Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: ICC Pics. Electric Div.
- 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.
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:http://www.trainweb.com/gcdra/
>> 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.
>> by 1950 or later, little or none of it had been "patched" over and
>> the turnout mechanism at the passing track looked in perfect
>> 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
>> would return.
>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
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