Dundee Dam & Canal - Erie Railroad July 4, 1885

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Dundee Dam & Canal - Erie Railroad July 4, 1885 - QETTIKO AHEAD OF THE KRIE. : - Tbe Erie Railway...
QETTIKO AHEAD OF THE KRIE. : - Tbe Erie Railway built spjur some years agofrora tbe Bergen Couoty; short cut westerly into the Dundee neighborhood of Passaic, )n order to accommodate the mlUs, wb,lcb are mostly situated in that section. Since Oen, Bird W. Spencer's connection with tbo Erie was everea ne nas neen busily engaged I promote Duuuing or a rival spur Into tbe same neighborhood to run from the New-York. bus. quehgnna and Western Kailroad. crossing tbe Fassaio jurt belowitbe Dundee Dam aqd running alung the Dundee X3anl to Passalo-street, where the station was to be e roc ted. it ws estimated that the spur wouldicost only $50,000, and tb busouebanna people finally agreed to lean it at a rental of 8 per cent, on that costf To bead this project off tne Erie people arranged to send a gang of men up to-day to lay an extension of their spur northerly along.tbe Dundee Canal so as to prevent the building of tbe new spur in that locality. Gen, Spencer and bf ' party got wind of this, and on Thursday night got an eighth of a mile of track laid in such a manner as to effectually atop the extension of tb Erie spur. j i

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 04 Jul 1885, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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