Monday, March 31, 2014

Harsh winter helps snow train's numbers



Harsh winter helps snow train's numbers


Photos By Greg Klingler





Monday, March 24, 2014

Schoharie Valley Railroads


Check Out My Newest Page!!!!!

Schoharie Valley Railroads






Includes both The Schoharie Valley Railway and The Middleburgh and Schoharie Railroad.

Click Here To Visit

Friday, March 7, 2014

Check Out One Of My Lectures At HVCC this Spring!

Update!

To sign up today, call HVCC at  518-629-7339 and use a credit card.

Twice a semester I do a lecture on local railroading at HVCC.  It's for a program dealing with retired persons, but anyone is welcome to come.  Check out what's going on....


NEW!
Trolley Postcards of Upstate New York
 The Capital District and Upstate New York had a vast network of trolley lines that ran from Hudson to Warrensburg, and from Troy to the Mohawk Valley. Dime store postcards were a great way for people to remember the trips they took and what they did on vacation. Gino DiCarlo, local historian and author of “Trolleys of the Capital District,” takes us on a colorful visual trip to the resorts of the Adirondacks, the spas of Saratoga Springs as well as local amusement parks. Showing the history of what people did 100 years ago, before the automobile took the romance out of a Sunday afternoon. Gino will also talk about the process of developing of his book.
60029
$13
 1 Session, WIL 113
 Fri., 3/14, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Gino DiCarlo, Instructor
Registration Information

NEW!
Railroad Postcards of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys
 The Capital District is the birthplace of passenger railroads and all the lines that followed the Mohawk and Hudson rivers went on to become famous lines of transportation. Every facet of local railroads was captured, printed on postcards and collected by fans and everyday people who loved a keepsake of their trip on the lines. The New York Central, Delaware and Hudson and others will be showcased from the 1900’s to 1950’s in beautiful hand-colored postcards from Albany and beyond. Join local author and historian Gino DiCarlo for a trip down memory lane, or railroad, to be more exact!
60030
$13
 1 Session, WIL 113
 Fri., 4/25, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 Gino DiCarlo, Instructor
Registration Information

Monday, February 10, 2014

The 2014 Saratoga And North Creek Snow Train

Here Comes The Snow Train!!!!

After the photos Greg Klingler shared of the Leviathan on the SNC, I couldn't wait for him to share more.  Here's what Greg captured while chasing The Snow Train on here way to North Creek and a connection to Gore Mountain... 

PHOTO: Greg Klingler
 The Northbound 52 makes her way over the Hadley Trestle, with the icy Sacandaga below on February 4th, 2014
PHOTO: Greg Klingler
 Here The Number 52 pulls into the Riverside Station
PHOTO: Greg Klingler
The 10 am Southbound skirts the Hudson River arriving at Riverside Station.  This is some of the beautiful Adirondack scenery enjoyed aboard the Snow Train...

PHOTO: Greg Klingler
The Southbound Number 52 crosses Riparius Road near The Riverside Station.  This photo, plus the one above were taken from The Route 8 Bridge.

 To learn more about The Snow Train, Please Visit The Saratoga & North Creek Railway's Official Website...

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Another BL-2 For The Saratoga & North Creek!!! MRLX 56!!!



Special Thanks To My Pal Steve Myers who captured the Newest Addition To The Saratoga And North Creek Railway......BL-2 56....

According to TrainOrders.com...


MRLX 56  came on CSX at east St, Louis destined for North Creek New York.  The shipper is Metro East Industries.  Consignee is Saratoga and North Creek Railway.
The locomotive arrived in Frontier Yard on Q33231

To be moved at the Head-end with locomotive consist and for some strange reason (Has to be a wrong measurement) this unit has passing restrictions.  Going east out of Avon!

Reported on another site that it left Frontier Yard on Q364 Tuesday Morning.

PHOTO: Unknown, but not Steve!

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

PHOTO: Steve Myers

Special Thanks To Steve Myers For Sharing His Photos!

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Newest Hobby Shop In The Mohawk Valley!


Matt Giardino, a local rail-fan and the President of The ALCO Historical & Technical Society has opened his own hobby shop in Perth, New York.  He's located on Route 30 just north of Amsterdam.  He's close to NYS 5, NYS  29 and The NYS Thruway.  He's minutes from Gloversville, Johnstown, Broadalbin, Saratoga Springs and The Great Sacandaga Lake.  Give him a call at 855-410-8667.  Find him at Perth's Four Corners, right near the intersection of County Route 107 and State Route 30.

 Matt has been running hobby shops for 2 decades and has a vast knowledge of model trains.  He's got new and used trains, railroad books and magazines as well as all of your model railroading supplies.  Stop in today!


Here is a link to his websites!

MilePost Hobbies At Perth's 4-Corners

The ALCO Historical And Technical Society


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gino's Rail Pages Can Be Found Here....

 

UPDATE 3/31/2014

FJGRR.ORG is back up and running!

ginosrailpage.com has become ginosrailmuseum.com

 

Gino's Rail Page, Trolley Page and FJGRR.org have all been moved to one central location.  Go to http://gino.cdfw.net/ to find all three.  Soon enough you'll be able to reach those sites at their old addresses, but for now they can be found here....

 

Thanks,

 

Gino

ginosrailmuseum.com
fjgrr.org
http://gino.cdfw.net/

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tom Trencansky's FJ&G

In the Spring of 1973, Railfan Tom Trencansky visited the FJ&G in Gloversville and chased them a short way to Johnstown...



Here is S-2 Number 21 grabbing Caboose Number 3 from the West Yard in Gloversville


Number 21 getting ready to put her train together for the run South


Gloversville Yard


Our small consist heads South past the Hill Street Crossing.



 Southward approaching North Perry Street in Johnstown near the former Ireland Chemical Company.



Looks like the 21 is doing some switching in Johnstown.  Perhaps adding to the Southbound?