fogg1703 wrote:Pardon me if I'm missing something, but doesn't l'Autoroute de l'Acier interrupt this line as well, or am I looking at the wrong route? This is where I see the obstruction - http://goo.gl/maps/SO75A" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.Gilbert B Norman wrote:OK volks, where is this physical interchange with CSX?Currently there is no connection. The wye at Adirondack Jct (CP) has been pulled up and the remaining line across the Kahnawake Nation is dormant not abandoned to Beauharnois. CSX I believe owns the line Salaberry-de-Valleyfield QC to Adirondack Jct as they purchased it from CN in 1993 in order to service the large industrial park (PPG plant) in Beauharnois. MMA was interested in purchasing the CSX trackage as far south as Massena possibly, however did not happen for reasons unknown to me. As you state Mr Norman, this would be an end-around of PAR for maritime traffic destined for CSX. My question is could Fortress revisit this idea MMA had and possibly persuade the Kahnawake Indians and CP to open a new route for interchange directly to CSX. Its possible it would never happen as the Indian reservation would not allow the railroad to be rebuilt on soverign land, and CP might block any such a notion as its traffic they are losing as well. CSX may not be interested either as it would require more crews in Quebec as opposed to a more readily available crew pool on the Boston Line. Just an old topic revisited for discussion with a new owner.
This map would suggest there is none:
http://www.mmarail.com/downloads/mma_rail_map.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
This topic also suggests there is none ('talk the talk' yes):
If there were such through Adirondack Jct to the NYC Adirondack Division line thence to Utica and the Water Level Route, this could represent a competitive routing to Norfolk Southern and 'barroom buddy' Boston & Maine.
I'm at a loss - and this enquiring mind wants to know.