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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 183, July 26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01162280

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 183, July 26, 1852

Description: Describes his railroad journey from New York to Niagara Falls.

Transcription:

the attendant genii, and out we troop into a long room of the adjacent depфt, its two doors open & displaying a double row of tables with men and women behind. Coffee, ham & eggs, meats & cakes — each standing & a tribute of three shillings from each partaker. Had some beef & coffee, and subsequently at a farther corner of the room a drop of brandy. “All aboard now!” and back we troop, whistle, snort yell — off we are again. The day wears on apace; passengers try to doze, succeed fitfully or give it up viciously. We have passed some 120 miles and more, the rain ceased and the golden sunlight rests holily on the trees and wild peacefully country, darts in at the unclosed windows, lights up to a hot crimson the comfortable padded seats. I lie all along one, Nottinghamshire man the opposite one. Evening draws on, — we halt again & sup, this time sitting and well, for 25 cents. On — more signs

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Food
Diaries
Railroads
Railroad travel
Travel
Transportation

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