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Re: Local Customers between Plymouth & Flint
My post above dated 2/3/9:09 p.m. says why interchange with CN at Flint isn't as easy as it used to be. LSRR trains bring in average 80-100 cars per day general freight, 110 cars of grain every other day or so, and CSX returns to Flint the same. The interchange trackage along Longway Blvd isn't in the best shape, and total car capacity isn't much. Interchange with CN could be done with CN getting trackage rights into CSX McGrew, but that was tried back in the late 90's, and didn't last very long, mainly because once CN goes back east to their main line, these trains would require the engines to be uncoupled, run around the consist, and put on the west end for the trip to Torry Yard. Or, sent all the way to Port Huron for re-sorting, before returning west. A lot of unnecessary jockeying around on an already busy Flint Sub. But, before I get accused of being a know it all, your right...theoretically speaking, anything is possible.
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