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MDCragg
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Gary/Chicago Railroading Question
 
« on: Feb 21st, 2007, 7:56pm »
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I'm looking at a map of the southern edge of Lake Michigan and seeing a row of heavy industry such as the USS Gary Works, the NIPSCO Dean Mitchell Plant, LTV Steel, Inland Steel, and others.
 
The question is...are all these industries switched and served by the same railroad?  Are they served by multiple railroads?  It looks like the Norfolk Southern runs parallel to these industries but it looks like another line runs between the NS and the industries.
 
Thanks in advance...MDCragg


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« Reply #1 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 3:16pm »
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The industries along southern Lake Michigan are serviced by many different means. Some have their own in-house roads while others contract out. NS runs the main along these routes, but the South Shore (mostly known for electric passenger service) also runs freight through this area. Indiana Harbor Belt runs from north of Chicago to East Chicago IN, but has rights over NS to provide switching services to the Port of Indiana in Portage. There is NO other place in the US to watch so much train action as Lake and Porter (and sometimes even LaPorte) counties in NW Indiana.

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