newpylong wrote:In the past few years they certainly have seemed to replace the Big G/P as the grinch of the Northeast.
The lines between Mechanicville and Saratoga are very busy. The afternoon / evening is prime time for several freights. I'm sure running them on schedule is more important than appeasing a few buffs. I don't know the whole rationale for not allowing the trip, but you can see the point. There is some remedies under way, which could make such trips possible in future.
On the other hand, the new management is tasked with maximizing profits. This type of movement may just cause too much disruption. Crews have been maxed out. A D&H pilot crew would have been needed. It has been over ten years since a Guilford crew has run to Saratoga. Their qualifications are well expired.