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Sale 98: The Transportation Sale

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Railroad Advertising and Collateral

Lot 4590

(Albany & Rutland Railroad) 1852 Railroad Accident, three-page May 27, 1856 letter providing first-hand account of a railroad accident reading in part "…the other day I stood looking at the express train door and see it go through…it went dreadful fast and it just got below the depo it run off the track and went down the bank and smashed the engine all to atoms and it hurt the passengers very much so that some of them fainted away there is one old lady here to the village that they don't know whether she will recover or not she came from Philadelphia there was not but four but that got hurt to cars…it was on the account of the switch being turned wrong…", Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

Realized: $110

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