9903RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: So I had a Question...
- May 3, 2004That SW-1 was of NYC heritage. I shot it in Fonda around '77 or '78.
>From: "Walt Danylak" <waltdanylak@...>_________________________________________________________________
>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? ...
>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
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