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  • paul larner
    Joe, if we re thinking of the same place they had the bobber, caboose No. 1. I recall it was called Rail City, wasn t it near or at Sandy Creek, NY? PKL
    Message 1 of 9 , Sep 19, 2004
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      Joe, if we're thinking of the same place they had the bobber, caboose No. 1.
      I recall it was called Rail City, wasn't it near or at Sandy Creek, NY?

      PKL


      >From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
      >Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 00:23:39 +0000
      >
      >I think that Train Town USA was the operation up north near Alexandria Bay.
      >
      >
      > >From: Paul Charland <p.charlie@...>
      > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
      > >Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 22:02:19 -0400
      > >
      > >Hi Will,
      > >
      > >I heard it went to the Shelburne Museum just south of Burlington and was
      > >there for years. I called there in the early '80s to see if I could
      > >measure it but was told it went to a museum in the Albany NY area years
      > >before... 'Train Town USA' or something like that, never found the name
      > >in any Railroad museum listings so never pursued it.
      > >
      > >Paul :-)
      > >
      > >olcrr wrote:
      > > > Group,
      > > > I have a photo that shows FJG caboose #2 on a northbound Rutland
      > > > freight at New Haven Vermont. It is the last car in the train
      > > > followed by Rutland caboose #43. Late 1950's.
      > > > Anyone know where #2 was heading?
      > > > Will Davis
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    • joseph Klapkowski
      Thats the place I was thinking of. ... _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger!
      Message 2 of 9 , Sep 20, 2004
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        Thats the place I was thinking of.

        >From: "paul larner" <pklarner@...>
        >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
        >Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 23:47:19 -0400
        >
        >Joe, if we're thinking of the same place they had the bobber, caboose No.
        >1.
        > I recall it was called Rail City, wasn't it near or at Sandy Creek, NY?
        >
        >PKL
        >
        >
        > >From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@...>
        > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
        > >Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 00:23:39 +0000
        > >
        > >I think that Train Town USA was the operation up north near Alexandria
        >Bay.
        > >
        > >
        > > >From: Paul Charland <p.charlie@...>
        > > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        > > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        > > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
        > > >Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 22:02:19 -0400
        > > >
        > > >Hi Will,
        > > >
        > > >I heard it went to the Shelburne Museum just south of Burlington and
        >was
        > > >there for years. I called there in the early '80s to see if I could
        > > >measure it but was told it went to a museum in the Albany NY area years
        > > >before... 'Train Town USA' or something like that, never found the name
        > > >in any Railroad museum listings so never pursued it.
        > > >
        > > >Paul :-)
        > > >
        > > >olcrr wrote:
        > > > > Group,
        > > > > I have a photo that shows FJG caboose #2 on a northbound
        >Rutland
        > > > > freight at New Haven Vermont. It is the last car in the train
        > > > > followed by Rutland caboose #43. Late 1950's.
        > > > > Anyone know where #2 was heading?
        > > > > Will Davis
        > >
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        > >http://www.ginosrailpage.com and http://fjgrr.org
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        > >http://gcdranet.homelinux.com/
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        > >
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      • Dicarlo, Gino
        Will, Can I get a scan of that picture? I d love to see an FJ&G caboose Coupled to a Rutland van! Gino ... From: olcrr [mailto:brutusdav@aol.com] Sent:
        Message 3 of 9 , Sep 20, 2004
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          Will,

          Can I get a scan of that picture? I'd love to see an FJ&G caboose
          Coupled to a Rutland van!

          Gino

          -----Original Message-----
          From: olcrr [mailto:brutusdav@...]
          Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 9:05 PM
          To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2


          Group,
          I have a photo that shows FJG caboose #2 on a northbound Rutland
          freight at New Haven Vermont. It is the last car in the train
          followed by Rutland caboose #43. Late 1950's.
          Anyone know where #2 was heading?
          Will Davis




