Thought I'd post this given the enormous number of B'villians with Weyerhauser roots. The frac sand trains could run 6 times a day through town. Reopen the depot, and the hotel, and Cowboy Joe's, and the bank, and the barber shop.
to service the Wisconsin Central Limited Railroad line from Ladysmith
to Almena would significantly increase rail traffic through Ladysmith.
The seldom-used rail line is currently owned by a subsidiary holding
company of Canadian National.
FUTURE DELAYS ROADWORK — The Wisconsin Commissioner on Railroads
advised last week that proposed improvements to this dangerous
intersection of Old 14 Road and Section 13 Road in the Town of
Strickland should be put on hold. This view is looking west down Old 14
Road toward where the rail crosses and where Section 13 Road intersects
from the north. The commissioner’s ruling stated that Canadian National
as the owner of the rail line has indicated it was exploring the
possibility of rehabilitating this line from Ladysmith to Almena in
order to provide train service for the rapidly expanding frac sand
operations in the area, and that it appears likely a decision by CN
“will be made known in the not too distant future.”