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Re: C&O Flint-Otisville branch
Posted by Elba Steve on 1/19/2015, 3:12 pm, in reply to "C&O Flint-Otisville branch"
Just east of Dort Highway on the north side of the track was/still is a fuel storage facility. I don't recall the name, but for some reason, when it still received rail, I'm thinking it was a Shell facility. The lumberyard was as you said, Genesee Lumber Co. The elevator in Rogersville was/still is Deans, the Otisville coal co. was just that, and unknown to me until that last discussion a while back, someone else said that just after Mt. Morris road, to the south, there used to be a spur about 3/4 mile long to a gravel pit. I don't know the customers name, however. That area is now Wolverine Campground, part of the Genesee Recreation area. Huckleberry Railroad used to make it's loop around back there. After a derailment one year during the Christmas Holidays, which was a nightmare to get it back on the tracks due to all the soft gravel under the tracks, the following spring, they shortened the ride up. Anyway, those were the 5 customers. The Otisville coal company office building is still there, but is now part of a storage facility, and the old right of way just west of M-15 is now part of the Rite Aid's parking lot.
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