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11952Re: [FJGRailroad] Meeting 6/28/06

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  • paul larner
    Jun 28, 2006
      Charlie, how is everything in Palatine Bridge? Is the "Fort" under water?

      PKL


      >From: Gerald Snyder <handyman756@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Meeting 6/28/06
      >Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 17:51:03 -0700 (PDT)
      >
      >Sorry - I can't go tomorrow - problems at work making
      >for some long days lately.
      >Jerry
      >
      >--- 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
      > > yard.
      > >
      > > 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.
      > >
      > > PKL
      > >
      > > >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
      > > >
      > > >Hi,
      > > >
      > > >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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