Re: A couple of questions.
- --- In FJGRailroad@egroups.com, Paul Charland <p.c
> [material snipped]At that time, there were two scheduled NYC freights which I can
> 3: I have a 1954 FJ&G Employee's Time Table (which I will be
> sending to the group as soon as I can find out how!). If you look
> at the arrival time of the first freight at Fonda, and the time of
> the first freight out of Fonda, there is only enough time to cut
> your train, run-around our caboose, put it on the cars going north
> and get out of there. Was there a yard job in Fonda in `54?
> If not, then when did they have time to weigh cars, or just make up
> a train?
> [material snipped]
> Paul Charland
recall doing pickups/dropoffs at the Fonda yard: westbound VD75 and
eastbound DV4. For a while, an NYC SW1 was based there to do the
work. I do recall seeing it there in the very late 50s and into '60.
Anyone have an NYC connection to get other details? There was often
a late night NYC run into Fonda, and it inevitably would arrive and
begin its not-so-quiet couplings just as I was going to bed. My
family always referred to it as the Upper Prospect Street switcher.