Years ago, I inquired as to the mysterious 'squiggle' track addition at the northern end of the Old PM Main in Genesee County (Flint), which is near Maple Road/Dort Hwy intersection. This squiggle track was added in the late 80's/early 90's, and hasn't been used to service anything directly.
Well, this squiggle was added in anticipation for the elimination of the track/x-ings at Dort Hwy, Bristol Road and beyond, which officially came about 5-10 years ago. The length of the squiggle would give the necessary run-out room to operate and switch the yard.
How often the squiggle gets used is another story.
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