From: Gary Machlica machlica AT yahoo DOT com
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 06:27:27 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Route 17 West of Binghamton (was Re: (erielack) Route 80/old alignment)
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Walt may be referring to "Fairplay Caramels" in Johnson City as "The Candy Man". The factory was located at the corner of Grand Ave. and Willow St.(the street with the bridge going over the tracks). As I recall, it was a gray building a few stories tall. The DL&W ran behind the building. (See the attached 1942 topo map). My Dad used to stop by there occasionally and picked up a few bags of candies on his way home from work.
Jon Scaptura wrote:
What was "the Candy Man"? The JC Erie station is long gone - was there a
Lackawanna station in JC? I have some vacation time next week, and will snap
some photos around the area.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Smith"
Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 2:18 PM
Subject: RE: Route 17 West of Binghamton (was Re: (erielack) Route 80/old
> Hey, Jon,
> I ran the 'over the river job' there in the 60s. This job usually
> had an Alco
> s-2 but occasionally a GP7. We.d have cars for the 'Candy Man' in Johnson
> City. some coal for the power plant & then over the bridge with some cars
> for the lumber co. in Vestal. I can't think of any other shippers out
> there, but the old station was still in existence. The track just tapered
> off into the distance & I think was ripped up before too far. It was a
> good roadbed still even tho it hadn't had any TLC since the freight & psgr
> migrated to the ERIE side.
> Walt Smith
> PS could u post some fotos to show what it's like now?????? Is the old JC
> station still there??
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