- Train (31 Jan. 1896)
Contact: Ken Wood
Surnames: Copeland, Schilling
----Sources: Marshfield News (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Friday, January 31, 1896, page 1
Tender Hearted Train Crew
There hasn't been any live stock killed on the Greenwood branch of the Central by being run over, for a long time and if the same precaution is used right along as was last Wednesday, farmers can rest assured that the fate of their animals rests with themselves and old age. A passenger on the train on the day in question, says that away up the line somewhere, the train came to a halt, the cause being two hogs on the track. At the last turn of the wheels, brakeman Copeland, and fireman Dan Schilling, lost no time in getting in front of the engine and after a sharp run succeeded in overtaking the porkers and each grabbing one, lead him off to one side, and held him there until the train passed. Once they made a mistake, w are told and killed a white calf. It happened in the winter and the animal was taken for a snow drift.
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