That did happen with Mann+Hummel in Portage...
Anything pertaining to railfanning in Michigan.
What happens frequently is a business sees an advantage in moving product by rail and installs the infrastructure. Then the reality of the service difference between truck and rail sets in. If the intent was a ploy to leverage rail for better trucking rates they would have transloaded half mile away on the MSO and demonstrated they were serious. Fresh Solutions installed three switches and a couple thousand feet of track. No small ag business would gamble upward of $500K on sidings in the hope truck lines would lower their rates. GDLK can provide the best service in the world. If a Class 1 along the way decides the traffic doesn't fit their "PSR" model the rail will rust.
Use to get potatoes in, but now they grow their own and service local/regional markets.MQT1223 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:41 pmWhat's the story on the industry just outside of White Pigeon after making the curve south from the MSO interchange (Not Andersons). It looks like a produce warehouse? Seems like the spur and building is quite new and yet the rail is well rusted over suggesting they didn't ship much? Was this more of a ploy in keeping the trucks honest for their shipping needs or did NS scare them off?