353Forwarded Message From Aaron from Saul
- Dec 29, 1999ubject:
Tue, 28 Dec 1999 13:05:17 -0500
"Aaron Keller" <mgaj@...>
Regarding your post to the listserv about snow plow attachments, FJ&G did
have attachments for both ends of the S2s. I have a picture of the 21 with
plows on both ends. Picture was taken before the DO years.
Originally the railroad had a flanger and a plow; I heard both were made
from old FJ&G wooden boxcars. The railroad junked these in 1960---notes
from local fans say they were burned.
The flanger you referred to, now near Northville, came from the D&H in 1968,
but was not used much during the DO years from what I have gathered.
DO bought an old B&M plow for their operations on the FJ&G; this came in
DO also bought an old Louisiana Midland Jordan Spreader for the FJ&G; I'm
not sure when this came but I estimate it arrived on the property sometime
The DO equipment was left on the line until 1988. The ex-B&M plow was moved
from Broadalbin Junction to Fonda at that time. It sat in Fonda for about a
year and was finally taken to Utica on the NYS&W, where it sits today. The
Jordan Spreader was scrapped on-site near the Hill St. yard sometime between
1988 and 1991, roughly.
Could you please post this to the list as I can't do so from home?
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