Pioneer Railcorp

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Michigan Southern Railroad Company
d/b/a Napoleon, Defiance
& Western Railway

The Michigan Southern Railroad Company d/b/a Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railway (NDW) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer Railcorp.The railroad's principal commodities are food products, chemicals, aggregates, fertilizer, and grain.

Detailed Operations Map:
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Fort Wayne, IN; Defiance, OH; Napoleon, OH – Northwest Ohio

Miles of Track Operated:

Location of Offices:
817 5th Street Defiance, OH 43512

Stations Served:
Woodburn, IN
Antwerp, OH
Cecil, OH
Defiance, OH
Jewell, OH
Okolona, OH
Napoleon, OH
Liberty Center, OH

Railroad Type:
Interline Carrier (with NS)
Switch carrier (with CSXT)

Connecting Railroad:
NS (Woodburn, IN) –
limited stations served

CSXT (Defiance, OH) –
limited stations served

Operates as MSO
Please contact Marketing for specific details

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

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:
Jennie Morrison,

Real Estate/ Right of Way/ Utilities:
Frank May,
Right of Way Agent

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

Fuel Surcharge Tariff MSO9003

Flagging Tariff MSO9010

Inspection Tariff MSO9050

Right of Entry Tariff

Right of Entry Procedure Packet

Right of Entry
Permit Forms