That's Whiting, Wisconsin, so I don't scare people in other places known as Whiting.
The Whiting (Consolidated / Stora Enso / New Page) paper mill is being demolished (see earlier pages on my index)
A month ago, in late Spring 2014, boiler house and tracks were still there,
Blue flags are on the rails.
And in July, there's piles of switch ties.
These ties were put under the switches when they rebuilt this once-busy lead in about (? 2005 ?)
|And the rails are gone, except for what's buried in the street crossing.|
|Going back in time to 2004, here's the typical bunch of boxcars being switched. Paper out, pulp bales in.|
Looking east of River Drive in 2004.
And in 2014, the rails and one switch are pulled out of this very spot.
There's a total of 3 switches out, nothing goes around the Y at this junction anymore.
|Another thing that was around in 2004, and not now.|
In 2002, P.D. (pre-digital),
the switches had a few inches of dips and sags from settling into the ground, although I only saw this one derailment due to it.
This boxcar laid around a few days. A safety lesson for bystanders to keep their distance around trains.
it's full of pulp bales made of sheets.
I've seen this before to empty a derailed boxcar.
They cut out the end or in this case the roof, and remove the contents before salvaging the car.
wrote in June, 2014