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Kansas company enters agreement to buy Ann Arbor Railroad
« on: December 30, 2012, 09:51:18 AM »

If you get out and about in Monroe County you have to interact with the Ann Arbor Railroad sooner or later. 

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The 50-mile Ann Arbor Railroad serves southeastern Michigan and the Toledo, Ohio markets focusing mostly on the automobile and manufacturing industries. Most of its operations are in Toledo, but its headquarters is in Howell.

The acquistion gives Watco access to what it describes as " significant rail terminals in the Toledo area focused on automobile loading for industry leaders Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford."

Its interchanges include Class 1 railroads Canadian National, CSXT, and Norfolk Southern as well as short lines Great Lakes Central, Indiana & Ohio and Wheeling & Lake Erie.

“This acquisition expands our rail network in the State of Michigan and allows us to build stronger relationships with our customers while also giving Watco the opportunity to serve the State of Ohio and its important industrial base,” said Ed McKechnie, Watco chief commercial officer, in a news release.


From:  http://annarbor.com/business-review/kansas-company-enters-agreement-to-buy-ann-arbor-railroad/?cmpid=mlive-@mlive-business-a2#incart_more_business

Here are a couple of Wiki articles on the history of the line:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Arbor_Railroad_%281895%E2%80%931976%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann_Arbor_Railroad_%281988%29

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Re: Kansas company enters agreement to buy Ann Arbor Railroad
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 10:18:07 AM »

A very old map of the Ann Arbor Railroad.  It went way, way beyond A2 at the time!

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Re: Kansas company enters agreement to buy Ann Arbor Railroad
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 10:35:30 AM »

Cool......I could have caught a train and taken it to one of my favorite Steelhead fishing holes up in Frankfort!
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