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11702RE: [FJGRailroad] Sperry Car

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  • Gino DiCarlo
    Mar 6, 2006
      The FJ&G didn't have a Sperry Car check out the ROW,
      but Walter Rich did send some hi-tech track equipment
      to work on the line switching out rail and ties.
      There was also some ballast dropped even in the


      --- paul larner <pklarner@...> wrote:

      > Perhaps after the company closed it's doors in 1974,
      > but truly I would doubt
      > it. The cost wouldn't justify the risk at the
      > speeds they ran. While I was
      > there, if a detector car went over the rails it
      > could have found any number
      > of defects in that old rail. We used to walk and
      > observe the underside of
      > the ball and web for telltale signs of rust but of
      > course that wouldn't
      > always find a transverse fissure. The locomotive
      > would find them as they
      > banged over them. We did change out a rail every
      > now and then but not often
      > in the time I was there. I don't recall there was a
      > lot of spare rail
      > around the property. At my time there was 70, 75,
      > 80 on most of the main
      > line and a short stretch of 56 pound left on the
      > Broadalbin end and the
      > Broadalbin yard tracks. I don't recall any of teh
      > rail was newer than the
      > twenties and much was the 1892 replacement that the
      > Webb company ordered
      > when they had their brief time in control.
      > But that's no reason not to keep sending your
      > memoirs to this site.
      > PKL
      > >From: "joseph Klapkowski"
      > <riverlinejoe@...>
      > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: [FJGRailroad] Sperry Car
      > >Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 20:49:27 +0000
      > >
      > >Was the FJ&G ever visited by the Sperry Car ?
      > >
      > >

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