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9228Re: [FJGRailroad] Name trains

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  • paul larner
    Nov 23, 2003
      Named engines: Pioneer, Cayadutta, W. J. Heacock, David A. Wells (renamed
      Pioneer after shopping in 1873), Oregon (one of the Manhattan engines bought
      in 1893).

      Mamie, used by the Cayadutta Electric and on the electric division, likely
      until electric no. 1 was constructed in 1902. Believed to be a Porter
      product. Used to haul coal to the power plant and service industry (ies)
      located on the electric line.

      The narrow guage engine was called the Sacandaga.

      Three busses, possibly a fourth not on my mind right now, were named: Miss
      Sacandaga, Miss Johnstown and Miss Gloversville not unlike the coaches. The
      first three coaches were named Gloversville, Johnstown and Fonda; 1 and 2
      named when No. 3 was purchased.

      The names on the locomotives used in main line service seem to have
      disappeared by 1875-6, though references to the names appeared in later news
      articles. There is reference to a locomotive being named L. Caten but I
      haven't found this.


      >From: Gino & Kelly DiCarlo <dicarlos@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJG Railroad <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Name trains
      >Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 13:11:25 -0500
      > > "any"?? The "Sacandaga Limited" operated on their narrow gauge line
      > > between the Park proper and Sport Island. Off the top of my head I
      > > recall any. The evening and early morning trains between Gloversville
      > > Northville in the summer were the businessmen's trains. The rest of the
      > > service was always local and/or mixed.
      > >
      > > PKL
      > >
      > >
      >Did Joe mean naming the engines? If so, how about the David Wells, The
      >Cayadutta and so on and so forth...

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