Railroad and trolley history from Gino DiCarlo, author of Trolleys Of The Capital District and The Saratoga And Mount McGregor Railroad.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Rebuilding The FJ&G Railroad
Got your attention...right? Model railroader and FJ&G Super-fan, Steve Lamora is once again building the FJ&G in HO scale. Steve had an FJ&G layout in the past, but scrapped it try some other roads. Seeing the Atlas S2s and constant harassment by his friends has Steve RE-modeling our favorite railroad again...
A custom painted Brill Car grabs one's attention immediately! The detail is incredible. The 340 was purchased in 1938 to carry mail between Fonda and Gloversville. A job that was previously held by electric cars on the former Cayadutta Electric Railroad.
Here she is crossing North Street in Gloversville.
A beautiful detailed S2 is seen at the Lincoln Street Crossing. This model has all the sounds of 1950's railroading.
This crossing view also includes a glimpse of the Cayadutta Creek.
You can almost imagine Leslie 'Pete' Vosburg, or Red Morey running the Number 20 north through Gloversville.
Night-time is deep purple on the FJ&G!
The skin mills in Gloversville and Johnstown ran night and day. This scene captures the 1950's perfectly...
Decca Records was a hopping place in 1950's Gloversville. Before that it was Surpass Leather. The building still stands between Lincoln and North Streets...
Don't take my word for it, but have a look and listen at Steve's FJ&G!