Mid-Michigan Railroad

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Mid-Michigan Railroad
Mid-Michigan Railroad logo.png
Reporting mark MMRR
Locale Michigan
Dates of operation 1987[1]
Predecessor CSX Transportation
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 32 miles
Headquarters Muskegon, Michigan

The Mid-Michigan Railroad (reporting mark MMRR) is a railroad owned by Genesee & Wyoming.[2] It operates 32 miles of track in Michigan.[2]


The company incorporated in 1987,[2] for the purpose of acquiring railway lines from the CSX Corporation. The company was owned at inception by RailTex, a Texas-based holding company which owned many short line railroads. The Mid-Michigan bought two lines from CSX:ElmdaleGreenville and PainesElwell.[3] In 1999 it sold the southernmost 5.6 miles (9.0 km) of Elmdale line, Elmdale–Malta, back to CSX.[4]



The only remaining line on the Mid-Michigan is the line from Paines to Alma. The line from Lowell to Greenville was sold back to Grand Rapids Eastern Railroad and soon after removed for a bike trail in 2009. Corn and Soybeans are the main commodities hauled. The railroad interchanges with the Great Lakes Central Railroad and the Lake State Railway.


The railroad's traffic comes mainly from grain products, such as corn and soybeans. The MMRR hauled around 5,100 carloads in 2008.[2]


  1. ^ "Mid Michigan Railroad". Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine. Kalmbach Publishing. June 2010. 
  3. ^ Meints (1992), 113.
  4. ^ Meints (2005), 365. Meints gives Elmdale-Ionia as the branch, but this is incorrect and contradicted elsewhere. See Meints (2005), 127.


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