LSRC in the News
November 9, 2021
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.
October 19, 2021
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.
September 2, 2021
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.
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.
A Mid-Michigan railroad company is getting some big money from the federal government to improve the tracks and potentially boost the local economy. The Lake State Railway Company operates hundreds of miles of track. Running from its headquarters in Saginaw to Gaylord, around Mid-Michigan and south to Wayne County.
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.
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March 12, 2018
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.
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."
Crawford County Avalanche
August 23, 2017
Construction for the $400 million particleboard mill, which will give Crawford County and the region a well-needed boost in economic growth, is on time and on budget. Arauco, a global producer of wood products, is building a new state-of-the-art plant that is located off of Four Mile Road in Grayling Charter Township.