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  • 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
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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:
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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:
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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
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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
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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
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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
                           
                           
                           
                           
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                          Yep Now I tell me three kids about my Train adventures.. -
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                            Yep
                            Now I tell me three kids about my Train adventures..
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                            --- 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
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                            > On Fri, 20 Feb 2009 19:14:48 -0500 <slamora1@...> writes:
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