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Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: A couple of questions.

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  • Paul Charland
    Hi Glenn, Not just a drop and grab operation after all. Thanks for the information, makes things just a little more interesting in Fonda. Paul
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 17, 2000
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      Hi Glenn,

      Not just a drop and grab operation after all. Thanks for the information, makes things
      just a little more interesting in Fonda.

      Paul

      Glenn Williams wrote:

      > --- In FJGRailroad@egroups.com, Paul Charland <p.c
      > harlie@...
      > wrote:
      > > [material snipped]
      > > 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
      >
      > At that time, there were two scheduled NYC freights which I can
      > 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.
      >
      > Glenn
      >
      >
      >
      > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
      > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
      >
      > Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At http://www.trainweb.com/gcdra/
      >
      > Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
      > in New York State at
      > http://ny.existingstations.com/
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