No part of the WNYP is being embargoed. No part of the railroad is up for abandonment. WNYP will continue to serve all its customers. The rumors outlined above apparently relate to a plan that is being implemented that will reroute some WNYP traffic to achieve operating efficiencies and a significant improvements in the velocity of cars destined for the Farmer's Valley refinery..
Currently, Farmer's Valley traffic is routed via Conway (Pittsburgh) where it is forwarded on to Meadville in two NS locals, The locals don't operate daily. Once traffic is handed over to WNYP at Meadville, it moves east in the twice-weekly Falconer turn. At Falconer, another handoff is made to get the traffic to Olean. With the big NS Bellevue Yard coming on stream, it made sense to both NS and WNYP to modify routings and move the traffic in a daily Bellevue - Buffalo train. Since BPRR also operates daily service to Salamanca, it should be possible to cut several days out of current transit times. (By the way, before the NS leased the former PRR Buffalo line, traffic to Farmer's Valley moved over Buffalo. There is nothing new about the routing.)
Traffic for Corry, Union City, Saegertown, Oil City, Franklin and Rouseville will continue to move via Conway.