Great story Stan!
Subject: Re: [[FJGRailroad] Welcome]
Date: Sun, Aug 1, 1999, 5:28 PM
I was also born in Schenectady. I lived there for the first 8 years of my
life and moved to NYC in 1937, so I remember seeing the FJ&G bullet cars
Besides the bullet cars I am particularly interested in cars 176 and 177,
which were built in the early 20's for the Albany and Southern. One of my
uncles worked for the A&S as a bookkeeper and occasionally had to ride
shotgun on the payroll when they took it down the line on a trolley.
176 and 177 were originally built with poles AND third rail shoes AND a
pantagraph, as the A&S used all of these modes.
A&S folded in the late 20's and FJ&G bought those two cars and used them as
interurbans until they got the bullet cars. Schenectady Railway bought
A&S cars at that time. When the bridge across the Mohawk River was
176 and 177 became interurbans once again, as they were double-ended.
Eventually they were sold to Portland, OR, where they were renumbered 4006
and 4007 and ran, I believe, until the 50's.
I came back to Schenectady in 1946 to attend Union College. FJ&G was now
running buses but they still terminated at the loop around Crescent Park.
Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at