Image from page 149 of "Railway and locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock" (1901)
Publisher: New York : A. Sinclair Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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-jected to all manner of importunities toside-step or distort facts already stated. A night train was descending the gradeinto a division station where a change ofengines was to be made. As the trainapproached the station it was not underfull control and the engineer, evidently infear of striking the engine waiting to re-lieve him, jumped off and was killed. Thesuit was promptly instituted against thetailroad company and long after, I withnumerous others, were notified to appearat the court house of a pretty little In-diana city, on a certain date. The courtconvened in due time, a jury was drawnand after a number of preliminaries,among which was a supply of cuspidorsfor the granger jurymen, all of whomwere vigorously chewing plug tobacco, andoccasionally expectorating at the nearestcuspidor with almost the precision of aprojectile fired from a gun, the trial began.For some reason not apparent I was re-tained as the last witness and as a conse-quence I sat for several days in the court
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TANK LOCOMOTIVE FOR THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILW each. The passenger coaches are of thebogie type, with corridor, and fittedthroughout with electric light and allmodern improvements. There are alto-gether eight passenger coaches. Thecompletion of this line will no doubtprove to be of great importance to Britishand other interests in China. These factsshow also the small beginnings fromwhich railway enterprises often begin.China is awakening, and in a few yearsit is probable that the whole country willbe covered with the modern steel high-ways of commerce. Old-Time Railroad Reminiscences.By S. J. Kidder. I believe a somewhat general impressionprevails among the railroad laymen thata man who gets into the air brake busi-ness has his time pretty fully occupied inlooking after such things as pertain to I have been called upon quite a numbercf times to appear as a witness on behalfof railroads, but fortunately was able toget off with but slight cross-examinationby resorting to some of the intr
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