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Description: Threw the Switch Too Soon

Date: September 10 1890

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 4

A Green Switchman Causes a Wreck on the Central at Troy, N. Y.
TROY, N. Y., Sept. 9. At 7:30 oclock Monday morning, a green switchman who took the place of a striker at the State street crossing in this city, threw a switch before the rear truck of an Albany local had passed. The end of the car was carried over against a locomotive standing on the other track and was partially turned over against the stone wall at the north end of the Congress street tunnel. The car was completely wrecked and the next one ahead badly damaged. Of the twelve passengers in the rear car at the time, all escaped but one. E. J. Bliss, of Boston, who was cut on the face and head by broken glass, and his elbow and hand gashed. His injuries are only slight.
Conductor Henion was also slightly injured.
The locomotive into which the car crashed was considerably damaged, and was taken to the round-house. Travel on the road was resumed in two hours.

Submitted: 01/08/14 (Edited 01/08/14)

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