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North Platte Telegraph
May 22, 1889
Railroad Rota

Little Florence daughter of Engineer Stranhorn is very sick.

Mrs. Jessie Wright of Grand Island is the guest for a few days of her sister-in-law, Mrs. M.H. Douglas.

Arthur Wyman has been reinstated as passenger conductor, running between here and Denver. That is just.

Charles Guthrie, who has some and on the ditch [sic] left here after a weeks visit, for his present residence, Colorado Springs.

George Hartman is wearing his cap on the side of his head since the 18th inst. When Geo. Hartman Jr., weighing ten and one half pounds, proclaimed himself "boss" of the house.

W.A. Seldon an old line Knight of the punch on the U.P. was here Monday. Mr. S. is keeper of Grips in the order of Drummers for a St. Louis house.

W.R. Lasher inspector of the Union Pacific eating houses was in the city Saturday to install E.B. Belding as manager of the Pacific Hotel at this point the resignation of Col. Bentley taking effect on that date. And inspection of the Pacific Hotel was made and every thing found to be in apple pie order. The countenance of Chief Clerk Lewis and his assistant Otto Yerger is still behind the register. Mr. and Mrs. Belding are experienced in the hotel line and will no doubt give satisfaction in their management.

DIED—In Denver on the 18th inst. Of consumption A.J.West, aged 52 years. The deceased first came to North Platte in 1872 and until one year since has been continuously in the employ of the Union Pacific as engineer running out of North Platte, always careful of the lives and interests in his charge. He leaves many friends who regret his demise. The remains were brought to this city and buried yesterday from the Methodist church under the auspices of the B. of L.E. He leaves one son George.



North Platte Telegraph
Wednesday, July 31, 1889
Railroad Rota

Dan Honin of the Railway News Reporter was in the city Saturday.

Andy Struthers and family returned last week from a trip to Leadville.

The force of the shops have been increased and are working full time.

Chief Griffin has been busy escorting various U.P. people, holding high offices over his division of late.

Jim Cunningham is again on "Old Centipede" with Fikes. Billy Ryan goes on the road with Lon Farington.

Tom Daly has accepted a situation in the shops at Laramie and leaves Saturday with is family for that point.

Chief Clerk Bullard will shortly "[illegible] to the mountains" of Idaho and for two weeks indulge his piscatorial hankerings.

A fellen on the first finger of Billy Cutler's left hand so affected the second finger that physicians deemed it necessary to amputate both, and did so.

A telegram was received by parents of Cal Davis, whom it will be remembered had his foot crushed in the yards here in December 1887, stating he had been killed by being run over in the yards at St. Louis, Mo. On Friday.



North Platte Telegraph
Nov. 17, 1894
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

W.L. Kingelty came down from Sidney Sunday on the 594.

Engine 1254 went west Saturday in charge of Engineer Dickerson.

Willie Sullivan went into the shops Monday as an apprentice.

Mike Cronin went to work in the shops the first of the week.

J.F. Glabongh took a flying trip to Omaha the first of the week.

F.A. Hedendahl, superintendent of air brakes, was in town Friday.

C.B. Gaussen Traveling Passenger agent of the U.P., spent Friday in the city.



North Platte Telegraph
November 22, 1894
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

Frank Dorran left Sunday night for Rawlins.

William Briggs went to Denver Monday night.

George Finn was an Omaha visitor yesterday.



North Platte Telegraph
April 27, 1895
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

J.H. Manning spent Saturday in the city.

Ed Weeks left for Omaha Thursday for a short visit.

Engine 826 was turned out Wednesday, with general repairs.

N.B. Olds was confined to his home Friday by sickness but is much better today.

F.E. Bullard and W.H.C. Woodhurst returned from Omaha Wednesday morning.

Conductor Blood made a trip on passenger this week while Conductor Hine was laying off.

Engine 1811 a mogul from the hill districts passed through Monday, haying has been rebuilt at Omaha.

E.R. Breich, agent at Sidney, accompanied by Dr. Stoetts of the same place, visited here Monday.

