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Re: [FJGRailroad] Meeting 6/28/06

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  • Gino's Railpage
    Great idea Jerry! Hagaman would be an awesome location. Much closer for some people than Gloversville. Easier to reach from Route 5 and the Thruway. That
    Message 1 of 10 , Sep 9, 2006
      Great idea Jerry!  Hagaman would be an awesome location.  Much
      closer for some people than Gloversville.  Easier to reach from
      Route 5 and the Thruway.  That might be a great spot to start our
      October get-together.  If that is our center of attack, a dinner at
      Crystal Bar could be in order.  Of course this doesn't count out
      a trip to Gloversville exploring the trolley line, but definitely something

      On 9/8/06, Gerald Snyder <handyman756@...> wrote:

      Kind of late to answer this question but at least it
      is on the same topic.

      I have received an offer from the Hagaman Historical
      Society to use Pawling Hall in Hagaman as a location
      for FJ&G meetings. I gave them a postcard program
      earlier this year and helped coordinate their speaker
      for last night - Malcolm Horton provided an excellent
      show on the Erie Canal which everyone enjoyed. The
      group president approached me after the program and
      said that we would be welcome to use the facility. So
      we have a standing offer that I throw out for
      consideration. If we take them up on it, it would be
      nice to invite their group to our first meeting
      there(only about a dozen people) and be able to do a
      brief slide show or some type of presentation on the
      FJ&G. With the local Hagaman trolley line tie-in we
      may be able to pick up some new followers from their
      group, and a meeting location down this way may
      attract people from this end of the line. When I was
      in the Fulton - Montgomery Computer Users Group we
      used to alternate meeting months between Gloversville
      and Amsterdam to draw members from both areas.


      --- Charles Vosburgh <crvosburgh@...> wrote:

      > I was just wondering if anyone is going to the
      > meeting? Charlie
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: paul larner
      > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 12:47 AM
      > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Engine House ??
      > I suppose the answer to the "engine house" would
      > depend on when you are
      > considering. The principal brick buildings three.
      > The machine shop was the
      > long building at the corner of W. Fulton and Broad
      > Street. Locomotives were
      > stored in there and I believe No. 340 was
      > quartered in that building. The
      > next building, the one with the three tracks into
      > it, was designated as the
      > paint shop after 1911, when the new carpenter shop
      > was built at a ninety
      > degree angle and connected to the paint shop on
      > the south side. There were
      > three other brick buildings in that area owned by
      > the railroad - the stores
      > building, blacksmith shop and the foundry building
      > run privately.
      > In my experience the diesels 20 and 21 were kept
      > in the paint shop on the
      > outside tracks. 30, when active, was probably kept
      > in there also, though it
      > was in the new carpenter shop pending sale. I
      > recall the flanger, S-2,
      > being kept on the middle track in the sixties. The
      > names - machine, paint
      > and carpenter - were used at least as long as old
      > timers still worked the
      > railroad. The gas cars, 200, 201, 202, were kept
      > in the north round house.
      > 202 was in there before being sold.
      > My recollections are after the bus business was
      > terminated. Prior to that
      > the Paint shop was also the repair shop for trucks
      > and busses and also a
      > garage for the trucks until the end of the mail
      > contract in 1964 (trucks
      > were also kept in the carpenter shop). The east
      > end of the building was
      > reconfigured to a garage style door to facilitate
      > the busses and trucks. I
      > recall having heard or read a reference to the
      > paint shop as a bus garage,
      > though the old coach house, the long wooden
      > building west and across the
      > tracks from the paint and carpenter shops, was
      > used as a bus garage too.
      > I have heard that No. 9 spent most of the late
      > thirties and early forties OS
      > at the end of track in the machine shop. When No.
      > 8 went over, it was
      > quickly put back into service for a couple more
      > years. No. 8 did return to
      > service but I don't think she was ever the same;
      > hence No. 9 getting the
      > notoriety in the final years of steam on the FJ&G.
      > Some believe No. 9 was
      > not as serviceable an engine as the 8 and may
      > never have been returned to
      > service had it not been for the Johnstown Road
      > derailment of 8.
      > From various photos at different periods it would
      > seem that the different
      > tracks in all of the buildings were used for
      > whatever they were available,
      > convenient or needed. The machine shop was the
      > primary point of repair for
      > all locomotives until the shop was closed, circa
      > 1957. To avoid exposure
      > the combines and coach 17 were also put whereever
      > they could be out of harms
      > way. The combines were for a time kept in the new
      > coal house, coach 17 in
      > the south round house. In busier times, when there
      > were employees working
      > mostly around the clock, rolling stock was stored
      > out of doors in the west
      > yard.
      > Check Rand Warner's notes, posted to this list
      > perhaps four years ago, for
      > more information on the period at the end of the
      > forties and early fifties.
      > Perhaps Mark can share with us how the buildings
      > were designated and used in
      > the DO years.
      > PKL
      > >From: Paul Charland < p.charlie@...>
      > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Lease units
      > >Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2006 08:21:36 -0400
      > >
      > >Hi,
      > >
      > >No, the enginehouse was just to the west of the
      > one you are thinking of,
      > >had three tracks going into it from the same
      > track that also served the
      > >feed store.
      > >
      > >Paul :-)
      > >
      > >oleroadslug wrote:
      > > > Was/Is the engine facility, if I remember, the
      > long building that was
      > > > turned into a feed store. No, I'm not talking
      > about the coal buildings.
      > > >
      > > > RJS

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