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Saginaw Bay Division -

Alma Subdivision Customers- All carload traffic handles by train ALM-1 based in Alma.

Wright Siding - Interchange with Northern Division
Wright Siding - Interchange with Alma and Mid-Michigan (carload traffic)
Alma - St. Louis Environmental Services - Dirty Dirt Covered Gondolas - (as needed, currently inactive) - for cleanup of St. Louis chemical plant site
Alma - Michigan Paving and Materials - Tank Cars
St. Louis -DuBar Drilling Fluids - Tank Cars
St. Louis - Michigan Chrloride - Tank Cars - Transload at Alma Yard
St. Louis - Trimac Argo - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
St. Louis - Bear Truss - Bulkhead Flats
Breckenridge - Kalmbach Feeds - Covered Hoppers
Breckenridge - Suburban Propane - Tank Cars
Breckenridge - MAC Elevator - Covered Hoppers
Breckenridge - Nutrien Ag Solutions - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Breckenridge - Michigan Sugar - Sugar Beet Transload - To be reopened in 2024
Wheeler - Mac Elevator - Bean Plant - Boxcars
Hemlock - R&R RediMix - Covered Hoppers and Open Hoppers
Hemlock -The Andersons - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars

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GLOR Update March 15th, 2024:

GLOR has reached an agreement with CSX and LSRC to purchase a short section of trackage in Carrolton. The line, which runs 1.15 miles from a connection with the GLOR mainline. The line previously served Gavilon and a Lafarge Terminal. A current propery owner is planning on using a property along the line as a transload for bulk shipments of stone, sand, and other building material.

This will add to the customers along the GLOR's

Saginaw Bay Division - Bay City Subdivision.

The current customers are:

Serviced by DUR-1
Lennon Elevator - Lennon - Covered Hoppers and Tank cars -infrequent rail user.

SAG-1
Central Watrehouse - Saginaw - Boxcars
Michigan Sugar Warehouse- Carrolton - Tank Cars, Box Cars and Covered Hoppers
Saginaw Service Transload - Carrolton - Open and Covered Hoppers - proposed customer
Gavilon Grain -Zilwaukee - Covered Hoppers
Sagrent Terminal and Docks - Zilwaukee - Covered Hoppers, Open Hoppers, Tank Cars, Flar Cars and Boxcars
LaFarge - Zilwaukee - Boxcars

BAY-2
Northern Concrete Pipe - Bay City - Flat Cars - Boxcars - Infrquent
Michigan Sugar - Bay City - Open Hoppers, Covered Hoppers, Tank Cars
Saginaw Bay Fertilizer - Exxesville -Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Sequin Lumber - Bay City - Centerbeams
Dobson Industrial - Bay City - Flat Cars and Gondolas
Bay City Liquid Transload - Bay City - Tank Cars
LSRC Interchange - Bay City - Various Interchange Traffic


Midland Subdivision

Serviced by BAY-1
Helena Precision Planting - Bay City - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Ittner Bean and Grain - Auburn - Covered Hoppers and Boxcars
ADM Edible Beans - Auburn -Covered Hoppers and Boxcars
The Answersons - Auburn - Covered Hoppers
DOW Chemical - Midland - Tank Cars -Interchange with DOW-1, DOW-2, DOW-3

DOW-1, DOW-2, DOW-3
Contract switching for DOW. Interchange with BAY-1 and LSRC in Midland

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Saginaw Bay Division -

Vassar Subdivision - includes Hargar Branch
Serviced by SAG-1
Tri-State Forest Products - Beuna Vista - Centerbeams and Boxcars
Eikenhour Roofing Supply - Buena Vista - Boxcars and Centerbeams infrquent customer


Serviced by Trains SV and VS as needed
Star of the West Milling - Gera - Covered Hoppers and Boxcars
Star of the West Transload - Gera - Covered Hoppers - Frankenmuth location rail Transload


Serviced by Train VAS-1
ICN Interchange - Clifford - Interchange with Imlay City Northern.
MAC Elevator - Marlette - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Brown City Elevator - Brown City - Covered hoppers and tank cars - infrquent customer
MAC Elevator - Brown City - Covered Hoppers
Millington Elevator and Supply - Millington - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars - infrequent customer
Wilkinson Minerals - Millington - Tank Cars
GLOR Transload - Vassar - Tank Cars, Flat Cars, Boxcars, Covered Hoppers
POET BioProcessing - Caro - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Michigan Sugar - Caro - Tank Cars, Covered Hoppers, Open Hoppers
VitaPlus - Colling - Covered Hoppers
Weber Steel-Richville - Flat Cars - unloaded from main - infrequent customer
Labudda Group - Richville - Covered Hoppers and boxcars
Star of the West - Richville - Covered Hoppers and tank cars
Bad Axes Subdivision Interchange - Reese - Interchange cars as needed with Bad Axe Subdivision.
Star of the West - Reese - Covered Hoppers and boxcars
Star of the West - Everbest Organics - Munger - Covered Hoppers and Boxcars - infrequent customer

