Re: Sacandaga Gates
- Hey Gino and Saul I have to admit I live right up here and I have not been
in the woods behind the Northampton diner and the bunker hill road The
crossing is real hard to see now but I know where it crossed and it did turn
out into the lake for the run toward Mayfield from there as far as I know
the new rt 30 was in part the desired route for the FJ&G relocation plans I
have copies of these but I think this was just to keep the law suit for the
loss of the railbed agaist the state on track If the state could prove the
FJ&G had no intention of spending money for the relocation etc. etc. they
would not have been given the setelment they were finally rewarded with I
have the actual figure signed by the lawers somewhere one million 3 or
something like that! but I do think the state used some of the preliminary
surveys and geological references paid for by the FJ&G for the new rt 30 but
the RR was always to the south of this road even at the Northville bridge
were rt30 and the fjg came the closest!
----- Original Message -----
From: Gino And Kelly DiCarlo <dicarlos@...>
Sent: Friday, December 31, 1999 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Sacandaga Gates
> From: Gino And Kelly DiCarlo <dicarlos@...>
> I also have the USGS maps which I used about 15 years ago, but I
> never found that jeep trail. I also could never see any right
> of way near Bunker Hill Road. This should also be right about
> where the line came out of Cranberry Creek and headed to Northville.
> > From: skalbfel@...
> > Reply-To: FJGRailroad@onelist.com
> > Date: 30 Dec 1999 15:47:39 -0000
> > To: FJGRailroad@onelist.com
> > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Sacandaga Gates
> > From: skalbfel@...
> > There were 2 gates to the original Park. One where you mentioned, the
> > the East
> > end of McKinley Road. That one was partially destroyed in the fifties by
> > someone who lived
> > in the first house on McKinley(No Names Mentioned)who decided on his own
> > the entrance was too narrow for two cars to pass at the intersection.
> > We lived in the third cottage. The other gate was right
> > along side the ROW at the intersection of old Rt. 30 and Mountain Road.
> > time you are up there notice the 2 or 3 cottages that are on a short
> > off Mountain Road just West of the intersection and how they parallel
> > I'm looking for some old USGS Survey maps of Fulton County I've had for
> > 15
> > years. I'm thinking now about what I said yesterday about the FJG ROW
> > of Sacndaga. I think the line was absolutely straight from Cranberry
> > Creek to Northville. Where the new Rt. 30 branches from old Rt. 30 the
> > turns to the north and lines up with the old railbed and goes to the
> > where the highway turns slightly to go around Sacandaga Park. Park of
> > ROW on the USGS map was labelled a "Jeep Trail." You can still make out
> > the ROW crosses Bunker Hill Road, at least you could about 10 years ago.
> > On a side, unrelated note, in Michigan a big issue is how shabbily built
> > our
> > roads and how they don't hold up. Last time I was on that section of Rt.
> > 30,(1997)
> > I was amazed at it's excellent condition, after 43 years. That is one of
> > best built slabs of concrete I've ever been on.
> > Saul
> > > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
> > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
> > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at