nkp first wreck 8/1905
bad up Con- NICKEL PLATE WRECK WAS THE FIRST IN ROAD'S HISTORY The wreck of Nickel Plate train No. 4 at Kishman's siding Sunday morning was the flrst one in the his tory of the road to a regular, patisen ger train, and the company hat op crated passenger trains for 22 yiars This statement was made by B. F Horner, general passenger agent ol (the road yesterday, not in a spirit of boastfulness, but of thankfulness;, in discussing how fortunate the Nickel Plate has been in this respect during the past twenty years or more. Regular through passenger service was installed on the Nickel Plato in 1893, the year of the world's fair. It went through the summer without a mishap of any kind to through trains H. was to Before 1893 local trains were operat- Besides this accidents to passengers passengers of the Nickel Plate road could be counted on the fingers of two hands. Two wrecks which are considered considered worse than the one at Kishman's Kishman's were trains. Although the to special excursion Nickel Plate does not operate a great many regular passenger trains, freight traffic is very heavy. It Is known to be one of the most profitable properties of the New York Central interests from the standpoint of earnings. Engineer M. Kirby and Conductor I. M. Cantlin, of Nickel Plate freight train No. 37 which collided with 4, have been suspended pending further further investigation by the company.