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Saginaw Bay Division - Thumb Subdivision Customers

Serviced by Trains BAS and SBA
Peerless Steel - Saginaw - Flat Cars -infrequent customer
Flint Recycling Beuna Vista - Gondolas
Nutrien - Arthur - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
ADM Bean -Arthur - Boxcars and Covered Hoppers
Vassar Subdivision Interchange - Reese
Star of the West - Gilford - Covered Hoppers
Quality Roasting - Gilford - Covered Hoppers
Star of the West - Fairgrove - Covered Hoppers
Star of the West Bean - Fairgrove - Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator - Fairgrove - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Michigan Bean - Akron - Boxcars
Cooperative Elevator - Akron - Covered Hoppers
Lubudde Group - Akron - Boxcars
Unionville Grain and Feed - Unionville - Covered Hoppers Tank Cars
Bayside Best Beans - Sebewaing - Boxcars
Michigan Sugar - Sebewaing - Covered Hoppers, Open Hoppers, Tank Cars
Cooperative Elevator - Sebewaing - Coverd Hoppers and Tank Cars
Wallace Stone - Bayport - Open and covered Hoppers
Wallace Stone Transload - BayportWindmill components
ICN Interchange - Bayport - ICN interchange is done at Wallace Stone Yard. GLOR services Wallace Stone and leaves cars destined for Oxford on the interchange track. (ICN has trackage rights to Wallace Stone Yard).
Active Feed - Pigeon - Covered Hoppers
Huron Casting - Pigeon - Boxcars, Gondolas, Flatcars, covered hoppers
Blue Diamond Steel Casting - Pigeon - Boxcars, Gondolas, Flatcars, covered hoppers
Farmers Coop Grain - Elkton - Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator - Elkton - Covered Hoppers
Autokination - Elkton - Gondolas, flatcars and Boxcars
Cooperative Elevator - Elkton - Covered Hoppers, Tank Cars, Boxcars

Serviced by Train BX-1
Farmers Coop Grain - Kinde - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Michigan Sugar - Kinde - Open Hoppers
ADM Edible Bean - Kinde - Covered Hoppers and Boxcars
Midwestern BioAg - Kinde - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Talco Industries - Bad Axe - Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator - Bad Axe - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Regency Plastics - Ubly - Covered Hoppers
TEC -Unly - Tank Cars
Gemini Plastics - Ubly - Covered Hoppers
Nutrien Ag Solutions - Ubly - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers
ADM Edible Bean - Ubly - Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator - Ruth - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Michigan Sugar - Ruth - Open Hoppers
Detiny Plastics - Deckerville - Covered Hoppers
Cooperative Elevator - Deckerville - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Michigan Sugar - Deckerville - Open Hoppers
Gielow Pickles - Croswell - Covered Hoppers and Boxcars
Michigan Sugar- Croswell - Covered Hoppers, Open Hoppers, Tank Cars
Helena Chemical - Croswell - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
GLOR Transload - Crosswell - Covered Hoppers, Tanks Cars and Boxcars

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Northern Division - Ann Arbor Subdivision

Contract Switching at Mondelez is done by an unsymboled contract cew.


Serviced by Trains TOL-1, TOL-2
Toledo Mainline and Branches

Toledo Harbor Warehousing - Toledo - Boxcars
Hansen-Muellet - Toledo - Covered Hoppers
Alfagreen Supreme - Toledo - Covered Hoppers
Libbey Glass - Toledo - Covered Hoppers
Zentith Energy - Toledo- Tank Cars
New Horizon Bakery - Toledo - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Railroad Interchange - Toledo - CN and WLE Interchanges
Auto Warehousing - Toledo - Autoracks
Singanture Contracting - Toledo - Covered and Open Hoppers
Viking Paper - Toledo - Boxcars
Toledo Steel Supply - Erie- Steel Coil, Flatcars and Boxcars


Serviced by Train TOL-3 (Erie Yard Switcher) - May also work to Ottawa Yard if needed
Railroad Interchange - Erie -NS and CSX Interchange

