12186Re: [FJGRailroad] Rumors
- Nov 15, 2006This is from Paul. He wrote me off-group, so I'm forwarding it now...Running a rail line up to the Johnstown industrial park is really not a big
stretch. Million dollars a mile is peanuts for a large corporation if they
intend to build a plant and "stay" there. Wallamrt might consider
cooperation if there were some real interest to rebuild from another
company. They could surely find a use for rail. (They probably already use
rail via container of f the ships to Selkirk or Syracuse then by hiway.) Of
course all businesses today want the federal government to put up the money
- but the Republicans are now out of favor - no more corporate handouts - I
It's the high bridge that will kill the interest. Replacing that is a big
deal. I would be very surprised it could handle a 143 ton car, the new load
standard four four axles. Bridge 1 at Fonda would need work too but that is
negligible compared to bridge 2.
On 11/15/06, Mark Wilber <mwilber2001@...> wrote:Gino- This subject was being talked about but I thought it was garbage talk. When I talk to a very high source,I was told they were looking in as a possibility,not definite. Im just passing what I heard.----- Original Message ----
From: Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@ gmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 10:29:21 AM
Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Rumors
Don't get me daydreaming Mark!!!! The last I heard anything was back in 2000 when
Benjamin Moore said they wanted rail service. Of course, they want the state to pay
for it and the chances of them re-building the FJ&G from Fonda to Johnstown is slim
to none. Paul Larner says the High-Bridge would never hold an engine these days, even
though he begged me to drive my SUV over it! (Yes, my SUV and a diesel engine
are in TWO, totally different weight classes!!!)
I've never heard of a plastic plant being in the industrial park! Don't forget, the industrial
plant is beyond the Walmart Distribution Center which was planted smack dab in the
middle of the ROW!!!! I can't imagine the logistics of re-building around that place!
The ROW is in pretty good shape, running a track up probably wouldn't be too difficult,
but the High-Bridge and Walmart present more problems!
The last I remember, the County was really itchy to pave the Bike Trail down to Fonda.
Anyone have any current info on that?
GinoOn 11/14/06, mwilber2001 <mwilber2001@ yahoo.com > wrote:
Anyone hear anything about a possibilty of laying track from Fonda to
the industrial park in Johnstown? I first heard it I thought it was
just non-sense,but then I heard it from a reliable source.Is there a
plastic co. nearby the industrial park? Mark
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