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In Years Past

January 6, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, the Buffalo passenger train on the Erie, due in Jamestown about 11 a.m., ran through an open switch at the Conewango Valley station this morning, ripping into the rear end of a freight train standing on the switch, badly wrecking both trains. In the wreck, Conductor Patrick W. Eagan of the passenger train was so badly injured that his recovery was considered in doubt. Eagan was rushed, in a special engine, to the WCA Hospital in Jamestown. The responsibility for the open switch had not been placed but Agent Batchelder of Jamestown came to Conewango Valley immediately upon hearing of the accident and was conducting a searching examination.



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