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Title: Between the ocean and the lakes; the story of Erie
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Mott, Edward Harold, 1845-1920
Subjects: Erie Railroad
Publisher: New York : J. S. Collins
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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me, however, that Kirkwood wasthe choice of the Directors, and there was great disappoint-ment among the boys. This was in April, 1849. It ishighly probable, though, that S. S. Posts long connectionwith the Railroad Company, and his popularity, would havesecured him the place; if he had not shown an inclination toanswer, in a non-committal way, queries put to him by the Directors, and a disposition to respond to them by askingquestions himself. Superintendent Kirkwood became knownamong the railroad men as the Silent Man, from a pecu-liarity of his disposition. His office was at 56 Wall Street,New York. Audience with him was easily obtained, and asthe caller entered, the superintendent would look up at hima moment. If the caller did not at once go on to mentionthe business that had brought him there, Kirkwood wouldturn his eyes back to his work without a word. Then thevisitor might stand or sit there all the rest of the day withoutthe Superintendent paying any more attention to him, or
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H. C. SEYMOUR. until the visitor broke the silence himself by speaking andmaking known his errand. For a long time after the railroad was built, all switching atthe ends of divisions and elsewhere was done with horses. John Bailey was the first station agent at Goshen. Hewas the father-in-law of A. C. Morton, who was the civilengineer of the road for Orange County. The depot atGoshen was built over the track, or rather the track ran intothe depot. When the train came in, the business of therailroad was over for that day. The train and locomotivewere locked in the depot, and the agent kept the kev until itwas time to begin business on the road again next morning,when he would unlock the depot and let the trainmen goin and fire up. The bell that hung above the platformwas rung fifteen minutes before the train was to start. Capt. A. H. Shultz, the pioneer Erie steamboat Captain,was born at Rhinebeck. Before there were railroads in Cen-tral and Western New York, he ran stages between Roch
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