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  • The Leader-Herald and WNYT (NBC) in Albany are reporting today that Fiber Glass Industries is shutting down. I believe this was the sole and last customer CSX had up on the hill in Amsterdam going back at least 20 years. The switchback rail line up there, I believe, is owned by the local economic development corporation or some sort of quasi-government group, though I'd have to...
    Aaron Keller Aug 6, 2014
  • The only existing footage of which I am directly aware is a caboose ride in the 50s or 60s that another member of this group owns, the Barnes footage, and the trolley footage that Interurban Films published years ago. The question is not as simple as asking whether a member can "share" the material. Pentrex, I believe, owns the Interurban Films copyrights. The Barnes footage is...
    Aaron Keller May 26, 2014
  • The Schenectady Gazette has reported that the Wagner Home in Palatine Bridge is slated for demolition. http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/mar/11/0311_house/ -Aaron
    Aaron Keller Mar 13, 2014
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  • The Schenectady Gazette is reporting that the historic Wagner Home in Palatine Bridge is slated for demolition. http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2014/mar/11/0311_house/ -Aaron
    Aaron Keller Mar 13, 2014
  • Charlie, The correction is more than welcome. I do not have the book you referenced. I checked a few of the available online rosters and all listed a date of 1950 or later for delivery of RS2 or RS3 diesels. That sounded odd to me, as I had a gut suspicion some of the RS2 locomotives had been delivered a wee bit earlier, but I went with what I could find. -Aaron
    Aaron Keller Feb 10, 2014
  • Came across these recently: Fonda depot, as seen from the rear of a passing NYC train: http://www.flickr.com/photos/barrigerlibrary/12226471036/sizes/o/ I estimate the date to be the early 1950s, since the RS2 or RS3 locomotive models on the NYC were delivered starting in 1950, and there are two such locomotives in the distance. Scotia, with the FJ&G Electric Division diverging to...
    Aaron Keller Feb 8, 2014
  • I may be a few days late in promulgating this announcement, but it is an anniversary worth noting. Precisely twenty-five years ago, in October (and possibly into November) of 1988, the last flanged wheels left the Glove Cities. The final FJG/LASB boxcars from the Delaware Otsego era were hauled to scrap by a crew from Rome Locomotive Works. A Trackmobile was the power. The string...
    Aaron Keller Nov 5, 2013
  • Saul, Re: the WTEN antenna, I have heard the same thing, and I do not think I heard it from you. How the tower arrived is up for debate; however, I do know it was shipped out via rail when it was dismantled. The July 2, 1965, and the August 20, 1965 editions of the Leader-Herald state that the tower was shipped out by rail in thirty-foot sections when it was dismantled. This must...
    Aaron Keller Oct 9, 2013
  • To supplement what Paul and John have said, I somewhere have freight station registers from Broadalbin listing particular car numbers from the mid-1940s through the late 1950s. I also have Delaware Otsego System car lists indicating the type of car, its maker, its contents, and a denotation of where it was spotted on the line. The trouble is that this data is not in front of me...
    Aaron Keller Oct 8, 2013
  • Interesting view: http://leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/558357/County-skips-buying-land-for-rail-trail.html -Aaron
    Aaron Keller Sep 5, 2013