Since my shelf layout will be replicating the town of Broadalbin, I thought I should take a post to introduce the prototype. To do this, I’m using screenshots from Paul Charland’s Microsoft Train Simulator route.
Broadalbin is a small town at the eastern end of the Fonda Johnstown and Gloversville. The line was completed in 1895 and remained the end of the line for the railroad’s history. In the 1950s, it was serviced by one mixed train per day in the morning from Gloversville. Here we are looking toward the east.
Broadalbin Coal & Supply Co. This industry supplied both coal and animal feed to residents and local businesses.
Since Broadalbin was the end of the line, steam locomotives needed to be turned around. However, the turntable was inadequate for the heavier steam locomotives and the diesels, so it was then used for turning snowplows.
Here is a final view of Broadalbin. Click here for some photographs of the FJ&G in Broadalbin.
In my next post, I will show my track plan.