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12958Re: [FJGRailroad] Another Dye Business?

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  • Malcolm Horton
    Nov 2, 2007
      Morrel Vrooman engineering and construction company had a contract to repave third avenue, in Gloversville. They dug out all the clay down two or three feet, installed new storm and sanitary sewers, filled it back in with sand and paved it with concrete. This took all one summer. They had a power shovel and a large gasoline engine powered paving machine which mixed the concrete and dumped it where needed. It was a great education to watch all of this. One of their engineers was named Nagle (who lived on Yale  Street).
      Mal Horton  
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      Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 8:05 PM
      Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Another Dye Business?

      I believed Morrel Vrooman was an engineering (construction) company but I can't say for sure, or I may have them mixed up with another company with a similar name.  I should have been buying those Gloversville and county directories these past several years.

      To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
      From: p.charlie@sympatico .ca
      Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 07:51:51 -0400
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Another Dye Business?

      Hi Paul,

      Not picking on you... really, just trying to pick your brain! Actually
      I was hoping my questions would generate more participation from the
      group as a whole and not rely on just one person. In the case of Dye
      Oil, as it's not a customer (although I'd hope they received product on
      the team track), I could draw it without ever knowing what their name
      was or what they did but it's a way for me to learn more about the line,
      and maybe a way for others to learn as well.

      Now, this is a bit sticky, do I ask about Morrell Vrooman or not...

      Paul :-)

      Paul Larner wrote:
      > Funny I just had the thought that the oil company might have been Dye
      > Oil. You're asking me to recall random knowledge from a period I
      > really wasn't paying attention. Someone else may recall if that
      > company, Dye Oil, was in Gloversville and Saul or another of us
      > living in the city at the time may recall the explosion. I think it
      > was a Sunday night; IIRC we were watching the Ed Sullivan show; early
      > fifties.
      > PKL

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