The Whiting Division of
New Page /
closed on Friday Feb 15, 2011.
Here is a picture as rail operations slowed down a week before the end of paper production.
A black IC engine was working.
On the south side is the machine room and beater room.
Tank cars of clay and boxcars for loading paper rolls would be pushed inside the doors.
The north-side tracks were for pulp wood and coal deliveries.
These cars are gone now.
And on February 15 was the END.
By the Sunday after rail service stopped,
the rails show rust spots.
Even well-used mainlines can show rust if not used for a day,
but this is the end of business here.
|The pulpwood piles are gone.|
There are a half-dozen wood chip open top cars sitting on the northwest tracks.
Some might be ex- Algoma Central cars that were new in the 1970's.
|The mill is for sale, but it's not likely to have new owners soon.|
Link to a page about rail operations before the end, Whiting Paper Mill Rails 2011
and more Whiting Paper Mill Rails , with links to my pages of earlier years of mill and rail pictures
Link back to my index page, Bruce's RailRoad Pictures
( the index page is now on the TrainWeb site, as of January 2011. And I will have to also keep the Next Generation index up-to-date also )
This page wrote March 2011, with pictures from February 2011.