Claypool Operations Question

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Claypool Operations Question

Post by joemcspadden » Tue May 06, 2008 3:31 pm

How is the rail traffic being handled to and from the Louis Dreyfuss soybean processing and biodiesel plant in Claypool?
Is the L41 handling all the inbound and outbound cars? Is most of the traffic centering around East Wayne Yard?

Even though I live in Wabash, I have been fascinated by this plant--the world's largest of its kind. I have friends who have
kept me up to date on the operations of the plant--including the rail activity in the yard itself--but I haven't been
able to find out anything regarding this rail traffic outside of the yard.

The plant is crushing 150,000 bushels of beans a day. 150 semis a day are unloading beans, but some are being brought
in by rail as well. My understanding is that practically all of the outbound products leave by rail--whether it's chicken feed
heading out west or biodiesel heading (presumably) south and east. So there is a lot of rail traffic involved here. Any info
would be appreciated.

Regards, Joe McSpadden
lifelong railfan in Wabash, IN

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