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Marshfield Frac Sand Plants .

Marshfield Frac Sand Plants

September, 2011, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

This Summer, 3 companies announced plans to dig in Wood County and load frac sand for oil wells.
Here are 2 of them.
My crude map shows some railroad tracks on the east side of Marshfield.
And I don't know the location of the every siding and switch, but you get the idea.
This area is seen from State Highway 13, County A, and Fourth Avenue.

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The southeast line used to run to Wisconsin Rapids, but has been only a mile long and full of stored boxcars until recently.
It ended at a switch at a lumber yard by County Highway A, like the picture below.

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Looking south from A, there's new track.
I showed it in RED on my map, and I didn't have time to look closely at the site and draw details.

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And up by the mainline, a loading company is using an old spur that has been on the maps a long time on the east end of the former (closed) Wicks Building site. (my map is not very accurate)

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I never noticed this old spur before, maybe because I've never seen railcars between the buildings before.

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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 was filmed and wrote in Sept, 2011