Thursday, June 1, 2017

Lafarge North America on the Calumet River

It is nice to see that there is still some commerce on the Calumet River.

Christine Douglas posted
The ATB Tug G. L. Ostrander/Barge Integrity outbound on the Calumet River in the Port of Chicago 28 May 2017 heading to Alpena, MI
I wonder why the Norfolk Southern bridge is not yet going up. I wonder how the barge and tug ride storm waves on Lake Michigan. They don't get as bad as Lake Superior, but they can get rather significant during a bad storm.

Given the name on the barge, it was easy to determine where it was coming from. I notice that the plant is not served by rail even though there are tracks close by. Looks like NS/NW/NKP spurs.

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