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Transcription of newspaper article regarding boys jumping onto moving trains to ride to and from school in Negaunee, Michigan., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription of newspaper article : Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), May 23, 1891., Source: The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. May 25, 1891  They Need Watching Negaunee.- The run through the Jackson location is a trying one to the employes on the trains of both the C and NW and DSS and A roads because of the boys who court danger by jumping on and off moving trains. It has been a habit with the Jackson  and . Cambria school boys for a number of years past to ride to and from school on the ore trains. The attention of the authorities was called to the matter a few years ago when two young lads were horribly manglad under the wheels of moving trains in one month, and the practice was en- tirely stopped for a time. But the boys have resumed the dangerous practice this summer, and there will be more fatalities if the authorities do not put a stop to it at once. The boys are accus- tomed to ride between the crossings on Cyr street to the diamond crossing, where the trains slow up, half a mile above. It is not unusual to see five or six boys waiting for a train to arrive at either of the crossings, and they generally manage to get aboard despite the efforts of the trainmen to keep them off. Numerous complaints have been made at both depots by the train conductors but the railway men are powerless to keep the boys away. The authorities should move in the matter at once and make an example of the boys caught jumping on moving trains.
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article regarding boys jumping onto moving trains to ride to and from school in Negaunee, Michigan.
Subject(s): Railroads
Falls (Accidents)
Negaunee (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1891-05-23