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In Years Past

February 2, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, struck by an Erie work train, Thomas W. Brooke of Meadville, an Erie Railroad brakeman, died in the Logan hospital at Cambridge Springs from injuries sustained. The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. at the G-W water tower, and the injured man was rushed to Cambridge on the same train. The unfortunate man was head brakeman on an eastbound freight between Meadville and Salamanca and was waiting for his engine to take water when he was struck. The night was a particularly stormy one, with a high wind and he did not hear the approaching train until it was upon him.



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