12179Re: [FJGRailroad] Trolley Tracks
- Nov 15, 2006There's some tracks left in front of the old trolley
barn on Division, right? They were there when we
searched Amsterdam for an old get-together. I'm sure
they could have been paved over since...
--- Gerald Snyder <handyman756@...> wrote:
> I'm not sure about main St., but up until late this____________________________________________________________________________________
> summer I thought the only remaining trolley tracks
> Amsterdam streets were the ones still on the surface
> at the Rockton Wye. Then I noticed a series of
> holes in the surface of Division Street in from of
> First Niagara (Amsterdam Savings) Bank building.
> enough, about 4-5 inches below the street surface,
> there were the tracks. I don't know how far they
> extend, but there's at least some still buried under
> there. Back in the early 1970's when they put in
> new Rt. 30 bridge, I watched them raze the old River
> Street bridge. Buried in what was left of the
> pavement and bridge deck were the installed but
> connected trolley tracks for the planned line to the
> south side of the city.
> --- Aaron Keller <akeller1979@...> wrote:
> > The tracks are still there under parts of north
> > St. in Gloversville,
> > and also on Main St. in Amsterdam. Road
> > construction projects within the
> > last five years in both places confirmed.
> > Here is the next question: do trolley tracks in
> > middle of the street
> > carry a different substructure than a normal
> > line? Or, is it just
> > ballast, ties, and rails, with pavement on top of
> > that?
> > -Aaron
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