Matt Langworthy wrote:Say what??? As i recall, some LA&L and R&S traffic currently comes from Buffalo and points west via CSX. Running east to Selkirk and then back west to Genesee Junction would be a colossal waste of time.
No, my point is traffic FROM the area - at one time anyway - went east before coming back west to Buffalo and on from there. Eastbound trains would both drop and pick up at Genesee Jct.
Goodman Street is more than just a drop off for the LA&L traffic. The R&S also brings in there traffic, which (as you pointed out elsewhere) includes alot of salt heading east. Goodman Street is also the base fopr the following traffic: the garbage being shipped to the landfill in Perinton, OMID, Eastman Business Park, Wayerhouser and whatever is going to/from Lyons. Oh BTW... speaking of Lyons... Goodman Street was also the base FiGLK interchange traffic when the Geneva-Lyons segment of the Corning Secondary was still in service. See why Goodman is needed now?
In my hypothetical scenario, the salt would go east from Genesee Jct - no Goodman Street yard needed. And if you read the OP, I said local traffic such as Kodak and the box plant would be given to R&S at Genesee Jct for local delivery. I'm not sure what FGLK traffic at Lyons has to do with this - that has been dead for....what, about 10 years give or take? So you base a local out of Lyons, or even Genesee Jct, to work between Lyons and Fairport. Garbage, OMID, Fairport, Macedon....bring the goaways to Genesee Jct for the eastbound move to Selkirk.
So to answer your question, 10 years ago yes I see where Goodman Street Yard was needed. As for the present, you have not yet convinced me.