West Michigan RR Abandonment Petition Coming

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Doktor No wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:14 am
SD80MAC wrote:
Doktor No wrote:What about Brooks Beverage? 7UP/ Squirt folks. They used to get a tank or two almost daily.
Most of that spur has been gone quite a while. The switch was finally removed last summer.
Amazing...or not. Havn't been down there for some time. I know they were bought out by Schweps and perhaps again after that and closed..gee, a couple tanks a day of corn sweetener went in.
Was Cadbury-Schweppes, then Dr. Pepper-Seven-Up Bottling Group and now they merged with Keurig in 2018 and are called KDP aka KeurigDr. Pepper

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WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.

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dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
All of the tank cars east of 681 are storage cars. Construction of a new spur for transloading at 59 1/2 St begins soon, too.
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dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??

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TC Man wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??
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SD80MAC wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:16 pm
TC Man wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:52 pm
dave989 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:56 pm
WMI has now begun rehabing rail east of CR681. Still lots of tank cars. The plan is to rehab their way east to Lawrence. The day I saw them interchange with CSX they recieved nine cars.
It appears on Google Earth that track is pulled well before Lawrence??
Correct, the plan is to re-lay the track to Lawrence.
Having read the last few pages of this thread and looking at google aerial images.
Why are they doing track work to Lawrence?

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To bring in more business and expand?

The track ends just shy of 56th street. Its just under a mile between 681 and end of track. Technically anything East of 681 is considered Lawrence.

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The ROW to Paw Paw is still all under the ownership of WMI, so besides money there is nothing stopping them from putting back everything Pioneer foolishly removed.
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The tracks are still present up to the town of Lawrence. Beyond Lawrence, the rail is torn out and the crossings paved over.

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The track ends just shy of 56th street.

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Paw Paw River Trans loading is up and functioning. Nine TCBX tank cars and a covered hopper on this new spur at 59 1/2 Street. Intersting addition to the collection of power parked behind Hanson's. C-420 no. 850 with GLLX stenciled under the cab. Painted in former Arkansas and Missouri colors. Hoping someone could trace the lineage of this unit (ex L&N)? Heafty interchange waiting at Hartford for CSX. Things continue to improve here.

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What locomotives are currently on the property?

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GLLX 1416, 1397, 1512, 4, 850, 921, 1017, 2480.

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dave989 wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Paw Paw River Trans loading is up and functioning. Nine TCBX tank cars and a covered hopper on this new spur at 59 1/2 Street. Intersting addition to the collection of power parked behind Hanson's. C-420 no. 850 with GLLX stenciled under the cab. Painted in former Arkansas and Missouri colors. Hoping someone could trace the lineage of this unit (ex L&N)? Heafty interchange waiting at Hartford for CSX. Things continue to improve here.
Painted in Green Bay & Western/Iowa Interstate colors. Originally built for the Leigh & Hudson River.
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Thanks, I recognize the 1017 as the T-6 and now the Alco 420. What types are the other locomotives/

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Thanks, I recognize the 1017 as the T-6 and now the Alco 420. What types are the other locomotives/
2 MP15ACs, an SW1200, SW9, GP18, CF7, C420 and a T6.
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SD80MAC wrote:
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jrgerber wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:33 am
Thanks, I recognize the 1017 as the T-6 and now the Alco 420. What types are the other locomotives/
2 MP15ACs, an SW1200, SW9, GP18, CF7, C420 and a T6.
Also this wiki entry on the West Michigan railroad that SD80mac contributed to: http://railroadfan.com/wiki/index.php/West_Michigan
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Dont forget the partridge in a pear tree! Erm, I mean the 2 cabooses..

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That T6 ,number 1017 was ALCO's final loco, if I remember correctly---originally built for Newburgh and South Shore.

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Thank SD80MAC

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