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On this day. . .September 1st

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  • hfd82@aol.com
    1890-5:00 a.m.? A cask of sulfuric acid in a car attached to a freight train in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards, burst, setting fire to the car and damaging
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 1, 2009
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      1890-5:00 a.m.  A cask of sulfuric acid in a car attached to a freight train in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards, burst, setting fire to the car and damaging the contents considerably.  The fire was extinguished by the PRR Fire Department using a chemical engine.  No loss was given.
    • Hfd82
      1904-At shortly before one in the morning sparks falling from a smoke stack set fire to some wiping waste in the vicinity of a large wooden shed housing steam
      Message 2 of 8 , Sep 1, 2010
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        1904-At shortly before one in the morning sparks falling from a smoke stack set fire to some wiping waste in the vicinity of a large wooden shed housing steam powered fans for the furnace bellows system at the Central Iron and Steel Company.  The location of the sprawling steel company was below Dock Street (Interstate 83 today) and between the river and the railroad.  Someone hastened to Front and Dock at the entrance to the plant and sounded Box 12 at 1:07 a.m.  Arriving companies had no trouble locating the blaze as the frame building was well involved.  Needless to say the fire was pretty spectacular with the building a total loss.  No loss figures were given.

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