RE: [FJGRailroad] From the archives........
Regarding the Trolleys in the Albany are see William Gordon's "Third Rails,
Pantographs & Trolley Poles" for a history of the Albany and Hudson. You
could get the trolley at the back of the Hudson Station, or on the street
The B&M roundhouse at Troy was still standing the last I knew I believe on
the north end of Sixth St. (?)
Regarding the T&NE there is one paragraph in Jim Shaughnessy's "Delaware &
Hudson" on p. 211 accompanied by a picture on p. 210. Also find a paragraph
on p. 307 dating the end of operations.
You will also find information regarding the operation of the belt service
between Troy and Albany in this volume.
>From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@...>_________________________________________________________________
>To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
>Subject: [FJGRailroad] From the archives........
>Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2004 04:15:00 +0000
>Once again it is time for another edition of "From the Archives" that bit
>railroad trivia that makes them ask, "Where'd he get that?
>First a general question for the audience.........with small children that
>are getting older every minute, plus yard work and the need to replace the
>kitchen, roof, bathroom I have not been railfanning in some
>time..............anybody else have that problem?
>Okay tonight there was a question about the Troy Union Railroad on the D&H
>list and of course this caused me to go looking in the Archives where I
>found three files marked Troy........First is the TURR where I found ETT
>I have to believe that there were light D&H and NYC moves but the TT is
>silent on that point. Any thoughts (B&M actually had aroundouse in Troy
>although I do not know where it was).
>The next thing I found was a builder's photo of Troy Steel & Iron Company
>0-4-0 number 6. This appears to be a fireless cooker but the data says it
>burns Bituminous coal. It is a narrow gauge 3 ft engine.
>The drivers are 34 inch with a tank capacity of 24,000 gals.
>By the way it was built by Schenectady.
>The third item is what appears to be part of the original articals of
>incorporation as reported to the New York State Legislature dated February
>10, 1845. It discusses the aquisition of land and the grading of the ROW.
>As I understand things this is the ROW that passes through Nassau NY that
>has some old powerlines on it and was not a part of the Hudson Valley
>Railway. By the way according to a map on the inside of the book Hudson
>Valley Railway by Dave Nestle, this was a line that left Rensselaer and
>passed through Clinton Heights, Nassua, Kinderhook Lake, Niverville,
>and ended up in Hudson. I wonder if they went to the NYC station in Hudson?
>There is also mention of the T&NE railroad that left Troy headed in a
>southeasterly direction passing through Wyantskill ands terminating in Sand
>I have never seen anything in print about either of these lines. Have you ?
>I think it is interesting that you could have taken the NYC from my
>of Ossinign to Hudson, then via the Troy and Greenbush connected to the
>Schenectady Ry and then Transferred to the FJ&G electric division and made
>it to the eastern Adirondaks at Northville.
>You could also have stayed on the Hudson Valley and arrived via Troy Union
>Station and Glens Falls at Warrensburgh a bit deeper and further north in
>Finally I expect to break this non railfan mode by attending the BLHS
>luncheon. Would anyone like to see my D&H 1879, 1880 or 1881 wallsheets or
>my D&H marked shovels ?
>Lastly anyone going to the Finger Lakes excursion on May 15th? How about
>Adirondak Railfan's weekend on June 11-13 ? I was thinking of invoking the
>husband /father supreme mandate that I HAVE GOT TO GO
>And thats it From the Archives.....................what's in your archives
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- --- In FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com, "joseph Klapkowski"
> Any thoughts (B&M actually had a roundhouse in Troy
> although I do not know where it was).
The B&M roundhouse was located in the yard, north of Hoosic Street.
I don't have a map of downtown Troy handy so I cannot be more
specific right now.