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Re: [FJGRailroad] LF&D and Amsterdam

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  • paul larner
    I had a hard time identifying it. Aaron Keller found a photo showing the buildings and other landmarks in the background. I thought initially it might be
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      I had a hard time identifying it. Aaron Keller found a photo showing the
      buildings and other landmarks in the background. I thought initially it
      might be number 3. It's from the same pattern as FJ&G's 3, 6, 8 and 9.

      PKL

      >From: Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] LF&D and Amsterdam
      >Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 16:35:29 -0400
      >
      >Looking at that, I thought it was FJ&G 8 for a second.
      >
      >Gino
      >
      >On 4/21/05, paul larner <pklarner@...> wrote:
      > > Attached is a photo of LF&D No. 2 as it is leaving Little Falls for
      > > Dolgeville.
      > >
      > > PKL
      > >
      > >
      > > >From: "fjg1870" <waltdanylak@...>
      > > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > > >Subject: [FJGRailroad] LF&D and Amsterdam
      > > >Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 14:18:57 -0000
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >While looking through some back issues of the New York Central System
      > > >Historical Society's "Central Headlight" magazine, I found two
      > > >articles that might be of interest to the group.
      > > >
      > > >The first is a brief history of the LF&D published in 1971. Below is
      > > >the article:
      > > >
      > > >"This company was first incorporated in 1891 in New York State to
      > > >build a road from Little Falls to Dolgeville. The LF&D purchased two
      > > >locomotives: Number 1, built by Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1892,
      > > >Order Number 3807, a 4-6-0 with 17x24 inch cylinders and 55 inch
      > > >drivers. Number 2, also built by Schenectady Locomotive Works in
      > > >1895, Order Number 4336, a 4-4-0 with 17x24 inch cylinders and 61
      > > >inch drivers. Both locomotives became NYC&HR Class CX.
      > > >
      > > >The railroad was foreclosed (bankrupt) and reformed in 1902 and
      > > >passed into NYC&HR control in 1906.
      > > >
      > > >In 1907, the Dolgeville & Salisbury Railroad Co. was formed by the
      > > >Salisbury Iron & Steel Co. This road was built from Dolgeville to
      > > >Irondale, 3.89 miles, and was operated by the LF&D. This later became
      > > >part of the LF&D.
      > > >
      > > >In 1910 and 1912 respectively, two NYC&HR Class Ec 2-6-0's, numbers
      > > >1658 and 1688, became LF&D numbers 3 and 4.
      > > >
      > > >By 1899 this road had four passenger cars, two box cars and four flat
      > > >cars.
      > > >
      > > >The LF&D was consolidated into the NYC&HR on April 16, 1913. The
      > > >NYC&HR assumed the arrangement to purchase the Dolgeville & Salisbury
      > > >Railroad."
      > > >
      > > >In doing research on the FJ&G, I've come across a few newspaper
      > > >articles concerning the LF&D. Below are two of the more interesting
      > > >ones, both from the Amsterdam Daily Democrat:
      > > >
      > > >July 14, 1892 � Two passenger coaches for the LF&DRR passed through
      > > >Amsterdam Monday. One is a combination baggage and smoking car. Both
      > > >are secondhand having been purchased from the Old Colony Railroad,
      > > >Massachusetts. They have been repainted and bear the
      > > >inscription "Little Falls and Dolgeville."
      > > >
      > > >January 30, 1897 � A new flanger has been built for the LF&DRR.
      > > >Master Mechanic Martin Gardner is the builder. It is said that the
      > > >flanger will throw the snow from the track to a distance of 20'. It
      > > >can be used for several other purposes, among them being a tool and
      > > >wrecking car.
      > > >
      > > >The other article entitled "Perishables to Amsterdam", was published
      > > >in Volume XXIX, No. 3 - Third Quarter, 1999. This article has several
      > > >photos showing the NYC switching cars in Amsterdam. This issue should
      > > >be available from the NYCSHS.
      > > >
      > > >Walt
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 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/
      > >
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      >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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