scoostraw wrote: ↑Mon Apr 17, 2023 12:02 pm
It was NY State who lacked the vision to purchase the line themselves and rail bank it as was done with the Berk south of Canaan. If that had been done, it would be back in service now no doubt.
Mr. Scoostraw, I think that the sale of the Harlem State School-Chatham to an outside party had everything to do with the PC operating passenger trains for their own account.
The NYMTA had decided that State School was far enough to meet their needs (aren't Amenia and Millerton fast growing nowadays?), and since PC had to fight off the interests that wanted passenger service as well as Amtrak declaring they did not wish to offer service on the strength such was not "intercity", the sale to an outside party accomplished PC's goal.
But if the track were to be relaid with the intent of restoring passenger service, shouldn't the train be named "Harlem Valley Flyer" vice "Berkshire".