There were two 40 car capacity sidings East of the mainline, and within the plant proper, room for another 30 cars on three individual stub ended tracks. One of those tracks took three hoppers at a time and unloaded them onto an undergrond conveyor which dumped into a bucket elevator and took it right up 70' to the plant hopper. I worked there during my college years, and we would regularly unload the entire block in a day.
This was just half of the Lakeside business, the other part being coal (steam coal) and coke. Here too, 50 - 60 car blocks would arrive monthly (into the early 60's) from the C&O coalfields, most of it from the West Virginia mines, and primarily from the C&O Winding Gulf field near Prince and Beckley. On rare occasions, N&W coal would be purchased via singular contracts. In the 1940' and 1950's, one could find literally hundreds of hoppers, both aggregate and coal in Mount Clemens on a weekly basis. This also taking into account the Selfridge Field coal appetite and the other coal distributors in the area - but Lakeside and Webb Fuel were clearly the largest. Incidentally, Lakeside had one of the largest totally enclosed coal bunkers in the mid-west for many years. Hope this answers your question.
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