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14975Re: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Enginehouse?

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  • Gino's RailPage
    Feb 11, 2011
      Look at the description for the group Jerry! It includes the ACN!

      Gino

      Jerry Snyder <handyman756@...> wrote:

      >Paul,
      >I have not been able to find any record in text, map, or newspaper that mentions an enginhouse anywhere in Amsterdam.  I am 99.9% certain that there was not one at the Kelloggs and Miller plant, but have not had time to go through all of my old K&M photos yet.  I know tracks went through the incoming seed scale storage warehouse, through a covered section of the complex between buildings, and through the outgoing oil scale building. I will forward you the relevant photos offline (or I can put up a gallary so others can also see - what say the group since off topic?). I will be at History and Archives in Fonda today and see what else I can unearth for you.
      >Jerry 
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      >--- On Thu, 2/10/11, Paul Charland <p.charlie@...> wrote:
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      >From: Paul Charland <p.charlie@...>
      >Subject: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Enginehouse?
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 8:50 AM
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      >Hi All,
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      >Slightly off topic here but I'll claim if there was an NYC enginehouse
      >it might have been close to the FJ&G electric route.
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      >As you may be aware I'm working on a Microsoft Train Sim route, trying
      >to reproduce the Kellogg Branch. Gino, Paul Larner and Jerry Snyder
      >have been helping me off list but I've run into something that I haven't
      >found an answer for, and NYC enginehouse. Paul remembers a building up
      >near the linseed oil plant he thinks was an enginehouse. Gino sent
      >along Sanborn Insurance maps that do not show anything in that area that
      >might have been an enginehouse, or even a track that might have been or
      >become and enginehouse, Gino sent several years covering the late 1800s
      >to 1950.
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      >Jerry sent along a photo showing an 0-8-0 sitting in front of a water
      >column near Morris Street, so we know they could have taken on water in
      >Amsterdam. Haven't found anything that would make you think they had a
      >coaling facility in Amsterdam but the Sanborn maps end at Elk Street, so
      >there's still a few blocks to the west end of the yard and the yard
      >itself that might have been the location of an enginehouse or coaling
      >facility... or... maybe the train originated somewhere east of Amsterdam
      >and the train ran on the mainline to Amsterdam, switched Amsterdam
      >through the day, then returned on the mainline to where they started the
      >day (that would be Selkirk today but not sure Selkirk was open back in
      >the late 1930s).
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      >Anyway, if anyone knows one way or the other if there was an enginehouse
      >in Amsterdam or if there was some place they could take on coal there,
      >or even if there was no enginehouse or coal facilities used by the NYC
      >would be nice to here from you.
      >
      >Paul :-)
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