NEW YORK AND ERIE RAILROAD. Another Statement of the Engineers. [Caption title]. National American--Extra.

NEW YORK AND ERIE RAILROAD. Another Statement of the Engineers. [Caption title].

NP: np, [1856]. Folio broadside, 41 x 33 cm., title in various sizes and styles of type, text printed in three columns. Some soiling on edges, folded in half horizontally, with some separation along the fold (no loss of text). No listings on OCLC or ULS for the 'National American' newspaper. In a letter dated Jersey City [NJ], Oct. 8, 1856, the striking engineers of the railroad line accuse the company of hiring incompetent engineers who endanger the lives of passengers and cause accidents: "The great motto of safety first and speed afterward has not been applied to the running of the road," incompetent switchmen have caused accidents and engineers "have been discharged without a hearing, thereby violating the pledge of Mr. McCallum to us." After several attempts to organize an official union, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was formed in 1863. Item #64387

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