Brad wrote:In the past couple years, Rail Traffic on those tracks between the power plant and the river has really picked up. Wonder if that would hurt development?
Besides OWH, who else uses this spur?
Well all the "new" traffic is for right next door. Â There is a new "trans-loading facility" just south of the UP at 5th and Pierce. Â They store cars in the yard that is right in front of the old power plant building. Â I think most of those cars are delivered by the BNSF, but I am not positive.
Other traffic that passes by is for both the Union Pacific Railroad and the Canadian National Railroad (former the Illinois Central).
UP serves OPPD, MUD, OWH, Â that grain elevator in North Downtown, as well as several industries up north of carter lake.
CN serves several industries east of carter lake. Â They own the old Swing Bridge which is currently out of service so they use the UP and BNSF tracks to reach their customers. Â They serve the steel plant as well as stuff south of Eppley (lots of tank cars). Â
I believe both the UP and CN locals are working 5-6 days a week up there. Â The OPPD coal trains vary.