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13301RE: [FJGRailroad] Vails Mills

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  • Paul Larner
    May 1, 2008

      I was thinking about your timing the railroad pre July 1956. 

      After leaving Kingsboro Ave. station the next spur was east of the road crossing at Vail Mills, between a country road and the track.  The arterial turnout, the arterial (Rte 30A), Mohawk Cabinet did not yet exist.  There was the concrete register and phone shelter at Broadalbin Jct., also section signs, 3/4 at the register shelter, 4/6 at the former location of the junction switch.  The was an tool and warm up house,board and batten style, on the east/south side of the track, half-way between Kasson's and Rupert's, and a low pole line with two wires on the east or south side of the track also.  Until you arrived at the Yard Limit sign for Broadalbin there was nothing else in addition to the Vail's Mills waiting room.  Highway crossing signs were not cross bucks, but NYState diamond style.


      To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      From: p.charlie@...
      Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 07:22:38 -0400
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Vails Mills

      Hi Paul,

      I made the station board say "Vails Mills" as that's how it's shown in
      the photo I have but I just checked the 1954 ETT and it's written as
      "Vail Mills"!

      Paul :-)

      Paul Larner wrote:
      > Hello Paul,Apostrophe in VAIL'S , dropped by the post office in 1911
      > and so too by the railroad in their public timetables from 1910 until
      > 1942 when the "S" began to reappear. By 1943 the "S" was in and
      > stayed to the end. In the employee timetables it was spelled as the
      > post office did; no "S." Go figure?PKLTo:

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