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RE: [FJGRailroad] First Automatic Crossing

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  • Paul Larner
    Perry and Main streets had signals well in to the sixties and I say that with no reservation. After my regularly living in Gloversville, 1967, I ll have to do
    Message 1 of 6 , May 27, 2008
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      Perry and Main streets had signals well in to the sixties and I say that with no reservation.  After my regularly living in Gloversville, 1967, I'll have to do some searching of photos and news articles.   Except  for route 5 which was always flagged, the two NYC crossings were gated.


      > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > From: p.charlie@...
      > Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 06:30:54 -0400
      > Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] First Automatic Crossing
      > Hi Paul,
      > I did a search on the Yahoo group for this and nothing turned up. Hours
      > later I did the same search on Google and it turned up one of your posts
      > to the group with the 1947 date.
      > Now, I've gone through the 1959 shots I have and can only find the one
      > automatic crossing at N Perry St and no others on the FJ&G at that time,
      > would this be correct? I do see Broadway in Fonda was protected by
      > automatic crossing signals and gates but can't see if Center Street was
      > as well.
      > Paul :-)
      > Paul Larner wrote:
      > > Paul, The flashers at both the N. Perry and S. Main crossings were
      > > installed at the same time during May of 1947. I have believed that
      > > Johnstown was activated first, probably in June, but am unable to put
      > > my hands on the article referring to the watchman etc. quickly.
      > >
      > > PKL
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