by Bethlehem Jct.
I'm asking this in all seriousness. If replacing the bridge is going to be an expensive endeavor that NS and NY State seem to want to accomplish, what's the justification? Now, the logistics of dealing with several railroad companies aside, couldn't trains be rerouted via Wellsville to Olean and onto the old Pennsy Buffalo line? What are the compelling reasons to keep the line intact as a through route between Hornell and Buffalo? Is the grade out of Hornell to Tip Top that bad?