Lake Boxcars Ships roller-formed automobile bumpers from the Bay Logistics Warehouse
Bay Logistics Spring Lake Boxcars Receives and stores inbound newsprint for area newspapers
Nugent Sand Muskegon 2 Bay Covered Hoppers
Webb Chemical Muskegon Tank Cars Receive numerous types of chemicals
Bayer Crop Science N. Muskegon Tank Cars More than AARR would expect
Fremont Co-op Elevator Fremont Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars Receives nitrogen solution, ships grain

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