I don't blame them at all.
Railfan & Railroad wrote:[Finger Lakes President Mike Smith] is also optimistic that they’ll be able to develop other traffic on the Rockland Branch. When that happens, Smith said, Finger Lakes would be ready to take over the operation.
What other traffic does Mr. Smith think he'll be able to develop that Maine Coast Railroad, Safe Handling, Maine Eastern Railroad, Central Maine & Québec Railway, and Canadian Pacific Railway were unable to develop? I'm asking sincerely. What traffic can they develop that five
other railroads couldn't develop?
In light of the history of this branch and the last five companies that operated it, it's hard not to view Mr. Smith's statement as hubris.