OK, first let's address the confusion on directions. Railroad tracks don't (usually) run dead straight - they twist and turn. So railroads designate a direction between two points. "The direction from A to B is eastward". Any train moving thus is eastbound, even though the track may have made a 180 in route and the engineer is staring into the setting sun.
The general direction from Sodus to Oswego, Hannibal, Red Creek, whatever, is east. Through RWO, NYC, PC, CR and OMID, from Sodus toward Oswego has been eastbound. So for railroad purposes you have the north side and the south side. That's why in an earlier post I mentioned "OMID fairly recently rehabed the spur on the south (TT) side", "TT" meaning "timetable" as opposed to "compass". I realize not everybody has access to employee timetables or knows how a given railroad designated any given stretch of track. But when possible, thinking of it that way is far easier than saying "the siding on the south-southeast side of the track." I know that in Wolcott the track is closer to north-south in a compass sense but I was thinking in railroad terms - sorry if that caused confusion.
As for the "new" facility, the concept of re-laying track to Red Creek is so far-fetched I do not even consider it. It was posted "Logic dictates it's more likely an existing facility would be re-used." but not necessarily so. Those old cold storage buildings are built like fortresses. The piping for refrigerant was incredible, routed all over the place and through concrete walls etc. I was once talking to a manager at such a plant and we were discussing a similar building in the next town. That place had been converted to dry storage, and now they needed more cold storage capacity. I asked about that building and he said the pipes had been partially removed and it would be incredibly complex and expensive to restore the plant to its original purpose. But "revitalization" would
suggest an existing facility.
Now - as for Woclott - the following is " *I THINK* ", not certain. The last I knew, the Wolcott Cold Storage building on the timetable south side of the main, served by a spur, was still capable of cold storage. That may well have changed as it's a long time since I was there. The other building, which is timetable east of Main street on the timetable north side of the main, may or may not have been still viable as a cold storage. The only thing delivered there in my time was carloads of empty metal cans to Cahoon Farms, to be used for shipping prepared apples. I can't even swear that building was ever a cold storage facility but memory says it was.
of the above aside - what started all this discussion was some guy working in a hardware store told a truck driver something he had heard. I'm not saying the poster on this forum was wrong, but we're WAY afield from anything factual about any such customer, new OR reconditioned. OMID's first president, David Beers, used to have a saying: "Don't count the cars until they are on the interchange track". So until someone can tell us of cars actually moving over the line, I think we are