Otto Vondrak wrote:
dummy wrote:does anyone know if amtrak would use the west shore if there was no reason to stop at rochester ?
Remind me why there would be no reason to stop in Rochester?
Unless there was a blockage between CP-359 and CP-382 there would be no reason not to stop at Rochester. Today the main purpose of passenger service on this route is to serve all of the major metro areas along the route and Rochester is certainally a major area in this respect.
Lets go back to the New York Central days when there were many overnight trains between various points in the midwest and New York. Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis and many other points more or less had their own trains for New York. A fair number of these trains of bygone years did not stop at Rochester among other points, there was no real reason for them to because Rochester already had more than adequate service from other trains. Passenger service on this route is never going to return to the glory days of the past and it is very unlikely that today there would be any real reason for one or more trains to skip Rochester.