I watched the Plover job work the Stevens Point Paper Mill, something they do every day.
The cars are sorted in Plover and then taken to here. The mill is on the horizon, around the curve of the Vetter spur.
The red building and Vetter is occupied by a company called Corex, which doesn't get rail service and is not directly related to the paper mill.
This view is a panoramic and from a 30 foot pole. From the ground, I could barely see over the main line track.
Here is my kite aerial view of the paper mill. But this camera had a conflicting program and it didn't focus well. Ten millions pixels and I blurred every one.
It's been ten years since I tried this view, and I think that old web page disappeared when a web host changed.
Below is a panoramic picture, you might have to scroll your screen.
On the left / West is the Wisconsin River and Black Bridge, then the paper mill and Vetters spur, Vetters brick building, and on the far right is the brown brick depot.
In February, 2020, Verso (the big mill in Rapids) sold the Stevens Point paper mill and the Androscoggin mill in Jay, Maine,
to Pixelle Specialty Solutions LLC.
Stevens Point can make 210,000 tons annually; it's flexible packaging papers for quick service food pouches, spiral canisters, bags, wrapping paper and label paper for bottles, jars and cans.
Rail service seems the same.
This is a paper mill, not a pulp mill, so I suppose Kraft pulp bales are delivered to them, and that is made in to paper.
|This is 2 of the 4 tracks that enter the building.
|Working the spurs
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This page was filmed and wrote in July, 2020