John Wessburg of Omaha, is visiting his brother Andy, the telegraph lineman for a few days.

Superintendent of Air Brakes Hedendohl, was in town a while Monday on his way to Cheyenne.

Andy Burg, the pump man, is laying a new line of pipe to the new ice house to wash the ice used in icing fruit cars.

George Patterson, the general auditor of the Pacific express company, dropped in Wednesday, and visited with J.P. McGovern.

Will Jeffers left Saturday for Pine Bluffs to take charge of the night office. Will is a good operator, and will no doubt work to the front.



North Platte Telegraph
Saturday, May 4, 1895
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

Engines 1430 and 1462 passed through Monday to Omaha to be rebuilt.

Frank Birmingham of the pump department, left for Sidney Monday.

C.A. Simon, general foreman of the telegraph department, was in the city over Sunday.

Engine 842 lost a trip this week to receive a coat of paint and have her cylinders repaired.

M.K. Barnum has some very fine plants of the genius Solanum Texanum Oyigerum Coccineum.



North Platte Telegraph
June 8, 1895
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

Conductor Siebert of Cheyenne, made a trip this week on No. 8.

Superintendent Gilles, of the hotel department, spent Tuesday in the city.

W.L. Croxton is holding down the second trick, while J.F. Clabaugh is east visiting.

The painter's car has been here this week, touching up the switches, targets, and the hotel window screens.

Gus Anderson is on passenger run for ten days, while Conductor Lou Pierce is visiting his family in Denver.

Conductor Andy Walsh of the 4th district, came through with a freight Monday and returned Wednesday.

There was considerable of a wash out [sic]on the branch Monday, making the Denver connection for No. 4 arrive about 5:30 p.m.

Wm. Jeffers now handles the hammer and chisel, all the same like an old timer, having been promoted to sand box Dome "shampooer."

M.K. Barnum received by express today a handsome "Rambler" bicycle and will hereafter be seen pleasant evenings cutting the wind.

The round house is being washed this week with the hose, as the white wash is put on in such a manner as to become as bright as ever when washed.

Conductor Jack Forster is laying off for a few days with a sprained shoulder as a result of a quick action air brake stop,which threw him against the stove one day this week.

The first deciduous fruit train of the season passed through today. This is rather an ambiguous name given to fruit that decays quickly and has to be shipped in a state that is almost ripe.

A.W. McKeown says three of a kind beats a pair any time, so that is the reason he wears a broad smile over that third precious bit of femininity that arrived at his house June 1st.

Pat Norris was put on the suspended list of fireman this week, but he very strenuously objects, as he was sent here from Omaha as an engineer. He will probably get his rights restored him on the First District.

E.S. Beaty, of Blair, and C. H. Tully, of Grand Island, two bridge contractors, were in the city Tuesday, figuring on some small bridges near Brady Island, but Silas Clark of Cottonwood Springs, secured the contract at $1.22 per square foot.

Frank Farrell, a former boiler maker employed in the shops here, stopped off a few days on his way from Salt Lake to visit his wife, who has been visiting her father and brother, J.K.Cannon.....



North Platte Telegraph
June 15, 1895
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

W.L. Park has been in Omaha the past week on business.

John Sorenson is putting in crossings this week through the yard.

Superintendent of Air Brakes Hedendahl was in town Tuesday.

Gus Norton left for Omaha Tuesday to accompany Mrs. Norton home after a pleasant visit of ten days.

Engine 833 will be turned out the first of next week and the 818 will go in for general overhauling.

A.H. Birmingham, chief clerk for Lawrence, the coal contractor at Denver, was in the city Tuesday.

General Manager Hughes, of the F. E. & M. V., passed through in his special car on No. 2 yesterday.

Chas. Weir returned Monday from Galesburg, Illinois, where he went as delegate to the B. of R. T. convention.

L.M. Judd, of Sterling, Colo., a former U.P. conductor, now in the mercantile business visited old friends here yesterday.

S.H.H. Clark, with the rest of the receivers and all the legal talent of the U.P. passed through Monday on No. 4 from Salt lake.

