As major rail hubs go, it's not uncommon to get confused sorting out the lines. But the Twin Ports are a particularly nasty tangle of abandoned routes, industrial spurs, trackage rights, and still home to four Class I's even after many decades of corporate consolidation.
So I'm starting a general thread regarding the Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior, WI.
Ah, the Lake Superior Terminal & Transfer Railway. I know it was owned by all railroads in the area, but it took on the Great Northern paint scheme. It ended operation in the 1980s, and I can only assume its trackage became part of BN, as I'm guessing their primary business was serving the complex network of elevator spurs on the Superior waterfront.JayBee wrote:...The DSS&A had a small yard and engine terminal a little further north across the LST&T and alongside the NP.
Where exactly was LST&T's own track? Where was their yard? Did they have track in Duluth? Who owned the Grassy Point Bridge?
I'll start things off here. I'm sure there are many questions and knowledge we can share!