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  • johnnychristman
    Sure Joe I would like to get together. I m actually staying in Plattsburgh, but I ll be home on a few weekends to see my family and friends, and I would
    Message 1 of 26 , Feb 19, 2009
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      Sure Joe I would like to get together. I'm actually staying in
      Plattsburgh, but I'll be home on a few weekends to see my family and
      friends, and I would definitely come to any FJ&G oriented activity.
      I've never had anyone to talk to about the railroad, my friends and
      family think I'm in my own little world! So thanks, I think that
      would be great!

      John

      --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, joseph Klapkowski
      <riverlinejoe@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > John,
      >
      > if you are around Johnstown this summer, maybe we can get together
      for a memorabilia meeting.
      >
      > regards
      >
      >
      >
      > Riverlinejoe
      >
      >
      >
      > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > From: johnnychristman@...
      > Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:12:22 +0000
      > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Hello everyone!
      >
      > My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
      > hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating
      in
      > May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
      > you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that
      was
      > the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
      > strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to
      have
      > missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
      > through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
      > intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
      > amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
      > looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
      > stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August
      as
      > has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G
      documentation
      > and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
      > of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
      > group!!
      >
      > John Christman
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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    • joseph Klapkowski
      I look forward to it....but Plattsburgh!!!! UGHHH I went to Oswego (many years ago) and P burg were our (Hockey) rivals. Do you get much opportunity to see the
      Message 2 of 26 , Feb 19, 2009
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        I look forward to it....but Plattsburgh!!!! UGHHH I went to Oswego (many years ago) and P'burg were our (Hockey) rivals. Do you get much opportunity to see the D&H? Are you on the D&H list?
         

        To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        From: johnnychristman@...
        Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 02:48:09 +0000
        Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!

        Sure Joe I would like to get together. I'm actually staying in
        Plattsburgh, but I'll be home on a few weekends to see my family and
        friends, and I would definitely come to any FJ&G oriented activity.
        I've never had anyone to talk to about the railroad, my friends and
        family think I'm in my own little world! So thanks, I think that
        would be great!

        John

        --- In FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com, joseph Klapkowski
        <riverlinejoe@ ...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > John,
        >
        > if you are around Johnstown this summer, maybe we can get together
        for a memorabilia meeting.
        >
        > regards
        >
        >
        >
        > Riverlinejoe
        >
        >
        >
        > To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
        > From: johnnychristman@ ...
        > Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:12:22 +0000
        > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Hello everyone!
        >
        > My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
        > hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating
        in
        > May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
        > you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that
        was
        > the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
        > strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to
        have
        > missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
        > through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
        > intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
        > amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
        > looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
        > stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August
        as
        > has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G
        documentation
        > and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
        > of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
        > group!!
        >
        > John Christman
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
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      • Dicarlo, Gino
        Alright John! Welcome aboard! Glad to have our youth represented. Aaron went and grew up on us. He used to be the young one, but now he s an ole coot like
        Message 3 of 26 , Feb 19, 2009
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          Alright John!  Welcome aboard!
           
          Glad to have our youth represented.  Aaron went and grew up on us.  He used to be the young one,
          but now he's an ole coot like the rest of us...
           
          Gino


          From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of johnnychristman
          Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:12 PM
          To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!

          Hello everyone!

          My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
          hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating in
          May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
          you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that was
          the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
          strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to have
          missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
          through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
          intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
          amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
          looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
          stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August as
          has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G documentation
          and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
          of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
          group!!

          John Christman

        • Aaron Keller
          Ole coot, huh? Gee, thanks, I guess at age 29 I better start looking at nursing homes. -Aaron ________________________________ From: Dicarlo, Gino
          Message 4 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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            Ole coot, huh?  Gee, thanks, I guess at age 29 I better start looking at nursing homes.

            -Aaron


            From: "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@...>
            To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:31:30 PM
            Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Hello!

            Alright John!  Welcome aboard!
             
            Glad to have our youth represented.  Aaron went and grew up on us.  He used to be the young one,
            but now he's an ole coot like the rest of us...
             
            Gino


            From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of johnnychristman
            Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:12 PM
            To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!

