Ann Arbor Railroad (1988)

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Ann Arbor Railroad
Ann Arbor.png
Reporting mark AA
Locale Michigan and Ohio
Dates of operation 1988–Present
Predecessor Michigan Interstate Railway
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 50 miles (80 km)
Headquarters Toledo, Ohio
Ann Arbor Railroad (Main Line)
To Owosso
Osmer Interchange
AA-GLC interchange stop (going south)
GLC·AA ↓
AA-GLC interchange stop (going north)
Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northeastern To S. Lyon
To Chicago
To Detroit
Ann Arbor
To Ypsilanti
New York Central Ypsilanti-Hillsdale Line
← Saline Branch Line
Norfolk Southern
Milan Yard
Dundee Cement
Canadian National
Indiana and Ohio Railroad
Michelin
CSX
Toledo Terminal Railroad
CSX
Toledo North Assembly Plant
Ottawa Yard
Norfolk Southern
Ann Arbor Railroad (Saline Branch Line)
To Detroit, MI
Norfolk Southern
New York Central Railroad Ypsilanti-Hillsdale Line
To Kalamazoo, MI
Junction with Main Line
Switchback
To Ann Arbor, MI
To Toledo, OH
Faurecia
To Hillsdale, MI

The Ann Arbor Railroad (reporting mark AA) is a Class III Railroad that operates fifty miles of track from Toledo, Ohio to Osmer, Michigan. The railroad is operated by Watco Companies and is based out of Toledo, Ohio. Prior to Watco Companies, the railroad was operated by the Ann Arbor Acquisition Corporation from 1988 to 2013, by the Michigan Interstate Railway Company from 1977 to 1988, and as a privately owned enterprise prior to 1977.

Current Operations[edit]

The Ann Arbor Railroad operates fifty miles of track between its main terminal, Ottawa Yard, in Toledo, Ohio and Osmer, Michigan, the interchange point with the Great Lakes Central Railroad located just north of Ann Arbor, Michigan. A branch line known as the Saline Branch stretches four miles from Pittsfield, Michigan to Saline, Michigan. The Saline Branch has been used in the past to serve the Faurecia Automotive Components Plant located in Saline, Michigan but is not currently being used in revenue service. The Ann Arbor Railroad also leases and operates an industrial lead in Toledo, Ohio owned by the Norfolk Southern Railway. Much of what the railroad transports is "bridge traffic" and is received at either end of the railroad and transported for interchange with another railroad at the opposite terminal. A variety of different cargoes are transported ranging from grain to liquefied petroleum gas to wooden poles. In Toledo, Ohio, the railroad serves Chrysler transporting finished vehicles from the Toledo Complex.

Historical Operations[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

Number Model Build Date Built As Serial Number
AA 1337
GP40-3
08/1968
PC 3111
34288
AA 2368
GP39-2
04/1984
MKT 369
837058-10
WAMX 3927
GP39-2
04/1984
MKT 371
837058-6
AA 2373
GP39-2
04/1984
MKT 374
837058-15
WAMX 3879
GP38
10/1969
PC 7802
35431
GMTX 2230
GP38-2
07/1972
PC 7999
7354-60

Interchanges[edit]

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