By petition filed October 12, 1999,(1) Grand Trunk Western Railroad Incorporated (GTW) seeks ...to abandon a 1.31-mile portion of a line of railroad known as the Dequindre Line between milepost 1.77 and milepost 0.46...GTW states that no rail service has been provided on the line since April 1997. GTW indicates that, until March 27, 1997, it provided rail service to Lafarge Corporation (Lafarge), which is located on a spur at milepost 0.71. GTW claims that it handled 93 carloads of cement for Lafarge in 1996 and 66 carloads in the first 3 months of 1997 and realized revenues of $53,143 and $35,010, respectively. GTW states that it has not moved any traffic for Lafarge or any other shippers on the line since April 1997 and that no other active shippers are situated nearby.
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