Serviced by Trains TOL-1 and TOL-2
Temperance Branch
Airgas - Toledo - Boxcars and Tankcars - Very infrequent customer
Hometown Foods - Toledo - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
GLOR Temperance Yard Transload - Toledo -Tank Cars, Open Hoppers, Covered Hoppers, Gondolas and Flat Cars
Agri-Trading - Toledo -Tank Cars


Serviced by Train TOL-4 (TOL-4) will now work to the NS interchange in AA as needed with Faurecia traffic).
Temperance Industrial Park Team Track - Temeprance - Various cars. Infrequent customer
Diann Yard - Diann - Interchange with GLOR Southern Division
John Marion Grain Elevator - Dundee - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers - infrequent customer - shares spur with Dundee Products
Dundee Products- Dundee - Flat Cars - infrequent customer - shares spur with John Marion Grain
Clean-Tech - Dundee - Covered Hoppers
Dundee Castings - Dundee - Gondolas and Flat Cars
American Refining Group - Dundee - Tank Cars
FCA Dundee Engine Plant - Dundee - Boxcars
Ash Grove Cement - Dundee - Covered Hoppers
Aggregate Industries Dundee - Dundee - Open Hoppers
Maybee Propane Service - Maybee - Tank Cars - infrequent customer
Norfolk Southern - Milan - Interchange with NS
Faurecia - Saline - Covered Hoppers and boxcars - recently began shipping again in agreement with GLOR and NS for short haul rail service and SIT.


Serviced by Train AA-1
Ferry Yard SIT Service - Ann Arbor - GLOR SIT Yard in AA.
Burt Forest Products - AA Osmer Yard - Covered Hoppers Infrequent customer
Rhe-Tech - Whitmore Lake - Covered Hoppers
Michigan Seemless Tube Transload - Whitmore Lake - Flat cars and tank cars
Pinckney Branch Interchange - Lakeland - Interchange with GLOR's Pinckney Branch
CSX Interchange - AnnPere - Interchange with CSX
Padnos - Howell - Gondolas - opening rail connection in 2024?
Zenith Global - Howell -Covered Hoppers - off and on customer
Cohoctah Elevator - Cohoctah - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars (Can be worked by DUR-1 as well).
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March 24th, 2024 Update:

GLOR has recently completed the purchase of 57 open hoppers from the ICN. These cars had previously been in service for the GLOR and HESR in sugar beet service before being sold to ICN for stone service. They have been leased back from the ICN for sugar beet service recently and became surplus when ICN purchased 130 ex-CN hoppers for the stone service.

These cars will be supplemented by an additional purchase 50 ex-BN open hoppers to be used in the sugar beet service. All 107 cars will be transported to the GLOR's Delta Car Repair Shops for repair and storage before being used in the beet service this fall.

There will be a new customer going in on the Baldwin-Clare line this summer.

Morgan Composting in Sears, Michigan is adding a siding to along the branch to service their composting business. They will be expanding their service production as they have entered into an agreement to haul the excess cutting slices and "debris" from the 4 GLOR serviced Michigan Sugar plants in the thumb region. Currently Michigan Sugar only sells off a portion of the cutting slices due to regulatory issues with selling them as compost. Morgan Composting meets all the legal requirements to be able to compost the beet scraps and as such will receive the benefit of a substantial volume of new compost "feedstock" and Michigan Sugar will receive a boost by being able to profit from the previously waste products from the sugar beets.

Morgan Composting's siding will include a loading dock to load finished compost into boxcars for transport to their Marion Warehouse and packaging plants. Some of this compost will be back hauled to the thump for compost on the beet farmers fields.

This will not impact the sale of a portion of the sugar beet "waste" to sugar beet pellet manufacturing companies who are already under contract with Michigan Sugar.

An added benfit of this agreement will be additional use for the purchased beet hoppers for a longer portion of the year.
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Interesting reading
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AARR wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2024 4:54 pm
Interesting reading
Some of this is rooted in fact. I don't know about now, but Michigan Sugar used to give away compost material from their plants because they couldn't actually sell it due to laws on what qualified as compost. Per my source, who worked for Michigan Sugar, the stuff would do wonders for growing your yard. Remember even in the best years sugar beets are only about 17% sugar.

