Re: Just Added 5 New Photos in My File
- Thanks Gino. I always liked the salt business as I am a fan of the older salt hoppers in the green Cargill Salt scheme and the Sterling Salt cars. The Cargills were common on the FJG. I thought the salt ran until closer to the shutdown as it was a good deal for the city.
I am sure Mark can attest to what a pain the salt cars were. I saw several derailments involving the lead into the shed including one that knocked some of the brick off the entrance. I believe they single tracked the shed after one of the derailments.
I remember them dumping salt, some coal, and clay in the sheds in the late 70's and early 80's. I remember several coal cars including D&H cars. The clay came in Southern cars usually.
--- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, Fjgrailroad <fjgrailroad@...> wrote:
> Wow John, what great photos! I love when you post them. I've seen
> photos if that derailment before, but I've never seen shots of the
> crane removing the cars. I remember that derailment and think that
> salt business ended right after that.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Sep 19, 2009, at 1:18 AM, "John" <jsesonske@...> wrote:
> > 1..FJG 103 in fresh paint Feb 1980 at south end of Fulton St yard
> > taken from the coal shed lead. Can't remember the exact date but it
> > was the Saturday right after the greatest hockey game ever played,
> > USA over Russia in Lake Placid on Friday afternoon--thats the only
> > thing anyone was talking about on Saturday including the train crew.
> > 2..FJG 20 and 21 working together just north of Kingsboro Ave
> > crossing in 1979. The BN car was from Hussman and the Trailer Train
> > flatcar had the ditching truck chained down on it for MOW work. This
> > setup worked the FJG for awhile. I believe 21 brought the car down
> > from Husman and gave to 20 to head south while 21 went back to
> > Coleco--not 100% sure on that.
> > 3..The next 3 images are of a derailment just south of Hill St at
> > NiMo. From the time I started watching the FJG in 1972 until the
> > end, this was the worst derailment they had. There were many minor
> > derailments where wheels hit the ground (including 21 between 11th
> > Ave and North Main)but this was the only time cars tipped over.
> > Pictures from 1-11-1981. I think derailment occurred on 1-9-1981 but
> > not 100% sure. The ACFX went on the ground and the NAHX stayed
> > upright. These 2 cars were empty salt hoppers that had just been
> > unloaded at the coalhouse. The SB train had 8 more cars that stayed
> > on track. The 2 cars were repaired enough at Fulton St yard to make
> > them road worthy.
> > John