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Up in da up

Unread postby MMRR-24 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:38 pm

When UP acquired the cnw did they sell all the former cnw lines in yooperland right away or did they hang on to them for a while? Or did Cn buy that section while up took the rest?
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Re: Up in da up

Unread postby SW » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:36 pm

UP operated the trackage for a time, just under 2 years, until they sold the "Duck Creek North" lines (Green Bay to Ishpeming) to Wisconsin Central at the end of 1996 / start of 1997. C&NW was merged into UP on 4/1/95.
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Re: Up in da up

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:50 pm

UP & CNW married in 1995, and the CNW Upper Peninsula holdings were sold to the Wisconsin Central in 1997. Technically, the Sault Ste Marie Bridge Company made the purchase!

Also the DW&P and DM&IR are technically WC subsidiaries.

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Re: Up in da up

Unread postby CAT345C » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:54 pm

One has to wonder what the railroad scene in the UP would be like had the UP not sold off to the SSAM. The sale
Of the former CNW tracks led the WC to abandon Munising to Marquette (Diamond Jct) in favor of the less snowy ore sub.
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