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In Years Past

December 14, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, the partial derailment of train No. 16 on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad, east of Cleveland, shortly before midnight of Dec. 12, was the result of a deliberate attempt at train wrecking. This was the belief expressed by Lake Shore officials early the previous day. They asserted that spikes had been removed from the rails and the road was offering a reward of $1,000 for the arrest of the person tampering with the roadbed. Attached to train No. 16 was the private car of the newly elected president of the New York Central, Alfred Smith. The private car was not derailed.



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