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« on: October 29, 2007, 08:19:32 PM »
Hi Everyone, I was just looking at the item on the site titled \"The Decline of Railroad Customers Chart\".  It shows that as of the year 2000 there were only four customers left.  I think I can count five as of today: Sipi Metals, General Iron, Finkle Steel, Peerless, and Big Bay Lumber.  Am I missing something?  Is Sipi Metals actually severed by the UP (ex CNW)?  Best Regards, John Coleman


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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2007, 05:47:17 PM »
As of today, Peerless is gone.
But there may, or may not, be a firewood dealer.

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 09:40:21 PM »
The chart was meant to reflect industries located east of the river and off the C&E (Peerless and General Iron Industries), Goose Island (Big Bay), and the Deering Line (Finkl Steel).  It should have been clearer in retrospect.

For example, in 2000 Aetna Plywood just off Elston was still an active customer of CP Rail as was Sipi Metals.  However Aetna was reached via a spur from the Bloomingdale Line while Sipi was/is reached from the Mill Yard trackage.

If anyone has seen freight cars at Sipi in recent months please post an update.