Re: [FJGRailroad] Loco Repairs
- Paul; That ROW at Yost is still there and can be seen in the spring time when the weeds are down. I have seen that photo of the tower but can't remember where. It made me laugh when the county was working on that site and found a underground fuel tank. I guess they forgot that there was a truck stop there after the railroad sold the property. Charlie----- Original Message -----From: paul larnerSent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9:54 PMSubject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Loco Repairs
Yosts is about six miles west of Fonda. There is a building on the north
side of route 5 with a door large enought to have a locomotive or freight
car enter. It used to be evident that a track did cross the road at that
point toward the building. If I recall correctly there were track pans at
Yosts. It is the settlement of houses, bar and miscellaneous buildings on
the straight just before big nose curve. There is a rest area on the south
side of Rte 5 at the west end of the location.
>From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@ hotmail.com>
>Reply-To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
>To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
>Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Loco Repairs
>Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 20:27:29 +0000
>Speaking of Yosts, Was this the list where I saw the picture of the Tower
>Yosts ? If so, whoever posted that photo could you post it again?
>Where exactly was Yosts relative to today's Rt 5 ? Is it where that
>residence is that used to be a Bar just short of the Katerie Shrine?
> >From: "paul larner" <pklarner@hotmail. com>
> >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
> >To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
> >Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Loco Repairs
> >Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 11:40:53 -0400
> >Yes. oward Miller related the story to me, would have been in the late
> >fifties or early sixties. Do not know the problem with the locomotive,
> >could have been any number of things. The unit was delivered to the NYC
> >travelled only as far as Yosts before having to be set out. They were
> >geared low, 35 mph was their maximum speed, more than enough for the
> >The issue necessitating the set out, however, may have been a hot journal
> >bearing, traction motor bearing, ... - this was a long time ago.
> > >From: "Aaron Keller" <akeller1979@ sbcglobal. net>
> > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
> > >To: <FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com>
> > >Subject: [FJGRailroad] Loco Repairs
> > >Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 22:19:52 -0500
> > >
> > >At one point one of the S-2s went to the D&H in Colonie for service. A
> > >friend has colour slides taken in Colonie dated in the early '70s. It
> > >before the DO era.
> > >
> > >If I'm not mistaken... Paul Larner... did you inform me that the NYC
> > >trouble moving one of the S-2s because it wasn't geared to move at
> > >speed? This would have been before the 70s and would indicate another
> > >off-line servicing.
> > >
> > >-Aaron
> > >