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One Hundred Seven Years Ago

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  • 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 1 of 8 , Aug 1, 2002
      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 2 of 8 , Aug 2, 2002
        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 3 of 8 , Aug 8, 2002
          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 4 of 8 , Aug 27, 2002
            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 5 of 8 , Sep 17, 2002
              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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