Chas. Hendy and daughter Lillian, left Monday for a visit to New York and other eastern points and expect to absent thirty days or more.

Engine 952 toted a string of cars out of here Sunday on her way west from the Omaha shops, having been overhauled there for the 4th district.

Dr. Joe Lepard who graduated lately at the Omaha Medical College, was in the city visiting last week. Joe was formerly a passenger brakeman running out of here.

The U.S. Fish Commission car passed through Monday with a fine assortment of the finny tribe, bound for California, where they were to be placed in private and public waters. The car was very conveniently arranged for that business having a constant circulation of water through the tanks by means of rubber tubing.

The distressing news of an accident that happened on the Pitkin branch of the D. & G. at the Alpine tunnel; by which the engineer and fireman, conductor and superintendent, were suffocated by an accumulation of gas within the tunnel, was received here the first of the week. The dead men were known by several of our railroad boys here.

R.B. Campbell, who has served the U.P. in several capacities, first as night operator at Julesburg at the same time that B. L. Robinson was day operator at Sidney, being well known by the....



North Platte Telegraph
August 17, 1895
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

Train 27 found a short rail coming into the yard Wednesday night, and in consequence the engine and two cars were derailed, which took three engines two hours to pull them on again.

Conductor Joe Moony says he has the finest irrigated crop in the county on his farm eight miles south of here. He has 47 acres of corn that is 9 feet high and 3 acres of potatoes that have now from 25 to 30 good sized potatoes under each stalk.

A.Traynor, general baggage agent of the U.P., was here Sunday, doing a little detective work in regard to some lost baggage. While he took a trip up along the ditch and expressed considerable surprise at the magnificent outlook for crops.

N.B. Olds left for Excelsior Springs, Mo., Thursday, to try the curative qualities of the springs at that point. His numerous friends hope he will be much benefited while there. Miss Nellie Ware, who has been visiting here, accompanied him as far as Omaha.

A.E. Mitchell, a superintendent of motive power and machinery of the N.Y.L.E. & W. Ry. In company with J.H. McConnell, were here Sunday and inspected the new air compressor. M.K. Barnum and Mr. Mitchell are old aquaintances, having worked together in the same office in the east.



North Platte Telegraph
August 24, 1895
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

Hay Shipments are moving pretty brisk just now, there being about six cars a day shipped east to west.

John Flynn, a C.M. & St. P. Engineer, of Hutchison, Minn., is visiting his brother James Flynn.

W.O. Jones, of Sweetwater Coal Mining Company, at Rock Springs, transacted business here Wednesday.

"Shorty" Dentler and "Kid" McKeown are taking a lay off this week to attend John Keiths horse stealing trial.

H.O. Evans is now supremely happy since the arrival of that boy Wednesday at his house the first out of a family of seven children.

N.B. Olds returned Thursday night from Omaha much improved in health, having found it not necessary to go to the springs as he first intended doing.

John McGovern, the day caller, has resigned and the position will probably be given to Fred Hartman who has been doing the work the past month.

R. Root has taken night operator Vaughn's place for a few days while the latter gets his family located in their new home, in the McDonald house on 5th street.

P.J. Nichols and Geo. H. Thummell, of Grand Island, were in town Tuesday and in company with W.L. Park and E.F. Seeberger made a tour of the irrigation district.

Joe Teahon, the veteran Wabash passenger agent, was in the city looking after some Templar business, their road being that part of the official route for the Nebraska train from Chicago to Detroit.

The past two weeks several of the 500 class engines have passed east through from Cheyenne, where they have been stored since being rebuilt at Omaha going to Freemont, where they have been leased to the F.E.& M.V.R.R.

The Cincinnati Enquirers Household Club passed through Tuesday on their way home from a ten day excursion in the west, spent principally in Colorado. There were 235 persons on the train and were accompanied by a good band and were having a jolly time the expense of the trip being but $6,000 which included three meals per day, Pullman berths and street car tickets in each city that they stopped.