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        • andrewsfusco
          RailCity auctioned off most of its assets (motive power and rolling stock) in an estate auction in the early 1990s. The auction received much publicity in the
          Message 4 of 9 , Sep 23, 2004
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            RailCity auctioned off most of its
            assets (motive power and rolling stock) in
            an estate auction in the early 1990s.
            The auction received much publicity in
            the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper and
            one of the stories featured much info on ex-
            FJG #2's sale. As I recall (I didn't save the
            clipping), the caboose brought far more
            bidder interest and money than expected.
            Because the thing was in deplorable condition,
            railbirds figured it would go for a song. But
            the bidding was brisk. The story speculated
            that the unanticipated interest was due to the
            rarity of an 8-wheel bobber. However, the
            successful bidder, an unidentified private
            collector from Connecticut, was quoted as saying
            he bid so high because he already owned #2's
            sister unit. Now whether that meant
            he already had 4-wheel FJG #1, or meant that he
            already owned some other 8-wheeler which has some
            construction lineage tied to #2, is an unsolved
            mystery not explained in the story. My guess?
            Just like #3 is alive and well in Honesdale, Pa.,
            I'd bet #2 and #1 are resting well in Conn.
            RailCity still operates in Northern
            Oswego County near Sandy Creek. Today, however,
            its just a museum house and a couple of barns
            full on momentos. In its heyday in the '70s, it
            was a full-scale rail-ride themepark.---Andy Fusco

            --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "joseph Klapkowski" <
            riverlinejoe@h...> wrote:
            >
            > Thats the place I was thinking of.
            >
            > >From: "paul larner" <pklarner@h...>
            > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
            > >Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 23:47:19 -0400
            > >
            > >Joe, if we're thinking of the same place they had the bobber,
            caboose No.
            > >1.
            > > I recall it was called Rail City, wasn't it near or at Sandy
            Creek, NY?
            > >
            > >PKL
            > >
            > >
            > > >From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@h...>
            > > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            > > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            > > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
            > > >Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 00:23:39 +0000
            > > >
            > > >I think that Train Town USA was the operation up north near
            Alexandria
            > >Bay.
            > > >
            > > >
            > > > >From: Paul Charland <p.charlie@s...>
            > > > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            > > > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            > > > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] caboose #2
            > > > >Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 22:02:19 -0400
            > > > >
            > > > >Hi Will,
            > > > >
            > > > >I heard it went to the Shelburne Museum just south of
            Burlington and
            > >was
            > > > >there for years. I called there in the early '80s to see if I
            could
            > > > >measure it but was told it went to a museum in the Albany NY
            area years
            > > > >before... 'Train Town USA' or something like that, never found
            the name
            > > > >in any Railroad museum listings so never pursued it.
            > > > >
            > > > >Paul :-)
            > > > >
            > > > >olcrr wrote:
            > > > > > Group,
            > > > > > I have a photo that shows FJG caboose #2 on a
            northbound
            > >Rutland
            > > > > > freight at New Haven Vermont. It is the last car in the
            train
            > > > > > followed by Rutland caboose #43. Late 1950's.
            > > > > > Anyone know where #2 was heading?
            > > > > > Will Davis
            > > >
            > > >_________________________________________________________________
            > > >Don't just search. Find. Check out the new MSN Search!
            > > >http://search.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200636ave/direct/01/
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >Visit Gino's Railpage at
            > > >http://www.ginosrailpage.com and http://fjgrr.org
            > > >Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation at
            > > >http://gcdranet.homelinux.com/
            > > >Visit Pete Seftons Lost Landmark Page
            > > >http://www.lostlandmarks.org
            > > >Visit Charles P. Woolever's Existing Railroad Stations in New
            York State
            > >at
            > > >http://ny.existingstations.com/
            > > >Yahoo! Groups Links
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >Visit Gino's Railpage at
            > >http://www.ginosrailpage.com and http://fjgrr.org
            > >Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation at
            > >http://gcdranet.homelinux.com/
            > >Visit Pete Seftons Lost Landmark Page
            > >http://www.lostlandmarks.org
            > >Visit Charles P. Woolever's Existing Railroad Stations in New York
            State at
            > >http://ny.existingstations.com/
            > >Yahoo! Groups Links
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            > >
            >
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          • Charles Woolever
            So can anyone summarize where the remaining FJ&G cabooses are? Charles
            Message 5 of 9 , Oct 1, 2004
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              So can anyone summarize where the remaining FJ&G cabooses are?

              Charles
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