In recent days, I've noticed that the M.A.&N. has had crew s clearing the right of way, and replacing a lot of ties along Erie Blvd. Between strip steel, and Spectrum. As far as I know that aside from the olive oil plant at Griffis, American Alloy steel on E. Dominick St. Is the only buisness now being served downtown by the railroad. Rome Strip steel along the Blvd. hasn't been shipping by rail since last year. All shipments appear that they are being trucked now. So why the track improvements? Nothing northwest of strip steel left to serve, other than the spur to the Runnings distribution center, and the tracks and signals on rt. 46 were lifted years ago, which means the 46 crossing would have to be relaid to serve Runnings. Just wondering what's up with the track improvements? Crews seem to be working fast. Car storage? Codes maybe? New customers?
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