Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Knocked His Wagon to Pieces.

New York, 1895

William Carey, the express driver of the Long Island railroad company at Southold, narrowly escaped being killed Tuesday night by a locomotive running extra to Greenport. Carey was driving across the track when the locomotive struck the wagon and smashed it into a hundred pieces. Carey jumped from the back of the wagon and escaped injury. The horse was not injured.

Ten Thousand Railroad Ties.

The British tramp steamer Delta arrived in New York Friday morning from Bay Chaleur, Quebec, with a cargo of 10,000 white cedar railroad ties, consigned to the Long Island railroad company.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 8.

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