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Re: Elba Steve...Flint Old PM Main Customer - Old Burroughs Elevator
Posted by Elba Steve on 2/14/2015, 6:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Elba Steve...Flint Old PM Main Customer - Old Burroughs Elevator "
Wolf Brothers Iron, located just off South Grand Traverse Street, and Dover used rail right up 'till total abandonment. Tracks were already removed north of 2nd Avenue, north to about Wood Street. On the north end, just south of the old Buick complex, there was still some tank cars for Dupont until they closed the Flint facility too. They hung on until about 2004-2005ish. Buick stopped using rail all together about that time also, and closed the remaining factories in 2010. Final Assembly closed in July of 1998, and that ended all autorack transport from that facility. When that happeded, that took a major amount of carloads out of Flint. At one time, during the late 70's and 80's, Buick produced around 2500 cars daily at it's 2 assembly plants, and shipped about 55% of those by rail.
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