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  • Paul Larner
    Mar 20, 2007
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      Would be a good place for NYState to use their Supersteel turbos.

      PKL





      > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com; DOSystem@yahoogroups.com
      > From: fjgrailroad@...
      > Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:26:08 -0400
      > Subject: [FJGRailroad] NYSW
      >
      > Railroad may want more money
      >
      > By: Michael McGuire, Sun Staff Writer
      >
      > Published on: Monday, March 19, 2007
      >
      > NORWICH – A state economic development agency claims the New York
      > Susquehanna & Western railroad has received $4 million in state
      > Department of Transportation money since 2000 to repair possibly
      > soon-to-be-abandoned tracks, and is now asking for $5.4 million more.
      > $5 million of the latest request is to reportedly make upgrades for
      > passenger train service between Utica and Binghamton, with $400,000
      > for flood repairs between Sherburne and Chenango Forks.
      >
      > The figures were disclosed in a March 6 letter sent to City of Norwich
      > Mayor Joseph Maiurano from the Empire State Development Corporation's
      > downstate Chairman, Patrick Foye.
      >
      > An NYS&W representative claims he can not confirm if the new $5.4
      > million bail-out plea was made, admitting the figures don't add-up.
      >
      > "You can't start passenger service for $5 million dollars," said NYS&W
      > attorney Nathan Fenno, explaining that the sum supposedly asked for
      > would never cover costs for passenger cars or the new stations that
      > would be needed. "I'm not aware of it (the request), that doesn't mean
      > it didn't happened."
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