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E&LS to Republic

Unread postby chapmaja » Wed May 22, 2019 12:26 am

How much of this line is actually still in place from Channing north to Republic?
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Re: E&LS to Republic

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed May 22, 2019 4:50 am

chapmaja wrote:How much of this line is actually still in place from Channing north to Republic?

Almost all of it. There is a bad bridge which prevents them from getting quite all the way toRepublic. Google Maps shows cars on pretty much the entire extent of it.
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Re: E&LS to Republic

Unread postby AARR » Wed May 22, 2019 5:40 am

About 8ish miles north of Channing is a cement transload at Floodwood.
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Re: E&LS to Republic

Unread postby chapmaja » Wed May 22, 2019 12:57 pm

The reason I asked about the line north is that Michigan Railroads evolution maps show the line as removed. Looking at Google maps, it shows as storage. Also, from the Google sat. view, it looks like north of Channing is all storage. Have they reopened the Floodwood transload in recent years or is the line back to storage use.

Also, I followed the old line from Channing back to Wells. Who actually serves the Verso Mill, E&LS or CN (or both). Street view shows E&LS 1223 switching some cars in the little card on the south side of the river at the corner of 18th Rd and C. 426. It appears to be a coil car, plus a large mix of other cars in the small yard. This is on the opposite side of the Verso plant, which has its own yard with lots of cars present.
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Re: E&LS to Republic

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed May 22, 2019 1:01 pm

chapmaja wrote:Also, I followed the old line from Channing back to Wells. Who actually serves the Verso Mill, E&LS or CN (or both). Street view shows E&LS 1223 switching some cars in the little card on the south side of the river at the corner of 18th Rd and C. 426. It appears to be a coil car, plus a large mix of other cars in the small yard. This is on the opposite side of the Verso plant, which has its own yard with lots of cars present.

The Escanaba Verso plant is served only by CN. The ELS yard south of the river is used to stage cars to and from the repair and repaint shops, the ELS's only business currently in Escanaba.
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Re: E&LS to Republic

Unread postby j32885 » Wed May 22, 2019 1:23 pm

The ELS Republic Line is mostly used for Car Storage... They go as far as Floodwood to Transload Cement. To Answer Your Question, they go as farest they go is to the Michigamme River, by the M-95 Bridge. It's near Witch Lake. This is according to Sir Mac.
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