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Sand Plant 2011 .

Sand Plant 2011

A sand plant is being built on the northeast corner of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

I might suppose this will supply 'frac' and drilling sand going to the natural gas producing areas of the south-central U.S. and Canada?

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Looking closer, two Wisconsin Northern engines are by the main track on the right.

Eight silos are being built.
I don't know what will connect the silo area to the track loading area.
I would guess conveyors.
And I don't know if this sand is processed enough that it would be put in covered hoppers for protection.
The sand trains loaded many miles north of here are open hoppers, and it's dumped in by end loaders.

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Here's some links about this area. Use your BACK button to return to my page.

Canadian Sand and Propant Sand Plant

view from the north of sand plant

sand loading in Irvine Yard

WISCONSIN NORTHERN Yahoo group

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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 in April 2011

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