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RE: [FJGRailroad] Loco Direction

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  • paul larner
    The engineer sounds like Bob Morey an FJ&G veteran from the forties and a good man. PKL
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 1, 2006
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      The engineer sounds like Bob Morey an FJ&G veteran from the forties and a
      good man.

      PKL


      >From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Loco Direction
      >Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 18:51:06 +0000
      >
      >AAron I am going to guess that you "heard" that the engines were pointed
      >north for better ventilation becaue I wrote that in the Rails Northeast
      >artical. I believe I got that from someone working in the enginehouse back
      >around 1977. The few times I was able to chase the train was in the late
      >70s
      >and the engineer was a middle aged fellow who always seemed to wear a green
      >or kaki baseball hat. The other crew member was a young guy with a pony
      >tail
      >who rode a Harley. The young guy was talkative but the engineer was not.
      >That is why I believe I got the info from the guys at the enginehouse. I am
      >certain that I was there in the summer of 1977 because I had just gotten my
      >driver's license !
      >
      >
      > >From: "paul larner" <pklarner@...>
      > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Loco Direction
      > >Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 09:32:03 -0400
      > >
      > >I've heard that too on the diesels. The steamers operated that way at
      > >least
      > >from the time the heavier locomotives arrived on the property, 1900.
      > >
      > >I believe the last time the table was turned was when the 17 was pulled
      >out
      > >of the south round house in 1961. At that time the table was not able to
      > >be
      > >"powered" and was pulled to position to get the former coach out of the
      > >stall closest to the hill. At some point, I would guess when the 202 was
      > >pulled out, the lead was relocated so the table could be lined direct to
      > >the
      > >stalll across the table. Quite a bit was discussed on the turntables
      > >several years ago on this list.
      > >
      > >PKL
      > >
      > >
      > > >From: "Aaron Keller" <akeller1979@...>
      > > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > > >To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      > > >Subject: [FJGRailroad] Loco Direction
      > > >Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 01:47:44 -0500
      > > >
      > > >I have heard that the locomotives were kept pointing north for better
      > > >ventilation on the climb out of Fonda. Is there any truth to that?
      > > >
      > > >Also, where would the locomotives have been turned? Gloversville was
      >the
      > > >last operable turntable, correct? And when did that shut down? It was
      > > >still there in the late '80s, full of water, not a safe part of the
      >yard
      > >to
      > > >explore. But when was it last used?
      > > >
      > > >-Aaron
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
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