            Hello everyone!

            My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
            hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating in
            May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
            you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that was
            the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
            strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to have
            missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
            through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
            intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
            amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
            looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
            stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August as
            has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G documentation
            and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
            of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
            group!!

            John Christman




          • johnnychristman
            I m so sorry to hear that you went to Oswego, I won t judge you haha. I actually live right down the street from the D&H line so I hear and see the trains all
            Message 5 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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              I'm so sorry to hear that you went to Oswego, I won't judge you haha.
              I actually live right down the street from the D&H line so I hear and
              see the trains all of the time, I'm not on the list though. I should
              join it I love the D&H as well.

              --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, joseph Klapkowski
              <riverlinejoe@...> wrote:
              >
              >
              > I look forward to it....but Plattsburgh!!!! UGHHH I went to Oswego
              (many years ago) and P'burg were our (Hockey) rivals. Do you get much
              opportunity to see the D&H? Are you on the D&H list?
              >
              >
              >
              > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
              > From: johnnychristman@...
              > Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 02:48:09 +0000
              > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!
              >
              >
              >
              >
              >
              > Sure Joe I would like to get together. I'm actually staying in
              > Plattsburgh, but I'll be home on a few weekends to see my family and
              > friends, and I would definitely come to any FJ&G oriented activity.
              > I've never had anyone to talk to about the railroad, my friends and
              > family think I'm in my own little world! So thanks, I think that
              > would be great!
              >
              > John
              >
              > --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, joseph Klapkowski
              > <riverlinejoe@> wrote:
              > >
              > >
              > > John,
              > >
              > > if you are around Johnstown this summer, maybe we can get together
              > for a memorabilia meeting.
              > >
              > > regards
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > Riverlinejoe
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
              > > From: johnnychristman@
              > > Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:12:22 +0000
              > > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > > Hello everyone!
              > >
              > > My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
              > > hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating
              > in
              > > May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
              > > you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that
              > was
              > > the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
              > > strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to
              > have
              > > missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
              > > through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
              > > intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
              > > amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
              > > looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
              > > stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August
              > as
              > > has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G
              > documentation
              > > and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
              > > of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
              > > group!!
              > >
              > > John Christman
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
              > >
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            • Jason C
              John,   You re not the only young(er) one on this list.  I m in my mid thirties now but I NEVER witnessed the FJ&G operate.  I grew up east of this line in
              Message 6 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                John,
                 
                You're not the only young(er) one on this list.  I'm in my mid thirties now but I NEVER witnessed the FJ&G operate.  I grew up east of this line in Ballston Spa.  I suspect that there are some more fans of this line that never actually lived along it or visited it before it disappeared.  By the time I was really aware of the FJ&G, it was already too late.
                 
                Anyway, weclome to the group.  It's good to see new folks on the list.
                 
                Regards,
                Jason Cook
                New Haven, IN

              • johnnychristman
                Thanks Gino, but if 29 is old it sounds like I ve got a lot to accomplish in the next 6 years!
                Message 7 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                  Thanks Gino, but if 29 is old it sounds like I've got a lot to
                  accomplish in the next 6 years!

                  --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@...>
                  wrote:
                  >
                  > Alright John! Welcome aboard!
                  >
                  > Glad to have our youth represented. Aaron went and grew up on us. He
                  > used to be the young one,
                  > but now he's an ole coot like the rest of us...
                  >
                  > Gino
                  >
                  > ________________________________
                  >
                  > From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com]
                  > On Behalf Of johnnychristman
                  > Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:12 PM
                  > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                  > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > Hello everyone!
                  >
                  > My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
                  > hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating in
                  > May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
                  > you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that was
                  > the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
                  > strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to have
                  > missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
                  > through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
                  > intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
                  > amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
                  > looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
                  > stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August as
                  > has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G documentation
                  > and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
                  > of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
                  > group!!
                  >
                  > John Christman
                  >
                • johnnychristman
                  Jason, I feel your pain! How did you become interested in the FJ&G having grown up so far from it? ... thirties now but I NEVER witnessed the FJ&G operate.  I
                  Message 8 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                    Jason,

                    I feel your pain! How did you become interested in the FJ&G having
                    grown up so far from it?

