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In Years Past

January 23, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, at Albany, the Erie Railroad was required to show cause why the order for the elimination of the grade crossings in Jamestown should not be obeyed. The order was made by the public service commission which stated that although the railroad company was long ago directed to proceed with the elimination of the grade crossing in question, it had not done so and had let no contracts whatever. The firm of Mahoney & Swanson, which was awarded the contract, appeared not to have signed the actual contract in order to save the expense of the bond that would be necessary as soon as such contract was signed.



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