Pioneer Railcorp

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Michigan Southern Railroad Co.

The Michigan Southern Railroad Company (MSO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer Railcorp. The railroad's principal commodities are scrap, scrap paper, pulpboard, frac sand, coal, lumber and soybean oils.

Detailed Operations Map:
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Sturgis, MI; Kalamazoo, MI; Elkhart, IN – South Central MI

Miles of Track Operated:

Location of Offices:
P.O. Box 239, White Pigeon, MI, 49099

Stations Served:
White Pigeon

Railroad Type:
Interline Carrier

Connecting Railroad:
Grand Elk Railroad (White Pigeon, MI)
NS (White Pigeon, MI)

Stand by Switch Engine Service Available:

Load Capacity of Track:
263,000 lbs. - Total Weight On Rail

Overhead Clearance:
Contact Customer Service Center for Clearance on Oversized Loads

Team Track Facilities:

Additional Services:
Railcar storage
Storage in transit loads/empties
Long term storage loads/empties
Short term storage loads/empties
Industrial site placement assistance
3rd party transload/warehouse/truck; unit train aggregate transload




Key Contacts

Storage/ Purchasing/ Emergencies:
Shane Cullen,
V.P. of Mechanical & Operations

Tom Black,
V.P. of Safety & Transportation

Pricing/ Business Development/ General Inquiry:
Nathan Johns,
V.P. Marketing & Government Affairs

Customer Service:
Eric Vanda,

Real Estate/ Right of Way/ Utilities:
Frank May,
V.P. of Real Estate

Accounting Office
1318 S. Johanson Rd.
Peoria, IL 61607
(309) 697 - 1400

Tariffs & Documentation

Demurrage Tariff MSO6007-F

Storage Tariff MSO8998

Misc. Charges Tariff MSO8999

Misc. Charges Tariff MSO8999 (effective 08/01/2016)

Fuel Surcharge Tariff MSO9003

Flagging Tariff MSO9010

Inspection Tariff MSO9050

Right of Entry Tariff

Right of Entry Procedure Packet

Right of Entry
Permit Forms