tr_NBranchScrapYard_12261992_01

tr_NBranchScrapYard_12261992_01

This was the scrap yard [Cozzi Metals] next to the North Branch swing bridge. They didn't ship by rail, but as you can see, they did receive rail cars for scrap. All of their outbound scrap was shipped by barge. They were, in fact, the last river-served customer on the North Branch, and the only reason the CP is still required to keep a movable bridge. Would that they were on the other side of the tracks…. Anyway, the switch begins on the approach span for the bridge and curves down into the scrap yard--the Soo box is at a right angle to the running track.