Conrail Operations on the Old Road

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Re: Conrail Operations on the Old Road

Unread postby JStryker722 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:12 am

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GP30M4216 wrote:With no business between Coldwater and Sturgis, the line was unused, and removed only a few years ago. Sturgis and Coldwater both remain good points of business for their respective railroads.

It was ripped out from Sturgis (a little ways east of the GR&I) to about half a mile west of US-12 in 2013. I was passing by there in February and took a look at the first road east of where US-12 crossed it and found flashers still standing and a siding with switch still intact. Crossing was paved over though.. I wonder why they haven't ripped it out the rest of the way into Coldwater?

There has been a considerable amount of business that sprung up on the western outskirts of Coldwater that get service from the INER,so they kept the track to those business plus alittle farther west for car storage and then pulled up the rails from there to Big Hill Rd. just outside the eastern edge of Sturgis where MSO ownership began.
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Re: Conrail Operations on the Old Road

Unread postby railroadchoad » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:12 am

The INE has kept the track in place to Snow Prairie Road west of Batavia for car storage purposes. As for the business that is done by the INE in Coldwater-it is keeping them quite busy as there are several that are shipping/receiving more than they ever have. The INE has five customers in Cold water and they are all on the west side of town.
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Re: Conrail Operations on the Old Road

Unread postby AARR » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:06 pm

railroadchoad wrote:The INE has kept the track in place to Snow Prairie Road west of Batavia for car storage purposes. As for the business that is done by the INE in Coldwater-it is keeping them quite busy as there are several that are shipping/receiving more than they ever have. The INE has five customers in Cold water and they are all on the west side of town.

Let's see if I know who they are: Panel Processing, the pallet plant, the plastics plant, Northeast Coop (fertilizer) and Darling (rendering plant).

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Re: Conrail Operations on the Old Road

Unread postby Michael » Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:52 pm

Off topic but isn't that area of Coldwater where they built that huge greenhouse so I can now get fresh tomatoes all Winter? :D
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Re: Conrail Operations on the Old Road

Unread postby railroadchoad » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:21 pm

AARR, you are correct but the name of the Co-Op is North central.

Michael, you are correct. The monstrous greenhouse that is owned by some Dutch outfit is on the west side of town, as well!
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