ABOUT

On January 1, 2012, Watco was proud to welcome the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR) to the Watco family of short line railroads. The WSOR is a Class II regional railroad company operating in the southern half of the state of Wisconsin and a small portion of northeastern Illinois. WSOR operates 802 miles of branch and mainline track traversing a total of 21 counties in Wisconsin and Illinois, making it Wisconsin’s second largest railroad.

It is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with access to Chicago via the Belt Railway of Chicago and harbor facilities on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, while maintaining several transloading sites within its system. WSOR has branch offices in Janesville and Horicon. WSOR operates on mostly former Milwaukee Road tracks that were earmarked for abandonment in the late ’70s and early ’80s. These tracks are now owned and managed cooperatively by the State of Wisconsin and 18 counties with which WSOR has a 50-year operating agreement.

WSOR transports a variety of commodities for its customer base including forest products, fertilizers, grain (corn, soy beans, and wheat), plastics, consumer foods, paper, aggregates, chemicals, frac sand, ethanol, and liquid petroleum. Since its inception in 1980, WSOR has quadrupled the freight business of the previous carriers, handling more than 60,000 carloads annually.

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Class I Interchanges

BNSF, CPRS, CN, CSX, NS, UP
Please see interchange map for complete listing of interchange railroads and listings.

Railroad Forms

Car Order Form

Customer Safety Handbook

Credit Application/Policy

Email completed credit application to CREDIT@watcocompanies.com
Or send to:
Watco Credit & Collections Dept
315 W. 3rd Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Fax: 620-230-0280

Destination Inspection Report

Freight Claim Form

 

Tariffs

WSOR # Authority Description Effective Date
WSOR 4000 (M) Amended 4-5-16 Grain Tariff Effective October 1, 2016
WSOR 4006 K Lumber and Related Commodities Effective AUgust 24, 2016
WSOR 6000 – Item 225 WSOR Fuel Surcharge December 1, 2014
WSOR 7001-C Demurrage, Storage, and Accessorial Tariff Effective January 7, 2016
WSOR 3002-D Fertilizer Tariff December 1, 2015
WSOR 4691 Revenue Empty Tariff  November 1, 2014
WSOR 4006-J Lumber Tariff  Effective January 1, 2016
WSOR Tariff 6000- Item 250 Electronic Data Interchange April 1, 2012
WSOR Tariff 4680- A WSOR Shop Traffic January 1, 2016
WTS Tariff 9011-N WTS Transportation Services Rules August 1, 2015

Expired Tariffs

WSOR # Authority Description
WTS Tariff 9011-M WTS Transportation Services Rules May 1, 2015
WSOR 7001-B Demurrage, Storage, and Accessorial Tariff November 1, 2014
WSOR 3002-C Fertilizer Tariff November 1, 2014
WSOR 4006-I Lumber Tariff  Expires January 1, 2016
WSOR 4000 (M) Version 3 Grain Tariff Effective March 11, 2016
WSOR 4000 Grain Tariff
WSOR 3002 Item 3020 Revenue Empty Tariff
WSOR 7001-A Demurrage, Storage, and Accessorial Tariff
WSOR 3002-B Fertilizers
WSOR Exempt Circular 4006-H Lumber and related commodities

Other

For efficiency and ease in disputing any and all Customer invoicing, please send documentation to WSOR Disputes.

To report or release a bad order railcar please email WSOR Bad Orders.

To request railcar repair/inspections please email corporate railcar management or call 620-231-2230 ext 431.

WSOR Terminals

Madison Terminal
1890 E. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53704-4745
608.204.3900
Supt. Maintenance of Way- 608.620.2044
Roadmaster – 608.620.2054
Trainmaster – 608.620.2038
FAX: 608.243.9225

Horicon Terminal
313 Clinton Street
Horicon, WI 53032-1300
Chief Mechanical Officer – 414.604.5029
Paint & Car Repair Marketing – 414.604.5031
Trainmaster – 414.604.5026 / 414.604.5027
Roadmaster – 414.604.5025
FAX (administrative): 920.485.0571
FAX (Car Shop): 920.485.4583

Janesville Terminal
203 South Pearl Street
Janesville, WI 53548-4521
Trainmaster – 608.620.2073 / 608.620.2072
Roadmaster – 608.620.2077
FAX: 608.757.3237

