11952Re: [FJGRailroad] Meeting 6/28/06
- Jun 28, 2006Charlie, how is everything in Palatine Bridge? Is the "Fort" under water?
>From: Gerald Snyder <handyman756@...>
>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.
>--- 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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