Roy Dumar was the Conrail trainmaster out of South Schenectady who helped
out. He had taken some polaroid shots of the last FJ&G run. He lived in
On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 22:49:49 -0600 "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@...
> In October of 1988, the Rome Locomotive works was contracted to
> remove as
> cars as possible from the FJ&G. The cars that could make the trip
> removed, the
> once that couldn't were scrapped on the spot by Verklier Salvage of
> This removal of cars is not to be confused with the last run which
> was made
> by DO/FJG 103
> in November of 1984 by Mark Wilber and Mike Yerina. Here is an
> account by
> an employee
> Doug Ellison of the Rome Locomotive works. I'll post some pictures
> soon of
> the removal of cars.
> This was done by a trackmobile, not locomotive. The last run by
> was definitely done
> in November of 1984...
> Here is the recollection by Doug. He was employed at Rome Locomotive
> the time and they were contracted to remove the remaining equipment
> was on the FJG.
> Tim Wakeman
> Doug Ellison here
> Took the plow down with a trackmobile along with all those old
> box cars that were left all over. I recall working all over
> on almost all sidings getting those skin cars moveable. There was
> also a
> lot of them in the woods out towards Broadalbin. I recall hauling
> after bucket of journal oil along that long cut.
> The cars went down to Fonda and we ran them right into the Conrail
> There was a trainmaster, I think his name was Dumar who was really
> I recall he lived just west of Fonda between Route 5 and the
> That last trip down the hill we had 4-5 boxcars and the plow on the
> The plow leaked bad and the little compressor couldn't keep up. He
> down towards Commons Road at 35-40 mph. The ride in that plow was
> indescribable !!! Thank Walter for that welded rail !!!!
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