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Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Fonda Postcards Added

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  • Gerald Snyder
    Thanks Glenn! Needed to know the orientation for a project I m working on. Jerry ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 8, 2007
      Thanks Glenn! Needed to know the orientation for a
      project I'm working on.
      Jerry
      --- "Glenn J. Williams" <gjwilliams@...> wrote:

      > --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "handyman756"
      > <handyman756@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Went to the big postcard show in Amsterdam last
      > week and picked up a
      > > few more Fonda cards. I finally got them cleaned
      > up and just posted
      > > them to the FONDA album. It's the first time I've
      > seen the card of
      > > the Center Street crossing. I can't tell from the
      > picture - anyone
      > > know which corner the shanty was on? BTW, the old
      > sheriff's residence
      > > is gone and the demolition contractor is working
      > on the old jail
      > > structure now. The entire building should be down
      > by the end of the
      > > week. The area will be seeded and provide a
      > park-like area to the
      > > east of the courthouse.
      > > Jerry
      > >
      >
      > Jerry,
      >
      > IIRC, that crossing guard shanty would have been on
      > the southwest corner, catty-corner
      > from a corresponding one on the northeast corner (at
      > the edge of the Mohawk Democrat
      > buidling).
      >
      > If I remember the sequence of events properly, when
      > the crossing gates were mechanised,
      > that function for the guards was made obsolete.
      > However, the northeast corner guard was
      > kept around as protection for the school kids
      > crossing the tracks from the school on Park
      > Street.
      >
      > Glenn
      >
      >




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