David Lang wrote:Anyway, the reason for this post is this...Looking at Google Maps again, there are a LOT of rail sidings on the Lake State South of Grayling, between Grayline and Roscommon, all just south of 4 Mile Road, and all in a short distance of each other. What is all that and who are all the customers between Bay City and Gaylord?
There are three steady customers at 4 Mile Rd.
- Weyerhaeuser receives wood resin (from G-P next door) and ships out particle board
- Georgia-Pacific receives ingredients and ships out wood resins (including to Weyerhaeuser next door and to the G-P mill in Gaylord when it was open)
- Lake City Redimix - Inbound stone from Alpena (loaded at a team track)
Note that there are many obstacles obscuring the view of Weyerhaeuser and Georgia-Pacific, and the Redimix spur is way down (1/2-3/4 mile) from 4 Mile Rd. There are "No Trespassing" signs posted and I hear security at both G-P and W will enforce it on their property and report trespassers to LSRC if on the ROW.
The only remaining customers that I'm aware of between Bay City and Grayling is the small bird seed mill in Standish and the new Auburn Bean and Grain elevator under construction in Sterling.
Even in its heyday there was not an abundance of customers between Bay City and Grayling.
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