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Near Northville in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Northville Depot
 
Northville Depot Marker - Northville, New York Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 1, 2008
1. Northville Depot Marker - Northville, New York
 
Inscription.
1875 - 1930 F J & G R. R.
Northern Terminal Rail Route
To Adirondacks. Sacandaga
Amusement Park 1 Mi. South
Coney Island of The North

 
Erected by Fulton County R. R. Historians.
 
Location. 43° 13.439′ N, 74° 11.066′ W. Marker is near Northville, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street and County Route 152, on the right when traveling west on Bridge Street. Click for map. Marker is opposite County Route 152, between Route 30 and the bridge to Northville. Marker is in this post office area: Northville NY 12134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chimney Swifts of Northville, New York (approx. half a mile away); Parkville (approx. half a mile away); Adirondack Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); King Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); Early Settler (approx. 3.4 miles away); Barker's Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Beecher's Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Carriage Shop (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Northville.
 
More about this marker. The rails on the ground that lead up to the marker are a recent addition and compliment the historic marker. The work of installing them at this location was done by a local scout as part of an Eagle Scout project. These rails were recovered from a site nearby and are presumed to be rails that were overlooked during the original salvage after the FG&J Northern Division line was closed.
 
Northville Depot Marker with Rails Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 1, 2008
2. Northville Depot Marker with Rails
The rails on the ground that lead up to the marker are a recent addition and compliment the historic marker. The work of installing them at this location was done by a local scout as part of an Eagle Scout project. These rails were recovered from a site nearby and are presumed to be rails that were overlooked during the original salvage after the FG&J Northern Division line was closed due to the creation of the new Sacandaga Reservoir, a.k.a. "The Great Sacandaga Lake", which can be seen in the distance in this photo.
 

 
Regarding Northville Depot. The 16 mile long Gloversville & Northville Railroad line opened on November 29th of 1875. The Northville Station was built in 1875 along with stations at Mayfield and Cranberry Creek to serve the Gloversville and Northville Railroad. The Gloversville and Northville Railroad was purchased by the Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad through a foreclosure after a failure to pay stock interest with the official foreclosure taking place on January 31, 1881. The line to Northville then became the Northern Division of the FJ&G.

In 1930 the State of New York finished the construction of a massive earthen dam and hydro power plant at Conklingville to regulate the waters of the Sacandaga River, creating "The Great Sacandaga Lake". Many small communities and sections of the FJ&G railroad were permanently covered by several feet of water. This was the end of the Northern Division. March 16, 1930 was the day of the last train out of the Northville station. The April 3rd eddition of the Gloversville newspaper reported that while work on the new bridge to Northville was ongoing "gangs of workmen [were] employed razing the old steam [passenger] station of the F., J, & G. railroad. The work is being done at night."
 
Also see . . .
1. Atlantis of the Adirondacks. Website that describes Sacandaga Park, "Coney Island of the North". (Submitted on September 13, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.) 
 
Northville Depot Marker & Northville Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 1, 2008
3. Northville Depot Marker & Northville Bridge
The Northville Depot marker is to the left, opposite County Road 152. The view is to the east across the bridge which spans a section of The Great Sancandaga Lake, toward Northville.
 

2. The Beginning Of The Fonda Johnstown And Gloversville Railroad. (Submitted on September 4, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Additional keywords. Fonda Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad FJ&G Sacandaga Park Gloversville & Northville Railroad Mayfield Granberry Creek
 
Northville Depot Photo, Click for full size
Collection of Peter Sefton
4. Northville Depot
Fine hats were all the rage, though not everyone in the photo seems happy about it. An old photo of the Northville Station with rail passengers posing on the platform where horse drawn carriages would to pick up passengers and take them across the bridge to Northville. Since this station was at the "end of the line", the stage would often carry passengers north on to Wells, Lake Pleasant, Pesico, and other points north in the Adirondacks.
 
 
Northville Depot in 1890 Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 2, 2008
5. Northville Depot in 1890
This is a detail of an 1890 lithographed "Bird's Eye View of Northville" produced by the Burleigh Litho, Establishment Troy, N.Y. that shows the Northville depot with the number 5 on the roof and an approaching train, and the bridge over the Sacandaga River to Northville in the background. This map is on display just inside the door of the Northville Northampton Historical Museum, a relocated and restored red one-room school house behind the municipal building in the village of Northville.
 
 
Northville Depot Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 2, 2008
6. Northville Depot Sign
The old sign that used to hang on the Northville depot, as seen in photo #4 above, is on display at the Northville Northampton Historical Museum.
 
 
Northville Depot Photo Circ 1900 Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous
7. Northville Depot Photo Circ 1900
This photo shows the Two-Span Iron Bridge built in 1882 at the cost of $11,000, with the Northville Depot just beyond. This bridge was replaced in 1929-30 with a higher Three-Span bridge to accommodate the rising water of the new Sacandaga Reservoir, now called "The Great Sacandaga Lake". The current bridge of 1989 replaced the blue colored three span bridge. A train waits north of the station, a plume of steam is seen above the smokestack in the long exposure photo. This photo is also on display in the Northville Northampton Historical Museum.
 
 
Northville Depot Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 26, 2008
8. Northville Depot
The Northville Depot is in the extreme left of this photo which hangs in the Northville Public Library.
 
 
The Northville Depot Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2013
9. The Northville Depot
FJ&G Engine No. 8 at the Northville Depot around the turn of the century. The engineer is seen hanging out of the cab of No 8., which has been turned on the turn table and then coupled onto the RPO (Railway Post Office) car, and is ready to head back south toward Fonda. Number 8 was a 4-4-0 American type locomotive built in 1901 by The Schenectady Locomotive Works. She and her sister Number 9 were scrapped in Ohio in 1950. This photo is on display as part of a large exhibit on the FJ&G Railroad in the Fulton County Museum in Gloversville.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,850 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 13, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   9. submitted on September 2, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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