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RR Commissioners Inspection - 1891

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    The next inspection report. Walt RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS INSPECTION No change has been made in the outline of this property since the previous inspection made
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 17, 2002
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      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.
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