LSRC in the News

November 2023

November 7 John Rickoff

President at CEO of Lake State Railway with guest host Caleb Gordon. Download

September 2022

September 23 John Rickoff

President at CEO of Lake State Railway with guest host Caleb Gordon. Download

NBC 25
June 2, 2022

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg visits Saginaw, touts railway investments

SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was in Michigan on Thursday to visit the at Lake State Railway Company in Saginaw.

Antin Infrastructure Partners
March 8, 2022

Lake State Railway is positioned for significant continued growth with Antin as its strategic partner

Lake State Railway Company (“LSRC”) and Antin Infrastructure Partners (“Antin”, Ticker: ANTIN – ISIN: FR0014005AL0) announced today that LSRC, a Michigan-based regional freight railroad with an impressive track record and runway for continued growth, has received a strategic investment from Antin, one of the world’s leading infrastructure investment firms.

Railway Age
November 9, 2021

Railway Age’s 2021 Regional of the Year: Lake State Railway

Railway Age’s 2021 Regional Railroad of the Year is the Lake State Railway (LSRC), which won the Railway Age 2018 Short Line of the year award. During the presentation of that award, CEO John Rickoff ended his remarks by saying, “Now we need to come back and win it again as a regional railroad.” Here’s how LSRC achieved this goal, as told by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Stickel.

November 2021

November 4 John Rickoff

Lake State Railway President & CEO on being named Regional Railroad of the Year with guest host Caleb Gordon.

Railway Age
October 19, 2021

Railway Age’s 2021 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year

Railway Age is recognizing the R.J. Corman Railroad Company/Memphis Line (RJCM) as its Short Line Railroad of the Year, and Lake State Railroad (LSRC) as its Regional Railroad of the Year for 2021.

Railway Age
September 2, 2021

ASLRRA Business Development Awards

ASLRRA selected four honorees for its annual Business Development Awards program, including Lake State Railway (pictured), Railway Age’s 2018 Short Line of the Year.

August 2020

August 12 John Rickoff

President at CEO of Lake State Railway with guest host Caleb Gordon. Download

Progressive Railroading
July 2019

Rail News - Lake State Railway hosts Rep. Kildee, advocates for 45G. For Railroad Career Professionals

Rail News Home Short Lines & Regionals Rail News: Short Lines & Regionals Late last month, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) met with Lake State Railway officials to tour the short line's headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan, and discuss federal rail policy.

March 2019

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Railway Age
May 2018

Lake State Railway: A plan comes together - Railway Age

Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor SAGINAW, Mich. - It may have taken 25 years, but Lake State Railway is finally ready for its close-up. The short line operating out of this mid-state city has built an impressive following, and more than one hundred employees, customers, suppliers, elected officials, friends and family turned out for the formal presentation of Lake State Railway as the Railway Age 2018 Short Line of the Year.

Railway Age
March 2018

Railway Age March 2018

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Railway Age
March 12, 2018

Lake State Railway, Indiana Rail Road take small-road honors - Railway Age

Written by Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor Railway Age has named Class III railroad Lake State Railway as its Short Line of the Year, and Class II Indiana Rail Road as its Regional of the Year. Lake State Railway (LSRC) was facing a serious challenge in 2013.

Progressive Railroading
August 2017

Rail Insider-Rising Stars: Mike Stickel, Lake State Railway Co.. Information For Rail Career Professionals From Progressive Railroading Magazine

Rail News: People Job description: Stickel is responsible for commercial, transportation and mechanical functions at Lake State Railway Co. (LSRC) in Michigan. Education: B.S. in finance, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Nominator's quote: "The LSRC is dramatically improving due in large part to Mike's experience, energy and willingness to tackle new projects, participate in long-term planning and develop a network of contacts aimed at continuing and increasing the LSRC's success."

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