An Independent Freight Railroad & Rail Services Management Company
MBR was formed in 2019 when our partners saw an opportunity to combine resources to form a full service rail company with a unique approach. Our executive team has over 90 years of collective experience in the rail industry, with the ability to identify, acquire, market, develop, and efficiently maintain and operate railroads.
Midwest & Bluegrass Rail
A full-service railroad management company with offices in Kansas City, MO and Lexington, KY
Midwest & Bluegrass Rail operates four shortline railroads: Camp Chase Railway, Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad, Vermilion Valley Railroad, and Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad.
Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad
The Chesapeake & Indiana Railroad (CKIN) operates and maintains over 28 miles of track in proximity to the Chicago region.
Vermilion Valley Railroad
The Vermilion Valley Railroad (VVRR) operates and maintains approximately 10 miles of track between Illinois and Indiana.
Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad
The Youngstown & Southeastern Railroad (YSRR) operates and maintains nearly 40 miles of track in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Camp Chase Railway
The Camp Chase Railway (CAMY) owns and operates approximately 15 miles of track in the Columbus, Ohio area.
With offices in two locations, MBR demonstrates our commitment to a decentralized approach. Not only is this approach applicable to our existing operations, but to our future endeavors as well.