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RE: Vails Mills

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  • Paul Larner
    There really wasn t much traffic east of Kingsboro Ave station. Too many days the mixed ran with only a combine. PKL ...
    Message 1 of 12 , May 1, 2008
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      There really wasn't much traffic east of Kingsboro Ave station.  Too many days the mixed ran with only a combine. 

      PKL




      > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > From: p.charlie@...
      > Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 14:31:23 -0400
      > Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Vails Mills
      >
      > Hi Paul,
      >
      > Had a look for Mohawk Cabinet on Google and found they opened in 1958
      > and Hussmann bought the building in the early '70s... another drawing
      > bites the dust, too bad, it turned out kind of nice for a "modern building".
      >
      > Paul :-)
      >
      > Paul Larner wrote:
      > > Paul
      > >
      > > I was thinking about your timing the railroad pre July 1956.
      > >
      > > After leaving Kingsboro Ave. station the next spur was east of the
      > > road crossing at Vail Mills, between a country road and the track.
      > > The arterial turnout, the arterial (Rte 30A), Mohawk Cabinet did not
      > > yet exist. There was the concrete register and phone shelter at
      > > Broadalbin Jct., also section signs, 3/4 at the register shelter, 4/6
      > > at the former location of the junction switch. The was an tool and
      > > warm up house,board and batten style, on the east/south side of the
      > > track, half-way between Kasson's and Rupert's, and a low pole line
      > > with two wires on the east or south side of the track also. Until
      > > you arrived at the Yard Limit sign for Broadalbin there was nothing
      > > else in addition to the Vail's Mills waiting room. Highway crossing
      > > signs were not cross bucks, but NYState diamond style.
      > >
      > > PKL
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