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Wausau Railroading

This is Wausau, the 3M shingle granule plant.
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It's a big place, and maybe a rarity, considering it is the last heavy industry in an old industrial area.

I used to watch the CNW switch this place in the evenings, over 35 years ago.
With a Fairbanks Morse H-10-44 engine. I vaguely remember CNW 1049, 1051, and 1053.

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All the pipes and conveyors and brick buildings would make a great Walthers model building kit.

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They have at least two big wheel loaders. Each can push one or two empty hoppers from the little yard to the loading bays.

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In the afternoon, I heard a horn in Schofield.
I didn't get on the sunny side in the short time before a train arrived.
I would have expected this southbound leaving Wausau about 11am, but this Saturday it is almost 2pm.

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. . . . i will guess there were over 80 cars in the train.
. . . . . many of them were the granule hoppers.

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. . . Some cheese from Kraft ?

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Half a dozen pulpwood

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And I was surprised by 3 wood chips. Where these loaded?

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my best index page is on the TrainWeb site, as of 2011.