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October STERA Meeting Minutes
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roc
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October STERA Meeting Minutes
 
« on: Nov 7th, 2016, 4:26am »
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Projects, ties, rail, ballast… You know, foamer stuff.
 
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Re: October STERA Meeting Minutes
 
« Reply #1 on: Nov 11th, 2016, 7:21am »
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From a sustainable traffic perspective, it looks like WNYP is mostly a north-south RR using the ex-PRR Buffalo line. Given train frequency between Hornell and Falconer on the ex-Erie of once/week or less, why is public money continuing to be invested in the repair and upgrade of this infrequently used line (eg, replacing the Salamanca Main St bridge, welded rail installation, etc)?

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Re: October STERA Meeting Minutes
 
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21st, 2016, 8:42am »
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From the beginning, one of the points of the WNYP was to not only bring a disused line back into service, but also to provide the opportunity for businesses to have economic opportunities they might not otherwise have.
 
Rail traffic is cyclical, and so while the current east/west may be not seeing a lot of traffic, there are always opportunities on the way or further ahead. Your question could be answered with a careful review of the material you can find here.
 
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Re: October STERA Meeting Minutes
 
« Reply #3 on: Nov 21st, 2016, 8:51pm »
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Also public funds go into thousands of miles of "hike-bike rail trails". Much rather my $ be used in support of an industry that employs people.

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« Reply #4 on: Nov 22nd, 2016, 8:03am »
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Back in early 2014, it was reported here that NS interchange for traffic to/from Farmer's Valley on the PRR Buffalo line was shifted from Meadville to East Salamanca via Buffalo/B&P. That reduced traffic west of East Salamanca with the benefit of much improved customer service. IMO the issue with traffic on the ex-Erie between Olean-Hornell and E Salamanca-Falconer is there aren't more than a small handful of industries capable of using rail. Are there currently more than two lightly active shippers on these segments?

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Re: October STERA Meeting Minutes
 
« Reply #5 on: Nov 23rd, 2016, 9:10pm »
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I'm essentially out of the game at this point, so I don't have any inside information.
 
However, there are customers either with a spur or close at Meadville, Saegertown, Corry, in the Jamestown area...and so on.
 
Further, while it's a long shot, there are people who are hopeful to see changes south of the Buffalo Southern that would make reactivating Waterboro viable. Long shot, but why not. Dollar and a dream.
 
Finally, with there being different manufacturers around, in the past, the WNYP mainline was used for locomotive testing. Who's to say that couldn't happen again...or something like it?
 
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 1st, 2016, 6:06am »
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A little more detail about Alstom's $2.5 billion contract to build Amtrak's new high-speed trainsets.
 
http://www.mytwintiers.com/news/local-news/alstoms-contract-with-amtrak-brings-hundreds-of-jobs-and-economic-growth-to-the-southern-tier
 
As noted by Dave, Alstom has used the WNYP's East End for testing in the past.


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