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American Fast Railroading

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The New York Central and Hudson River Railroad management is justified i in tho satisfaction it is manifesting in j the record breakfner long distance run made by its special on September 11, already remarked upon in this columns. Aside from that actual beating oí all other long distance train runs for speed (the average speed for the entire run of 436 1-2 miles being 64.26 100 miles au hour, including twenty-eight slowdowns, but excluding t-vo stops of two minutes each for ehange of engines), the distinguishing feature of this trip was that it was made by a train twice as long and heavy as the English racing trains. This train was of four cars weighing 5(5,000 pounds, having a length of 337 feet, with a capacity for 218 passengers. It represented this road's regular fast long distant service, known as the Emprie State Express, which has been maintained daily with great regularity for four years, and on May 10, 1893, made oetween Batavia and Buffalo, when fiilled with passengers, a mile in thirty two seconds, or the speed of 112 1-2 miles an hour. the tastest railroad time ever made. All New Yorkers are proud of such achievements in thescience of practical railroading.- New York E vening Telegram. On the motion of supervisor Childs, the representativas of the various newspapers in the county were invited to visit the county house today and eat dinner there with the board Thsyi the editors, will be pcrfectly at home.


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Ann Arbor Register