5228Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Mainline behind Fonda Speedway
- Oct 31, 2001The line was double tracked by Nicholas Decker through that area in 1873.
Decker built the JG&K and almost drove the FJ&G and himself out of business.
Around 1893? the line was moved a bit to the south through Fonda and
straightened to permit the construction of more tracks on the north side to
accomodate the FJ&G business. Do not know when the yard was built east of
town. Does anyone on this list know?
>From: Dick Ryall <dryall@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Mainline behind Fonda Speedway
>Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 10:42:25 -0700
>Can`t tell you much about speedway it was after my time, however New
>York Central was there long before the speedway, probably before the
>Fonda Fair Grounds, in fact it was a four track mailline. dick
> > --- In FJGRailroad@y..., fusco@b... wrote:
> > > I need some help from you guys. I'm writing a book about Fonda
> > > Speedway (its due out June 1, 2002). For a segment of the book
> > > about Fonda's graveyard turn, I need to know in about what year the
> > > railroad mainline (which was or which became New York Central)
> > > right behind the speedway was first laid. Any NYC buffs who know
> > > the answer? Thanks.
> > > ---Andy Fusco >fusco@b...<
> > Andy,
> > As a starting point: the Fonda depot was built in the late 1860s, so
> > it would be between the date of the DeWitt Clinton and then.
> > You might check with the NYC websites/discussion groups, too.
> > Glenn
> > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
> > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
> > Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At
> > Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
> > in New York State at
> > http://ny.existingstations.com/
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