Minnesota Southern Railway MSWY #537

Nature of Firm

MSWY operates freight service from a connection with UP at Agate, MN to a connection with BNSF at Manley, MN, a distance of 41 miles.


This line was abandoned in 1988 by Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Company. Subsequently, the Buffalo Ridge Regional Railroad Authority (BRRRA) bought the line. Nobles Rock Railroad leased and operated the line from 1993 to 2000, when the railroad became insolvent. In December 2000, MSWY leased and began operations over the line.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Minnesota Southern Railway
P. O. Box 562 
Luverne, MN 56156

Phone 507-283-4269
Fax 507-283-4272
Web Site



Herbert Tollefson
General Manager 

Company Affiliation Private
Interchange Points Agate (Worthington), MN
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method EDI