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14974Re: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Enginehouse?

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  • Gino's RailPage
    Feb 11, 2011
      They have trouble in the winter with derails pushing up the hill.

      Charlie Vosburgh <crvosburgh@...> wrote:

      >Joe; That switcher derailed on the Kellog branch last Thursday with two covered hoppers at the bottom of the grade near the main line. A Winchester and Western car overturned but has been uprighted. The GP-38 and cars were still there as of this Wednesday and may not be on the track yet. Snow covers the track so I can't tell for sure. A story was in the Recorder Friday. Also, the Crainsville FD put out a engine fire the week before on the main line near there. Charlie
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      > From: joseph Klapkowski
      > To: Fonda Johnstown
      > Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:50 PM
      > Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Enginehouse?
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      > It used to be that the South Schenectady Switcher worked west to little Falls two days a week, the Cushing Branch as needed and made a move to the Rotterdam Industrial Park daily
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      > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > From: fjgrailroad@...
      > Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 20:39:28 -0500
      > Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Enginehouse?
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      > The Kellog's Branch is serviced by South Schenectady Yard these days. I think they also serviced it in the old days, but Selkirk has been around for quite some time.Early 20's perhaps?
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      > Gino
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      > On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Paul Charland <p.charlie@...> wrote:
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      > Hi Charlie,
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      > Thanks, working around the clock would render an enginehouse a little
      > useless!
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      > While going through a 1911 Sanborn map I did come across a "water tower"
      > just east of the switch that takes you either to Mohawk Carpets or the
      > Canyon. I assume this might be a water column the same as the one off
      > Morris Street... that leaves coal.
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      > All maps are more then welcome and very appreciated. Another neat
      > project that I've never seen in person but is more then worth the effort
      > of doing right.
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      > Paul :-)
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      > On 10/02/2011 6:28 PM, Charlie Vosburgh wrote:
      > > Hello Paul; You might not find an engine house in Amsterdam as the
      > > line in its hayday had 2 0-8-0 switchers working around the clock so
      > > the need for one would be slim. That's according to the story of the
      > > Kellogg branch by Jack Wright in the Central Headlight, fourth
      > > quarter 1989. Also, I just contacted the NRHS in Utica about maps of
      > > the Amsterdam area and they believe there are some and will look
      > > further next week and let me know. If so, I will get copies made and
      > > let you know. Charlie
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