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Re: [FJGRailroad] End Of The Line

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  • Stephen G. Myers
    Roy Dumar was the Conrail trainmaster out of South Schenectady who helped out. He had taken some polaroid shots of the last FJ&G run. He lived in Fonda.
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      Roy Dumar was the Conrail trainmaster out of South Schenectady who helped
      out. He had taken some polaroid shots of the last FJ&G run. He lived in
      Fonda.

      Steve

      .
      On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 22:49:49 -0600 "Dicarlo, Gino" <Gino.Dicarlo@...>
      writes:
      > In October of 1988, the Rome Locomotive works was contracted to
      > remove as
      > many
      > cars as possible from the FJ&G. The cars that could make the trip
      > were
      > removed, the
      > once that couldn't were scrapped on the spot by Verklier Salvage of
      > Mayfield.
      >
      > This removal of cars is not to be confused with the last run which
      > was made
      > by DO/FJG 103
      > in November of 1984 by Mark Wilber and Mike Yerina. Here is an
      > account by
      > an employee
      > Doug Ellison of the Rome Locomotive works. I'll post some pictures
      > soon of
      > the removal of cars.
      > This was done by a trackmobile, not locomotive. The last run by
      > locomotive
      > was definitely done
      > in November of 1984...
      >
      > Gino
      >
      >
      > Here is the recollection by Doug. He was employed at Rome Locomotive
      > at
      > the time and they were contracted to remove the remaining equipment
      > that
      > was on the FJG.
      >
      > Tim Wakeman
      >
      > Doug Ellison here
      >
      > Took the plow down with a trackmobile along with all those old
      > stored
      > box cars that were left all over. I recall working all over
      > Gloversville
      > on almost all sidings getting those skin cars moveable. There was
      > also a
      > lot of them in the woods out towards Broadalbin. I recall hauling
      > bucket
      > after bucket of journal oil along that long cut.
      >
      > The cars went down to Fonda and we ran them right into the Conrail
      > yard.
      > There was a trainmaster, I think his name was Dumar who was really
      > helpful.
      > I recall he lived just west of Fonda between Route 5 and the
      > mainline.
      >
      > That last trip down the hill we had 4-5 boxcars and the plow on the
      > end.
      > The plow leaked bad and the little compressor couldn't keep up. He
      > came
      > down towards Commons Road at 35-40 mph. The ride in that plow was
      > indescribable !!! Thank Walter for that welded rail !!!!
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      > Doug
      >
      >
      >
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