Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New owners for the Saratoga and North Creek Railroad?

https://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Trustee-in-talks-with-potential-buyers-for-15824367.php




Monday, December 21, 2020

Moving Adirondack RSC2, 25

https://youtu.be/kzk4cXjauls

I don’t know the whole story about moving this engine from the Utica Children’s  Museum, but it IS returning to the Adirondacks which is a great thing!

Monday, December 14, 2020

Save Adirondack Railway #25... Visit their Facebook Page

The Remsen Depot in Remsen, New York will be the future home of former Adirondack Railway Corporation 25 Alco RSC2. It will join a few pieces of equipment, including former New York Central Railroad Caboose 19059, which was built in 1915 and moved to the site in 2005.

The depot building is a completely new structure, built on the site of the previous station. The Remsen Development Corporation organized donations and work for construction, and it was completed in 1999. Today it serves various community functions, as well as being a stop on the Adirondack Railroad. 

To donate to our Go Fund Me:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-the-adirondack-25

To get a great magnet or print of Andy Fletcher Custom Trains' drawing of 25 go to www.customtrains.org. Andy has generously donated 25% of these sales to help move and preserve the engine.

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1e094rNv4oWmX-BgBST6m6Enunsdd5VSf
Photo Credit: Marc Glucksman/River Rail Photo

Friday, December 11, 2020

Sunday, December 6, 2020

The official last day of the Schenectady Railway’s Saratoga Division...December 6th, 1941.

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=15VK52HuGO4P3KRamoWoYca1HBN_RtKLN.  

Here is the last car to leave Schenectady for Saratoga Springs, December 6th 1941.  The last run left the corner of Nott Street and Park Place in the 11 o’clock hour.  It’s return trip to Veeder Yard on Van Vranken Ave was a 1:30 am, December 7th.  So technically, the last run was on the 6th!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1HJSBOfs8KgfAr7il6_N74qMsTmFYv_Gd

Here is a trip from earlier in the day.  Seen her is the interesting wooden trestle that crossed the Troy and Schenectady Railroad at Aqueduct (Craig).  Several clubs used the last day of service to get together and ride to Saratoga Springs, one last time.  Stops were made Along the way for photos and souvenirs...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Last Run Of The FJ&G

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.

Slide Show

Goodbye to Adirondack Railroad History...

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2020/10/controversial-adirondack-rails-to-trails-railway-rehab-projects-finally-on-track.html