Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Amsterdam Enginehouse? FOUND IT
- View SourceGentlemen,I just found an enginehouse in Amsterdam. I have been going through my Sanborn maps on the light table trying to reconstruct earlier information (they are 1926 maps but have layers of paste-up revisions on them up through 1958). Unfortunatwely, I have no way of knowing when each layer went in, so all I can say at this point is that sometime after 1926 an enginhouse was constructed at the west end of the "Mill Canyon" in the Sanford Carpet Mills complex. The attached shows its location. The building scales out to 12 X 26, tracks entering from the east (right). The southwest (lower rear) corner was 10 feet east and 10 feet north of the corner of the mill building just below it. According to the map legend it was a metal clad frame structure. As this was all Sanford's privately owned industrial siding, I assume it was a Sanford building. I know it wasn't there in the early 1970's when I worked in one of the sweatshops in the old mills during the summer.Jerry
- View SourceCushing's critter is a Model 40 by EMD.----- Original Message -----From: Paul CharlandSent: Sunday, February 20, 2011 6:55 AMSubject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: Amsterdam Enginehouse? FOUND IT
Not sure if this link will work but it's to a shot I've uploaded to the
ACN album called "CanyonSouthView":
The building shows up in the lower center of the photo, and appears to
have had a vent on the center of the roof. The 26 foot length would
only be long enough to hold a tender, but plenty big enough to hold a
Neat find though!
Cushing Crushed Stone's little green and white thing... was that a Mack
by any chance?
On 19/02/2011 8:06 PM, Charlie Vosburgh wrote:
> Jerry; According to the Jack Wright story in the Central Headlight
> magazine, the Bigelow Sanford mill did have a 12 ton Mack "critter"
> and Mohawk Carpets had a Brownhoist crane to handle coal at their
> boiler house. No other description was given. The size of the
> building suggests that would the place where they stored the Mack.
> I'm still waiting on the maps from the NRHS if there are any.
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