                    --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, Jason C <dhc628@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > John,
                    >  
                    > You're not the only young(er) one on this list.  I'm in my mid
                    thirties now but I NEVER witnessed the FJ&G operate.  I grew up east
                    of this line in Ballston Spa.  I suspect that there are some more fans
                    of this line that never actually lived along it or visited it before
                    it disappeared.  By the time I was really aware of the FJ&G, it was
                    already too late.
                    >  
                    > Anyway, weclome to the group.  It's good to see new folks on the list.
                    >  
                    > Regards,
                    > Jason Cook
                    > New Haven, IN
                    >
                  • Jason C
                    John,   I *think* it was from seeing it in my old Rand McNally railroad atlas.  I was interested in the Ballston Terminal and had started buying USGS Topos
                    Message 9 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                      John,
                       
                      I *think* it was from seeing it in my old Rand McNally railroad atlas.  I was interested in the Ballston Terminal and had started buying USGS Topos from Jimapco down on Rt 9 in Clifton Park to study the rail lines in the counties around Ballston.  I discovered that the FJ&G and the Ballston Terminal both dead ended within 20 miles of each other.  I made the leap that it would make sense to connect them together.  It wasn't until years later that I learned that the BT actually considered this.  I'd like to throw in a plug for some books dealing with the Ballston Terminal:
                       
                       
                      I was also aware of there being tracks along a stretch of Rt 29 at Vails Mills.  I used to get my family to take me out to KC Canary occasionally to buy toy tractors and spotted the tracks on those trips.  This brings up a question for the group.  Does anyone have evidence or memories of any sort of farm equipment or construction equipment being delivered by the FJ&G?  Did Canary ever receive new equipment from Deere at a team track in Broadalbin?  Were there any other farm equipment dealers located Johnstown or Gloversville?
                       
                      Jason Cook

                      --- On Fri, 2/20/09, johnnychristman <johnnychristman@...> wrote:
                      From: johnnychristman <johnnychristman@...>
                      Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!
                      To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                      Date: Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:44 AM

                      Jason,

                      I feel your pain! How did you become interested in the FJ&G having
                      grown up so far from it?

                      --- In FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com, Jason C <dhc628@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > John,
                      >  
                      > You're not the only young(er) one on this list.  I'm in my mid
                      thirties now but I NEVER witnessed the FJ&G operate.  I grew up east
                      of this line in Ballston Spa.  I suspect that there are some more fans
                      of this line that never actually lived along it or visited it before
                      it disappeared.  By the time I was really aware of the FJ&G, it was
                      already too late.
                      >  
                      > Anyway, weclome to the group.  It's good to see new folks on the list.
                      >  
                      > Regards,
                      > Jason Cook
                      > New Haven, IN
                      >


                    • Paul Larner
                      Good morning Jason, KC Canary was a good customer of the railroad. They unloaded equipment in Gloversville and I believe also at Vail Mills. Off the top of
                      Message 10 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                        Good morning Jason,
                         
                        KC Canary was a good customer of the railroad.  They unloaded equipment in Gloversville and I believe also at Vail Mills.  Off the top of my head I believe they took material in Broadalbin too before they built their new building on rt. 29 but I am not in a position to say with certainty right now.  Gordy Cornell may catch this thread; and he does know.
                         
                        The relationship between the BT, Mountain Lake, AJ&G played a part in the development of the FJ&G and AmStRy in the decade 1894 through 1903.  BT's goal as a passenger carrier was not to connect but to compete with alternate routes through Gloversville and Johnstown.  In the background were the syndicates which controlled competing interests in electric railway expansion.  When that frenzy subsided the next gap for consideration was that in the chain of electric roads across New York state to Chicago and beyond  For that solution the FJ&G board seriously, but too late, explored building the Little Falls and Johnstown.  Closure of this latter gap had interest to the NYC which saw the proliferation of electric lines between the smaller towns and villages as an opportunity to eliminate local passenger trains.  As we are aware today the gaps were closed with macadam rather than steel.  Re: the connections across the counties from Saratoga (broadly) and Little Falls or Utica (specifiacally) underlying the fact BT intended to handle freight existed the desire to open a competitive route for coal from the Pennsylvannia hard coal fields controlled by the NYC into the region.  Connecting the Fitchburg with the O&W or DL&W at Utica was a greater vision of an earlier decade bypassing both D&H and B&M.  This became more important to the FRR following the NYC take over of the NYWS&B. 
                         
