NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)

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NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)

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Posted by Run 8 on 4/1/2021, 4:12 pm
Caught a SB NS loaded coke train going through Rockwood on tk 1 today. Why would a loaded coke train be going south? Always thought the traffic would be going north to Dearborn, MI. Anyone know why?
There is a plant on Zug Island (or around there) that makes coke. It goes west on CN and as you saw south on NS. Hopefully someone else can add information.
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Re: NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)

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Maybe Pittsburg.
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Re: NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)

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AARR wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:06 pm
From the other site
Posted by Run 8 on 4/1/2021, 4:12 pm
Caught a SB NS loaded coke train going through Rockwood on tk 1 today. Why would a loaded coke train be going south? Always thought the traffic would be going north to Dearborn, MI. Anyone know why?
There is a plant on Zug Island (or around there) that makes coke. It goes west on CN and as you saw south on NS. Hopefully someone else can add information.
Several loaded trains have gone west on the Wabash to Butler and down the NYC towards Gary from there the last few months.
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Re: NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)

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It was probably headed for Cleveland. I have heard that Zug Island ships coke to the former Arcelor-Mittal steel mill down there.

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Re: NS Coke Train on Shore Line Sub (Detroit District?)

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DTE owns the coke coven plant on Zug Island, ships to many different buyers.

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