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    Railroad could be officially abandoned in three months By: Melissa deCordova, Sun Staff Writer Published on: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 NORWICH – The
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      Railroad could be officially abandoned in three months
      By: Melissa deCordova, Sun Staff Writer



      Published on: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

      NORWICH – The county's top economic development official told
      lawmakers this week that the New York Susquehanna & Western Railway
      planned to permanently abandon its right-of-way between Chenango Forks
      and Sherburne in three months.

      Service on that portion of the line from Binghamton to Utica stopped
      last June after the flood in the region damaged some rail sections.
      Company representatives have said, however, that abandonment
      procedures were previously underway due to underutilization of the
      route.

      Economic Development Director Maureen Carpenter said New York State
      Senators James L. Seward and Thomas Libous met with railroad president
      Walter Rich late last week. Estimates for the track repairs have
      ranged from $250,000 to $400,000, and NYS&W Railroad "would be looking
      for federal and state funds to keep going," she said.

      In a phone call following the Feb. 9 meeting, Senator Libous told
      Carpenter that Rich's April deadline was "unrealistic."



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