ABOUT

INDIANA NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD

Indiana Northeastern Railroad stretches nearly 105 miles in length across northeastern Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern lower Michigan. All of the railroad's traffic interchanges with Norfolk Southern at Montpelier, Ohio, and Indiana Northeastern Railroad is an NS Handling Line. This allows all of our customers to be considered as NS customers, providing them with NS single-line rates from all INRR stations. Rail traffic on the INRR flows to and from NS interchange with regular train service scheduled to best accommodate customer needs.

There are numerous prime, industrial locations adjacent to the Indiana Northeastern Railroad network — most being easily accessible by state and interstate highways. There are also several existing and other potential transload sites available for customers not served at the dock on their own rail spur.

IN 2185 and SD40s at Grand Avenue, Ashley. (November, 2019)
IN 2185 and SD40s at Grand Avenue, Ashley. (November, 2019)

Commodities we have moved

  • corn, soybeans, wheat and flour
  • plastics, fiberboard
  • asphalt, salt, coke
  • aluminum, copper, coal, powdered limestone
  • perlite, stone, lumber, glass
  • rendering products, food grease
  • agricultural fertilizers and chemicals
  • special oversized loads including transformers and steel presses

Our History

Indiana Northeastern Railroad (IN) began operations back in 1992, evolving from its initial operation, the Pigeon River Railroad, through the purchase of several lines of the Hillsdale County Railway. Most of the rail lines the IN operates today are lines from those two railroads.  At the time of purchase of the Hillsdale County Railway lines, the former owner had become financially troubled and had deferred maintenance, leaving much of the railroad in the poorest of conditions.  In fact, it was difficult for trains to travel from one end of the railroad to the other without experiencing minor derailments en route.  Through numerous track rehabilitation projects and careful management of its resources, the IN has been transformed into a solid, stable and dependable operation capable of handling its diverse flow of traffic in a timely, professional manner.

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