100 Years (and Three Days) Ago - Part 2
- From the Bob Bedford clipping file:
April 30, 1902 - DOUBLE TRACK ROAD - A special meeting of the
directors of the FJ&G RR and the Amsterdam St. Rwy. was held this
afternoon and it was voted to double track the Cayadutta Electric RR
from Gloversville to Tribes Hill and the Amsterdam St. RR from
Amsterdam to Schenectady. The line is being built for a double track
route, but it had not been decided to lay two tracks for the present,
although the ultimate idea of a double track line was in the minds of
the directors. At the meeting this afternoon, it was deemed the best
policy for the company to build two tracks from Gloversville to
Schenectady and do away with the possibility of head-on collision
[sic]. The decision means the expenditure of much additional money
in purchasing rails, but it was considered a more economic proceeding
than to build one track and stand the possibility of a collision of
cars running a high speed on a single track, with the possiblity of a
wreck and damage suits which would cripple the road.
[The last sentence wanders a bit toward the end, but the meaning
comes through. Note that this is 3 months before the Mountain Lake
- Glenn,I love reading these historical tidbits you send the group! Please know, I hope you continue and when you run out of new stuff, then kindly restart.Lee----- Original Message -----From: glenn_j_williamsSent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 9:33 AMSubject: [FJGRailroad] 100 Years (and Three Days) Ago - Part 2From the Bob Bedford clipping file:
April 30, 1902 - DOUBLE TRACK ROAD
- --- In FJGRailroad@y..., "leedarshi" <LeeDarshi@e...> wrote:
> Glenn,know, I hope you continue and when you run out of new stuff, then
> I love reading these historical tidbits you send the group! Please
Thanks for the support for me and, more importantly, for Gino.
We are all just custodians of the information we have gathered. Our
task is not to hoard it but to share it with others who are
interested. Hopefully, when put together, it all makes some sense
and recreates not only the events that happened 'way back when' but
also why they happened. The more information you have to evaluate,
I was fortunate that years ago Bob Bedford let me copy part of his
clippings file on the Electric Division. I was lucky enough not to
lose it in all the moves I have made. The information in it is of no
use if it sits in my file cabinet, never to see the light of day.
This message board is a way of sharing information and opinions, of
asking questions and receiving answers. We're fortunate that Gino
has moderated it for us. Myself, I've learned so much from it.
The same applies to Gino's website, too. Did anyone else's heart
sink when access to it appeared gone? Again, there is a lot of
useful information there, information which Gino has willingly shared
with us, information which we have shared with each other.
One fellow I supervised some time ago took a too-proprietory attitude
to the loss data he processed. I had to remind him, "Zeke, they're
not your losses. They're the company's. We're just letting you play
with them for a while."