Rand Warner 1960-1961
- The next installment from Rand.
February - #202 can be seen from River Street in Troy, has not yet
been dieselized. Flanger #10 was originally built from FJ&G hay car.
Plow was originally hand operated, using a beam and pegs at different
heights. Derail has been installed just north of the Pine Street
crossing no more runaways. Johnstown depot operated by one man. No
LCL or express handled there. NYC trucks handle mail up and down
Mohawk Valley, alternate sides each trip. #340 waiting for purchaser.
Gas and water was drained out last Fall. Batteries probably dead.
Mail & express and LCL handled by a fleet of trucks as follows:
X1 Chevy Panel (Maintenance)
X2 Dodge Pickup (Maintenance)
11 1959 Chevy (aluminum box)
12 1959 Chevy (aluminum box)
14 1960 Chevy (large box)
29 Mack with old bus #90 motor
31 Ford (from Triope)
March 20 Combines, plow and flanger burned at Broadalbin Junction
the week of March 10. Diesel #30 and gas electric #340 for sale.
Both front and back of south roundhouse caved in on coach #17.
April 17 Outside track, next to bank, being removed at Johnstown
July 7 Gas car #340 shipped out to Manitoba. Motors removed from
trucks during transit. Rails taken from spur in front of passenger
station in Gloversville. Fire did a small amount of damage to Forge
Shop at Gloversville. Track at Johnstown freight house relocated, 2nd
towards bank from shed. Several groups interested in buying coach
#17, but poor chance because it is not road worthy. Bus garage at
Gloversville used by Decca Records for storage. Rails removed from
coal shed at Spring Street. Johnstown freight shed boarded up at end
September 3 Grade to Spring Street crossing changed by FJ&G to meet
October 30 D&H flanger #S2 moved to machine shop. It is felt that
the old roundhouse is a fire hazard. More track removed north of the
Fulton Street crossing.
November 28 Johnstown freight office closed. Walked roadbed
(electric) from Moore's crossing to Fonda. Found passing track. One
cross are up in Fonda near Fonda Glove Mill. Also rails still in edge
December 4 Letter from Fred Dye: Cars 77-82 used on the Fonda run.
Last cars on the run were 62-63. No data on Cayadutta locomotive at
Ponemah Mills. Coal for Johnstown power station supplied first by
steam, later by baggage #59 (Cayadutta). Plant shut down when Tribes
Hill built. Aiken line changed to Fort Johnson line. Brill cars 200-
202 ran Gloversville, Mayfield, Northville and Broadalbin. No
electric units ran in multiple. Turnout above Fonda was Cayadutta
December 25 Big Chevy express/freight truck left at Fonda overnight.
March Coach #17 dismantled by scrap dealer. Remaining trucks from
others also taken.
August 15 South roundhouse demolished. #30 diesel in paint shop
for sale. Decca Records using 1st floor of passenger station for
storage, also the south end of the freight house. Johnstown Fulton
County Coal Co. sold. Business may pick up at Broadalbin if furniture
factory goes into furniture assembly. Fred Dye states that freight
was never handled on the Cayadutta.
Summer Crane removed from flat car. Bus #90 scrapped. Machine shop
sold to Franklin Feed, formerly at West 8th Avenue. Floor filled to
loading level. Doors put in the ends.