Crossed over the Island Falls yard today. Lots and lots, I mean lots of chip cars and wrapped splinter cars waiting to head south. Two long lines of cars north and south of the I95 bridge. Should keep them busy over the weekend.
The Industrial Council has worked out an agreement with Dead River Co. for an additional 1,700-foot rail spur section — not exclusive to Dead River — to add to the two rail spurs already in the mobile yard. An extra spur would allow the company to increase propane shipments from once to twice a week.
The site of the former Great Northern paper mill in Millinocket could get new life producing industrial-grade wood pellets that would be sent by rail to Searsport for shipment and sale overseas, under a proposal announced Monday.The PPH article also links here, I don't know if that's specific to the proposed mill operation or the "Millinocket, Not Just a Place to Gas Up on the way to Baxter, Economic Development Team".