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Re: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G Employee named Schamberger

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  • paul larner
    Malcolm, When I was a kid we played in that field and would go over there to slide on the hill in the winter. Interesting to find out who owned it. PKL ...
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      Malcolm,

      When I was a kid we played in that field and would go over there to slide on
      the hill in the winter. Interesting to find out who owned it.

      PKL






      >From: "Malcolm Horton" <mdhorton@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G Employee named Schamberger
      >Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 09:50:09 -0500
      >
      >Paul,
      >
      >Thank you for the info on Schamburger. He also owned the big field, behind
      >the houses, encircled by Kingsboro Ave., Third Ave., Helwig St. and Fifth
      >Ave. It had an access road on Fifth. Ave. where Schamburger owned a barn
      >where he kept the Knox automobile.
      >
      >Malcolm Horton
      >
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "paul larner" <pklarner@...>
      >To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      >Sent: Friday, March 28, 2003 1:45 AM
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G Employee named Schamberger
      >
      >
      > > Malcolm,
      > >
      > > Ludwig Schamberger was the manager of the Railway Express Agency in
      > > Gloversville.
      > >
      > > PKL
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > >From: "Malcolm Horton" <mdhorton@...>
      > > >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      > > >To: "FJ&G Yahoogroups" <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      > > >Subject: [FJGRailroad] FJ&G Employee named Schamberger
      > > >Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 22:42:25 -0500
      > > >
      > > >When I was a kid growing up in Gloversville, there was a man named
      > > >Schamberger who would drive about in an open, buggy style, Knox car. It
      >had
      > > >an air horn, operated by squeezing a rubber bulb, which was quite
      >melodius.
      > > >He blew it very often as he put-putted along. I believe that my dad
      >said
      > > >that Schamberger worked for the FJ&G railroad.
      > > >
      > > >While I was in college (circa 1943), a good friend named Anthony
      >Sommella
      > > >phoned me that his father had purchased the car for junking purposes. I
      > > >went over to see it. It was in fully restorable condition and Mr.
      >Sommella
      > > >offered it to me for $ 100. I was struggling to get enough money to
      >finish
      > > >my college education (tuition was then $ 400 per year) so I couldn't
      >afford
      > > >the $ 100. The car was subsequently junked. It had a cast bronze
      > > >transmission case and differential case and the body was aluminum. The
      >junk
      > > >value exceeded his $ 100 asking price.
      > > >
      > > >Do any of you know the full name of the Mr. Schamberger who originally
      > > >owned the beautiful old Knox automobile and who worked for the FJ&G?
      > > >
      > > >Malcolm Horton
      > >
      > >
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