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Northern Division - Owosso Subdivision Customer List

Oakley Branch Train ONTN
Nutrien Ag Solutions - Henderson - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers
The Andersons Soybean Plant - Oakley - Covered Hoppers
The Andersons Corn Plant - Oakley - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars

Middleton Branch - Train MID-1
MAC Elevator - Middleton - Covered Hoppers
MMGN Interchange - Middleton - Interchange with MMGN Railroad

Mainline
Train ONTN
Steam Railroad Institute - Owosso- Interchange with SRI / SRI access point for trackage rights.
Sunoco Prtotective Solutions - Owosso - Tank Cars
Cargil Feed Mill - Owosso- Covered Hoppers
AgroCulture Liquid Fertilizers - Ashley - Tank Cars
ZFS Grain - Ithaca - Covered Hoppers (Can be serviced by both CLR-1 and ONTN as needed)
ZFS Soybean Plant - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars (Can be serviced by both CLR-1 and ONTN as needed).
Mid Michigan Specialty Crops - Ithaca - Covered Hoppers - infrequent customer(Can be serviced by both CLR-1 and ONTN as needed)
Alma and Mid-Michigan Railroad Interchange - Alma (Wright Siding) - Interchange with Alma and Mid-Michigan (carload traffic) (Can be serviced by both CLR-1 and ONTN as needed)
GLOR Alma Subdivision Interchange - Alma - Interchange with Alma Subdivision (Can be serviced by both CLR-1 and ONTN as needed)
Alma and Mid-Michigan Railroad Interchange- Alma - Interchange with Alma and Mid-Michigan (unit train traffic)
Consumers Energy - Alma - Flat Cars (infrequent customer) (Can be serviced by both CLR-1 and ONTN as needed)

Train CLR-1
Michigan Sugar - Shepherd - Open Hoppers (2024 Beet Loading Site)
Star of the West Milling - Shepherd - Covered Hoppers
Highland Plastics - Shepherd - Covered Hoppers
Star of the West Fertilizer - Rosebush - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Star of the West Milling - Rosebush - Covered Hoppers
Coyne Oil and Propane - Mt. Pleasant - Tank Cars
Leather - Clare - Bulkhead Flats
Northern Logistics Transload - Clare - Covered Hoppers
East Jordan Plastics Transload - Clare - Covered Hoppers
GLOR- Clare Yard Transload - Clare - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Central Concrete Products - Clare - Covered Hoppers

Train CSTN -
Bouchey and Sons Excavating - Farwell - Open and Covered Hoppers
Lear Corperation -Farwell -Tank Cars
Morgan Composting Warehouse - Marion - Boxcars
Ceres Solutions - McBain - Covered Hoppers and Tank Cars
Hyrolake -McBain - Bulkhead Flat Cars
Biewer Lumber - McBain -Centerbeam Flat cars
Viking Energy - McBain - Gondolas
GLOR Cadillac Transload - Cadillac North Yard - Containers of Christmas Trees (later in 2024), Coke Hoppers, Pulpwood Flats, Tank Cars, Covered Hoppers
LC Manufacturing - Cadillac- Flat Cars - Infrequent shipper
Wyoming Warehouse - Cadillac- Boxcars and Covered Hoppers

Train CT
Cadillac Renewable Energy - Cadillac - Open Woodchip Hoppers and Covered Woodchip Hoppers and Pulpwood Flats (May close later in 2024)
Cadillac Stone Transfer - Cadillac- Open Hoppers
Wexford Sand - Yuma - Covered Hoppers
Northern Michigan Fruit Growers - Mesick - Insulated and Refridgerated Boxcars
Mesick Sand - Mesick - Covered Hoppers (New Customer 2024)
TAWRE - Thompsonville - Tank Cars, Covered and Open Hoppers, Trash Containers

Train CP -
Builders Firstsource / Lumberman's Cadillac - Cadillac- Centerbeams / Boxcars - Share a siding with Cadillac Cold Storage
Cadillac Cold Storage - Cadillac - Refridgerated and insulated boxcars
Manton Pulpwood - Manton - Pulpwood flatcars Infrequent user
Traverse City Branch Interchange - Walton Jct - Interchange with TC Branch
Lambda Energy / MichCon - Kalkaska - Tank Cars
Magnum Solvents - Kalkasa - Tank Cars
Kalkaska Team Track - Covered Hoppers - Boxcars - Flatcars - Infrequent Use
Ellsworth Farmers Exchange -Mancellona Covered Hoppers and Tank cars - Infrequent Use
East Jordan Plastics Transload- Mancellona - Coverd Hoppers
East Jordan Iron Works - Elmira - Covered Hoppers, Boxcars and Gondolas
Buzzi Unicem - Elmira - Covered Hoppers
Matelski Lumber Company - Boyne Falls - Logs Flats - Pulpwood Flats - Boxcars - infrequent use via Boyne Falls siding
Amerigas - Petoskey - Tank Cars
CP&P Interchange - Petoskey - Covered Hoppers (Cement, Flyash and Plastics)

