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New Millington Trackage Update:
Posted by Elba Steve
on 12/31/2018, 1:14 pm
O.K. I had an oil change done today at the Chevy dealership in Millington. There is an employee there that has lived in the area for all his life. I asked him if he knew anything about the new business on the north side of Millington that has a new railroad spur to the site. Now, I am only repeating what he told me, so I'm not saying it's 100% accurate, however, this is what he said. There is a large area north of Millington that encompasses underground brine and some company has come in and cleared the land, and drilled some large wells. He said that what he heard was that there is another company SOMEWHERE that is going to use this stuff for SOMETHING, and that it will be pumped out of the ground, and into tank cars and shipped out by rail. I drove north on M-15 to the site, and the rail spur is in, complete, the land is cleared to some degree, and a large pump house looking building is erected. There was earth moving equipment working there today also. This property is just east of the original rail line, and borders on the north end at Murphy Lake Road, where the entrance to the property exists. Now, the crossings in downtown Millington were all tagged with exempt signs the last time I was there this summer. Now, there are no exempt signs, but brand new signs on all crossing signals/crossbucks regarding emergency numbers in case of...so, with this in mind, it looks like to me that trains will continue south of the new "industry", to use the run around trackage in downtown Millington. when this operation begins. As to when that happens, he didn't know, but, it looks to me that it will be soon. I want to thank Cwayne, the poster who first brought this to our attention on 12/19 posted below. If I find out anything more, I will post.