On-Line Grain Storage Facilities

Doug Conway, VP of Agricultural Marketing – 612-708-9048
Location Company Contact Bushel Car Spot Origin Weights
Avalon Gavilon
2939 Old Hwy 140
Avalon, WI 53505
John Weber
608-754-4673
3,400,000 110 Yes
Boscobel ADM
6250 Borden Rd
Boscobel, WI 53805
Jake McFarlin
608-762-5976
1,500,000 50 Yes
Brandon Waupun Feed & Seed
242 E. Main St
Brandon, WI 53919
Milan Vande Zande
920-324-2781
250,000 3 No
Brodhead Farm City Elevator
N3503 Hwy 104
Brodhead, WI 53520
Josh Schenk
608-897-2114
2,700,000 25 No
Burnett Peachy Brothers
P.O. Box 36
Burnett, WI 53922
Don Peachy
920-689-2211
300,000 5 No
Cottage Grove Landmark Grain
203 W Cottage Grove Rd
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Lonnie Harms
608-251-9010
3,800,000 25 No
Darien Elburn Cooperative
461 W. Madison Street
Darien, WI 53114
Eric Lawton
262-882-4222
2,500,000 50 Yes
Darien Farm City Elevator
P.O. Box 628
Darien, WI 53114
Tom Farley
262-724-5757
2,800,000 25 No
Horicon United Cooperative
101 Clinton Street
Horicon, WI 53032
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
5,909,000 25 Yes
Milton Farm City Elevator
302 Vincent Street
Milton, WI 53563
Alex Buchheit
608-868-7521
1,200,000 25 No
Muscoda Riverdale Ag Service
222 S. Wisconsin
Muscoda, WI 53573
Dave Wiederholt
608-739-3103
530,000 25 No
Orfordville Farm City Elevator
103 W. Brodhead Street
Orfordville, WI 53576
Greg Baxter
608-879-2904
3,100,000 25 No
Oshkosh United Cooperative
2550 Clairview Road
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
2,575,000 25 No
Prairie du Chien Gavilon
800 N. Villa Louis Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Heath Thomas
608-326-6111
150,000 25 No
Ripon North United Cooperative
713 Stanton Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
8,728,000 25 Yes
Ripon South United Cooperative
W13136 County Hwy. KK
Ripon, WI 54971
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
5,188,000 50 No
Rock Springs United Cooperative
P.O. Box 8
Rock Springs, WI 53961
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
3,293,000 25 Yes
Stoughton Furseth Grain
2157 Hwy. A
Stoughton, WI 53589
Dan Furseth
608-335-2616
780,000 8 No
Sun Prairie/ Marshall Duffy Grain
P.O. Box 250
Columbus, WI 53925
Pat Duffy
920-623-4160
1,700,000 25 Yes
Whitewater Landmark Grain
P.O. Box 220
Burlington, WI 53105
Tom Voight
262-767-2029
1,400,000 25 No
Zenda Farm City Elevator
Zenda, WI 53195
Jake Polyock
262-724-5757
4,600,000 50 Yes
+ Forms

Railroad Forms

Car Order Form

Customer Safety Handbook

Credit Application/Policy

Email completed credit application to CREDIT@watcocompanies.com
Or send to:
Watco Credit & Collections Dept
315 W. 3rd Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762
Fax: 620-230-0280

Destination Inspection Report

Freight Claim Form

 

+ Tariffs

Tariffs

WSOR # Authority Description Effective Date
WSOR 4000 (M) Amended 4-5-16 Grain Tariff Effective October 1, 2016
WSOR 4006 K Lumber and Related Commodities Effective AUgust 24, 2016
WSOR 6000 – Item 225 WSOR Fuel Surcharge December 1, 2014
WSOR 7001-C Demurrage, Storage, and Accessorial Tariff Effective January 7, 2016
WSOR 3002-D Fertilizer Tariff December 1, 2015
WSOR 4691 Revenue Empty Tariff  November 1, 2014
WSOR 4006-J Lumber Tariff  Effective January 1, 2016
WSOR Tariff 6000- Item 250 Electronic Data Interchange April 1, 2012
WSOR Tariff 4680- A WSOR Shop Traffic January 1, 2016
WTS Tariff 9011-N WTS Transportation Services Rules August 1, 2015

Expired Tariffs

WSOR # Authority Description
WTS Tariff 9011-M WTS Transportation Services Rules May 1, 2015
WSOR 7001-B Demurrage, Storage, and Accessorial Tariff November 1, 2014
WSOR 3002-C Fertilizer Tariff November 1, 2014
WSOR 4006-I Lumber Tariff  Expires January 1, 2016
WSOR 4000 (M) Version 3 Grain Tariff Effective March 11, 2016
WSOR 4000 Grain Tariff
WSOR 3002 Item 3020 Revenue Empty Tariff
WSOR 7001-A Demurrage, Storage, and Accessorial Tariff
WSOR 3002-B Fertilizers
WSOR Exempt Circular 4006-H Lumber and related commodities

Other

For efficiency and ease in disputing any and all Customer invoicing, please send documentation to WSOR Disputes.

To report or release a bad order railcar please email WSOR Bad Orders.

To request railcar repair/inspections please email corporate railcar management or call 620-231-2230 ext 431.

