Help me take the next step?

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  1. EngineerKyle

    EngineerKyle Member

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    Hi Crew, :wave:

    A while back I asked about modeling a “real” industry. I am getting closer to bench work on that new section. I’ve done some research on the road and era I wish to model, and the industries associated with it.
    Below are my notes to date. The problem is I’m not sure I trust my assumptions. I also feel like I need more pictures and info.
    So, if you have some time, please look at what I’ve found so far, add to it, and especially correct me if I am off track.
    Thanks,
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    MICHIGAN ALKALI (MA)
    FACTS SHEET
    05/08/06
    MA FORMED IN 1890 IN WYANDOTTE, MA FOUNDER WAS GLASS MAKER JOHN BAPTISTE FORD.
    1900 DETROIT TO MACKINAW adds a terminal line to a Quarry in Alpena.
    1902 MA purchases Alpena quarries.
    Probable road to carry raw materials from Alpena to Wyandotte;
    Detroit and Mackinac, Pere Marquette and/or NYC
    Probable road to carry Wyandotte Chlorine tankers and other products from Wyandotte;
    1920’s Michigan Central, Pennsy, Lake Shore and Southern MI
    And later…..
    1940’s PM, NYC, GTW
    Two switching/terminal lines are incorporated in Wyandotte in the 1900’s…

    http://www.railroadmichigan.com/detroitareashortlines.html
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/misc-w/wdso-d101ads.jpg
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/misc-w/wyan104.jpg

    Switchers in the 1940’s;
    GE 450
    Baldwin VO 660
    Baldwin DS 4-4-660

    http://gelwood.railfan.net/dm/dm.html
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/dm/dm468w.jpg
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/dm/dm1654.jpg
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/dm/dm5016amb.jpg
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/dm/dm6101adm.jpg
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/misc-m/mlsc102ads.jpg
    http://gelwood.railfan.net/nyc/nyc8478ads.jpg
    http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Pictures/Photos/021-025/Photo022B.htm
    http://knorek.com/RR/SAA/DetroitLine/GTWRiverSpur.htm

    After the Great Depression eased up some, chemical and steel factories sprung up in and around the community of Wyandotte. In 1937 DT&I built Ford Yard there to accommodate this new business. It also facilitated interchange with the New York Central and Wyandotte Southern railroads.

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    MICHIGAN ALKALI CO.