CN White Pine Branch

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Re: CN White Pine Branch

Unread postby blackjack1518 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:19 pm

NS3322 wrote:
blackjack1518 wrote:It's been sitting in the engine house next to the refinery. Not sure what will ever be done with this engine, and if the rail to White Pine will ever be used again.

Is this building the engine house?

Saturnalia wrote:The main sticking point for the White Pine Sub is that it can't handle 263K cars. The site selected in Wisconsin is literally the closest point on a CN mainline capable of handling 286K cars, or so the story goes.

Another blow to the WP Sub. :(

Yes, that is the engine house.
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Re: CN White Pine Branch

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:57 pm

blackjack1518 wrote:It is my understanding that the 12 miles of rail relay into Ontonagon is a must for this biofuel plant. This was a really big deal when ELS removed the rail so quickly, as had been told to the railroad something would be in the works. Most likely pulled up because of it's heavy pound rail with resale value.

I finally made it up to Ontonagon (wonderful town) in 2016. It was sad to see the tracks gone...

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Re: CN White Pine Branch

Unread postby coasterrider » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:45 pm

It is a wonderful trail to snowmobile on. Walking and biking as well once they turn it into a trail (if they havent done so yet).
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