                        As a side thought:  What a difference today, when no one seems to want to build anything without a hand out. These projects were for the most part funded with the personal fortunes of their investors.  The BT expansion failed because of lack of confidence, then financial support. And I doubt anyone will ever know what actually transpired in the clubs and board rooms in New York city, Cleveland and Chicago.
                         
                        PKL
                         

                        To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                        From: dhc628@...
                        Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:06:40 -0800
                        Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!

                        John,
                         
                        I *think* it was from seeing it in my old Rand McNally railroad atlas.  I was interested in the Ballston Terminal and had started buying USGS Topos from Jimapco down on Rt 9 in Clifton Park to study the rail lines in the counties around Ballston.  I discovered that the FJ&G and the Ballston Terminal both dead ended within 20 miles of each other.  I made the leap that it would make sense to connect them together.  It wasn't until years later that I learned that the BT actually considered this.  I'd like to throw in a plug for some books dealing with the Ballston Terminal:
                         
                         
                        I was also aware of there being tracks along a stretch of Rt 29 at Vails Mills.  I used to get my family to take me out to KC Canary occasionally to buy toy tractors and spotted the tracks on those trips.  This brings up a question for the group.  Does anyone have evidence or memories of any sort of farm equipment or construction equipment being delivered by the FJ&G?  Did Canary ever receive new equipment from Deere at a team track in Broadalbin?  Were there any other farm equipment dealers located Johnstown or Gloversville?
                         
                        Jason Cook

                        --- On Fri, 2/20/09, johnnychristman <johnnychristman@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                        From: johnnychristman <johnnychristman@ yahoo.com>
                        Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!
                        To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
                        Date: Friday, February 20, 2009, 9:44 AM

                        Jason,

                        I feel your pain! How did you become interested in the FJ&G having
                        grown up so far from it?

                        --- In FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com, Jason C <dhc628@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > John,
                        >  
                        > You're not the only young(er) one on this list.  I'm in my mid
                        thirties now but I NEVER witnessed the FJ&G operate.  I grew up east
                        of this line in Ballston Spa.  I suspect that there are some more fans
                        of this line that never actually lived along it or visited it before
                        it disappeared.  By the time I was really aware of the FJ&G, it was
                        already too late.
                        >  
                        > Anyway, weclome to the group.  It's good to see new folks on the list.
                        >  
                        > Regards,
                        > Jason Cook
                        > New Haven, IN
                        >





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                      • joseph Klapkowski
                        I can foward the request if you like..... To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com From: johnnychristman@yahoo.com Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:34:37 +0000 Subject:
                        Message 11 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                          I can foward the request if you like.....
                           

                          To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                          From: johnnychristman@...
                          Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:34:37 +0000
                          Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!

                          I'm so sorry to hear that you went to Oswego, I won't judge you haha.
                          I actually live right down the street from the D&H line so I hear and
                          see the trains all of the time, I'm not on the list though. I should
                          join it I love the D&H as well.

