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Re: Prolly Ann trail in north branch
I can help. First, I want to imply that the information I am about to present is taken from a book called "Grand Trunk Western Railroad An Illustrated History", nicely written by I.E. Quastler, and all credits are due him. Information is from page 121, last paragraph. "Abandonment of the Cass City Subdivision occurred in stages. First to go, on July 6, 1983, was the 6.8 miles from Caseville to Pigeon The largest single piece of the Polly Ann (in January 1986) was the 50.2 miles between Pigeon and Kings Mill. Randall Beach-Kings Mill went later in 1986. That left about 9.5 miles in operation, re-designated as yard track." So, it sounds as though North Branch traffic and rail pull happened sometime during the year of 1986. One more note, anyone who loves the Grand Trunk RR. will do themselves right by getting a copy of this book. It is a gem.
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