Train TC-1
Kinglsey Lumber - Kingsley - Centerbeams
ITC - Traverse City - Flat Cars - Infrequent Use
Northern Building Supply - Centerbeams and Boxcars (New customer 2024)
Sara Lee Bakery - Traverse City - Covered Hoppers, refridgerated and insulated boxcars, Tank cars
Beacon - Traverse City - Gondolas
Go Go Squeeze -Grawn- Refridgerated and Insulated Boxcars
Grawn Propane - Grawn - Tank Cars
GLOR Insutrial Team Track - Covered Hoppers, Flat Cars, Tak Cars and Boxcars - infrequent use
Amerihart - Williamsburg - Centerbeams
Williamsburg Propane - Williamsburg - Tank Cars

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Southern Division - Adrian Subdivision Customer List

Train ADR-1

Blissfield Ethanol - Riga - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers
AirGas Dry Ice Plant - Riga - Tank Cars
Nutrien Ag Solutions - Blissfield - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers
MAC - Blissfield - Covered Hoppers
Blissfield Dinner Train - Blissfield - Trackage rights user
Consumers Energy - Adrian - Bulkhead Flats
OmniSource - Adrian - Gondolas
GLOR Adrain Transload - Adrian - Covered hoppers (on Big C Lumber Spur)
Big C Lumber - Adrian - Centerbeam Flatcars / boxcars (infrequent shipper)
Adrian Steel Company - Adrian - Coil Cars and Gondolas
NS Interchange - Adrain - Interchange with Norfolk Southern
Plastic Omnium - Adrain - Covered Hoppers
W2Fuel - Adrian - Tank Cars

Clinton Branch - Train ADR-1
Wacker Chemical - Adrain - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers
Avery Oil and Propane - Tecumseh - Tank Cars (infrequent customer)
Tecumseh Baked Products - Tecumseh -Tank Cars, Covered Hoppers, Refridgerated and Insulated Boxcars
NextResins - Clinton - Tank Cars
Michigan Pallet - Clinton - Centerbeam and Bulkhead Flats
Clinton Plastic Products - Clinton - Covered Hoppers (Former DST Building)
Tri-County Logging / HMI Hardwoods - Clinton - Bulkhead and Centerbeam Flats
SMRS Trackage Rights - Clinton - SMRS Excursions

ADR-2 Operates as transfer running from Blissfield to Erie Yard and Return. Will interchange with southern division in Petersburg Siding.

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I don’t recall where 4802 was acquired from and is it a straight 38 or -2?
chapmaja wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2024 9:31 pm
At this time, the TAA’s locomotive roster included
SW1200: 73
RS2’s : 301, 303 (Stored Serviceable- Toledo )
GP9 : 5967
GP30’s: 557, 565 905, 906, 908
GP38’s : 4802, 7771, 7791, 7802
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Acquired from CSX - straight GP38.

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White Pigeon Subdivision Customers

Serviced by train WP-1
Lake Michigan Division Interchange Kalamazoo Subdivision Interchange - White Pigeon - RR Division Interchange
Commodity Concepts White Pigeon - Pulpwood Flats, Cottonseed Boxcars
Pigeon River Materials Transload - White Pigeon - Covered Hoppers, Woodchip Hoppers, Coke Hoppers
Elkhart Plastics Transload - White Pigeon - Covered Hoppers
White Pigeon Paper - Ox Industries - White Pigeon - Boxcars, and Tank Cars
White Pigeon Grain - White Pigeon - Covered Hoppers - Tank Cars
Iceburg Molding - Sturgis - Covered Hoppers
Atlantic Packaging - Sturgis - Boxcars
Abbott Nutrition -Sturgis - Tank Cars and Covered Hoppers
Frank Miller and Sons - Sturgis - Covered Hoppers
Sturgis Scrap and Metal - Sturgis - Old Railroad Cars, Gondolas - new customer April 2024. Railcar scrapper

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There is an update on the Avoca Biodisel plant.

Final Appoval has been given to build this plant, and the plant general contractor has been selected.

