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One Hundred Seven Years Ago

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  • glenn_j_williams
    From the Bob Bedford clipping file: June 14, 1895 - The upper station at Hillside Park is being painted this week.
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 14, 2002
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      From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

      June 14, 1895 - The upper station at Hillside Park is being painted
      this week.
    • glenn_j_williams
      From the Bob Bedford clipping file: June 25, 1895 - Yesterday afternoon, as car #3, enroute to Fonda, was coming up Market Street hill just below [sic], the
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 25, 2002
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        From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

        June 25, 1895 - Yesterday afternoon, as car #3, enroute to Fonda, was
        coming up Market Street hill just below [sic], the resistance coil
        burned out, rendering the car useless for the time being. The car
        from Fonda, being about due, was pressed into service, the passengers
        were transferred, and in a few minutes all was moving smoothly.
      • glenn_j_williams
        From the Bob Bedford clipping file, several items to get caught up: July 19, 1895 - The 12 o clock car from Gloversville this noon stood on the switch near
        Message 3 of 8 , Jul 30, 2002
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          From the Bob Bedford clipping file, several items to get caught up:

          July 19, 1895 - The 12 o'clock car from Gloversville this noon stood
          on the switch near Simmons Corners fully five minutes beyond the
          limit. The conductor, thinking he could make the Briggs Switch in
          time to meet the car from Johnstown, started forward. At or near the
          Arlington Hotel, the cars met and crashed into each other, seriously
          damaging both. The car southbound was obliged to return to
          Gloversville and lay for repairs while the passengers footed it into
          town.

          "Something wrong at the powerhouse" was the explanation given by
          conductors and motormen on the electric road last evening when
          asked, "What are we waiting for?" The cars were from twenty to
          thirty minutes late at nine o'clock.

          July 23, 1895 - Today several workmen were engaged in tearing up the
          tracks of the Cayadutta Electric Railroad on North Market Street
          north of Water.

          July 29, 1895 - Commencing yesterday, the local car leaving
          Gloversville at 10 a.m. runs directly to Johnstown Junction via the
          main line and returns to Johnstown via South Perry and Market
          Streets, then via the local line to Gloversville.
        • glenn_j_williams
          From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 1, 1895 - Superintendent McKeever has made Hillside Park a regular stop on the Cayadutta Electric Railroad and it
          Message 4 of 8 , Aug 1, 2002
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            From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

            August 1, 1895 - Superintendent McKeever has made Hillside Park a
            regular stop on the Cayadutta Electric Railroad and it appears on the
            new timetable.
          • glenn_j_williams
            From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 2, 1895 - For the quarter ended June 30th, the earnings of the Amsterdam Street Railway were $10,203 and the
            Message 5 of 8 , Aug 2, 2002
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              From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

              August 2, 1895 - For the quarter ended June 30th, the earnings of the
              Amsterdam Street Railway were $10,203 and the deficiency from
              operations, $1,399.
            • glenn_j_williams
              From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 8, 1895 - This morning car #16 on its way from Gloversville on the Perry Street line was attacked by a pugnacious
              Message 6 of 8 , Aug 8, 2002
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                From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

                August 8, 1895 - This morning car #16 on its way from Gloversville on
                the Perry Street line was attacked by a pugnacious dog who rushed
                under the wheels and emerged therefrom with his head chopped off.
              • glenn_j_williams
                From the Bob Bedford clipping file: August 27, 1895 - A CHANGE CONTEMPLATED - The heavy grade at the northern end of the boulevard in Gloversville has always
                Message 7 of 8 , Aug 27, 2002
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                  From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

                  August 27, 1895 - A CHANGE CONTEMPLATED - The heavy grade at the
                  northern end of the boulevard in Gloversville has always been a
                  source of considerable trouble to the cars on the belt line, and for
                  some time past, the officials of the Cayadutta road have been
                  considering the advisibility of changing the route so as to do away
                  with trouble, and it seems probable that a change will be made
                  shortly. It is in intention of the officials to change the course of
                  the belt line by making the turn at Rural Avenue, thence continuing
                  to Kingsboro Avenue and continuing along that thoroughfare to where
                  the line presently turns into the boulevard. This will make a
                  considerable difference in running the cars of the belt line, as a
                  large amount of power will be saved which is now expended in mounting
                  the hill, and will enable the electric road to handle crowds of
                  people on the belt line with considerable [sic] less difficulty than
                  before. It will be necessary for the company to obtain a franchise
                  from the common council before the change can be made.
                • Glenn J. Williams
                  From the Bob Bedford clipping file: September 17, 1895 - ANOTHER VICTIM - Electric car #3 seriously, if not fatally, injures Philander Moore at Gloversville.
                  Message 8 of 8 , Sep 17, 2002
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                    From the Bob Bedford clipping file:

                    September 17, 1895 - ANOTHER VICTIM - Electric car #3 seriously, if
                    not fatally, injures Philander Moore at Gloversville. As Mr. Moore
                    turned into Main Street from Cayadutta, a car was going up the track,
                    closely followed by compartment car #3, run by Miles Bowdish,
                    motorman, and Jacob Carr, conductor. Mr. Moore slowed up his
                    carriage until the forward car had passed and then attempted to cross
                    the track. Efforts were made to stop the car but they proved
                    unavailing, the car struck the wagon and threw Mr. Moore from the
                    seat to the track. He was dragged a distance of about six feet when
                    the car was stopped and the unfortunate man picked up. At a late
                    hour this morning he was still alive. No blame attaches to the
                    motorman.
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