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CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:19 pm

I noticed there were no customer lists for CN in the Wiki, so I am working on lists just for Michigan subdivisions. (I may do Indiana in the future, but that is it).
I currently have completed lists for the South Bend, Flint, and Kalamazoo (Branch) Subdivisions.
How did I do?

http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/M ... tomers_(CN)#Newberry_Subdivision

South Bend
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Flint
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Kalamazoo Branch
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Is the following a complete list of CN subdivisions in Michigan?
*South Bend---Done
*Flint----Done
*Kalamazoo Branch---Done
*Strathroy---Done
*Holly---Done
*Shore Line---Done
*Mount Clemens---Done
*Flat Rock---Done
*Dearborn---TBA
*Manistique---Done
*Newberry---Done
*Ore---Done
*Pembine---Done
*L'Anse---Done
*Iron Mountain---Done
*White Pine---Done
*Marinette---Done
*Ishpeming---Done
*Republic---Done
*Hogan Line---Done
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Mon May 20, 2019 9:58 pm

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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue May 21, 2019 12:50 am

Does the elevator in Imlay City not ship by rail anymore?

The Vlasic plant's siding is still in place, but the switch has been gone for years.

East of Imlay City, the Champion plant on Graham Road was a customer at one time and the remnants of their siding can still be seen on Google Maps.

Star of the West (I think) had a transload site on the east side of Belsay Road, east of Flint. I think someone else had also used it, but I don't know if it's active at this point.

Otherwise, at least this side of Flint, you seem to have nailed it. There's really not a whole lot of local traffic on this and of the Flint Sub
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 21, 2019 6:15 am

Mt. Clemens Sub
Detroit – Hoover Treated Wood Products: inbound lumber
Detroit – Nolan Distributors: inbound lumber
Warren – CJ Link Lumber: inbound lumber (possibly not active)
Warren – PolyTerm: inbound chemicals, plastics, & resins
Warren – Univar Solutions: inbound plastics & resins
Roseville – Great Lakes Recycling: outbound scrap paper bales (currently not active)
Mt. Clemens – Phoenix Stone: inbound landscape stone (currently not active)
Mt. Clemens - Warehouse: inbound aluminum ingots and outbound auto stampings for FCA
Clinton Twp. – B&D Drywall: inbound drywall
Macomb Twp. – Carter Lumber: inbound lumber
Chesterfield - Team (former PolyOne Spur): inbound salt (for Capital Fertilizer)
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 21, 2019 6:29 am

Lapeer Industrial receives a couple plastic pellet cars every week, an occasional tank car and an infrequent carload of steel.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 21, 2019 6:38 am

Shore Line Sub

Toledo – TRANSCO: inbound rail cars (for repair)
Monroe - MacSteel: inbound scrap steel and outbound steel rebar (currently inactive)
Monroe – Michigan Paving & Materials: inbound asphalt (currently inactive)
Monroe - Fermi: infrequent heavy equipment delivery
Rockwood – U.S. Silica: outbound crushed aggregate, limestone & silica
Trenton – Solutia: inbound chemicals
Trenton – N. A. Mann: inbound lumber
There are three DTE plants on the line that take deliveries from CN, CSX and NS. Right now NS gets most of the business.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby railrod1949 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:47 am

Here in Waterford where I currently lives, Red Lava , on west side of Airport Road, and Draco Division, which repair rail freight cars. It is located on south side of Williams lake Road, a mile west of me , in Waterford. Three in Pontiac,, Ferrous Scraps (former Sam Allen and Sons) on south side of Collier Road between Baldwin and Joslyn roads. GM Metal Plant on south side of Columbia Avenue west of Joslyn Road and the lumber transload which is located in the old Pontiac Belt Yard on south side of E. Walton Blvd., west of Baldwin Road.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby NSSD70ACe » Tue May 21, 2019 7:00 am

Noticed you included railroad interchanges on your list. There is one interchange on the CN South Bend Subdivision, from the Kalamazoo Branch to the SBS. The SBS local (L521 I think) will pick up and drop off cars from L549 at Pavilion.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby Burb8145 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:02 am

