West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

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Doktor No wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:14 am
SD80MAC wrote:
Doktor No wrote:What about Brooks Beverage? 7UP/ Squirt folks. They used to get a tank or two almost daily.
Most of that spur has been gone quite a while. The switch was finally removed last summer.
Amazing...or not. Havn't been down there for some time. I know they were bought out by Schweps and perhaps again after that and closed..gee, a couple tanks a day of corn sweetener went in.
Was Cadbury-Schweppes, then Dr. Pepper-Seven-Up Bottling Group and now they merged with Keurig in 2018 and are called KDP aka KeurigDr. Pepper

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WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.

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dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
All of the tank cars east of 681 are storage cars. Construction of a new spur for transloading at 59 1/2 St begins soon, too.
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dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??

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TC Man wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??
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SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:16 pm
TC Man wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??
Correct, the plan is to re-lay the track to Lawrence.
Having read the last few pages of this thread and looking at google aerial images.
Why are they doing track work to Lawrence?

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To bring in more business and expand?

The track ends just shy of 56th street. Its just under a mile between 681 and end of track. Technically anything East of 681 is considered Lawrence.

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The ROW to Paw Paw is still all under the ownership of WMI, so besides money there is nothing stopping them from putting back everything Pioneer foolishly removed.
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