The midnight Hagaman run started Saturday, June 21st,
1913. I have the text of the article which ran in the
Amsterdam newspaper (not sure which one) 6/24/13 which
"Superintendent Nellis Announces Change in Service"
"Residents of Northern Village to be accomodated as
result of alteration of schedule --- New car leaves
Amsterdam at 12:20, connecting with interurban and
The article goes on to say that "Hagamanites will no
longer have to retire to their downy couches with the
chickens through the courtesy of Superintendent James
G. Nellis of the Amsterdam division of the F.J.& G.
railroad". The 12:20 car was apparently an addition.
Prior to this, the last car from Amsterdam to Hagaman
had been at 11:00 PM. Adding the later car allowed
connection with two NYC trains which arrived in
Amsterdam from the east and west shortly after 11:00
PM, the accomodation car arriving from Gloversville at
11:26 PM, and the accomodation interurban arriving
from Schenectady at 12:10 AM. The article also
announces that on June 28th the FJ&G will start
running a daily (except Sunday)train from Sacandaga at
10:00 PM which will connect with the accommodation car
from Gloversville, and that the schedule for that car
will be adjusted accordingly, putting it in Amsterdam
at 11:36 rather than 11:26 as previously scheduled.
"This will bring Hagaman passangers into Amsterdam in
time to catch the midnight car for the northern
village and enable them to spend quite a time at
Sacandaga at night, a privilege they have not enjoyed
heretofore." There is also discussion of other
changes being made to the Hagaman service which are
intended to make Hagaman more attractive with respect
to people living there and commuting to Amsterdam, as
living in Hagaman would allow them to "avail
themselves of the moderate rentals or low property
prices obtainable in Hagaman." The story closes by
stating that "the Hagaman of five or ten years hence
will not much resemble the Hagaman of today." The
last trolley out of Hagaman was 11:30 PM on August 15,
--- "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@...
> This past Saturday's "Gazette" (former Schenectady
> Gazette) has an article
> by Bob Cudmore on
> the Village of Hagaman. It also mentions the FJG
> trolleys and according to
> him, the FJG ran a
> midnight trolley to Hagaman starting in 1913. Good
> article with a nice
> little bit of history...
> Gino DiCarlo
> A Division of Quad/Graphics
> Saratoga Springs, New York
> 518-581-4276 phone
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