                          --- In FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com, joseph Klapkowski
                          <riverlinejoe@ ...> wrote:
                          >
                          >
                          > I look forward to it....but Plattsburgh! !!! UGHHH I went to Oswego
                          (many years ago) and P'burg were our (Hockey) rivals. Do you get much
                          opportunity to see the D&H? Are you on the D&H list?
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
                          > From: johnnychristman@ ...
                          > Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 02:48:09 +0000
                          > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          >
                          > Sure Joe I would like to get together. I'm actually staying in
                          > Plattsburgh, but I'll be home on a few weekends to see my family and
                          > friends, and I would definitely come to any FJ&G oriented activity.
                          > I've never had anyone to talk to about the railroad, my friends and
                          > family think I'm in my own little world! So thanks, I think that
                          > would be great!
                          >
                          > John
                          >
                          > --- In FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com, joseph Klapkowski
                          > <riverlinejoe@ > wrote:
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > John,
                          > >
                          > > if you are around Johnstown this summer, maybe we can get together
                          > for a memorabilia meeting.
                          > >
                          > > regards
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > Riverlinejoe
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
                          > > From: johnnychristman@
                          > > Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:12:22 +0000
                          > > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > Hello everyone!
                          > >
                          > > My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
                          > > hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating
                          > in
                          > > May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
                          > > you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that
                          > was
                          > > the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
                          > > strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to
                          > have
                          > > missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
                          > > through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
                          > > intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
                          > > amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
                          > > looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
                          > > stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August
                          > as
                          > > has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G
                          > documentation
                          > > and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
                          > > of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
                          > > group!!
                          > >
                          > > John Christman
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
                          > >
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                        • Dicarlo, Gino
                          Aaron, It seems so long ago that you were a high school student sending me corrections on my webpage! Gino ________________________________ From:
                          Message 12 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                            Aaron,
                             
                            It seems so long ago that you were a high school student sending me corrections on my webpage!
                             
                            Gino


                            From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Aaron Keller
                            Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:09 AM
                            To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                            Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Hello!

                            Ole coot, huh?  Gee, thanks, I guess at age 29 I better start looking at nursing homes.

                            -Aaron


                            From: "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@ qg.com>
                            To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
                            Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 10:31:30 PM
                            Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Hello!

                            Alright John!  Welcome aboard!
                             
                            Glad to have our youth represented.  Aaron went and grew up on us.  He used to be the young one,
                            but now he's an ole coot like the rest of us...
                             
                            Gino


                            From: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:FJGRailroad @yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of johnnychristman
                            Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:12 PM
                            To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
                            Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!

                            Hello everyone!

                            My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
                            hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating in
                            May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
                            you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that was
                            the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
                            strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to have
                            missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
                            through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
                            intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
                            amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
                            looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
                            stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August as
                            has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G documentation
                            and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
                            of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
                            group!!

                            John Christman




                          • Dicarlo, Gino
                            I m only joking about us being old, at 42 I ve been told many times that I m the youngster of the group! Aaron just looks old! Only kidding Aaron! Gino
                            Message 13 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                              I'm only joking about us being old, at 42 I've been told many times that I'm the youngster of the group!
                              Aaron just looks old!
                               
                              Only kidding Aaron!
                               
                              Gino


                              From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of johnnychristman
                              Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 9:44 AM
                              To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                              Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!

                              Thanks Gino, but if 29 is old it sounds like I've got a lot to
                              accomplish in the next 6 years!

                              --- In FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com, "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@ ...>
                              wrote:

                              >
                              > Alright
                              John! Welcome aboard!
                              >
                              > Glad to have our youth represented. Aaron
                              went and grew up on us. He
                              > used to be the young one,
                              > but now
                              he's an ole coot like the rest of us...
                              >
                              > Gino
                              >
                              >
                              ____________ _________ _________ __
                              >
                              > From:
                              href="mailto:FJGRailroad%40yahoogroups.com">FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com]
                              >
                              On Behalf Of johnnychristman
                              > Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:12
                              PM
                              > To:
                              href="mailto:FJGRailroad%40yahoogroups.com">FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
                              >
                              Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!
                              >
                              >
                              >
                              > Hello
                              everyone!
                              >
                              > My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the
                              youngest of the
                              > hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll
                              be graduating in
                              > May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY
                              Plattsburgh. All of
                              > you were fortunate enough to have experienced the
                              excellence that was
                              > the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85',
                              so all I have is a
                              > strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was
                              unlucky enough to have
                              > missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of
                              seeing #20 roll
                              > through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew
                              St.
                              > intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from
                              the
                              > amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm
                              really
                              > looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear
                              your
                              > stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August
                              as
                              > has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G
                              documentation
                              > and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them
                              up for all
                              > of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part
                              of the
                              > group!!
                              >
                              > John Christman
                              >

                            • slamora1@nycap.rr.com
                              I M glad Aaron Gino & I arent the only relatively young ones anymore.Paul I also miss the walks .And I miss the Ice cream Cant do that anymore but a walk would
                              Message 14 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                                I'M glad Aaron Gino & I arent the only relatively young ones anymore.Paul I also miss the walks .And I miss the Ice cream Cant do that anymore but a walk would be good.I would also love to see everybody this summer I only see Gino and Glen W at Springfeild Trainshow It was good to see Glen at the show.Hey Gino no Kingston Show It was canceled same problem no place to have it ..

