FW&J north of Jonesville question

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FW&J north of Jonesville question

Post by k9fon » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:50 pm

I noticed looking at google at the SW end of Hastings Lake there is what looks like an open area that looked to be at one time served by rail. Anyone know what this was? There is also what looks like the remains of a roundhouse of some kind..

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Re: FW&J north of Jonesville question

Post by Notch 8 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:46 am

k9fon wrote:I noticed looking at google at the SW end of Hastings Lake there is what looks like an open area that looked to be at one time served by rail. Anyone know what this was? There is also what looks like the remains of a roundhouse of some kind..
Omega Portland Cement Company, There was a track that ran on the west side of Hastings Lake that went on to the north. as you see in the photos from link below this facility was rather large !
http://www.fwarailfan.net/community/vie ... ega#p17431

Also here is the line that I believe that you are referring to: http://www.mosherville.net/mi/railroad/railroad.shtml

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Re: FW&J north of Jonesville question

Post by k9fon » Mon May 02, 2016 8:53 pm

Well that answers my question. :-)

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Re: FW&J north of Jonesville question

Post by k9fon » Tue May 03, 2016 7:01 pm

When was it closed? Michigan had quite a few concrete plants back years ago.. The big one at Cement City and this one.

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