Posted By:Sandy Salmansohn
Subject:Correctionville News - Thursday, January 20, 1910 (newspaper article)
Post Date:June 03, 2009 at 06:07:03
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Correctionville, Iowa, Thursday, January 20, 1910


Catching Northwestern passenger trains at this point during the past week has proved some what of a problem; although it is stated authoritatively that none of them left ahead of time. Somehow or other it seems impossible to get an accurate "line" on when the trains are going to arrive.

For instance, Monday when the morning passenger from Des Moines was reported an hour and twenty minutes late, it was scarcely 30 minutes behind and county Superintendent Morris who thought he would get a lunch at home before he left for the city, was left to finish his meal at his leisure. Supervisor Copeland and Mayor Speaker made record breaking "hikes" down the street much to the edification of on-lookers. They managed to catch the train in Correctionville but did not catch their breath until they were approaching Kingsley.

Others were left to take the evening passenger which was reported half an hour late. When the thirty minutes had expired and no train had arrived, it was announced that the east and west bound passengers were really going to meet at Galva instead of Cushing; and that the Sioux City train would be about an hour and a half late; instead of 30 minutes.

W. M. Wright acting on advices that the morning train was an hour late, ran over to Cushing for a little business expecting to come back on the declared train. The latter pulled out of Cushing and his train was pulling in and he patronized the livery on his homeward trip. It was only last week when a dozen people remained in the Northwestern depot 18 hours for a train that was expected at any minute.