Railroad & Canal News

RAILROAD NEWS

FLASHES FROM SHOP AND RAIL

—Born to G.F. Gable of the Pennsylvania machine shop, and wife, a daughter.

—Lineman G.M. Dailey, of the Pennsylvania, had his hand injured in a doorjam yesterday.

—G Parkinson and R. Cowgill have resigned positions at the Wabash shops and P.A. Parker is a new name on the rails.

—Hiram Poyser, foreman of the Wabash carpenters in the shops here is entertaining his son, George Poyser, of Kansas City.

—Charles Schmidlia, of the Pennsylvania round house is off duty on account of an injury to his back caused by a severe fall.

—E.H.Kline of 2262 Indiana avenue a pointer for the Pennsylvania had his left knee badly injured while working at a lathe.

—Charles Bollinger, of the Pennsylvania round house has returned from Pittsburg, where he attended the funeral of a relative.

—Charles E Walton, formerly of this city, has been appointed division operator at Chicago. He had been acting as train dispatcher.

—J.A Foster a gang foreman for the Pennsylvania, who has been off on account of a sprained ankle, is again able to be at his post of duty.

—Foreman George Smith of the Wabash round house at Chicago, is in the city to visit his sister, Mrs A.M. Tower, who is recovering from an operation.

—Born to Mr and Mrs Clyde Keplinger, of Massilon, O., a son. Engineer J.A. Keplinger, of the Pennsylvania, is a grandfather.

—Fireman A.C. Jefferies, of the Grand Rapids, and Mrs Agnes C Larrimore have been united in marriage and will be at home to their friends at 1939 John Street.

—Brakeman J.H. Brandt, of the G.R. & I. who has been at the hospital for several weeks, will leave today for his home in Lorraine O., where he will recuperate.

—C.F. Thiele, general car inspector for the southwest system, with headquarters in Columbus O was a visitor at the motive power offices of the Pennsylvania here yesterday.

—Mr and Mrs G W Thieboldt leave tomorrow for a visit in various eastern cities and will attend the inauguration ceremonies. Mr THieboldt is employed in the Wabash [rail] yards.

—W.H.White is confined to his home 813 Eliza Street, by an injury to his left leg. He works in the Pensylvania tin shop and was injured while working with a steam heating appliance.

[Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Feb 25 1905, Saturday Morning; page 3]

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The burning cut of a fuse on the interurban car which was due to arrive here at 6 o'clock last everning, tied up traffic on the Southwestern for two hours . The accident occurred a short distance west of the city.

[Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Feb 25 1905, Saturday Morning; page 7]

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A freight train on the Fort Wayne & Chicago road jumped the track at Colehour and the engine and three cars crashed through the telegraph office alongside the track, seriously injuring S.F. FIFER, operator. M. KIRBY, engineer, was slightly hurt.

Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 13 December 1890 Page 6 Columns 5 and 6

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Other Police Courts Cases

— Andy Otto and Jack Meyer two youths, were taken from a Wabash freight train Wednesday night. They are held over until they can wash their begrimed faces and take a rest. They were headed for St. Louis, the lads state, and are provoked at the delay occasioned by their being stopped here.

— Walter Helwig of Chicago, charged with loitering, will be held for two days.

(Contributed by Christine Walters)

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. April 23—Charles Jordan was arrested last night In the Pennsylvania Railroad yards with a number of other tramps that were about to board a west-bound freight train to steal a ride. When searched at the police station the sergeant found a pocket book in Jordan's inside vest pocket containing certificates of deposit for different amounts aggregating $778.96. The certificates are of recent dates and on Toledo and Canton. O., Banks. He also had $10 in currency besides several dollars in silver. He said he wanted to travel, but did not want to pay car fare. He says he has been, working his way West for the past two months, but would not give his place of residence.

Indiana Journal April 28 1897

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A freight train on the Fort Wayne & Chicago road jumped the track at Colehour and the engine and three cars crashed through the telegraph office alongside the track, seriously injuring S.F. FIFER, operator. M. KIRBY, engineer, was slightly hurt.

Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 13 December 1890 Page 6 Columns 5 and 6

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Fort Wayne IN- Sept 10-The train bearing the Fort Wayne companies of the One - hundred - and - fifty - seventh Indiana Regiment arrive from Indianapolis at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  The Wabash depot and Calhoun street from the depot to the armory were lined with people to welcome the boys home.  They all stood the trip well, excepting Private Frank Nogall who was taken immediately to the hospital, where he is very low tonight with typhoid fever and will not recover.  An enticing lunch was spread in the Wabash waiting and baggage rooms, and the depot grounds were filled with ambulances and grocery delivery wagons to take the sick to their homes and hospitals.

Submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay / From the "Indiana State Journal" dated September 14, 1898

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Fort Wayne IN- Sept 10-The train bearing the Fort Wayne companies of the One - hundred - and - fifty - seventh Indiana Regiment arrive from Indianapolis at 2 o'clock this afternoon.  The Wabash depot and Calhoun street from the depot to the armory were lined with people to welcome the boys home.  They all stood the trip well, excepting Private Frank Nogall who was taken immediately to the hospital, where he is very low tonight with typhoid fever and will not recover.  An enticing lunch was spread in the Wabash waiting and baggage rooms, and the depot grounds were filled with ambulances and grocery delivery wagons to take the sick to their homes and hospitals.

Submitted by Desiree Burrell Rodcay / From the "Indiana State Journal" dated September 14, 1898

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