14989RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: Amsterdam Enginehouse?
- Feb 13, 2011Paul,
Car No. 176, the last interurban car to run on the FJ&G, left the Gloversville car barn at 10:20 p.m. June 27, 1938 for its scheduled 10:30 p.m. departure from Main and Fulton Streets. The return trip from Schenectady commenced at 12:30 a.m., arrived in the Gloversville car barn at 2:07 on June 28, 1938 when the power was shut off forever. At 4:50 a.m. June 28th buses replaced the interurbans. The last scheduled FJ&G bus operated April 22, 1956.
"Movements" on the FJ&G always operated as "trains" whether conducted on rail or highway (bus or truck). This is the misunderstanding you receive from ETT No. 100.
Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:24:27 -0500
Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Amsterdam Enginehouse?
OK, that sound good, mid'40s works much better in MSTS. When was the
last FJ&G trolley to Schenectady... I have employee's Timetable 100 here
and the electric schedule is still in it. The date on the timetable is
Sunday, September 26, 1954.
On 13/02/2011 7:53 PM, Jerry Snyder wrote:
> Hi Paul, Kelloggs and Miller sold out the business in Amsterdam,
> along with their other facilities around the country, to Bisbee
> Linseed Oil in 1937. Bisbee operated the facility until 1948, but
> during the last two years used it only as a receiving and shipping
> mill for their other plants in Philadelphia and Chicago Heights as
> supplies of flaxseed were insufficient at an economical price to
> allow oil production here. The last oil produced in Amsterdam
> shipped out in 1946. (If anyone ever comes acros a Bisbee gallon can
> with an angry bee on the label, please let me know.) The facility sat
> idle for 4 years until it was purchased by Slezak Brothers, heating
> oil distributors, in 1952. They used several of the old linseed oil
> tanks for fuel oil storage, and rented out storage and warehouse
> space to several small businesses over the years. The Slezak family
> still owns the property. Jerry
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