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Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: ICC Pics. Electric Div.

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  • Aaron Keller
    About two years ago, they tore up the pavement on Main St. in Amsterdam to re-pave it east of the Amsterdam Mall. The rail was still there and was not torn
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 28 6:22 PM
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      About two years ago, they tore up the pavement on Main St. in Amsterdam to
      re-pave it east of the Amsterdam Mall. The rail was still there and was not
      torn up. The rail was paved over and still remains under the new pavement.
      Unfortunately I took no pictures of this.

      -Aaron


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Glenn Williams <103424.2304@...>
      To: FJGRailroad@egroups.com <FJGRailroad@egroups.com>
      Date: Monday, August 28, 2000 7:21 PM
      Subject: [FJGRailroad] Re: ICC Pics. Electric Div.


      >--- In FJGRailroad@egroups.com, "Saul Kalbfeld" <skalbfel@i...> wrote:
      >> I'll try and get the rest of the Elec. Div. pictures up so we can
      >> figure out what overpasses and underpasses were where, compared to
      >> what the area looks like today. Also. I remember when the line
      >> through Amsterdam was complete along with a long passing track.
      >Even
      >> by 1950 or later, little or none of it had been "patched" over and
      >> the turnout mechanism at the passing track looked in perfect
      >working
      >> order. As an 8 year old I took careful note of this and wondered if
      >> the tracks were left in this condition because some day the
      >trolleys
      >> would return.
      >> Saul
      >
      >Saul,
      >
      >The track remained perfect, in place, and uncovered, on East Main
      >Street past the time that the ill-fated Amsterdam Mall was built.
      >Before Route 5 was relocated, I can recall driving down the street,
      >following the tracks until the zig-zag around the Mall intervened.
      >Given the WW II steel drives, it's amazing the track was not
      >removed.
      >
      > 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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