I don't advise hopping trains, Robert. I'm sure it's both unsafe and illegal.
So, our railroad-working Tribune online commenter who calls himself Signal Master will provide the safer alternative.
"The railroad runs as far north as Fremont," said Signal Master, who otherwise remains anonymous to keep his job. "Most of what is hauled is sand coming from Nugent Sand in Muskegon. Webb Chemical gets shipments, as well as Bay Logistics in Norton Shores. Up in Fremont, the Co-Op ships grain out by rail. There are a couple other industries as well, but I cannot remember who they are off the top of my head."
A PDF of the state's railroad track map can be downloaded from the Related File below.
Do you have a question for the Tribune? E-mail it to email@example.com, and type MAILBAG in the subject line. Or mail it the old-fashioned way to: Grand Haven Tribune, MAILBAG, 101 N. Third St., Grand Haven, MI 49417. We'll do our best to get you an answer! A new Mailbag appears on grandhaventribune.com at 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.