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In Years Past

June 18, 2014
Post-Journal

In 1914, an interruption for about a half-hour in Jamestown street car service and considerably longer in commercial power and lighting service was caused by an unusual and unprecedented accident at the Boatlanding power house of the Jamestown Street Railway Company. The trouble was caused by a big copper bar which carried part of the current from the power house to the various distribution cables jarring loose from the brackets which held it to the wall and falling across other similar bars, jarring them loose and cross circuiting currents, burning out cables and other connections. That the damage was repaired so street car service was resumed promptly was the most remarkable part of the entire accident.

 
 

 

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