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In Years Past

August 25, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the Lake Shore express train No. 24, which arrived at Westfield at 5:15 p.m., was robbed between Westfield and Erie Thursday afternoon and the men escaped. It was not known how much booty was secured. It was believed that the robbers boarded the train at Erie and threw the things from the train. This train carried no passengers but when it stopped at Westfield, three men were seen to alight. This was thought strange and after an examination it was found that one of the locked express cars in which no messenger rode, had been entered and robbed. Officers Irish and Ford of Westfield were at once notified but the three men had disappeared.

 
 
 

 

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