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9903RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: So I had a Question...

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  • joseph Klapkowski
    May 3, 2004
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      That SW-1 was of NYC heritage. I shot it in Fonda around '77 or '78.


      >From: "Walt Danylak" <waltdanylak@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: So I had a Question...
      >Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 18:08:02 -0000
      >
      >--- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, Paul Charland <p.charlie@s...>
      >wrote: ... At one time the NYC had a switcher stationed in Fonda,
      >I've seen photos of an SW-1 working the yard. Does anyone know when
      >this job was eliminated? ...
      >
      >Paul,
      >
      >The SW-1 was stationed in Amsterdam and brought cars for the FJ&G
      >from Amsterdam. I saw it many times on a siding just east of the
      >Amsterdam city line, about where Route 5 becomes a 4-lane highway. As
      >best as I can determine this wasn't started until the mid to late
      >1960s. Until then a local NYC freight (Selkirk to DeWitt and return?)
      >would service Amsterdam, Fonda, St. Johnsville, etc. as shown in the
      >photos. The service with the SW-1 may have started when PC was formed
      >(1968). I think SW-1 was used until the mid 1970s, maybe latter. The
      >1979 FJ&G article in MR mentions that a CR freight left cars for the
      >FJ&G, so maybe CR started the local freight again. The SW-1 also
      >serviced the AC&N in Amsterdam. An article published by the NYCS
      >Historical Society on the AC&N only showed CR road switchers and not
      >the SW-1.
      >
      >Walt
      >

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