One Hundred Years Ago
- From the Bob Bedford clipping file, two days:
August 13, 1902 - Conductor Delbert Robertson of the electric
division has arranged to give a trolley ride on Wednesday evening,
August 20th. The party will leave the corner of Main and Williams
Streets at 7:30 o'clock, making a circuit of the entire electric
division. Mr. Robertson is a popular official and his friends should
remember him on this occasion.
August 14, 1902 - MAKING GOOD PROGRESS - The tracklayers on the new
line to Amsterdam have caught up with the grading force and about
4000 feet of track are now laid. Work on the trestle at Tribes Hill
is being rushed and it will only be a matter of a few weeks before it
will be ready for track. The line will doubtless meet with much
favor during the summer and a trip over the road in one of the big
open cars will be a pleasure. The rails are of the same weight as
used on the FJ&G steam division.
A break in the trolley wire on the main line of the electric division
caused trouble on that line last night for several hours. The first
through trip was made by the car which arrived in Gloversville at
9:42. After that hour, passengers were transferred at the point of
the break, the McIntosh Cut between Fonda and Johnstown.