RE: [FJGRailroad] Loco Direction
- The engineer sounds like Bob Morey an FJ&G veteran from the forties and a
>From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@...>
>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
>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
>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
> >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
> >of the south round house in 1961. At that time the table was not able to
> >"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
> >stalll across the table. Quite a bit was discussed on the turntables
> >several years ago on this list.
> > >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
> > >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
> > >explore. But when was it last used?
> > >
> > >-Aaron
> > >