New Jersey Herald - January 19, 1881 issue
The Sussex railroad was again in trouble last
Saturday by the breaking down of one of their locomotives and another
jumping a switch. The noon mail train up was delayed nearly two hours
by the first accident, and on its arrival at the Newton yard it was again
delayed by an engine that had jumped a switch. The train was sent around
by the Drake's pond cut off to Franklin. The 1:30 train down was delayed
at this station until the locomotive in the yard was placed on the track.
The evening mail did not reach Newton until 8:30. The locomotive borrowed
from the Warwick Valley road was returned on Saturday owing to an accident
on that road.