It took a few years, but the truth is finally out:
Amtrak “is responsible and has failed to pay for the maintenance required to keep the track at a level that accommodates its service,” Abecassis said. “If Amtrak agrees to make that investment, CN could upgrade the track to a level that would reduce heat restrictions.”
Asked for a reaction to those comments, Abrams said Amtrak “has been fulfilling all of its financial commitments and obligations” specified by its agreement with CN — including payments of $3.2 million to the Canadian railroad since the Canada-U.S. border reopened to help prepare for resumed Adirondack service.
Amtrak didn’t say whether it fulfilled its financial commitments before the land border reopened in late 2021.
This is going to clearly require enormous political pressure to resolve, and I'm not sure that will exists in upstate NY or in Canada.
By - jmac1915