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Where's the train go?

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:04 PM
mbrooky@grandhaventribune.com 616-842-6400 ext. 243

ANSWER:

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.

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