Fwd: Former SP Sinton/Gregory Line
- A few months ago, a query was made about operations around Gregory.
Herewith up-to-date information on that topic.
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Fred Babin"
Date: December 4, 2009 8:02:59 AM CST
Subject: Former SP Sinton/Gregory Line
Quite sometime back you asked how many jobs UP was working on the
former SP Sinton/Gregory line and I was finally able to get the
info. They are currently working 3 x 6-day jobs. One switches local
Gregory/Ingleside industries (OxyChem, Dupont and Sherwin Alumina -
formerly Reynolds Metals); one is the Gregory/Sinton shuttle that
also does some yard work at Sinton; and one does other yard work,
blocking, etc. at Gregory. Other known business on the line includes
inbound unit trains of limestone aggregates from San Antonio for
Martin-Mariett's facility at Gregory. Road power stays with the rock
trains for the return empty trip. All of this suggests to me the line
continues to be a money maker.
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