Partial Flat Rock Sub:

Riverview - Jones Chemicals
Riverview - Materials Processing
Wyandotte - Metro International
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby AARR » Tue May 21, 2019 9:05 am

I think Jones is switched by CR
Burb8145 wrote:Partial Flat Rock Sub:

Riverview - Jones Chemicals
Riverview - Materials Processing
Wyandotte - Metro International
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby GTW6401 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:39 am

Holly Subdivision

Sterling Oil - 1530 Commor Ave, Hamtramck
All America Plywood - 18840 John R St, Detroit
Metro International - 1200 E McNichols Rd, Highland Park
Gage Products - 821 Wanda St, Ferndale
Bond Plywood - 988 E Saratoga St, Ferndale
GFL Environmental Recycling - 414 E Hudson Ave, Royal Oak
Inland Plywood - 375 N Cass Ave, Pontiac
Lee Industrial - 563 N Cass Ave, Pontiac
TTX Draco Division - 5225 Williams Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI
Red Lava - 3875 Airport Rd, Waterford Twp, MI

Ferrous - 500 Collier Rd, Auburn Hills
Lumber Transload - 100 West Walton Blvd., Pontiac (Approximate Address)
GM Pontiac Stamping - 260 E Beverly, Pontiac

Those three customers are what remains of the Cass City Subdivision. One of the customers at the transload is Bolyard Lumber in Rochester Hills.

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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby GTW6401 » Tue May 21, 2019 9:53 am

Star of the West (I think) had a transload site on the east side of Belsay Road, east of Flint. I think someone else had also used it, but I don't know if it's active at this point.


Star of the West moved their transload operations to LSRC at Saginaw Yard.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby KenB » Tue May 21, 2019 10:31 am

Jones Chemicals, Metro Processing and the International place are switched by Conrail. Usually Trenton 3 job.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby Steve B » Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 pm

Flint Sub- GM Customer Care & Aftersales warehouse/processing center in Swartz Creek on the old main. I saw several boxcars there last Thursday.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue May 21, 2019 5:38 pm

NSSD70ACe wrote:Noticed you included railroad interchanges on your list. There is one interchange on the CN South Bend Subdivision, from the Kalamazoo Branch to the SBS. The SBS local (L521 I think) will pick up and drop off cars from L549 at Pavilion.


I did not include this interchange as a customer as it is part of the same railroad.

Steve B wrote:Flint Sub- GM Customer Care & Aftersales warehouse/processing center in Swartz Creek on the old main. I saw several boxcars there last Thursday.


Thanks! I have corrected this listing.
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby GP9R » Tue May 21, 2019 6:37 pm

South Bend Sub actually starts at Emmett St in Battle Creek. Anything west of there is South Bend sub. The yard itself is technically on the Flint Sub
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue May 21, 2019 7:04 pm

GP9R wrote:South Bend Sub actually starts at Emmett St in Battle Creek. Anything west of there is South Bend sub. The yard itself is technically on the Flint Sub


Thanks for the clarification! Different sources have it at different places. I have corrected this.
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Re: CN Customers

Unread postby R.E.A.P.E.R. » Wed May 22, 2019 4:55 am

You forgot the Kingsbury elevator (Hopper cars) and tank car interchange with the CSSSB at Stillwell on the South Bend Sub
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 22, 2019 5:43 am

This customer recently added yard tracks and a longer siding to unload 25 car blocks of Canadian canola meal, flaxseed, oats and potash.
R.E.A.P.E.R. wrote:You forgot the Kingsbury elevator (Hopper cars) and tank car interchange with the CSSSB at Stillwell on the South Bend Sub
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Re: CN Michigan Customers

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:16 am

R.E.A.P.E.R. wrote:You forgot the Kingsbury elevator (Hopper cars) and tank car interchange with the CSSSB at Stillwell on the South Bend Sub


Only focusing on the Michigan customers for now.
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