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Monday, January 15, 2018

Trolley Time


Car Barn in Moxham

Old Turner's


VJ Repeat for some of the new readers. The first Turner's Hall in Johnstown - later wiped out by the flood.

8 May 1945


The Johnstown Tribune - May 8, 1945: Let this day be an eternal warning to all men who would defy human rights and outrage human decency - Glosser Bros Ad.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

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Sell Motor Company and Penn Traffic
 Harris Music Store, Harding Jewelers, Cupp Insulation
Miss Marjorie Strong
 Peerless Shoe Store, Iron City Beer and Geis Store
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 Glosser Bros.
Weddings - Mazurek - Brynes
 Glossers
Donald Turzak and W.T. Grant
 Wedding:  Danovich - Ostheim, Miss Garia Alex, Sylvania TV - Swanks and T-K Television
Penn Furniture
 Jacob Krug, Melvin Miller, Kenneth Fulmer
Hudson Hosiery
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Lawrence Taylor Jr.
The Tribune-Democrat - November 5, 1952

Friday, January 12, 2018

Johnstown Train Wreck - 1909




THREE KILLED; 48 INJURED IN BAD WRECK ON PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD

January - 1909
Second Section of St. Louis Express Plunges Through Rear of First Train---Dead Victims Were Sole Occupants of Chair Car---
Fireman May Die and Engineer Grant Kennedy Was Injured
Johnstown. Jan 23---As a consequence of an early morning wreck on the Pennsylvania Railroad at Summer Hill 11 miles east of Johnstown, three men were instantly killed and 48 others badly injured. The dead:
S.I. Taylor, Brooklyn, NY Employed by Charles E. King [Possibly RING], New York broker.
M.J. Kelly, Jersey City, N. J. Pullman Conductor
Charles Coleman, colored. Philadelphia. Pullman Porter.
The three victims of the accident were the sole occupants of the chair car on the rear of the first section of the St. Louis express, known as Train No. 41. Had the car been filled with passengers, none could have survived.
It is believed that a big rock was loosened by the heavy rain and fell upon the tracks, causing a delay to the foremost train. A flagman was sent to the rear, to protect the train, but in the dense fog his light was not observed by the engineers of the second section, which was running 30 minutes late and approached Summit Hill at a terrific speed.
Engineer J. McCartney, who had the pilot engine of the second section, had no knowledge of impending danger until the red taillights of the first train came into view. A second later, the crash came. The impact of the two heavy engines hurled them through the rear chair car, literally ripping it apart. Even then the momentum of the second train was not spent for the mammoth engines tore through the next coach, a sleeper, where all the injured victims were asleep at the time.
Passengers were hurled in every direction. Some were dashed through windows and others through the battered roof of the wrecked car. That many were not instantly killed was marvelous, but it was another indication of the Pennsylvania's luck.
Engineers, McCartney and H. G. Kennedy, the latter a Scottdale Pa. man, were badly shaken up as result of the collision, as were Firemen W. B. Kissell and J.R. Freeman. Fireman Kissell was removed to an Altoona hospital and may live.
Among those injured in the collision are these from Pennsylvania: Anthony Cobango, Latrobe; C.C. Springel, Altoona; William Rowland, Johnstown; E. C. Bultuit, Johnstown; Mrs. Helen Hamil, Johnstown; Mrs. Bessy Plitt, Altoona; Joseph Bianchi and wife, Greensburg; Joseph and John Losanski, brothers, Waynesburg; W. S. Johnston, Charles Legu; J. J. Paylor [possibly Kaylor]; Mrs. S. Scott; Mrs. M. J. McCue of Pittsburg.
The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, PA 28 Jan 1909

Trolley Time


Ferndale 

Stenger Store


Stenger Store - Downtown Johnstown