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Snow Causes Late Train

Herald of Feb. 16, 1899

A blizzard caused the Monday afternoon train to Altoona to run many hours late. Even though it was pulled by two engines, at 10 p.m. the trains became snowbound in a six-foot-drift a short distance south of Martinsburg and could not complete its run to Curryville and Henrietta. Passengers and crew were forced to remain on the train for shelter from the cold, snow and fierce wind until sleds could reach them the next morning.

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