The Pullman sleeper that carried the delegates of Knights Templar from this city, Kearny, Grand Island and Columbus, came up on No.1 Monday night and was attached to No. 4 Tuesday morning. The party from here was composed of the following: Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Douglas, Mr. and Mrs.C.G. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. McDonald, Mrs. John Bratt and daughters Lizzie and Jessie, and Miss May Hendy.

Byron Wightman and Trot Roberts of Brady Island to-day, assisting a neighbor to prove up on his homestead.



North Platte Telegraph
January 4, 1896
Scrap-Iron From the U.P.

J.H. Manning spent Monday and Tuesday in the city.

Engine 696 is almost ready to turn out of the back shop.

Superintendent of Telegraph, C.A. Simmons, of Omaha, spent Sunday in the city.

Engines 826, 679, 689, and 693 went to the back shop this week for general repairs.

Wood White made a trip on the 842 this week while "Hank" Clark was laying off.

Robt. Sherwood, a former machinist in the shops here, but now in Plattsmouth, is visiting J.L. Minor and wife.

On account of taking off No.5's and 6, Jake Smith had to go back on freight, after a service of over ten years on passenger.

Wood White made one of his fly runs Friday on No.1, coming from Lexington, which is sixty miles, in 67 minutes with engine 842.

E.W. Ziebert left Tuesday for Grand Island, to visit for ten days.

Mrs. Ziebert and daughter Nellie have been down since Christmas.

Conductor Fred Rincker has taken a lay off, and went to Council Bluffs, to visit his family. Gus Anderson is on his run during his absence.

The company are making arrangements to put up their next seasons supply of ice. It is probable that the most of it will come from Gothenburg as it did last season.

Beginning Monday, No's 5 and 6 will not run further than Kearny. No. 27 will leave Kearny on arrival of No. 5 and do the passenger business between there and North Platte, arriving here about the same time that No. 5 does now.

Wm. Burroughs round hose wiper foreman was seriously hurt yesterday forenoon by being caught between the door and a tank that was being shoved into the round house. The [physician] was called and found that [his] ribs had been fractured. [He was then] removed to his home where he was resting easy in the evening.



North Platte Telegraph
February 1, 1896
Scrap Iron From the U.P.

H.G. Cone, U.P. adjuster, was in the city Tuesday.

C.G. Hall and Emil Erickson were in Omaha this week.

Conductor Anderson made several trips on passenger this week.

Engine 679 will be turned out of the back shop the first of next week.

T.A. Hedendahl, superintendent of air brakes was in town Tuesday.

Conductor Carl Pierce is taking a lay off for a few days recreation and rest.

Engine 941 went west on train No. 19 yesterday in charge of Engineer Johnson.

A.B. Law, C.B. Havens & Co.'s, car accountant was on his usual round up Wednesday.

James Gillies, superintendent of the hotel department, was in the city Wednesday.

H.T. Lewitt, assistant counsel for the U.P., was in the city Wednesday on business.

Engine 1440 stopped over Tuesday on her way to Omaha for a general overhauling.

Conductor Letts has Jeter's crew while the latter is taking a lay off for twenty days.

R.A. McMurray was taken to the U.P. hospital at Omaha Wednesday night for treatment.

Engine 1813 was turned out of the shop Wednesday and made a trip on No. 3 the same night.

John Tobin, of Cheyenne, detective between this city and Cheyenne, was in the city Wednesday.

Engine 1402 broke a piston going up on No. 3 Sunday night, but had it repaired in time for the next trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Bowlby were called to Iowa Monday, by telegram saying that Mrs. Bowlby's mother was dead.

Pat Norris returned from Columbus Monday, where he has been engineer of the pile driver the past month.

O.H. Swingelly, U.P. tax commissioner, was in the city Wednesday looking after the company's taxes for 1795[sic]

The painters cutfit cars will be here next week to paint and calcimine the freight office. A much needed improvement.

A.Rincker, a passenger conductor from Cheyenne west, came down Sunday to attend the funeral of his brothers child.

The shop boys are having a continued run of overtime this week, in order to get engine 1804 out by the first of the week.

Joe Roddy was summoned to Lemors, Iowa, Sunday by the receipt of a telegraph announcing the death of his brother's wife at that place.



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