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Re: Munising train Nov. 1
You are correct. Last year Timber Products was moving two cars around with a front end loader & had two cars get away from them that went a long long way back into the woods. The interesting thing is a few months earlier I had met with them & told them I was not comfortable with how they were moving cars. I explained that if something ever went wrong & they needed to stop the car they wouldn't have the ability to do so.......Fast forward a few months & the two cars ran away. Unfortunately I found out about the incident because one of my buddies saw the picture posted on a snowmobile website. Needless to say, the next call I made to Timber Products was not the best we ever had.
As for the switch, the last post was absolutely correct. The reason Timber Products is switched westbound is because of the switch inside the plant, not because of the mainline switch. I had a couple times where we tried out doing a westbound switch followed by an eastbound switch the next say to get the cars moving faster, but after Timber Products let those two get away we put a stop to it & everything went back to a westbound switch.