Page 1 of 1

Owosso-Paines

Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:38 pm
by AARR
From the other board.

Chessie Dispatcher has an excellent response to Alex question. https://members4.boardhost.com/RRHXHistory/msg/1592343427.html

I wanted to add that I've seen a customer list when AA started service over this segment (April 1, 1977) and there were customers at all stations including the end of the line in Fergus (fertilizer), St. Charles (lumber) and Swan Creek (fertilizer). The largest shipper was the elevator in Oakley. AA switched the line twice a week.
Posted by Alex on 6/16/2020, 4:06 pm

I was riding my bike on the Saginaw Valley Trail yesterday...

Looking at an old map, when PC pulled the ex-MC to Saginaw, did the line end at St. Charles for a while? Then get truncated further back to Fergus. The line to Saginaw was pulled back in the early 80's, AFAIK.

Current terminus is just S. of Fergus.

Re: Owosso-Paines

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:06 pm
by Steve B
I recall a 1990 or 1991 MSTRP newsletter which states that by that time, Fergus-St. Charles was only being maintained for 1225 use, and the MSTRP had to do all the work on the track. When was that segment torn up?

Re: Owosso-Paines

Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:11 pm
by AARR
Seems like it was removed in the early 90's perhaps shortly after you read the MSTRP newsletter.
Steve B wrote:I recall a 1990 or 1991 MSTRP newsletter which states that by that time, Fergus-St. Charles was only being maintained for 1225 use, and the MSTRP had to do all the work on the track. When was that segment torn up?