Here's a good FJG story...
About 1987, a friend of mine who worked the line in the 50's revamped
a railroad in Washington County called the Battenkill Railroad. They now
run a good business and a tourist line. It is very popular. He and his
partners tried the same thing for the FJG, but local politics took over.
The Battenkill people (NE-Rail) looked at the line and said it would only
take a small amount of money to restart the FJG. A local polititian
looked at the proposal and swept it under the carpet. Why did he do this?
Well, for one thing his name is Buanno and he ownes a large trucking Co.
in Johnstown. You figure out the rest...