RE: Fw: Fw: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Street Railway
- It's funny, I went looking for the remaining AC&N (CSX Kellogg Branch)
this winter and the day I go, there's a derailed Conrail caboose on
the line! Took some slides too! It's got quite a steep grade going
up to the Fiberglass plant. Uncle Lee, if you come up Route 5 from
Schenectady, there is a rail overpass right before Amsterdam. That is
where the original AC&N left the New York Central and went up to the mills
in Amsterdam. I remember deliveries being made to the Coleco plant in
Amsterdam and it was quite hectic when the train passed through the 5 points
section. That is where Route 67 passes through and there is a crazy
intersection. The AC&N used to split right in that intersection
where it would got to the different mills. There used to be a big
coal trestle up Forest Ave that was taken down in the early 90's!
A lot of great places to photo, but I never got around to taking any!
From: handyman756 [mailto:handyman756@...]
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Fw: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Street Railway
I don't know a lot about it. The Amsterdam, Chuctenunda, and
Northern ran from just east of Amsterdam to the upper carpet mills,
the mills along Willow Street, and the K&M Linseed oil plant on
Church Street. There's still a line up to the Fiberglass Industries
plant and industrial park on Edson Street, but everything else is
gone. Not sure who owns it or what it's called today.
--- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "LeeDarshi Morelli"
> Gerald,recently and the only way I could fix it was to format my hard drive)
> What is the AC&N? I just read a over a hundred e-mails (my pc died
to catch up.
>Visit Gino's Railpage at http://www.fjgrr.com
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gerald Snyder
> To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 12:39 AM
> Subject: RE: Fw: [FJGRailroad] Amsterdam Street Railway
> Any photos of the downtown area, industries, and areas
> along the AC&N and FJ&G electric lines would help.
> Either files or prints I can scan and return.
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