11946Re: [FJGRailroad] Meeting 6/28/06
- Jun 27, 2006Sorry - I can't go tomorrow - problems at work making
for some long days lately.
--- Charles Vosburgh <crvosburgh@...> wrote:
> I was just wondering if anyone is going to the__________________________________________________
> meeting? Charlie
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: paul larner
> To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:47 AM
> Subject: [FJGRailroad] Engine House ??
> I suppose the answer to the "engine house" would
> depend on when you are
> considering. The principal brick buildings three.
> The machine shop was the
> long building at the corner of W. Fulton and Broad
> Street. Locomotives were
> stored in there and I believe No. 340 was
> quartered in that building. The
> next building, the one with the three tracks into
> it, was designated as the
> paint shop after 1911, when the new carpenter shop
> was built at a ninety
> degree angle and connected to the paint shop on
> the south side. There were
> three other brick buildings in that area owned by
> the railroad - the stores
> building, blacksmith shop and the foundry building
> run privately.
> In my experience the diesels 20 and 21 were kept
> in the paint shop on the
> outside tracks. 30, when active, was probably kept
> in there also, though it
> was in the new carpenter shop pending sale. I
> recall the flanger, S-2,
> being kept on the middle track in the sixties. The
> names - machine, paint
> and carpenter - were used at least as long as old
> timers still worked the
> railroad. The gas cars, 200, 201, 202, were kept
> in the north round house.
> 202 was in there before being sold.
> My recollections are after the bus business was
> terminated. Prior to that
> the Paint shop was also the repair shop for trucks
> and busses and also a
> garage for the trucks until the end of the mail
> contract in 1964 (trucks
> were also kept in the carpenter shop). The east
> end of the building was
> reconfigured to a garage style door to facilitate
> the busses and trucks. I
> recall having heard or read a reference to the
> paint shop as a bus garage,
> though the old coach house, the long wooden
> building west and across the
> tracks from the paint and carpenter shops, was
> used as a bus garage too.
> I have heard that No. 9 spent most of the late
> thirties and early forties OS
> at the end of track in the machine shop. When No.
> 8 went over, it was
> quickly put back into service for a couple more
> years. No. 8 did return to
> service but I don't think she was ever the same;
> hence No. 9 getting the
> notoriety in the final years of steam on the FJ&G.
> Some believe No. 9 was
> not as serviceable an engine as the 8 and may
> never have been returned to
> service had it not been for the Johnstown Road
> derailment of 8.
> From various photos at different periods it would
> seem that the different
> tracks in all of the buildings were used for
> whatever they were available,
> convenient or needed. The machine shop was the
> primary point of repair for
> all locomotives until the shop was closed, circa
> 1957. To avoid exposure
> the combines and coach 17 were also put whereever
> they could be out of harms
> way. The combines were for a time kept in the new
> coal house, coach 17 in
> the south round house. In busier times, when there
> were employees working
> mostly around the clock, rolling stock was stored
> out of doors in the west
> Check Rand Warner's notes, posted to this list
> perhaps four years ago, for
> more information on the period at the end of the
> forties and early fifties.
> Perhaps Mark can share with us how the buildings
> were designated and used in
> the DO years.
> >From: Paul Charland <p.charlie@...>
> >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Lease units
> >Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 08:21:36 -0400
> >No, the enginehouse was just to the west of the
> one you are thinking of,
> >had three tracks going into it from the same
> track that also served the
> >feed store.
> >Paul :-)
> >oleroadslug wrote:
> > > Was/Is the engine facility, if I remember, the
> long building that was
> > > turned into a feed store. No, I'm not talking
> about the coal buildings.
> > >
> > > RJS
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