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  • Aaron Keller
    Jerry, I d like to see the pictures. I remember looking at that building many times watching Conrail go by in my youth. I have a few pictures of trains
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2007

      I'd like to see the pictures. I remember looking at that building many
      times watching Conrail go by in my youth. I have a few pictures of trains
      passing it, but not that many, as it sat at a hard angle for 55
      mile-per-hour freight trains.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Gerald Snyder" <handyman756@...>
      To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, November 05, 2007 10:36 PM
      Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Beaver Street Mill Question

      > Actually it was the jail itself and the sheriff's
      > residence and they were taken down. The jail had
      > begun to collapse (large sections of the brick facing
      > had fallen away) and the entire building was in bad
      > shape from neglect. Last year's floods didn't help
      > either. They were in the process of doing asbestos
      > abatement prior to a planned demolition by the county
      > itself next year but when it started to come down by
      > itself they had to bring in the professionals and have
      > it taken down NOW. I have pictures throughout the
      > demolition if anyone is interested. They saved all of
      > the scrap metal which is in a huge pile there now -
      > the county is going to dispose of it themselves and
      > use the proceeds to defer some of the demolition cost.
      > The solid masonry is being crushed to use for fill of
      > the site which will be graded, covered over with dirt,
      > and seeded to create a park area pending possible
      > future development.
      > Jerry
      > --- joseph Klapkowski <riverlinejoe@...>
      > wrote:
      >> Off topic but there is probably enough interest on
      >> this list. the building in Fonda next to the jail
      >> came down. Do not know if it was a fire or what.
      >> Also the Tannery down the street from the current
      >> Johnstown fire station has been completely
      >> demolished............just an empty lot with gravel
      >> now.......
      >> To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.comFrom:
      >> Gino.Dicarlo@...: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 10:55:56
      >> -0600Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Beaver Street Mill
      >> Question
      >> Paul,
      >> I think you've got the tracks into Independent
      >> Leather correct. Did you know that the path that
      >> says River Street is the old
      >> Trolley Line coming off of South Main Street? Those
      >> A & B buildings are old and I'm sure they've been
      >> there a while. Of
      >> course I don't know what they were or are today.
      >> Gino
      >> From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >> [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      >> Paul CharlandSent: Sunday, November 04, 2007 7:59
      >> AMTo: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.comSubject:
      >> [FJGRailroad] Beaver Street Mill Question
      >> Hi All,I'm about to start Independent Leather and
      >> thought it would be a good time to ask about the
      >> Beaver Street Mill. I've uploaded a Google Earth
      >> shot of the mill, outlining the mill in solid yellow
      >> and what I think are the positions of the track in
      >> broken black lines and the twin coal towers in
      >> broken yellow. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm
      >> not sure if the siding along side of the building
      >> might have gone into the building or if the siding
      >> serving the coal towers might have extended to the
      >> bit of a cove in the main building as it looks deep
      >> enough to have held a
      > car.http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/FJGRailroad/files/FJ%26G%20MSTS/BeaverStMillQuestion.jpgAlso,
      >> have no idea about the two other large structures in
      >> the shot labeled A? and B?, B? looks old enough to
      >> have been around in the late '50s, not sure about A?
      >> though. Did either of these have rail service?Paul
      >> :-)
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