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  • paul larner
    Nov 14, 2006
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      You'd make a hell of a mailman in Gloversville.

      PKL


      >From: "Gino's Railpage" <fjgrailroad@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Odd Thoughts
      >Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 20:30:37 -0500
      >
      >I call it Perry Street the whole way. Just like Kingsboro. There's North
      >and South,
      >but it's all Kingsboro. Also, there's East and West Fulton, but I call it
      >all Fulton.
      >There's South Main Street and North Main Street. I call it all Main
      >Street,
      >get the picture?
      >That's what my family calls them too!!!
      >
      >Gino
      >
      >On 11/11/06, Dave Brennan <oldcrab62@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> Gino,
      >> Perry st. is south of Gloversville BUT it is North Perry in
      >>Johnstown.
      >>Oldcrab.
      >>
      >>
      >>*Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@...>* wrote:
      >>
      >> Saul,
      >>
      >>There is still a little piece of street track left where Miller Street
      >>turned onto
      >>South Perry. It curves in the direction of the Fairgrounds Trolley Depot!
      >>
      >>Gino
      >>
      >>
      >>On 11/10/06, Saul Kalbfeld <fjgbus@...> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > The group has been quiet lately, so it is time to try and wake some
      >> > of you up. I read that the Wentworth Bakery on East Fulton was finally
      >>going
      >> > to be razed. That company has been out of business for at least 40
      >>years,
      >> > maybe longer. At one time their trucks were common all over the area.
      >> >
      >> > When the FJ&G got out of the trolley business, some but not all of the
      >> > street tracks were pulled up. I don't know what were the deciding
      >>factors.
      >> > The tracks in Gloversville were long gone by the time little Saul
      >>walked the
      >> > streets, but they remained in various places, notably in Johnstown on
      >>Miller
      >> > Street and near the Johnstown high school ( ?) where there was a
      >>passing
      >> > track. Miller was in pretty bad shape, the concrete being heaved and
      >> > cracked. I suppose rebuilding the street would have required removal of
      >>the
      >> > track sub-structure, so the project was deferred long as possible. Of
      >> > course, the track down the main drag in Amsterdam remained well into
      >>the
      >> > 1960's and appeared to be in excellent condition except where the
      >>street had
      >> > been patched. What a great movie set that could have made. None of the
      >> > street tracks that I know of served a dual purpose for freight
      >>movement. Of
      >> > course the electric division tracks such as the back line that served
      >> > business continued to function up until the end of company operations.
      >> >
      >> > I've said this before, on South Main in Gloversville, near our beloved
      >> > Palace Diner, I remember an excavation project in the 1950's to get at
      >> > utility lines that were below abandoned ties that had been left in the
      >> > street. It was a real mess of a job, cutting through the ties 8 to 12
      >>inches
      >> > below street level with chainsaws.
      >> >
      >> > Wake up all, the election is over,
      >> > Saul
      >> >
      >>
      >>
      >>
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