New Jersey Herald - June 23, 1855 issue
On Friday evening of last week the Sussex Railroad
train while turning a curve near Davis' crossing came suddenly upon a
bull on the track. He was at first inclined to make fight on the Locomotive,
but finally concluded that discretion was the better part of valor, and
therefore turned tail and ran full speed down the track. The train, however
was so near him when he was first seen, that it was impossible to prevent
it from speedily overhauling him, and the "bull catcher" made beef of
him in a jiffy. The Locomotive was thrown off the track, and upset, sustaining
injuries which cannot be repaired for less than $1500. Beyond this very
little damage was done. The fireman received a few bruises, not severe
enough however to disable him. A bran (sic) new Locomotive is to supply
the place of"David Ryerson," which will be taken to Trenton for repair.
Mr. Hewitt immediately sent the news to Newton, and
the public conveyances were soon on the spot to bring up the passengers.