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,
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