Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Sun Mar 26, 2023 8:32 am Mr. Steamguy, you do raise a valid point in that the entire route is owned by one public agency or the other. Whatever apparently local freight is handled, it can be commanded to "get out of the way" just are the freight operations over the Corridor.Long term, I do see growth, as some regions become too water poor/ inhospitable to human occupation.
There simply will not be any "oh those darned freight railroads are just looking for any wrench they can throw in the way of our passenger train", much as has been the experience with the Mobile-NO service, and the Downeaster.
But despite whatever "boosting" our members here who have ties to the Wyoming Valley region, does this represent a "well spent" use of public funds? Where's the population growth? Will "three a day", or even twelve, suddenly return the Wyoming Valley to its once held position as a "thriving" region?
I personally doubt it, but this is a forum where all thoughts have equal weight.