12163Re: [FJGRailroad] Odd Thoughts
- Nov 14, 2006You'd make a hell of a mailman in Gloversville.
>From: "Gino's Railpage" <fjgrailroad@...>
>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
>but it's all Kingsboro. Also, there's East and West Fulton, but I call it
>There's South Main Street and North Main Street. I call it all Main
>get the picture?
>That's what my family calls them too!!!
>On 11/11/06, Dave Brennan <oldcrab62@...> wrote:
>> Perry st. is south of Gloversville BUT it is North Perry in
>>*Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@...>* wrote:
>>There is still a little piece of street track left where Miller Street
>>South Perry. It curves in the direction of the Fairgrounds Trolley Depot!
>>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
>> > to be razed. That company has been out of business for at least 40
>> > 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
>> > The tracks in Gloversville were long gone by the time little Saul
>> > streets, but they remained in various places, notably in Johnstown on
>> > Street and near the Johnstown high school ( ?) where there was a
>> > track. Miller was in pretty bad shape, the concrete being heaved and
>> > cracked. I suppose rebuilding the street would have required removal of
>> > track sub-structure, so the project was deferred long as possible. Of
>> > course, the track down the main drag in Amsterdam remained well into
>> > 1960's and appeared to be in excellent condition except where the
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > below street level with chainsaws.
>> > Wake up all, the election is over,
>> > Saul
>>Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail
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