New Jersey Herald - March 6, 1873
The tender of the locomotive on Conductor
Burrell's evening train broke an axle in the Slate Cut on Thursday evening
last. They proceeded as far as Drake's pond, from whence such passengers
as could not ride in Eleaser Ogden's Lightning Express, were compelled
to foot it to Newton. A special train was made up to take the up county
passengers to Franklin.
New Jersey Herald
- May 29, 1873
The Sussex R. R. Co., have put in a
switch at the Lime Kilns of A. Puder near Andover, which is said to
be the best lime for agricultural purposes in the State.
New Jersey Herald - July 9, 1873
The Sussex Railroad Company is erecting
a new bridge over the stream at Andover.
A laborer named Peter Sines, in the employ of the Franklin
Iron Company, had his back broken on Thursday morning last, by the caving
of an embankment of earth just back of the Franklin depot. Mr. Sines
is an old man and has a family. Much Sympathy is felt for him.
From present indications it is now generally believed
that the Sussex Railroad Co., will, at the expiration of three years,
renumerate the stockholders with a second triennial dividend of two
Sussex Register - September 4, 1873 issue
Railroad Bonds Burnt--Twenty years ago
the Sussex Railroad Company--or Cooper and Hewitt, the owners--mortgaged
their road from Waterloo to Newton for $200,000. David Ryerson, Esq.,
of Newton, Abram S. Hewitt and David Thompson, Esqs., were made trustees
for the bond-holders. These bonds all became due the 1st of April last.
All of them have been since collected and paid by John I. Blair, the
President, and on Friday last they were burnt up by Moses Taylor, Abram
S. Hewitt and John I. Blair, at the City National Bank New York City,
the certificate duly signed and the cancellation to be made of record
by David Thompson for the other Trustees.
New Jersey Herald - October 9, 1873 issue
The Sussex R. R. Company have just turned
out of their Machine Shops the locomotives Wallkill and Old Sussex as
soft coal burners. On Saturday the Old Sussex was fired up and placed
on trial, proving satisfactorily to all concerned. We understand they
intend converting all their locomotives into soft coal burners.
A few days since, while a train of empty platform and
ore cars were being run down the track of the Musconetcong Works at
Stanhope, the conductor found that but two brakes which he could control
which proved insufficient to check the acquired momentum. He accordingly
jumped off, and the cars rushed down to the cinder bank and soon were
a complete wreck. Four men were working on the spot at the time, one
of whom named Morris White was killed almost instantly.
Sussex Register - December 11, 1873 issue
We learn that arrangements have been
made whereby the Sussex Railroad will run connecting trains with the
New Jersey Midland, in the same manner they now do with the D. L. &
W. R. R. This will give us two lines to New York and the west. It would
not surprise us if the Midland should eventually fall into the hands
of the Sussex people and be run by them in connection with their road.
Stranger things have happened. A new time table will appear next week.
New Jersey Herald - December 18, 1873 issue
The fastest time ever made on the
Sussex Railroad was that which old engineer friend, "Joe" Quackenbush
developed one day last week when he undertook to "catch up" with a
freight train which contained, to him, a most precious cargo. "Joe's"
wind, however, gave out before he reached the desired goal.