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One Hundred Years (and Just Over a Week) Ago

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  • glenn_j_williams
    From the Bob Bedford clipping file: July 23, 1902 - WORK SUSPENDED - It has been necessary to stop all masonry work on the line owing to a lack of cement, and
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      From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

      July 23, 1902 - WORK SUSPENDED - It has been necessary to stop all
      masonry work on the line owing to a lack of cement, and it will
      probably be late in the fall before the cars are running. The Glens
      Falls Company has been unable to fill its cement orders. At the big
      powerhouse, the workmen are waiting for ten carloads and east of
      Amsterdam, five foremen and their gangs have been laid off for a week
      awaiting the cement. As far as the Amsterdam - Schenectady Division
      is concerned, the management is not particularly anxious to start
      cars until the double tracks are in position. Recent head-on
      collisions on single track roads have a tendency to make the Company
      prefer to wait a few weeks for the rails for the second track to
      avoid the possibility of a bad accident.

      July 24, 1902 - Car No. 30, another of the large open cars purchased
      for the Gloversville - Amsterdam line, was run out of the FJ&G car
      shops yesterday and will be placed in service on the local lines
      until the new road is opened. It is equipped the same as No. 31,
      which was recently placed in service.

      July 26, 1902 - A day and night force are engaged in pushing the work
      of concreting the foundation for the large engine and boiler in the
      new FJ&G powerhouse at Tribes Hill.

      July 30, 1902 - The electric railroad between Amsterdam and Hagaman,
      an extension of the Amsterdam Street Railway, a distance of four
      miles, has been opened and cars were run over the line for the first
      time today.
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