+ Locations

WSOR Terminals

Madison Terminal
1890 E. Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53704-4745
608.204.3900
Supt. Maintenance of Way- 608.620.2044
Roadmaster – 608.620.2054
Trainmaster – 608.620.2038
FAX: 608.243.9225

Horicon Terminal
313 Clinton Street
Horicon, WI 53032-1300
Chief Mechanical Officer – 414.604.5029
Paint & Car Repair Marketing – 414.604.5031
Trainmaster – 414.604.5026 / 414.604.5027
Roadmaster – 414.604.5025
FAX (administrative): 920.485.0571
FAX (Car Shop): 920.485.4583

Janesville Terminal
203 South Pearl Street
Janesville, WI 53548-4521
Trainmaster – 608.620.2073 / 608.620.2072
Roadmaster – 608.620.2077
FAX: 608.757.3237

+ Grain Elevators

On-Line Grain Storage Facilities

Doug Conway, VP of Agricultural Marketing – 612-708-9048
Location Company Contact Bushel Car Spot Origin Weights
Avalon Gavilon
2939 Old Hwy 140
Avalon, WI 53505
John Weber
608-754-4673
3,400,000 110 Yes
Boscobel ADM
6250 Borden Rd
Boscobel, WI 53805
Jake McFarlin
608-762-5976
1,500,000 50 Yes
Brandon Waupun Feed & Seed
242 E. Main St
Brandon, WI 53919
Milan Vande Zande
920-324-2781
250,000 3 No
Brodhead Farm City Elevator
N3503 Hwy 104
Brodhead, WI 53520
Josh Schenk
608-897-2114
2,700,000 25 No
Burnett Peachy Brothers
P.O. Box 36
Burnett, WI 53922
Don Peachy
920-689-2211
300,000 5 No
Cottage Grove Landmark Grain
203 W Cottage Grove Rd
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
Lonnie Harms
608-251-9010
3,800,000 25 No
Darien Elburn Cooperative
461 W. Madison Street
Darien, WI 53114
Eric Lawton
262-882-4222
2,500,000 50 Yes
Darien Farm City Elevator
P.O. Box 628
Darien, WI 53114
Tom Farley
262-724-5757
2,800,000 25 No
Horicon United Cooperative
101 Clinton Street
Horicon, WI 53032
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
5,909,000 25 Yes
Milton Farm City Elevator
302 Vincent Street
Milton, WI 53563
Alex Buchheit
608-868-7521
1,200,000 25 No
Muscoda Riverdale Ag Service
222 S. Wisconsin
Muscoda, WI 53573
Dave Wiederholt
608-739-3103
530,000 25 No
Orfordville Farm City Elevator
103 W. Brodhead Street
Orfordville, WI 53576
Greg Baxter
608-879-2904
3,100,000 25 No
Oshkosh United Cooperative
2550 Clairview Road
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
2,575,000 25 No
Prairie du Chien Gavilon
800 N. Villa Louis Rd
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Heath Thomas
608-326-6111
150,000 25 No
Ripon North United Cooperative
713 Stanton Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
8,728,000 25 Yes
Ripon South United Cooperative
W13136 County Hwy. KK
Ripon, WI 54971
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
5,188,000 50 No
Rock Springs United Cooperative
P.O. Box 8
Rock Springs, WI 53961
Doug Marshall
920-887-1756
3,293,000 25 Yes
Stoughton Furseth Grain
2157 Hwy. A
Stoughton, WI 53589
Dan Furseth
608-335-2616
780,000 8 No
Sun Prairie/ Marshall Duffy Grain
P.O. Box 250
Columbus, WI 53925
Pat Duffy
920-623-4160
1,700,000 25 Yes
Whitewater Landmark Grain
P.O. Box 220
Burlington, WI 53105
Tom Voight
262-767-2029
1,400,000 25 No
Zenda Farm City Elevator
Zenda, WI 53195
Jake Polyock
262-724-5757
4,600,000 50 Yes
+ Newsletters

CUSTOMER SERVICE

T: 866.889.2826, Ext. 1
F: 844.476.6725
Email: Customer Service 1

ADDRESS

1890 East Johnson St
Madison, WI 53704-4745

CONTACTS

Joe Via
General Manager
P: 608.620.2050

Preston Nelson
Assistant General Manager
P: 608.620.2075

Andy Laurent
VP – Marketing & Sales
P: 608.620.2074

Doug Conway
VP of Agricultural Marketing & Sales
P: 913.601.4113

Tim Karp
Director of Business Development
P: 414.750.6410

Katie Sackett
Director of Sales & Marketing
P: 608.620.2041

Ken Lucht
Director of Government Relations
P: 608.620.2040

Jason Murphree
Account Manager
P: 608.620.2039

Brad Peot
Account Manager
P: 608.620.2056

Jean Kincade
Marketing Coordinator
P: 608.620.2045

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