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Re: [FJGRailroad] Here's a great story!

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  • Richard W. Ryall
    You`ve got that right Randy, Ron still lives just down the road from FMCC, Fort Johnson address, what a small world...dick
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 4, 2001
      You`ve got that right Randy, Ron still lives just down the road from FMCC, Fort Johnson
      address, what a small world...dick

      Randy & Lorraine Decker wrote:

      > Rich I was good friends with Mr. Rios son Jeff when I was a kid?? We used
      > to hike to Sammonsville and don over the bank to see the old Dam and
      > Watrfalls there and jump the train on the way back to Gloversville?? I am
      > pretty sure this is the same family they did live for a time near FMCC??
      > Small world
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Richard W. Ryall <dryall@...>
      > To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 2:01 AM
      > Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Here's a great story!
      >
      > > Holy smoke, I lived at the north main street crossing, and my friend Ron
      > Rios,who lives in
      > > Fort Johnson, and I used to go to Fonda all the time, with my dad and on
      > our bikes.dick
      > >
      > > Gino And Kelly DiCarlo wrote:
      > >
      > > > Here's a story that a guy sent me... Enjoy!
      > > >
      > > > ----------
      > > >
      > > > My sister who lives in Fonda sent me the Feb. 25 LH newspaper article
      > about
      > > > your club. I've checked out your website and find it very interesting.
      > I
      > > > was born and raised in Fulton Co. & left there in 1952 to join the
      > Marines.
      > > > I now live in Maryland.
      > > >
      > > > As a kid in the 1940s, I lived on E. 11th Ave. in G'ville, and the
      > railroad
      > > > tracks were behind our house. When the work crews on hand cars were
      > working
      > > > in the area, I would bring them cold water to drink. I took a rail fan
      > ride
      > > > to Broadalbin one day when a steam locomotive was being used. I
      > remember
      > > > they let us ride on top of the cars, on the tender, and a few rode in
      > the
      > > > locomotive. Nobody worried about law suits from injuries in those days.
      > > > They made frequent stops for photos.
      > > >
      > > > On many Saturday mornings, I would stand outside the old Kingsborough
      > Ave.
      > > > station and wait for the train to Broadalbin. They were usually using
      > the
      > > > diesels and Pete Vosburgh who knew my family, was a fireman at the time.
      > If
      > > > there was a passenger car on the train, they would stop and pick me up.
      > I
      > > > would be the only passenger waiting there & I paid a nominal fee for a
      > > > ticket. On the way back, they would stop at the N. Main St. crossing
      > and
      > > > let me jump off. One day, they let me ride home in the locomotive, but
      > I
      > > > had to get off before they reached the G'ville station so the big bosses
      > > > wouldn't know.
      > > >
      > > > During WW II, it was a big treat for me when our family would drive to
      > the
      > > > Fonda station & watch the high speed NY Central trains go by. Some were
      > > > troop trains and many carried military vehicles. There was a serious
      > train
      > > > wreck at the crossing near the Fonda station one time. We went down to
      > see
      > > > the aftermath. As I recall, two of the fast steam powered freight
      > trains
      > > > were involved.
      > > >
      > > > Best regards,
      > > > Jack Sands
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > 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/
      > > >
      > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
      > http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 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/
      > >
      > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > 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/
      >
      > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
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