RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: Lease units
- After they closed the shop they weren't capable of doing much. I recall
when they had to shim the 20 after the wreck behind M&K Market the
locomotive was jacked. They had no lift heavy enough to raise the
locomotive. When heavy work, traction motors, power assemblies, wheels had
to be done the locomotives would be sent out. While I was there they tried
to save money turning wheel and did it with cutting devices placed on the
brakeheads. It was to save the cost of shipping the locomotive out. I
have a few shots from the early sixties, taken as the sun was setting of the
two locomotives coming into Gloversville. The only time I recall seeing two
locomotives out at the same time. One had been sent out for repairs and,
come to think of it, this may have been the trip when the locomotive was set
out at Yosts. Remember I wasn't around much in the early fifties when
three crews were employed. By the late fifties retirements took there toll;
new men were not being hired and the crew assignments were abolished till
there was only one.
Problem with the FJ&G and wheels was that the railroad was one big curve. As
a result the locomotive wheels wore on one side. In the earliest diesel
days the locomotives were occassionally turned but that ended soon because
practice had been for years that the engineer was always on the east sdie.
Only the passenger locomotives were turned, it appears the freight engines
generally ran with the pilot pointed north.
>From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@...>
>Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: Lease units
>Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 02:24:12 +0000
>I believe the FJ&G did all its own repairs. However there were things that
>they were certainly not capable of. For instance I think it was the 20 that
>had the cracked block. I do not belive the Gloversville shop was equipped
>change out a prime mover.
> >From: "oleroadslug" <suds@...>
> >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Lease units
> >Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 12:04:13 -0000
> > > Arcade & Attica 44-tonner #111 was rebuilt while on the FJ&G; yes, my
> > > understanding is that it was tested while on the FJ&G.
> > >
> > > -Aaron
> > >
> > >
> >Though I remember the very last days of the FJ&G and all the greenish
> >blue PC cars by 30A and around town, as well as the facilities; it is
> >hard for me to fathom FJ&G fixing anything due to size and facilities
> >Though 44 tonners were small, did the road do all their major repair of
> >the two locos or farm it out?
> >Bob Schoneman
> >Appleton, WI
> >Wishing I was swimming in Sacandaga about now.