This brings up some "What If" questions. I don't know how far the old track is still in place north of Baraga, but what if an industry decided to locate somewhere north of Baraga where the rail is still in? Let's say the industry expresses interst in rail service, and there was basically no opposition to it. (No opposition I know would not happen, but let's say this just for conversation). Does CN still own the line all the way to where the rail ends or does it own beyond where the rail ends? If there (not likely I know) is no opposition, and the railroad determines it would be profitable to serve this industry, does the railroad simply hire contractors to clear the track, right-of-way, re-build the track, install crossing protection, etc. or is there much more to it than that? What would be involved in this whole "theoretical" situation? Again, lets pretend there is no opposition, which saves time, litigation, etc. AND this is a fairly large company that would create lots of jobs, a desire for railservice, and the railroad determines it would be profitable. What is involved and how quickly could it take place? Thanks.
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