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RE: [FJGRailroad] One Hundred Years ago

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  • Dave Brennan
    The New York State Conservationist mag. has a big spread on the Mountain Lake R.R.(& FJ&G) wreck on Bleeker Mt. , this month. ... Do You Yahoo!? Sign-up for
    Message 1 of 32 , Jun 22, 2002
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                The New York State Conservationist  mag. has a big spread on the Mountain Lake R.R.(& FJ&G)  wreck on Bleeker Mt. , this month. 

       



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    • glenn_j_williams
      From the Bob Bedford clipping file: June 3, 1893 - The consolidation of the FJ&G Steam RR and the Cayadutta Electric companies has created an antagonistic
      Message 32 of 32 , Jun 27, 2002
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        From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

        June 3, 1893 - The consolidation of the FJ&G Steam RR and the
        Cayadutta Electric companies has created an antagonistic feeling
        among businessmen of Gloversville, Johnstown, and Kingsboro, and
        surroundings. Those freight shipped had hoped that competition
        between the two roads would greatly reduce rates in both freight and
        passenger fares. Today, representative parties from Johnstown and
        Gloversville visited Amsterdam in the interest of arranging a hoped
        for scheme with the Amsterdam Street Railroad Company for extending
        its line from Fort Johnson through Old Fort Creek Valley to Johnstown
        and thereon to Gloversville. From the Amsterdam end of the line, the
        track could be extended over the Mohawk River bridge to the Fifth
        Ward. Light freight cars could be provided upon which coal and other
        merchandise could be transported.

        As was announced a few days ago, the extra trains recently placed on
        the FJ&G road will soon be discontinued. They will be entirely
        unnecessary when the electric line gets in operation. Even now it is
        said they are not paying and, in addition to this, so interfere with
        freight traffic as to render it necessary to run many freight trains
        at night, which is not at all desirable.
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