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Date: 04/04/21 13:08
Another 'ol timer in CSX's Q421 consist
Author: Pattenburg

With the weather being so nice I decided a trip down to CSX's Trenton Line in Belle Mead to see what was running on this Easter Sunday. Around 2 o'clock CSX 788 was leading Q421, a Selkirk / Rocky Mount, NC freight, past the former Reading depot with CSX 903 as the DPU. Further back in this consist was a boxcar from the Marinette, Tomahawk & Western Railroad. From what I could learn of this railroad's history according to Wikipedia "The Tomahawk Railway, currently owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has roots dating back to 1891, when the founder, William H. Bradley, organized the Wisconsin & Chippewa Railroad. In 1894, Bradley organized the Marinette, Tomahawk & Western Railway Company, then merged the W&C into the M.T. & W. in 1898. The main purpose of the railroad was to serve the timber and paper mills in the area at that time with its connection to the world via the Milwaukee Road and Soo Line. During the 1960s, the MT&W Railroad made daily runs to Kings Dam, and an occasional run to the boat factory located where the Harley-Davidson Plant is located today. By the late 1970s, the MT&W stopped providing service to Kings Dam and used the tracks there to store boxcars. It continued to provide service to the Owens-Illinois paper mill. In 2005, Genesee & Wyoming Inc., bought the Railway and renamed it the Tomahawk Railway." The boxcar's markings as LRS 7790 reference the Laurinburg & Southern RR. 

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/04/21 13:09 by Pattenburg.

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