Monday, August 25, 2008

Wrecked a Mineral Water Wagon.

New York, 1895

While on its way to Long Island City Tuesday morning the Sag Harbor express came into collision with a mineral water wagon driven by J. H. Skidmore at Springfield. The locomotive hit the wagon near the rear end and filled the air with mineral water and flying glass. The front of the engine was covered with broken bottles and the engineer was badly cut about the face by the flying glass. The horse was found crippled about twenty-five feet from the track, while Skidmore Was picked up badly battered and bruised.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 21, 1895, p. 8.

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