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A Railroad Smashup

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The Ann Arbor railroad yard on Tuesday rnorniug was rather a queer looking sight. Box cars were piled indiscriminately aoross the tracks and in the creek. Car trucks, brake beams, timbers and splinters laid around in every direction, one flat car was broken n two in the middle, and upside down on the grouud near by, apparently with no injury done to it lay the great, big new 12-ton pump for the Aun Arbor Water Co. The cause of all this mess was this : At 2 :30 o'clock Tnesday morning the fast freight train from tho south arrived at Ann Arbor and was divided on the rise at the south eud of the yard while the car on which the pump was and one or two others were left on the siding by the freight honse. The crew did not get time to do this before the rear end of the train oame rushiug down the grade and struck the forward end with the result above stated. The flat car on which the pump was resting was doubled up like a jacknife. No 011e was injured except the brakemau ou the rear end of the train who got bis shoulder wrencbed. Both the couduotor and the other brakeman had narrow escapes. The damage will be coDsiderable. The wrecking train carne down from Owosso and cleured the track, and trafflc was resumed about 9:45 a. m., the morning passenger traius north and south being delayed about two honrs.


Ann Arbor Argus
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