                                Steve Lamora



                                Dicarlo wrote:
                                > I'm only joking about us being old, at 42 I've been told many times that
                                > I'm the youngster of the group!
                                > Aaron just looks old!
                                >
                                > Only kidding Aaron!
                                >
                                > Gino
                                >
                                > ________________________________
                                >
                                > From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com]
                                > On Behalf Of johnnychristman
                                > Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 9:44 AM
                                > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                                > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Hello!
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                > Thanks Gino, but if 29 is old it sounds like I've got a lot to
                                > accomplish in the next 6 years!
                                >
                                > --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                                > <mailto:FJGRailroad%40yahoogroups.com> , "Dicarlo, Gino"
                                > <Gino.Dicarlo@...>
                                > wrote:
                                > >
                                > > Alright John! Welcome aboard!
                                > >
                                > > Glad to have our youth represented. Aaron went and grew up on us. He
                                > > used to be the young one,
                                > > but now he's an ole coot like the rest of us...
                                > >
                                > > Gino
                                > >
                                > > ________________________________
                                > >
                                > > From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                                > <mailto:FJGRailroad%40yahoogroups.com>
                                > [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
                                > <mailto:FJGRailroad%40yahoogroups.com> ]
                                > > On Behalf Of johnnychristman
                                > > Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:12 PM
                                > > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com <mailto:FJGRailroad%40yahoogroups.com>
                                >
                                > > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Hello!
                                > >
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > Hello everyone!
                                > >
                                > > My name is John Christman and I am perhaps the youngest of the
                                > > hard-core FJ&G fans. I'm 23, from Johnstown and I'll be graduating in
                                > > May both an historian and a geographer from SUNY Plattsburgh. All of
                                > > you were fortunate enough to have experienced the excellence that was
                                > > the FJ&G. Unfortunately, I was born in late 85', so all I have is a
                                > > strong feeling of nostalgia for something I was unlucky enough to have
                                > > missed! Even though I never had the pleasure of seeing #20 roll
                                > > through my neighborhood near the Perry St. and Matthew St.
                                > > intersection in Johnstown, I feel like I know the railroad from the
                                > > amount of research and memerobilia I have collected. I'm really
                                > > looking forward to talking with all of you! I'm excited to hear your
                                > > stories! Also, I hope that maybe we could have a meeting in August as
                                > > has been done in the past! I have a small stack of FJ&G documentation
                                > > and photographs. I'll make sure to scan them and get them up for all
                                > > of you to see. Thanks so much for allowing me to become part of the
                                > > group!!
                                > >
                                > > John Christman
                                > >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                                >
                              • Stephen G Myers
                                But Steve, Weren t you the kid coming into my post office every day to get your mail just a few years ago and i would tell you about my train adventures? Steve
                                Message 15 of 26 , Feb 20, 2009
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                                  But Steve,
                                   
                                       Weren't you the kid coming into my post office every day to get your mail just a few years ago and i would tell you about my train adventures?
                                   
                                   
                                        Steve Myers
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                   
                                  On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:14:48 -0500 <slamora1@...> writes:

                                   


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                                • slamora1@nycap.rr.com
                                  Yep Now I tell me three kids about my Train adventures.. -
                                  Message 16 of 26 , Feb 21, 2009
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                                    Yep
                                    Now I tell me three kids about my Train adventures..
                                    -



                                    --- Stephen G Myers <Knixrule1@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > But Steve,
                                    >
                                    > Weren't you the kid coming into my post office every day to get your
                                    > mail just a few years ago and i would tell you about my train adventures?
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > Steve Myers
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:14:48 -0500 <slamora1@...> writes:
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
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