Michigan & Western Railroad is a Green Bay & Western Railroad Subsidiary that was formed in an attempt to

operate the State of Michigan owned ex Ann Arbor railroad line.

M&W Newspaper article

Michigan & Western is still a paper railroad

 

These photos are of MSTS Train Sim repaints of possible M&W paint schemes, are purely speculative, and are for entertainment purposes only.

In the model railroad or Train Sim world, the M&W took over operation of the former Michigan Interstate line from Frankfort to Ann Arbor,

the former Michigan Northern (GR&I) line from Grand Rapids to Petoskey, C&O lines to Traverse City, and C&O lines from Grand Rapids to Manistee

M&W motive power consists of purchased or leased Alco & MLW locomotives.

 

 

  

Alco RS27   400

 

 

     

Alco C424   401

 

 

         

 

Alco C420   402 & 403

 

 

        

   

BBD HR412   404 & 405

 

           

  

MLW C424   406 & 407

 

        

MLW M420w   408

 

     

Alco RS3m (RS20)   409

 

    

Alco C425   410 

 

       

Alco C424   411, 412, 413

 

       

Alco C430   414 & 415   Road Slug   600 & 601

 

  

Alco RSD15   500, 501

 

        

Alco C420   203

 

      

Alco RS2   301 & 303

 

        

     

Alco RSD15   2400, 2404, 2407 

 

     

Alco RS32   4006

 

        

Alco RS3m   7803   

 

Unit

Model

Former road

Status/Disposition

Notes

400

RS27

GB&W 318

returned to GBW

used at startup

401

C424

GB&W 311

returned to GBW

used at startup

402

C420

L&HR 21

in service

 

403

C420

L&HR 25

in service

 

404

HR412

CN 3584

in service

 

405

HR412

CN 3588

in service

 

406

C424

CP 4226 

in service

 

407

C424

CP 4237

in service

 

408

M420w

CN 3571

in service

modified GBW paint scheme

409

RS3m (RS20)

ex GBW 308

in service

 

410

C425

ex C&NW 4258

in service

C&NW colors/patched, to be painted at next major shopping

411 C424 ex BN4241, exx SP&S 301 in service  
412 C424 ex BN 4244, exx SP&S 304 in service  
413 C424 ex BN 4245, exx SP&S 305 in service  

414

C430

ex NYC 2053

in service

rebuilt to slug mother, re-rated to 2850 hp.

415

C430

ex NYC 2055

in service

rebuilt to slug mother, re-rated to 2850 hp.

500

RSD15

ex GBW, exx FRV 2407,exxx LS&I 2402, exxxx AT&SF 9841; 841

in service

rebuilt and painted at Norwood Shops

501

RSD15

ex GBW, exx FRV ,exxx LS&I 2404, exxxx AT&SF 9810; 810

in service

rebuilt and painted at Norwood Shops

600

Road Slug

ex CP 1100; 4236

in service, mated to 415

C424 rebuilt to control cab/road slug.

601

Road Slug

ex CP 1102; 4213

in service, mated to 414

C424 rebuilt to control cab/road slug.

203

C420

ex LI 203

retired

parts source

301

RS2

ex MI 301, exx GBW 301

retired

used at startup

303

RS2

ex MI 303, exx GBW 303

retired

used at startup

2400

RSD15

ex GBW, exx FRV ,exxx LS&I 2400, exxxx AT&SF 9802; 802

in deadline

retired, parts source

4006

RS32

ex CC 4006, exx SP 4006

returned to lessor

leased from Chrome Crankshaft, used at startup, sidelined with a crankcase explosion

7803

RS3u

ex Lamoille Valley 7803

returned to lessor

leased unit used at startup, returned due to mechanical problems/turbo failure

 


 

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3/25/16