RR Commissioners Inspection - 1891
- The next inspection report. Walt
RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS INSPECTION
No change has been made in the outline of this property since the
previous inspection made in 1889. Its maintenance is in about the
same condition as reported at that time. A gradual change from iron
to steel rail is being made, and at this time only 11 miles of iron
is left in the road, most of which is at the northerly end. The 100'
span deck lattice north of Fonda is in same condition before noted.
No further crushing of bridge-seat coping has occurred. Heavy
boilerplates are used for wall plates. The parapet on north end has
settled in, and rests against end of truss. It was suggested that the
masonry be cut away to relieve pressure against trusses. All of the
openings in roadbed south of Mayfield have iron trusses or T-rail
girders on good masonry abutments, except a 5 bay crib trestle of 15'
spans each. This structure is in fair life of timber. South of
Cranberry Creek is a pile-bridge of 7 bays, all in good condition.
There are but few single-span openings having wooden girders. The
sleepers are in good life south of Gloversville. North of same place,
on which traffic is light they have not been as strongly maintained.
The roadway is very well fenced and neatly kept. Each of the station
buildings were examined. At Gloversville and Johnstown, the fine
brick passenger depots before reported are kept in admirable order.
The others are neat and in good repair. The superstructure is in very
good adjustment, particularity north of Gloversville. The property
represents a good practical railroad from end to end, and in all
respects is reasonably well maintained.