March, 2018. Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA
Looking East at the frac sand plant on the southeast side of Marshfield.
This plant is not operating, and I don't know if that happened when the price of oil dropped 2 years ago,
or if this is just a seasonal or Winter shutdown. The big storage piles are gone,
they usually were on the right / south under the conveyors.
The red trackmobile is still on site, parked under the loading silo.
I think the sand pits are a few miles south of here, and the sand was hauled to here for final processing and loading into hoppers.
And it would make for an interesting 'model railroad' if the rails would have been re-laid for a few miles on the old abandonned right of way
Looking west and northwest, the spur curves onto the original alignment of the CNW and SOO LINE.
Some gray loaded sand hoppers are parked on the spur.
These loaded hoppers might not be from this plant, I don't know if this is just storage for the other sand plant in town.
The company name in 2018 is Completional Industrial Materials,
Here are links to my older web pages about this area, but you will have to use BACK to return to this page.
Back in 2011, frac sand was a new industry for Marshfield. Most of the frac sand in the state is in western Wisconsin, a few counties west of here.
The facility that is shown above was first known as TexSand.
Marshfield Frac Sand Loading has a map of with the beginning of Texsand in 2011 on the southeast side of town.
Trackmobile in Marshfield in 2011 at the (then) new TexSand plant
Marshfield rails and frac sand
This page was filmed and wrote in March, 2018