In the early 1900's there were many railroads in the Adirondacks. They served the mining and lumbering industries, transported goods and provided access to camps and resorts. On June 16, 1867 the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville (FJ&G) railroad was incorporated with a capital stock of 300,000. Willard J. Heacock who had been a leader in promoting the railroad sentiment, was appointed president. On November 29, 1870 the first puffing, snorting wood-burning railroad engine pulling a train of passengers and freight rumbled into Gloversville. It was the beginning of a road system that had Fonda, Gloversville and Broadalbin as its terminals. The New York Central and Hudson Railroad already existed when the line from Fonda to Johnstown and Gloversville was completed in 1870. The 16-mile track section from Gloversville into Northville was completed in 1875. Depots were built in Mayfield, Cranberry Creek, Sacandaga Park and Northville. The entire operation was taken over by the FJ&G through bankruptcy in 1881 and called the "Northern Division". In 1888, two large passenger stations were built in Gloversville and Johnstown. The addition of the section to Broadalbin, with a station in Vail Mills, completed a total of 32 miles for the FJ&G Steam Division. In 1894 the FJ&G merged with its regional competitor, the Cayadutta Electric Railroad. The latter then operated as the FJ&G's Electric Division. This division was powered from a large steam-powered electric generating plant in Tribes Hill. An "Amsterdam Division" was acquired in 1901. In 1903 FJ&G completed a double-track line from Johnstown to Amsterdam and on through the Mohawk Valley to Scotia, crossing the Mohawk River into Schenectady. After a disastrous accident that killed 14 people, the FJ&G acquired in 1904 the Mountain Lake electric railroad; it connected to a resort area north of Gloversville. This ended the railroad's expansion, with a combined Electric and Steam Division railroad bed of 132 miles. The FJ&G and its Sacandaga Park resort did well into the early 1920's. The flooding of the Sacandaga River valley in 1930, automobiles and roads, changing vacationing life styles and the economic depression of the late 1920's into the 30's, together proved too much. The FJ&G declared bankruptcy in 1938. The cottages were sold and over time, the Adirondack Inn, Golf Course, utility infrastructure, power plants, Stations, beach, other land parcels were disposed off. The Gloversville Station burnt in 1969, the ADK Inn in 1975 -  after it had changed owners a few times. The remaining railroad assets were taken over by the Delaware Otsego Corporation in 1974.