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  • 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 1 of 8 , Aug 2 4:28 PM
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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 2 of 8 , Aug 8 5:30 PM
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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 3 of 8 , Aug 27 3:37 PM
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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 4 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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