Train60 wrote:This recent article by Fred Frailey provides some interesting insight in to this discussion.
http://cs.trains.com/trn/b/fred-frailey ... route.aspx
I found the article interesting. Frailey admits single tracking portions of the Water Level Route could lead to substantial delays, according to a simulation he ran. Interestingly enough, he kept the West Shore Bypass in place for his simulation, along with a double track segment through downtown Rochester.
With that being said, I'd be curious about where Frailey got the study that CSX supposedly conducted. I'd also like to know when it was conducted. I know those questions would be difficult to answer. If the source is legitimate, Frailey probably wants to protect him/her. It's the same reason I've not named my sources in other debates on this forum. No reasonable person wants to see a good RR employee lose their job. On the other hand, the absence of a document or a firsthand witness to support the existence of the study does throw shade on its legitimacy.
Frailey is right about EHH being a poor CEO, but EHH is also not well. Between the jaundice, oxygen and inability to travel, EHH's remaining time on this planet is probably short. Single tracking the Water Level Route could prove expensive for CSX down the road if EHH's successor has a better vision for CSX. Hey, I've heard Wick Moorman will be available soon, so you never know...