I personally didn't mean that the boxcar wasn't an FJ&G car. I was quoting the
Councilman and should have credited it that way. He was going under the assumption
that the boxcar was from somewhere else and just plopped there and painted maroon.
I gave him a short history of the boxcar saga.
I am fond of those green and blue boxcars especially since they came to town during the
DO years. Not to mention, they were prevalent in my fj&g railfanning! Personally, I would have
liked to see that car painted Sky-Blue with yellow lettering, but that's another story.
The councilman thought it would be nicer to have a piece of equipment that was special, like an engine
or trolley. I told him about the Bullet car in Utah, but he thought that may be too long
a haul for transport.
I did say the 44 ton engine would probably fit right on the end of the boxcar, so who knows.
I'd love to see it there!
On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:46 PM, Aaron Keller <akeller_1979@ yahoo.com>
It's the Burlington Junction Railway in Burlington, Iowa. It's within a very long day's drive of Kansas City. I was thinking of going up there at some point to check it out.
The FJ&G car at the park in Gloversville is just as FJ&G as that engine. Number 30 worked for one railroad before the FJ&G and for at least three others after leaving the property. It was at two Cargill elevators (one in Texas, I think; the other definitely in Denver) before going to the BJRY. Similarly, boxcar 153917 worked for either the PRR or NYC before becoming a PC car and then an FJ&G car.
From: Gino's Railpage <fjgrailroad@ gmail.com>
To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 8:40:13 PM
Subject: [FJGRailroad] Get Together and other things of note!
I stopped by Gloversville Transit the other day and got a tour. The manager invited me
and wanted to tell me about the trolley coming their way. Not 'till November. The thing
I was most interested in was if our group could get a ride during our Get Together.
Here's my question.... .Are we getting together in August and if so when? The weekend
of the Rail-Fest? If so, we've been invited to a ride on the Gloversville Belt Line of past.
All they ask is that we pay $1 per person for the ride to keep everything on the up and up
and for insurance purposes. I've always wanted to take a little trip during our get
together and this sounds like a good opportunity. We could even look into expanding it
Another thing that was discussed. The Councilman At Large for Gloversville (Name escapes
me right now) asked about existing FJ&G Equipment. Not that they have anything against
the Boxcar in the park, but he'd really like to see actual FJ&G Equipment. When I told
him about the #30 sitting out in Iowa he was very interested in it. So much, if someone
gives me a contact with the railroad out there, he will look into the possibility of bringing
that loco back to Gloversville. Plop her right on the track there in the Rail-Trail-Park.
He thinks they may be able to raise some funds somewhere to transport and wanted to
know if a flatbed truck could move something like her!
That's where you guys come in. Let me know what you think about the Rail-Fest and the
#30 coming back to Fulton County...
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