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1201Re: [FJGRailroad] Kaydeross Railway

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  • Aaron Keller
    Apr 29, 2000
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      A long time ago I looked at this book. It was quite good as I remember.
      Unfortunately at the time I knew little about the actual area of the
      Battenkill railroad and therefore I did not read it with as much enthusiasm
      as I might have once I knew the area. For those who are not familiar with
      the Battenkill, they have a pretty neat little operation, with two Alco
      RS3s, with a great staff working the freight end of things. I haven't been
      involved with the passenger end in a few years and I know the staff has
      changed, but they were pretty cool when I was doing magazine work with them

      Ron Crowd, operator of the Battenkill freight, once had a passing discussion
      with Walter Rich about running the FJ&G, but decided it wouldn't be
      profitable. As I was told, the City of Gloversville would not even put up
      (I think it was $1,000) for a feasibility study and marketing initiative.

      Anyway, the Battenkill is at least still with us, and it's a cool chase.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: DICARLO, GINO <gdicarlo@...>
      Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 10:06 PM
      Subject: [FJGRailroad] Kaydeross Railway

      >Just picked up Dave Nestle's book on the Kaydeross Electric. (Eastern New
      >York, Ballston Terminal) It's pretty good. There is a memorial to Dave
      >on the back cover which is nice and sad at the same time. Dave was a font
      >of Local railroad info and he will be missed. I noticed at a bookstore in
      >Saratoga that Paul Larner showed me that Dave's book on the Battenkill
      >Railroads is available. I'm not sure how that is, but I'm sure it is
      >Accurate impartial advice on everything from laptops to table saws.
      >Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at