The DTE /GLOR applications for grant money to rebuild the Brown City to Avoca portion of the line have also been approved. The plant construction is estimated to take two years, with the plant going into operation in July 2026. The DTE Greenwood Energy Center expansion is also expected to enter service at approximately the same time.

The contract for gravel from Big Cut Gravel for State of Michigan projects has been renewed for another year. Cars are expected to follow the same routing as previous years, M&BC to LSRC, to GLOR to destination site. Currently three locations on the GLOR are expected to recieve cars for the State of Michigan projects this construction season. One is Cadillac, the second is in Grand Rapids (Hughart Yard) and the third is Verplank in Grand Haven.

Construction on the Buckey Yard Rebuild is progressing.

The reconstruction of the line between Coldwater and Sturgis is also beginning. Insprections have determined that the line is structurally ok as excepted track, but will require tie replacement at 50% of existing ties to be able to be upgraded to Class 1. No washouts of the line were detected. The roadbed is in need of some minor repairs. Work on the tie replacement project will commence upon completion of the Buckeye Yard project.

GLOR will be looking at an opening in late 2024 or early 2025 for this reconnected line. Upon completion of the connection rebuild, the White Pigeon Subdivison will be folder into the INER Division and removed from the Lake Michigan Subdivision. GLOR has obtained 20 acres west of Coldwater for the purpose of build a small interchange yard. This will be utilized by the GLOR's trains to exchange cars destined for points west and east on the INER subdivision.

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GLOR Mason Subdivision Customer List
NS Interchange - Middletown, Oh - Interchange with NS
Fleetchem - Monroe, Oh - Tank Cars
Home Depot Distribution Center - Monroe, Oh - Boxcars, Centerbeam Flats
Contract Lumber - Mason - Centerbeam Flats
PetroChoice - Mason - Tank Cars
Tri-State Ingredients - Mason - Boxcars and Covered Hoppers
Kraft-Heinz - Mason - Boxcars
Carter Lumber - Mason - Centerbeams
Graham Packaging - Mason - Covered Hoppers

Via Trackage Rights on Lebanon Mason Monroe
Interchange with Lebanon - Mason -Monroe - Lebanon - Railroad Interchange
George Steel - Lebanon - Gondolas
FerrellGas - Lebanon - Tank Cars
Vis-Tech - Lebanon - Boxcars and Covered Hoppers

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I like it when you add estimated number of cars each industry will receive/ship
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The Great Lakes and Ohio River Railroad has some important news to announce. They have greatly expanded their leasing business, with the purchase of the locomotive leasing fleets of a pair of leasing companies.

GLOR has purchased Independent Locomotive Service (ILSX) effective May 1st, 2024. ILSX will remain an independent branch of the GLOR Family of companies at this time. In addition, GLOR has purchased the locomotive assetts of Western Rails Inc (WRIX), effective May 15th, 2024.

All locomotives and locations acquired in the purchase will remain in service at this time an will operate as subsidiary companies to GLOR's Parent Company. The purchase does not include the operational rights for the Minnesota Northern Railroad, which is partially owned by the Independent Locomotive Service. All ILSX units operating on the MNN will remain on the MNN at this time. These will be considered leased to MNN by ILSX and will remain under control of ILSX. GLOR, through the ownership Independent will now have a partial ownership stake in the MNN, but as per the purchase agreement will not have any operational control as the MNN will remain an independent carrier.

An updated locomotive roster will be supplied shortly.

In other news, operations of the GLOR remain steady across the board.

The TAWRE Facility is exapnding again. The original plans called for the plant to be able to bring in 7 unit trains of trash per week. Current operations are still less than the original plans called for by a significant amount. It is expected that the startup for additional unit trains will begin in mid-June. This will also require an increase in the number of cars of treatment chemicals inbound and the amount of outbound scrap heading out from the facility.

There has been an update on the Michigan Biodiesel Plant in Avoca. The purchase has been secured for the land for the project and DTE has confirmed their committment to the project and is in the planning stages for construction of the additional unit at the Greenwood Energy Center.

Delta, Ohio is also seeing continued increases in service. The Delta Car Shops have acquired several contracts with additional leasing companies for repair of equipment. In addition, the car shops have been tasked with building an additional set of 50 boxcars for service under the GLOX leasing service. These general use boxcars will be added to the dwindling supply of boxcars across the country, and will be 86' cars.

The rebuild of the Coldwater-Sturgis section is progressing. Ties have been secured and will begin getting replaced in June. It is anticipated that the Sturgis-Coldwater section will be opened in December, with the interchange yard between the INER and White Pigeon Subdivisions being completed early in 2025.

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