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Re: Verkliers

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  • johnnychristman
    Ok, I didn t realize that they were broken down from the very beginning. Hey, who knows, maybe we could get one of those United Way thermometers and start
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 20, 2009
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      Ok, I didn't realize that they were broken down from the very beginning. Hey, who knows, maybe we could get one of those United Way thermometers and start begging for money! :) Just kidding

      John
      --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, Aaron Keller <akeller_1979@...> wrote:
      >
      > Saved and restored for what? We created enough of a fight in the mid to late 90s just dealing with the boxcar that's on W. Fulton St. in Gloversville. The Verkliers' cars are not on their trucks and the braking system is likely
      > gone. Twenty one years ago these cars stayed on the line because they
      > were too broken down to move around the Gloversville yard on the
      > FJ&G let alone move out on Conrail. Add 21 years of being out in
      > the elements and you've basically got a metal storage shed. That's why
      > they were sold on site and trucked off the property.
      >
      > At one point I suggested attempting to spend money to bring caboose #3 back to Gloversville. The caboose was moved to the LASB after leaving Gloversville; it was then used as a display in Honesdale; then it moved by truck to Marshall Machinery outside Honesdale for storage. The last I visited, it was gone. I believe it actually went up for auction on eBay, did it not, maybe eight years ago? I have no clue where it went from there. I did photograph the interior and exterior extensively when it was in Pennsylvania. Wish I had at least gotten one of the air whistles off of it.
      >
      > A nice stunt would be to get No. 30 back to Gloversville. Anybody got about $25,000 laying around right now?
      >
      > -Aaron
      >
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