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  • joseph Klapkowski
    I am in and as long as I am looking around for a job I can help with the arrangements. To: fjgrailroad@yahoogroups.com From: pklarner@hotmail.com Date: Fri, 10
    Message 1 of 23 , Jul 10, 2009
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      I am in and as long as I am looking around for a job I can help with the arrangements.
       

      To: fjgrailroad@yahoogroups.com
      From: pklarner@...
      Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:20:28 -0400
      Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Railfest



      Re reading Gordon's message I am inclined to agree that if this get together is possible this year, that is if enough of us choose to meet at Gloversville, it might be better to allow a couple months notice.  We are a bit late for this summer in as much as most of us set our plans well before now.  How's late September or early October (foliage season)?  Also I will be able to make it.
       
      Now, we have three volunteers to pull it together, Aaron, Jerry and John.  That's more than we've had in the past so can we assume a date will be set and an agenda that can be executed aranged?
       
      PKL


      To: fjgrailroad@ yahoogroups. com
      From: pklarner@hotmail. com
      Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:10:49 -0400
      Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Railfest




      Hello Gordon, 
       
      Yes, its an annual event. The Gloversville Chamber of Commerce promotes the city and rail trail with an annual festival titled Railfest.  What we FJ&G group members decided to do a few yars ago was coordinate our annual (now semi-annual) get together with the festival both to perhaps increase interest in the FJ&G and also, because we chose to hold our pressentation at the Fulton County Historical society museum, boost their attendance that day as well.  The last meeting at the Museum was very successful.
       
      That is the connection with railfest.  There really is none other than the how interested citizens were invited to participate in our public show and tell session.  In the previous years we were on either the weekend before or after Railfest.  Gino is correct, I will be at the Railfest promoting my history of the FJ&G, thus unable to participate in the day's events until after perjaps four p.m.
       
      All of the preceding get togethers have been excellent days spent touring, walking and show and tell, culminating with a group dinner at the Railyard restaurant in Gloversville.  There is a lot left to explore so this could turn into a great event this year too.
       
      The trip over the Mountain Lake route would be great opportunity to view the site and experience the topography of a major event in Fulton county railroad history, even if not related directly to the FJ&G.  The bus trip is another opportunity which, as a charter, could be expanded to revisit the entire FJ&G bus routes in Fulton and Montgomery county, i.e. the steam division and local routes converted from steam and trolley in 1930.  Plus there is always "show and tell" time where Q&A and sharing of our finds and treasures occurs.

      PKL


      To: FJGRailroad@ yahoogroups. com
      From: gdavis4@twcny. rr.com
      Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 22:47:26 +0000
      Subject: [FJGRailroad] Railfest



      I must be somewhat out of the loop re; Railfest. Is this some annual event in Fulton County?
      I'd like to participate, however it seems a bit short on notice time for me to change my plans.
      Gordon Davis




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    • Skip Barber
      Gino and all,   Hopefully things will firm up soon.  I need to plan my trip up from Virginia.   Skip ... From: Dicarlo, Gino Subject:
      Message 2 of 23 , Jul 11, 2009
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        Gino and all,
         
        Hopefully things will firm up soon.  I need to plan my trip up from Virginia.
         
        Skip


        --- On Wed, 7/8/09, Dicarlo, Gino <Gino.Dicarlo@...> wrote:

        From: Dicarlo, Gino <Gino.Dicarlo@...>
        Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Re: Railfest
        To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 5:16 PM



        I think we should plan something.  The Railfest day, although very close would be the best time!

        Paul will be tied up until 4, but perhaps we can arrange a trip up to Mountain Lake after?  We also

        still have the option of riding Gloversville Transit around the Gloversville Belt Line.  All that would

        cost us is the local fare, which might be around $1.50. 

         

        Of course we can visit the Museum during the day.  There is a new exhibit chronicling  Fulton

        County Baseball History and there is a new addition of Eber Davis' FJ&G Models on Display.  That

        alone is worth the trip.  I could also rig up a slide show on the FJ&G if we can get a hold of a

        projector to hook up to my laptop!  I also have scanned the archives of the Schenectady Railway

        that I would love to share.  I got more trolley photos than the law allows!

         

        Why don't we get a head count of who might be able to visit on the 8th of August.  I hope it's not

        too late for hotels, but I do see a new one open in Johnstown.  That may help.

         

        Of course, we can always finish up the evening at the RailYard.

         

        Let me know!

         

        Gino

         

        From: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com [mailto:FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of johnnychristman
        Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:10 AM
        To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: Railfest

         




        It's nice to hear that you're back in the state Aaron :) I would very much like to help with any railfest prep, it would give me a chance to meet all of you guys. Let me know!

        John Christman

        --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, Jerry Snyder <handyman756@...> wrote:
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        > Welcome back!
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        > --- On Mon, 7/6/09, Aaron Keller <akeller_1979@...> wrote:
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        > From: Aaron Keller <akeller_1979@...>
        > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Railfest
        > To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
        > Date: Monday, July 6, 2009, 6:29 PM
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        > I am once again in town and willing to attend; however, I have no spare time to help with planning.  I just moved back to the Albany area to accept a new job and to begin examining graduate programs.
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        > -Aaron
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      • Glenn J. Williams
        ... Family obligations will keep me tied up until just before Labour Day, so Paul s suggestion of late September or early October is fine with me. Glenn
        Message 3 of 23 , Jul 14, 2009
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          --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, Paul Larner <pklarner@...> wrote:
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          > Re reading Gordon's message I am inclined to agree that if this get together is possible this year, that is if enough of us choose to meet at Gloversville, it might be better to allow a couple months notice. We are a bit late for this summer in as much as most of us set our plans well before now. How's late September or early October (foliage season)? Also I will be able to make it.
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          > Now, we have three volunteers to pull it together, Aaron, Jerry and John. That's more than we've had in the past so can we assume a date will be set and an agenda that can be executed aranged?
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          > PKL

          Family obligations will keep me tied up until just before Labour Day, so Paul's suggestion of late September or early October is fine with me.

          Glenn
          Penacook, NH
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