MEC407: I cant access Dalton's tax maps to see exactly what parcel they want to use, but the plan is to somehow access it via the property of a local gravel pit owner they're buying the land from. Going off topo maps, it looks to be close to 10% from the tracks to the center of where his pit is, and levels off at that height. Either way, the entrance is right at a curve and would simply not work logistically for any kind of siding, especially crossing a 50 mph road at an angle.
BM1566GP7: Absolutely, a much shorter distance. But where would you load the cars? How much traffic would actually be generated, assuming it's not being buried here already at the existing landfill in Bethlehem, or trucked to places like Mt. Carberry in Berlin, or Turnkey down in Rochester? These tracks will be gone before that landfill becomes a reality.
Avatar: NHV 669 at the south end of the "Pompy" in White River Jct., VT on 4/29/1993. Photo by Richard Roberg.