I have questions about the ex-DSSA trackage. I am going to split it into two parts, the first from St. Ignace to Seney. What if anything can you tell me about or remember about any industries or sidings at the following locations. I acquired a Soo Line Station Number Manual, dated 1-1-77. I am guessing (maybe incorrectly), that there must have been a reason that these locations still listed a station number for some reason.
Moran Station #2635
Ozark Station #2620
I have found talk and lists of two limestone quarries in Ozark. The last one in use saying it was on the east side of the tracks and can be seen from M-123. I have found it on satalite maps and while it did not look big, do you know when it quit shipping? If it was still around in the mid '70's any idea of how often it was switched, how many cars and what railroad. Guessing if it was still around mostly Soo cars.
Raco Jct./Soo Jct. Station #2565
Do you remember or know what year the branch was torn out? I have seen mention of people not seen trains on it after '65. Was the siding still there in the mid '70's? Looks as if there was a wye also?
Newberry Station #2553
What info do you have on the Asylum Branch? Was the hospital still receiving anything by rail in the time frame? I had thought I had read that coal was delivered to the hospital, if it was still any clue on how many, often or what railroads cars? Do you know of anything else?
I thought you had mentioned Mead on the branch? Was it just pulp loading or other stuff? How many cars, and what types?
Was there anything else on the branch at that time? I have also seen Lousiana-Pacific, and Kimberly-Clark, mentioned but not sure if that is new stuff or older stuff.
Dollarville Station #2553
McMillan Station #2545
Was the siding still in?
Danaher Station #2540
Spur 75 Station #2536
Seney Station #2532
I think you, but not sure had mentioned pulpwood loading at Seney. Is that all there was or was nothing there?
Thanks again for any info.