Flat rate shipping on all USA orders $5.00 Please allow 10 business days before order is shipped!
Cart 0
Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Faded Glory Shirt

Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Faded Glory Shirt

$22.00

Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Faded Glory Shirt

  • Printed on Front
  • Hanes Comfort Wash 100% Cotton 5.5 oz
  • Shirt Color -  Orange
The Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad (FJ&G) was formerly a 132-mile steam engine and electric interurban railroad that connected its namesake towns in east central New York State to Schenectady, New York. It had a successful and profitable transportation business from 1870 until the 1980s carrying workers, salesmen, and executives of the very large number of glove manufacturing companies in the area to the New York Central (NYC) station at Schenectady. From here they could catch trains south to New York City (NYC) or west to Chicago. It also handled freight and had freight interchange with both the New York Central and the Delaware and Hudson railroads. Passenger business declined starting before the Great Depression and particularly during it. Following a determined and expensive effort to recapture passenger business by acquiring five ultra modern high-speed Bullet interurban cars in 1932, the FJ&G abandoned passenger service in 1938. Freight business continued on for a few more decades, was later taken over by the Delaware and Otsego Railroad management and then eventually abandoned.

Share this Product


More from this collection