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RR Commissioners Inspection - 1897

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    The next inspection report. Walt RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS INSPECTION Inspected August 13, 1897 The FJ&GRR main line runs from Fonda, on the line of the
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      The next inspection report. Walt

      RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS INSPECTION
      Inspected August 13, 1897
      The FJ&GRR main line runs from Fonda, on the line of the NYC&HRRR, to
      Northville, a distance of 26.2 miles. The road is single track, laid
      half the distance with 56 lbs. per yard and the other half with 70
      lbs. per yard. The rails are connected by angle plates 24" long with
      four bolts. The ties (pine & cedar) are 6"x8", 8' long and 17 are
      laid to each 30' rail. The maximum grade is 145' per mile, below
      Sammonsville, and the maximum curve is 10º, above Fonda. The
      condition of the 70 lb. rail is first class. The condition of the 56
      lb. rail is just above medium. Bolts are in good condition and nuts
      generally tight. Joints, line and surfacing in very fair condition.
      Ditches just above medium. Fences in good repair. Road crossings all
      well planked. The crossing signs are of the diamond pattern with 9"
      letters, according to law. There are no whistle posts. The right of
      way is moderately clean. Ties in fair condition and the spacing above
      medium. Spikes seemed to be all driven tight to rail. Policing a
      little above medium. Stations first class, sanitary and otherwise.
      Station grounds and platforms in good condition. There is no
      protection against fire. No mile posts. The curves are fair and
      equipment good. Gravel ballast in use in fair quantity. Cattle guards
      are steel slat, in good condition. The principal openings are spanned
      by iron lattice and plate girder bridges with proper floor system,
      and the smaller openings are all in good condition. The renewals
      since last report were 6,000 cedar ties. Recommendations: Whistle
      posts should be erected and protection against fire afforded.

      The Broadalbin Branch of the FJ&GRR runs from Broadalbin Junction to
      Broadalbin, a distance of 6.1 miles. The road is single track,
      standard gauge, laid with steel rail 56 lbs. to the yard. Rails are
      connected with angle plates 24" long, 4 bolts. The ties (cedar) are
      6"x8", 8' long and 17 are laid to each 30' rail. The maximum grade is
      70' per mile, at State Road. The maximum curve is 6º, at Johnstown
      Road. The condition of the 56 lb. rail is very good. Bolts are all
      in and nuts generally tight. Joints, line and surfacing in very fair
      condition. Ditches just above medium. Switches are all point and in
      very good condition. Sidings are good. Fences good and the road
      crossings all well planked. Crossing signs are of the diamond pattern
      with 9" letters. There are no whistle posts. Right of way is
      moderately clean. The ties are all fair and the spacing even.
      Policing is a little above medium. The stations are in first class
      condition, both sanitary and otherwise. Station grounds and platforms
      are well kept. Water is kept in barrels for protection against fire.
      There are no mile posts. The curves are fair and equipment in good
      condition. Gravel ballast in use and in fair quantity. There are no
      cattle guards. Trestles and small openings are in good form. The road
      was constructed in 1895. Recommendations: Whistle posts should be
      erected.
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