Re: [FJGRailroad] LASB
Where is there still rail on the CNYK? I know it isn't around Richfield
Springs anymore! Is it still connected to the Susquehanna?
> From: "Aaron Keller" <aakeller@...>
> Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 16:10:12 -0500
> To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [FJGRailroad] LASB
> I'm either getting old or senile; I used to know a lot more about these
> I know for a fact that the FJ&G 20 worked the LASB when that line was first
> purchased by the State of Pennsylvania. Keep in mind (for those of you who
> don't know) that the LASB was, and still is, owned by the State. DO was
> just a designated operator.
> I also personally saw one of the GP18s on the LASB in the late 1980s.
> Either of the Marks - do you know when that Stourbridge Railroad runs its
> freight trains? I've been meaning to get down there for several years to
> photograph them.
> For some reason I think the 103 was in fact on the LASB for a time.
> A check at the Model Railroader article covering LASB (sometime in the Fall
> of 1988 or 1989ish) will offer more details. Also a look at "Susquehanna:
> Shortlines to Stackpacks" will help.
> I covered a story in West Winfield recently and didn't realize how much of
> the CNYK rail was still down. It looks like an exceptionally scenic line
> with lots of wide-open vistas. Too bad not that many people photographed
> Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
> Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At
> Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
> in New York State at
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- Aaron-Winter was very rough on the CNY.Snowdrifts galore! In the town of
Columbia,north of Richfield Spa.,was the worst.Ive seen trains twice get
so stuck that it took trackmen 2 days to shovel the train out.At times
our snowplow was ineffective because of too much snow.Plus the plow was
so light that we use to derail it often.One time one of our crews hit a
broken rail and forced the engine to flip over on its side.One employee
was hurt.Same guy I work with everyday now.That incident happen in North
Bridgewater. I still have the WKTV news broadcast on it. Mark