The Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad (E&LS) is a privately owned shortline railroad company operating in Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Under current ownership, the E&LS has expanded from the original core line of 65 miles that was purchased in 1978, to over 235 miles of operating railroad in 2005. The E&LS is headquartered in Wells, MI, COMPANY CULTURE AND ANCILLARY SERVICESMaintaining existing business as well as adding new customers continues to guide the marketing efforts of the E&LS. In conjunction with reliable and competitively priced rail service, the E&LS works with customer everyday to insure that their freight transportation requirements are met successfully. From customer service personnel to the operating department, the E&LS builds lasting business relationships in order to meet the challenges of moving freight by rail for shippers in Michigan and Wisconsin. Other services and assistance offered by the E&LS include:•Industrial development and site planning•Rail/Truck transloading•Customer assistance with State and Federal DOT finance programs for industrial spur track projects•Railcar Storage•Contract car repairs for private and railroad owned car fleets•Industrial track maintenance programs
Full Service Car Repair and Paint shop
The E&LS Railroad operates a modern, full-service railcar repair and paint facility in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Located in Escanaba and Wells, the E&LS has turned out thousands of cars since 1991, including the conversion of boxcars. The specially designed blast, paint and stencil building is equipped with state-of-the-art technology for fast, efficient and environmentally safe production. Our M1003 certified Quality Assurance Program tracks both materials and procedures utilized so that all AAR, Federal, State and local requirements are met, including environmental regulations.