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Trail Station Park

 
 
Trail Station Park Marker - Front image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2012
1. Trail Station Park Marker - Front
Inscription.
Trail Station Park


[Text on the Back]

This Monument Erected 1996 Marks the Site of the Gloversville Passenger Station and Main Offices of the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad

It is Dedicated to those who Migrated here with their Hopes and Dreams, their Craftsmanship and Skills, and to all those who Labored in the Glove Industry upon which this City was Built, and for which it is Named.

Many Received their First Glimpse of their New Home from this site.

May Their Spirit of Hard Work, Craftsmanship, Self Reliance and Dedication to Family Remain Forever Alive in All of Us.

Donated to the People of Gloversville by Cherry Valley Memorials

 
Erected 1996 by Cherry Valley Memorials.
 
Location. 43° 3.062′ N, 74° 20.994′ W. Marker is in Gloversville, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on West Fulton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gloversville NY 12078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. FJ&G Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Kingsborough Academy (approx. 1.3
Trail Station Park Marker - Back image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2013
2. Trail Station Park Marker - Back
miles away); A. J. & G. Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Parkhurst Field (approx. 1.4 miles away); May 22, 1780 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Site of Battle In American Revolution (approx. 2.5 miles away); Battle Field (approx. 2.6 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gloversville.
 
Also see . . .  Gloversville, New York - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 8, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Trail Station Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2013
3. Trail Station Park Marker
Trail Station Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2013
4. Trail Station Park Marker
The FJ&G boxcar in on display beside the FJ&G rail trail which passes through the park.
Trail Station Park & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2013
5. Trail Station Park & Marker
The view is along the Fulton County Rail Trail, here labeled as the FJ&G Rail Trail, crossing West Fulton Street. The original Fulton County Rail Trail project was initiated in the late 1980s and early 1990s after the closing of the FJ&G Railroad. The recreational trail gives walkers, cyclists, joggers and skaters a place to take in local scenery and the waters of the Cayadutta Creek.
FJ&G Rail Trail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 30, 2013
6. FJ&G Rail Trail
The Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail-Trail (FJ&G), which passes through Rail Station Park, has one main section and one shorter section. The main segment runs for nearly 8 miles between Union Avenue in Johnstown and the intersection of Green Road and County Road 154 (Dennie's Crossing). The shorter, disconnected segment runs for just more than 1.5 miles between Vail Mills and Broadalbin.
Gloversville Passenger Station and Main Offices of the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2013
7. Gloversville Passenger Station and Main Offices of the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad
This model of the FJ&G Gloversville train station at West Fulton Street is part of a display at the Fulton County Historical Society and Museum in Gloversville. The FJ&G railroad and facilities buildings in the layout were accurately recreated by Eber Davis of Schenectady and donated the museum.
FJ&G Railroad Gloversville Station Postcard image. Click for full size.
Collection of Joe Connor
8. FJ&G Railroad Gloversville Station Postcard
An overnight fire on September 19, 1969 completely destroyed the empty passanger station in Gloversville. The station was erected in 1888 at a cost of $25,000, and was purchased ~1966 by the Gloversville Urban Renewal Agency at a cost of $40,000. At one time there had been plans to have the former depot converted into a museum, but by the time of the fire the unused station building had been slated for future demolition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 8, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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