lvrr325 wrote: West of School St. [Victor] has only been used for car storage for a long time, the customer at the end of the line is not active. Their building constructed out onto the ROW precludes a bypass from continuing west to a more natural split.
The County right-of-way does extend westward to MP 371. When Iron City was planning the building expansion, specific provisions were made for retaining access to the westernmost part. At that time, the potential for additional rail-served development was much greater than it is today. A switch was installed just west of Rt 251, and the railroad retained the right to construct a track along the south side of the ROW past the building and back onto the LV alignment. This was sometimes referred to on the ONCT as "the Road to the Future". Despite a couple nibbles, nothing actually developed out there, and given the transformation of Victor into a more upscale bedroom community, it's not going to happen.
Interesting side note, after the FGLK takeover there was need for a turnout, I believe it was for the Manchester Yard expansion. FGLK track guys were measuring the switch for removal when someone from the electronics plant came out and told the crew it wasn't their track. While the siding itself was indeed Iron City's, the railroad had an ownership in the turnout. Nobody at FGLK bothered to investigate farther, they accepted what the track guys had been told, and the switch remains there today as far as I know.
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