November 27th, 1984
|PHOTO: Eber Davis|
The Last Run Of The Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad
November 27th will be the 34th anniversary of the last run of the FJ&G Railroad. The road had been embargoed the previous May, but various equipment moves and maintenance took place through the Summer months.
On the morning of Tuesday, November 27th, Trainmen Mark Wilber and Mike Yerina alternated running ALCO RS3 103 and protecting the crossings in town. There were too many cars to move that day so it would finally be completed 4 years later in 1988. This was the last day a locomotive graced the rails between Broadalbin Junction, Gloversville, Johnstown and finally Fonda.